To help other mothers like myself start and grow businesses from home. Businesses that allow us to contribute to our family without having to sacrifice time with them. Businesses that make us feel good and help us do good.
I believe anyone who wants to start a business should be able to. I believe mothers, especially stay at home mothers, are often overlooked by those trying to teach entrepreneurship skills. We see business coaches pushing the ‘hustle’ mentality and we know it doesn’t fit into our current season of life so we think that owning our own business isn’t something we can do.
I don’t believe that at all. I think you have everything you need, inside of you right now, to start + grow a business. I believe there are things that hold you back, yes. My goal is to help you remove those barriers and help you to the realization that you already have exactly what it takes.
In my own personal experience, as both a business owner and mother, I have pinpointed three main things that hold women like myself back.
They have no prior business knowledge and when they try to find it they are overwhelmed by information so they never get started
They are afraid to try and fail
They don’t have any resources or community in their day-to-day lives showing them that it’s possible.
When I founded Doing Business + Raising Babies, I made it my mission to address these problems head on and remove these barriers from your path.
Our content is carefully designed to both educate and empower you to enter the world of entrepreneurship. It is made to be simple, easy to follow, and yet still massively effective. We want you to see that starting a business doesn’t have to be complicated and overwhelming and empower you to take that next step into bringing your dreams to life.
We know that worrying about failing is one of the most common things that holds people back from trying something new. We believe that you never truly fail in the traditional sense of the word. If your idea ‘fails’ we encourage you to really delve into why and use that information to make changes, adapt, and figure out what you should have been doing instead. Perceived failure can lead to bigger and better things, things that you may never have discovered otherwise. Our community of mothers is always there to listen to what’s going on, offer advice, answer any questions you have, and cheer you on. We take pride in each others successes and help you move past disappointment and see the bigger picture.
As a mother, I know that a common issue post-babies is feeling as though you have lost your independence and identity. You have to give all your energy and attention to your littles and often don’t feel like there is anything left over to give yourself. It’s easy to feel as though your former self is gone. Part of why I am so passionate about helping mothers get started in business is because I know how good it feels to have something that is your own. Mom guilt can be a powerful emotion and I’m here to show you that it’s okay to find something independent of your children and it’s okay to re-establish your identity outside of motherhood.
Do you already have an established business but are looking to network, grow, and interact with other biz owning moms? Join our IG community or our private FB group where you can ask questions, give advice, share you wins or struggles, and connect with other mothers! Get your business listed in our Mother Run Shopping Guide--a directory full of mother run businesses for you to support! Be a part of the Mother Run Series--an interview series all about you and your business, covering everything from how you got started to how you (try to) find your balance!
Do you have a business idea but are overwhelmed by the planning process? Check out the Mother Run Business Planning Guide! This guide has been created specifically for YOU! A workbook style business plan, Mother Run takes you through the business planning process from start to finish, covering not only business topics, but also touching on how you can manage business + motherhood and how they will fit together in your life.
Do you dream of having a business but aren’t yet quite sure what it could be? Then check out Find Your Biz, a workbook that will lead you through 20 pages of questions and topics, helping you explore all of your ideas and bring you to your ideal business. From exploring your passions and strengths to identifying your skill set and figuring out the potential profitability of your ideas--this guide covers it all!
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Are you tired of being told direct sales are your only option for working at home? Are you ready to take that first step towards owning your own business but don't know where to begin? Check out our Mother Run Business Planning Guide! A 35 page workbook containing everything you need to know to be on your way to starting your own biz!
Read the stories of other women just like you who have started their own businesses from home and run them alongside their kids! Be prepared to get inspired!