Starting a business with a family sounds pretty straight forward right? But in reality it's tough going. Thankfully we were blessed with another great event organised by the team at We Got This Sometimes - TW held a The Exchange's sunny roof top bar in Twickenham.
The event itself was a talk with the hugely successful entrepreneurs Holly Tucker UK Ambassador for Creative Small Businesses. Founder of the online marketplace, notonthehighstreet.com, Holly & Co, a small business advice and inspiration platform, founder and trustee of The Happy Bricks Foundation and co-author of best-selling business books Build a Business From Your Kitchen Table and Shape Up Your Business alongside Steph Douglas Founder and owner of the online gift company Don't Buy Her Flowers which she started after having her first baby, wanting to give something back to all other mums because " having babies is awesome and tough and new mums deserve something special just for them" which has since grown and now caters for all occasions. Steph also runs the blog 'Sisterhood and all that' about the highs, lows and laughs of honest parenting, which she launched just prior to the the start of her business. Phew! So between them, there is A LOT of experience and expertise.
It was a hugely inspirational and honest talk about business start ups in the early days, surviving the highs and lows and going from strength to strength. A few mama's got the chance to have a 10 minute speed mentoring session with both Holly and Steph.
Another great night out which I'm sure fuelled a lot of mums with the confidence to pursue their businesses and ultimately their dream of working for themselves.
Being a new business owner myself it was interesting to see just how many people/mums become naturally drawn to building a business once they have a baby, I know, it happened to me. So it was nice to be in a room of full of like minded mums, and that is inspiration in itself. This was the second event of the day for me (no rest for the wicked and all that) Earlier that morning I had been photographing for events company SpoonFed Talks again the event was all about working Mums only this time the talk was with Juliet Turnbull founder of 2 to3 days recruitment company who's aim is to provide flexible working opportunities to all mums, another topic hugely close to my heart. Take a look at the blog post here.
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