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Child Friendly Businesses

June 21, 2007 - Tag: Working mums - Comments (0)

I read over on the Business Opportunities and Ideas blog about a ‘Child Friendly Business Ideas Week‘ that the author is running. That is, businesses that cater for children or families with children.

The posts so far have been about:

Wedding Crèches - This sounds like a great idea to me. Some people choose not to have children at their weddings and this would save the hassle of trying to find a child minder / babysitter for such an important event.

Child Friendly Restaurants - I have come across a few child friendly restaurants like those suggested in the article, but they seem to be few and far between and limited to cities and large towns. The imminent smoking ban in public places in England is a step in the right direction to becoming a more child friendly Britain.

Children’s Nurseries - As the author rightly says there is currently a shortage of nursery places, and this is certainly true of the area in which I live. A friend recently advised us to put our child on the waiting list as soon as he or she is born in order to be in with a chance of gaining a place at our local nursery.

It will be interesting to see what other child friendly business ideas are suggested over the next few days.

Do you have a child friendly business idea? If so, why not leave a comment about it here, or on the Business Opportunities and Ideas site.

eMoms at Home

June 14, 2007 - Tag: Working mums - Comments (0)

Whilst recently searching for other blogs about pregnancy and babies I came across eMoms at Home, written by Wendy Piersall.

The site is clearly very popular and is about starting, running, and succeeding in home business and blogging. Although it is aimed primarily at Mums, many of the posts will be relevant and interesting to anyone involved in or looking to start a home business.

Here is what she has to say about herself and the site:

Site author Wendy Piersall has over 6 years’ experience working in a home office.

eMomsatHome.com is Wendy’s third home-based business, and her first entrepreneurial adventure into online marketing.

Blog topics on the site include: Business Tips, Mom Blogging, Newbie Blogging, Online Marketing, The Home Office, Work and Kids, Work Life Balance and many more.

The blog is particularly relevant to me as I have been working from home for nearly a year now and will very soon be a Mum too.

Some of her articles that stood out for me include the Top Ten Working From Home Mistakes, which makes a great read for anyone considering or currently working from home, and her Top 10 Obstacles to Success as a Work at Home Mom.

Becoming a Childminder

June 7, 2007 - Tag: Working mums - Comments (0)

I recently came across a good article on Business Opportunities and Ideas blog about becoming a childminder.

The article describes the kind of work involved in childminding, what skills and qualities you should possess, and information about how to become one. Although childminding is not a business that will make you rich, it is certainly a businesses than can fit well around you bringing up your own children.

The article was part of a series of articles on businesses that can be run from home. The series makes an interesting read for any parent considering a career move.

New Baby, New Business?

May 14, 2007 - Tag: Working mums - Comments (0)

Running your own business whilst bringing up a family can have many benefits, such as flexible working hours, being able to work from home, being able to spend more time with your family, and being your own boss.

It can have its drawbacks though, for example many new businesses fold in their first year of trading, your income may be unpredictable, and you will miss out on certain company ‘perks’, such as sick and holiday pay, a company pension scheme, and statutory maternity pay.

I recently read an interesting article in the June issue of Mother and Baby magazine about four mums who changed careers following the birth of their babies to start their own businesses.

Other businesses that can work well around looking after your children and working from home include:

For other business ideas visit the blog Business Opportunities and Ideas.

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