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Dirt road

Every month we get together to learn from amazing women who are on the journey to fulfill some type of crazy dream…  We learn about mamas who are bedazzling jewels, making organic baby food, to those really smart number mamas who offer accounting services.  Mompreneurship is insane!  I just want to say that again, insane.  We are driven to do something… more.  This month we hear from two more moms who travel on this long dirt road, which sometimes leads to know where. (But most times leads to a rainbow!)

Will you be joining us?

Amanda Boyd from http://www.adorelaviedesigns.com/ the most beautiful children’s clothing line!   AND…
Jennifer Jamieson from http://jenniferjamieson.com/ a photographer for all your photo needs

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Mompreneur of the month: March 2012

March Mama!
Mompreneur of the Month
Caroline, our mama founder ~ and mama to Jackson!
Tell us about you and your business-to-be!

In 2009 I started a recruitment consulting business focusing on non-profit and social entrepreneurial companies.  Shortly after going down this path I decided that running a business was like raising another baby.  And, I wanted to pursue my passion for nutrition and health for kids.  Although I loved being a mom and the idea of being a business owner, I decided that I was going to put my plans on hold until my son was a little older. 


What was your career prior to becoming a mompreneur?

Corporate Human Resources and recruiting – I started my career as a recruiter and worked for some fantastic companies like Gap Inc. and Charles Schwab.  Those companies provided me with so much training for the business world in a dynamic, bright, driven environment.    After a few years I decided that I wanted to be an independent consultant….a step toward entrepreneurship but not all of the way there.  Until I moved to NYC to pursue my passion for healthy food in schools.  For the past 8 years I have worked in NYC and SF with organizations dedicated to health and wellness for kids.  


Why do you want to start your own business?

I have always talked about having my own business.  I love the independence, the creativity and the ability to combine all of my passions.  When I was deciding onmy major in college, the only thing I said was that I wanted to have my own business.  I chose International Business because I also have a passion for language.  Here I am many years later still working on that dream!

 

What advice do you have for other aspiring mompreneurs?

Definitely take the time to write a thorough business plan.  Talk through your business plan with another accomplished mompreneur.  Make sure that your expectations about how much time it will take to run a business are realistic and in-line with your family’s goals/expectations.  But, otherwise – don’t think too much because you will always find a reason why you can’t do it!!  Take the risk!!!

If someone knocked on your door, and it was during business hours… (assuming you work at home) how will they find you?  Kid on hip, overalls… pjs?
Right now I do work from home supporting two mamapreneurs creating healthy food for kids!  I am fanatic about getting up, taking a shower and getting dressed for the day.  This makes me feel like I can get things done!

 

Do you eat lunch?  Favorite food?
My standard is fruit and frozen burrito. As I write this, I realize this does not sound good.  If I was going out to lunch, that’s a whole different story. Love all pizza and Vietnamese sandwiches – hotter the better.

 

What time do you finally fall into bed at night?
I do everything better in the morning…I go to bed early by 10pm. But have been known to get up at 3am for an hour or so and then back up at 7am. 

Just in case you want to read more…

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Are you local?

English: Entrepreneurial activity in the US - ...

WORK IT!

I was at one of those entrepreneurial conferences about two weeks ago and I found out about all of these companies that I had no idea about, and one of them is MANTA.  I am not doing business locally, I don’t have a storefront or a service currently but I can still use it for Living My Dreams.  I think it’s smart to check it out, and to make it better… there can be no cost involved, yeah!

check them out!

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Non-Profit?

Hey YOU!  Are you starting a nonprofit?  I came across this organization that may be able to help…

415 373 6767  http://WHOmentors.com

WHOmentors.com, Inc., a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, offers articles of incorporation pre-cleared and pre-validated by the California Secretary of State, draft bylaws and 100 hours of consultation, training, and other forms of management assistance services to quickly incorporate a nonprofit educational and/or charitable organization Review: http://WHOmentors.com/fiscalsponsordirectory

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Big Fan of reading

I found quite a list of yes, must read business books if you are out there trying to succeed, in the new world of business.  Look it over…

The Business Book Bestseller List

Inc. Magazine and 800-CEO-READ present the top selling business books.

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Trusted Advisor Fieldbook
Charles H Green, Andrea P Howe
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How Remarkable Women Lead
Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston, Geoffrey Lewis
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Shift
Scott M Davis, Philip Kotler
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Multipliers
Elizabeth Wiseman, Greg McKeown, Stephen R Covey
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Brains on Fire
Robbin Phillips, Greg Cordell, Geno Church, Spike Jones
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M-Factor
Lynne C Lancaster, David Stillman
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Curse of the Mogul
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