Last month I was awarded Dorset Business Mum of the Year 2010, it got me thinking about the terms ‘business mum
’ and ‘mumpreneu
r’. Oddly both terms conjure different images/persona to me. I see a business mum as a mum in business regardless of their child‘s ages or the circumstances of their ‘motherhood‘ (i.e. children are at school full time or even adults. That doesn’t mean they aren’t still special and should be rewarded but I see mumpreneur’s in a different light. A mumpreneur that is someone just like me!! Their business developed after the birth of a child, they juggle children, home life and a business. I regularly work late at night and take Megan to business meetings. There’s something a bit more special, community vibed about mumpreneurs.
These are my 4 characteristics every mumpreneur should have:-
- Enthusiasm - bucket loads of the stuff!
- Sensational multi tasking skills
- Be hard working
- Be slightly insane!
So what does mumpreneur mean to you??