Wednesday, February 22

Mom-Owned Businesses *Guest Post*

Today we have a guest post by one of my fellow bamboopink "sisters." She's with us today to tell us about she has learned to use her businesses to her advantage, which is always a challenge for us moms who want to do it all. Thank you to Janice for being a Mami Blog contributor and with a great blog post for ya'll to read. If you have any questions for her please leave a comment or contact her with your questions!
I have also done a guest post on her new site as well, check it out HERE

Mom-Owned Businesses
by Janice

Have you ever thought about starting a business, or do you own one? Mothers face unique challenges when they are starting and running a company. Whether you're looking into or involved with a home-based business, a franchise, a small- or medium-sized business, or a large-scale company, you also need to juggle another full-time commitment -- raising and caring for your children.

One of the toughest problems that I've had to solve is figuring out how to give adequate attention to my two boys (who are almost one and three years old), while also juggling a full-time job and exploring various business opportunities on the side. While in theory, I'd love to be able to spend all day with the children, and truly admire those moms who are able to do that (including my own mother), my personality makes me want to work and advance in my career; my thought is that a happy mother who is pursuing her passions will be able to set a good example for her children to do the same. I also find it comforting that our kids go to a home daycare where they are able to socialize and learn in a way that I would not be able to teach them myself.

When my first son was born and I was on maternity leave, I learned of the Discovery Toys opportunity. This was a perfect chance for me to explore a home-based business and also be able to access some products for my son's learning and development. As a baby, he would come along to the events and home-parties that I led. Then, once my second son was born, I looked into the Bamboopink jewelry opportunity -- which offers a way for hostesses to have online catalog shows so that I could stay home more. While I am still able to sell both the toys and the jewelry, last year I decided to focus on building a web-based business that would potentially provide a online solution to help other business owners -- and also have the opportunity to expand exponentially and employ more people. The Inkwhy.com website is currently being developed by a local programmer, and will be a new way for people to exchange information, products and services; Inkwhy stands for "I need knowledge, what have you?"
 
As you think about what business opportunities you've thought about or pursued, how has being a mom helped you get farther or changed the direction of your path? For me, being a mom is an incentive to try to achieve the most that I can, and to help my kids reach their potential as well.

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Contact Janice at 609-771-6648 or 267-243-8498 (drutoys@gmail.com) to order
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Bamboopink Jewelry: http://www.bamboopink.com/parties/janicedru286/productcategorylist.ashx?programcategoryid=1 (Order online by March 8th and get a rebate check for your shipping cost from Janice)
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Inkwhy Website: http://www.inkwhy.com (Register to become a test user of our site once it goes live later in 2012)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting our guest blog article! Hope it helps other moms who are looking to build their own business.

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