Mompreneur – a diva who is actively balancing the roles of mother and entrepreneur.

Business Among Moms and Baby Burp are on a mission to have today, January 2nd, recognized as National Mompreneur’s Day by the Chase 2015 Calendar.

The word “Mompreneur” was coined by Patricia Cobe and Ellen H. Parlapiano who have written two books Mompreneur’s and Mompreneur’s Online: Using The Internet For Work At Home Success along with a successful business. U.S. National Mompreneur’s Day is a day to recognize and support this movement that started almost eighteen years ago.
National Mompreneur's Day

Today on Divas With A Purpose we would like to recognize fellow Mompreneurs and are offering FREE advertising on our site through the end of January. We will, also, be doing social media mentions throughout the month.  Head here for additional information.

What Makes a Successful Mompreneur

Joyce Brewer shared in her book, Business Idea Guide for Moms, a plethora of information that can be of help to anyone considering going into business for themselves.  She includes interviews and suggestions from women who have successfully made the transition to working for themselves and gives great insight into what did and did not work for them.  The premise of her book is to use the education, talents and resources you have already within your grasp to become a successful mompreneur.

Traits of A Successful Mompreneur

Just what makes a successful mompreneur?

  • The ability to multi-task is essential. Mompreneurs often work from home (especially in their start-up years) and are balancing the responsibilities of home life and work life from one central location.  Being organized and having great time-management skills are, also, musts.
  • You have to be disciplined and committed. Your success is dependent on you.  You have to supervise yourself and hold yourself accountable for the good and the not-so-good with your business.
  • In today’s technological age, social media savviness is a must. Being able to manage multiple social media accounts properly to connect and relate with your customer base.
  • Drive and dedication. As a mompreneur you are living out your dream. If you are not passionate about it, then why should anyone else be?

As a mother that currently balances home life and quite a few other endeavors. I can attest that being a mompreneur can be challenging at times but the support system among other women who “get it” is fantastic. If you are or are considering becoming a mompreneur, I would highly encourage finding a great group of women to help build you up and connect with personally and professionally.

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  • We are welcoming new and talented business women as members of Toronto Mompreneurs each and every day, and love being able to let our followers know just what they are up to! Our female entrepeneurs are coming from different walks of life, with unique talents and gifts, yet this amazing diversity still has one common ground – they are all Mompreneurs – bringing their best to serve their community and each other while balancing their duties as moms.

  • I am always impressed by those moms who can juggle mom-hood and working (whether it’s in or out of the home). Being a stay-at-home homeschooling mom makes it difficult for me to also have anything else added to my plate.

  • Great post – I am trying to be a mompreneur and …. it’s tough! We are constantly on the GO. 🙂

  • I agree with many of the points made. It often seems as if superhero strength is needed to successfully manage everything, but there is no place I’d rather be 🙂

  • I think women have a natural ability to balance the many demands of home and work life, but that don’t make it easy! All you moms in business rock!

  • I agree, I admire mompreneurs and tip my hat off to us all. Its not an easy job being both mom and a business women but I do both with a smile. Its great meeting and chatting with other mompreneurs, the support is amazing.

  • Kimberly Wright

    Interesting read. I am still trying to NOT embrace being labeled of just a Momprenuer but a business lady who happens to be a mom and an entreprenuer however there are some valid points here and all Momprenuers should get a hats off for “careers” well done.

  • I havent been a blogger long. But I totally agree. The women that you “meet” in your travels through the blog world are pretty amazing. Its so nice having such a strong support system out there. I love knowing I can ask any number of people questions and advice on things.

  • bellavidaletty

    I admire mompreneurs because it’s certainly not easy to be focused when there is so much to do.

  • I tip my hat to moms who work for themselves. Being a mom is hard work. And running a business is hard work. And I cannot imagine trying to do both.