Susan interviewed 30 business mums, at various stages of business development, from all across the UK and Ireland. Their amazing entrepreneurial insights are captured within the book but nothing can beat actually listening to them as they candidly speak about the triumphs and tantrums of being a mumpreneur.
Spotlight on Helen Wooldridge of Cuddledry:
Meet the first of our featured Mumprenuers. You can read all about Helen and her amazing business partner Polly here on their great site http://www.cuddledry.com/about-us
Susan: Cuddle Dry is a fantastic product. I wish I’d had it when my children were wriggling out of the bath.
Helen: So do I.
Susan: There’s a lot of stuff on your website for budding entrepreneurs, people that want to get out there and do it for themselves. I think that’s a really wonderful thing.
Helen: Well, we did that because so many people contact us. Partly because having been on the Dragon’s Den programme, obviously a lot of people just know about us from that and we get I’d say at least once a week, at the minimum, we get somebody getting in touch saying I’ve got this idea. And we always, always, try to meet up with people or chat with people or whatever because others have helped us so much. And we just thought it would be a good idea to put some general information up, just to show some of the things that we’ve learned and to help a little more.
Susan: Yes, that’s great. For our listeners can you give us a run down of Cuddle Dry; how you got started, what motivated you to design this product and how you got the business set up?
Listen to the rest of this fantastic interview by following the link and downloading as instructed.
Helen Wooldridge mp3 Interview http://www.mediafire.com/?m5xndjoynez
Introducing the other stars of our show:
The book is filled with quotes from amazing entrepreneurs who are also full tme mothers. And when you buy the book you will be pointed towards where you can download all the available audio copies of the interviews – for free! In the meantime visit their websites and find out more about our business mums, their companies, products and services. If you want inspiration and/or advice for starting up a mum-based business check out these talented ladies:
|Alli Price||Motivating Mum||http://www.motivatingmum.co.uk/|
|Anna Hayward & Jennifer Liston -Smith||Managing Maternity Ltd||http://www.managingmaternity.co.uk|
|Anne Ryan||Handbag Heaven||http://www.handbagheaven.ie/|
|Birgitte Lydum||Baby Beamers||http://www.babybeamers.com|
|Claire Wilson||Send a Thought||http://www.sendathought.co.uk/|
|Darina Loakman||I am a WAHM||http://www.iamawahm.com/|
|Debra McVicker||Hampton Blue||http://www.hamptonblue.co.uk/|
|Hannah Young||Scot Mum||http://www.scotmum.com/|
|Jill Barker||Green Baby||http://www.greenbaby.co.uk/|
|Joanna Pearce||Nappy Valley||http://www.nappyvalley.co.uk/|
|Karen Muxworthy||Freedom Events||http://www.freedomevents-sussex.com/|
|Karen Sherr||Musical Minis||http://www.musicalminis.co.uk/|
|Karen Simmonds||Travel Matters||http://www.travelmatters.co.uk/|
|Martine Brennan||Contented Living||http://contentedliving.com/|
|Melissa Talago||Peekaboo Communications||http://www.peekaboocoms.co.uk/|
|Monic Joint||Mummy Must Have||http://www.mummymusthave.com|
|Natalie Lue||Self Employed Mum||http://www.selfemployedmum.co.uk/|
|Natalie Lue||Baggage Reclaim, Bambino Goodies, Nest Goodies||http://www.bambinogoodies.co.uk/|
|Naz Lewis||Back2work Mum||http://www.back2workmum.co.uk/|
|Rita D. Nagy||Ming-Cha Tea||http://www.ming-cha.co.uk/|
|Sarah Sherrington||Illustrator and Bed linen designer||http://www.sarahsherrington.co.uk|
|Sian Maloney||Gifts and Vouchers||http://www.giftsandvouchers.ie/|
|Sophie Devonshire||Babes with Babie||http://www.babeswithbabies.com/|
|Tara McCormack||CardMagical and Berry Wild Jam||http://www.cardmagical.com/|
|Vicki Knight||Vicki Knight Photography||http://www.vickiknights.co.uk/|
|Victoria Dixon||Enhance Me||http://www.enhance-me.com/|