There is an art to attempting to balance the challenging demands of motherhood and career, and it only gets more strenuous for those mothers who decide to take the risk and bank on their business idea. The pressure and daily demands of that lifestyle are extremely difficult to understand without actually experiencing them first hand. Author Colette Glover-Hannah shares stories of mompreneurs who are managing both aspects of their lives successfully.
In “Mompreneur: Managing Partnerships, Parenthood and Presentations,’’ Tampa entrepreneur Colette Glover-Hannah writes about balancing the challenging demands of motherhood and career. She shares the stories of women who took the chance and are succeeding in business and motherhood. They prove that the right small business idea paired with a lot of hard work can make a mompreneur successful beyond her wildest dreams. Read these inspirational stories of women that took the chance and are succeeding in business and motherhood.
If you are a mompreneur, you learn to throw all the scheduling out the window. There will be no predicted routines and you never figuratively pull away from the parking lot.
I share the thought with many others that a work/life balance does not exist and that I am learning that doing my best is simply all that I can offer — I have accepted it.
In the early stages of a start-up business you are always, always working. You don’t get to turn it off or go home. You trade five, eight-hour days for much longer hours that begin to just run on into one another. Running your business in its early stages is a 24/7 commitment.
This transition into a mompreneur was truly real for me when thoughts and ideas for my business would awaken me in the middle of the night. The thought takes on a very loud voice and it literally wakes you up.
About the Author
Colette Glover-Hannah is a mother and the Founder and CEO of Hannah's Shoebox, an online shoe store that provides self-esteem and confidence to girls who need women size shoes. The company is a solution for families looking for age-appropriate shoes for tween girls in larger shoe sizes by offering the shoe styles they want in the sizes they need. Colette has been featured on several network television shows, radio stations, blogs, newspapers and magazines. Hannah’s Shoebox was born after Colette became frustrated with the absence of age-appropriate shoes in the footwear industry available for her then 11-year-old tween daughter. She created and launched the online store with the intentions of becoming the one-stop shop for families who want to purchase cute, stylish shoes for young teens that will allow them to look their age.
Why LoA loves it….
This book is a great read for any mompreneur who is trying to successfully deal with the daily challenges of family life and business building life, and needing an additional set of tools in the box to help at a practical and emotional level. Colette Glover-Hannah introduces a host of successful mompreneurs who share their very personal stories and experiences of how they have overcome the struggles, trials, and tribulations along the way of their own business building journeys, whilst at the same time designing their lives to work for themselves and their families. --- Melanie Hawken, founder and editor-in-chief of Lionesses of Africa