What is Making Mumpreneurs
Making Mumpreneurs in an online community designed to support and empower mums running their own business. It's not easy working on your own and surrounding yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs can have such a positive impact on your business, and your happiness as a solopreneur!
In 2017 The Cocoon launched. This is the inner sanctum of Making Mumpreneurs, and a safe place for mumpreneurs to grow wings. The Cocoon combines all the benefits of networking from the comfort of your own sofa, with master classes, guest speakers, expert advice and continual support. If you find it difficult to get to face to face networking meetings and miss the comradery of working in a team, this club is designed for you. Find out more about this very special place here.
Making Mumpreneurs was founded by Erin Thomas Wong, a mother of two very lively little boys who lives in the UK, after recently returning from a year living the expat life in Abu Dhabi.
"I had a fast-paced career in Television Production on some of the UK's best-loved programmes. It involved working all hours and travelling away from home, and I loved it, but in 2008 my first son was born. At that moment, my priorities changed. I decided to leave TV and look for a better quality of life. I took a huge leap of faith and bought a franchise of Smallprint Fingerprint Jewellery, entering the whole new world of the self employed business owner.
I loved the freedom that working for myself allowed. Soon the entrepreneurial bug kicked in, and in 2010 whilst still running the franchise, I started creating my own company Pitter Patter - The Hub for Bubs. Working for yourself can be isolating but I was lucky enough to find a like minded business partner, Shelley Henderson, and together we created a network for other mums running their own businesses, Ealing Mums in Business, based in West London. Together we offer training, support and promotion for small local businesses. In December 2014 we were recognised in The Houses of Parliament by our local MP, Angie Bray, for our efforts in supporting local businesses. It was wonderful to have recognition for the work we have been doing, and the praise didn't stop there, as we were also awarded a Mumpreneur UK Top 100 award in 2015 and appeared on London Live TV!
The very same year an offer to move to Abu Dhabi presented itself, which was exciting and daunting at the same time. We decided we couldn't miss the opportunity of living abroad, so made the move with our two young children in tow. If I am totally honest, it was one of the hardest things we have ever done.
I felt a million miles away from the community of like minded mums I had built in West London. It was then that I decided to create Making Mumpreneurs, which would be an online community for mums anywhere in the world, to feel part of a supportive network of mums in business. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and the community has grown so much since it first started.
I look forward to connecting and hearing your story!"