Helen Lindop has launched an e-book for new mums who want to start their own businesses. The book is called ‘Business Plus Baby: Ten things you need to know if you’re starting a business and have a baby’.
Many new mums expect to return to work after their maternity leave ends, but find their priorities change once their baby arrives. Faced with a choice of working full-time, taking a poorly-paid part time job or giving up work altogether, many are starting businesses instead.
Helen Lindop found herself in exactly this position two years ago after the birth of her first child.
“I fully intended to go back to work full-time after my maternity leave ended, but changed my mind once my baby was born. I knew starting a business might be an option, but I didn’t know how I could fit it in around a young child. And with the end of my maternity leave approaching fast, I didn’t have much time to work it all out”.
Helen launched her website www.businessplusbaby.com in 2009 to pass on what she had learned about starting a business as mum to a baby. She has picked the ten key facts that aspiring mumpreneurs with babies need to know and written about them in her e-book.
“Making such a big career change at the same time as adjusting to being a new parent was tough. I found the information I needed, but it took a lot of research. By sharing what I’ve learned, I hope to make the transition easier for other new mums.”
To read the e-book online or download it as a PDF, visit www.businessplusbaby.com/free-ebook