Read this review of Start a Family Friendly Business from Sam and Helen at Mums the Boss networking group
Co-author of this book Helen Lindop came to the first ever Mum’s The Boss meeting with her baby daughter knowing that she didn’t want to go back to work and looking for ideas. Two years later, Helen still regularly attends Mum’s The Boss meetings, has had another baby and has turned some of the content of her blog into a book – Start a Family Friendly Business: 129 brilliant business ideas for mums.
We have been delighted to watch Helen on her journey from the early days of motherhood, trying to figure out how she could juggle being mum with a business, a dilemma which hundreds of mums face each year, to finally becoming a published author!
Another more recent visitor to our meetings is Sara, a mum of 2 young children who has recently been made redundant. Sara is searching for a new business idea so we leant her Helen’s book which she kindly reviewed for us.
“This book is a great starting point for any mum thinking of setting up their own business who is unsure of what they want to do. Written in an easy to read style (not too intense and heavy going like some ’start your own business books’ !), the format works really well with the manageable chapters/sections making it easy to dip into when you have a spare 5 minutes. The A-Z of flexible work ideas is really useful, giving relevant and inspiring ideas which open your mind to different opportunities that you may not have previously thought of – I particularly liked the comprehensive ‘Further Information’ sections which recommend websites and books to expand your research on the subjects.
The only downside is I would have liked it to have been a bit longer and to have expanded more A-Z ideas – it left me wanting to investigate more ideas, but this is definitely a positive downside!”
Helen and Antonia Chitty of Family Friendly Working collaborated on this project having never met until after it was published – a testament in itself to the digital age in which we live and the ability of mums to achieve their goals around a family and use technology to work remotely.