Home » Latest News about Family Friendly Working

Latest News about Family Friendly Working

Latest Press Release from Family Friendly Working:

Family Friendly Business Ideas BookBusiness Ideas for Mums: The Book

New book of proven business ideas paves the way to success for millions of aspiring mumpreneurs

“Start a Family-Friendly Business: 23 brilliant business ideas for mums”

Running your own business from home is a dream shared by millions of British mums, but the majority of them are unable or unwilling to turn it into reality, according to a recent survey.   An empowering and hands-on book by flexible working experts Antonia Chitty and Helen Lindop will make all the difference when it’s released on 15 September 2010.


Forward by Laura Tenison MBE, Founder & Managing Director, JoJo Maman Bébé

If you are working full-time and missing being at home with your little one or you have a fabulous career but can’t quite fathom how you are going to manage a family as well, then this book is great for opening up ideas. It is possible to juggle your life and a family as long as you have energy, drive and can find your niche in a Family-Friendly Business, so read on and good luck!


“I’m a huge advocate of mums who set up in business and who combine work and motherhood on their terms…and this book is a great starting point for anybody who’s excited by this prospect.  It’s packed to the gunnels with good ideas and inspiration for harnessing the hidden mumpreneur inside!”

Wendy Shand, founder www.totstotravel.co.uk

“This is a great resource for mums looking to go into business. Antonia and Helen have found all the best ways to get working for yourself that achieve the holy grail of minimising risk and maximising profit while letting you be a mum and manage some all-important me time too. I wish I’d had Business Ideas for Mums when I set out to be a mumpreneur – perhaps I wouldn’t have made so many mistakes!” Mosey Jones, author The Mumpreneur Diaries.

“Here’s a book brimming with straightforward, honest advice for the budding business mum. Any mum wondering where to start with business ideas and relevant information will find it in these pages. Antonia and Helen have done all the research so you don’t have to!  A great time saver.”

Roberta Jerram Founder of GiantPotential.com & HWWBA Womanpreneur of the Year 2010

What a fabulous book. Where was this 2 years ago when I was starting out?? I love the clear and informative structure.  The checklist of ones skills make it so much easier to work out which direction to go.  The layout of the flexible working ideas provides you with all the answers and no questions! Just the way I like a book!  Also taking into consideration your childcare arrangements even something I forget to consider now.

Joanne Dewberry – Dorset Business Mum of the Year

www.charliemoos.co.uk and www.networkingmummies.com

“Loaded with useful and practical information, this is a book that will open up horizons.    Combining motherhood and running your own business is not for the faint-hearted but this book clearly identifies a plethora of opportunities which are possible to run side-by-side.   This is an absolute “must-read” for all mumpreneurs seeking inspiration and guidance on what to do in a no-nonsense, easy-to-read format.”

Emma Wimhurst

Mel McGee“A great guide to help any mum transition from ‘thinker’ to ‘doer’ when considering starting a business.  The knowledge you will gain will help you to decide what kind of business might suit you and if indeed a business is the right solution for you.  Knowledge is only power when you do something with it and the action plans at the end will help you to really make progress towards that flexible business you desire”  Mel McGee www.supermummy.com

“All you need to get started in business is an idea and a sprinkling of commitment. Any book that offers ideas will fire your imagination and help with the first step on what is sure to be an exciting journey!”

Emma Jones is founder of Enterprise Nation and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up’ and ‘Working 5 to 9’

I travel the British Isles running workshops and talking to mums who wish to set up in business for themselves. Whilst some have a really clear vision of what they want to do others have no idea where to start! Now I can point them to an in-depth, practical and fascinating book which clearly and honestly explores the myriad of possibilities. And, more importantly, helps to guide the reader towards the solution that would be the best fit for them.I loved this book. A truly excellent addition to business books for mumpreneurs.

Susan Odev, Author of MumUltrapreneur

This is another really great no nonsense manual for aspiring Mumpreneurs, I just wish that I could have read something like this before I started. At Mothers of Innovation we are constantly been asked for advice from aspiring Mumpreneurs and it is great to be able to signpost them directly to Antonias books and Business Ideas for Mums it a great starting point. I particularly rate the way that Antonia and Helen have researched this book, asking the leaders in each field for no nonense advice.

Sarah Dawnay, Founder of Mothers of Innovation, www.moixx.com


Media Comments on the Family Friendly Working Book:

‘Overall, it’s a very useful guide for any parents contemplating fitting work around children, those already doing so and anyone looking for inspirational working ideas.’ Baby Hampshire

‘They say ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and, if you’re a mother, you certainly need to be inventive. Antonia’s book is a great place to start if you’re looking for ideas on how to combine working life and family.’ Kaye Adams – Journalist and former anchor of Loose Women

If you find yourself, as so many mothers do, back in the office trying to squash five days work into four, not seeing your children as much as you’d like while spending almost your entire salary on childcare, this is the book for you. Families magazine

‘Many parents have to make tough decisions about returning to work after having a baby. So there is excellent potential for this guide in which a mother and small business advisor shares her ideas for finding work that fits comfortably around having kids.’ The Bookseller – Caroline Sanderson

Many parents strive to find the perfect balance between looking after the family and working, but it’s not always easy. In this book, Family Friendly Working, author and working parent, Antonia Chitty, explores the many options available for parents who want to successfully work and still have plenty of time to spend with their family. Over the course of 10 chapters, Antonia look at ideas for finding work, different types of work – such as using your existing hobbies as a catalyst for transforming them into paid for work, developing services you can sell, selling products or joining a franchise – and ways of building your business or work once you’ve hit on the perfect idea for you. Throughout the book are great real life examples of other parents who’ve been there and done it, plus lots of useful tips and contact details of relevant companies. The tone is upbeat and chatty, but chapter 10 does offer advice for when you’re struggling to make things work. Overall, it’s a very useful guide for any parents contemplating fitting work around children, those already doing so and anyone looking for inspirational working ideas. Baby Hampshire

Press Release


Family Friendly Working: Inspiring ideas for making money when you have kids
Every mum makes a tough decision about returning to work after having a baby. Having a second child can make the cost of childcare outweigh what you earn. And it’s hard to combine being there for your schoolchildren with a full time job.

Mother and small business advisor Antonia Chitty has put together a guide for parents which is full of case studies and ideas for finding work that fits comfortably around having kids. She advises not only on starting a business, but also on working for someone else or freelancing, with lots of advice, pros and cons and contributions from other parents who have been there before. If you have had enough of trying to do too much in too little time, and feel torn between work and spending time with your children, this book will guide you through the options. Do you make something that might be saleable? Have you got a skill you could use to earn in the evenings or while the children are asleep? What courses might help you retrain AND still be there when the kids get home from school?

Whether you need to earn something just to boost the family budget or have ideas for a business that could support your family if only you knew how to get started, this is the book for you.

Family Friendly WorkingBackground information:

  • ISBN 978 1 905410 26 2
  • Format New paperback
  • Publication date 18 February 2008
  • Author Antonia Chitty
  • Price £9.99
  • No of pages 192
  • Size 216mm x 138mm

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.