Kate went to the MumpreneurUK 2010 conference on Saturday, to spend time with other women (mothers) who have chosen to go it alone, and who are at different stages of building their businesses, some of which were baby- and child-orientated, but many of which were not. Interesting to see an impressive collection of women all of whom have decided that corporate life was not for them. They’d grown in confidence since having children, and they also wanted a different kind of work/life balance – something Kate hopes to learn from. All in all, it was a great confidence-building exercise; a good networking opportunity; and it also covered some good solid ground in terms of Social Media Marketing. In a way, though, the most inspiring bit was the awards ceremony, with awards for Best Start-up, Best Online Business, Best Green Business (winner Fiona King of www.totsbots.com pictured here with baby Stroan), Best Business Support Award, Best Saleswoman Award (won by Lyn Blackledge of www.lynsbiz.co.uk, who sells Barefoot Books among other things), Best Interactive Business Award and Most Unique Product.
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