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[Review] The Mom’s Guide To Running A Business

Country Living's "The Mom's Guide to Running a Business", written by Michelle Lee Riberio, looks at the remarkable stories of 28 enterprising 'mompreneurs' who juggle family commitments while running their own businesses. The women featured in this book, many of them running home-based businesses, shares how they pursued their passions, the challenges they faced and the lessons they've learned along the way. From a single mother of three who quit from the corporate world to run her own all-natural skin care products business iwi fresh, to another who started her fair-trade organic tea business Zhena's Gypsy Tea to make enough money to fund her infant son's treatments for a kidney disorder, the stories are full of inspiration and practical advice for any aspiring mother who wants to start her own business. Also included in the book is a "workshop" section that provides essential information on starting a business, from writing business plans to tips on balancing your entrepreneurial endeavors and the needs of your family. What I like about the book is that, unlike other entrepreneur-type books, "The Mom's Guide to Running a Business" reads like a collection of very personal, intimate stories as opposed to a dry "how-to" guide. The pages are also peppered with very beautiful photographs of the founders, their families and their products, which helps add realism and color to these stories. It's very Country Living. I'd have called this book "Chicken Soup for the Mompreneur's Soul". And that, is a compliment. I'd recommend "The Mom's Guide to Running a Business" to anyone who wants a dose of inspiration, and not just an aspiring mompreneur.

Daniel Goh is the founder and chief editor of Young | Upstarts, as well as an F&B entrepreneur. Daniel has a background in public relations, and is interested in issues in entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, public relations and the online space. He can be reached at daniel [at] youngupstarts [dot] com.

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  • http://www.hauptantiek.com Deb Haupt

    I am honored to be one of the 28 Mom’s Running a Business. My name is Deb Haupt and I own Haupt Antiek Market in Apple Valley, MN. I love having my own business and the joy it brings to myself, my family and our customers. We are only open 4 days a month and create a new vintage market with a new theme one weekend a month. We are celebrating our 8th year in business (since we moved out of our garage) in May. My husband and I travel to Europe and hit the flea markets of small towns in France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany and Italy. We ship them home to create an amazing niche for our business. We now take people on tours and we shop the flea markets together. We are like the American Pickers of Europe!

    • Anonymous

      Hi Deb,

      It was an honor and privilege reading about your wonderful story – we love how you turned your hobby for antiques into a business! We’re also glad you’ve managed to reclaim your car garage once you found your own shop.

      Please also send our regards to your wonderful family who’s supported all this time, including your parents. =)

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