Mumpreneur/portfolio career?

by Barrie Hopson on August 23, 2010 · 4 comments

in Flexible working,New ways of working,portfolio careers,work/life blend

We have been very impressed with the work that Antonia Chitty has been doing in encouraging Mums to set up their own businesses. We know that 60% of all new businesses start in the home. We know that many of these are set up by women.

167, 353 self-employed mothers work from home.

Mums who run their own businesses contribute £4.4bn to the UK–an average turnover of more than £26,000.

Antonia has an inspiring website. She also has an ebook which you can download from her site – ‘The Mumpreneur Guide Start Your Own Business Book’.

We would hypothesise that many women who do this are on their way to a portfolio career. Juggling around the different components in their lives is as close to portfolio working as you can get. Our guess is that although some will gravitate to single track careers as their children grow up, the majority will find it more fulfilling to pursue portfolio careers or lifestyle careers. Indeed many of them will already be on the lifestyle career track. ( If you need reminding just what all these are then do download the free extract from our book which goes into detail about the different career patterns).

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1 WIScience August 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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2 savvysrswork August 23, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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3 Antonia Chitty August 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Thanks very much Barrie! It is great to hear that what I do is being found and considered useful by others!

4 physician assistant September 14, 2010 at 4:09 pm

This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I enjoy seeing websites that understand the value of providing a prime resource for free. I truly loved reading your post. Thanks!

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