As mums in business, we often operate out of our homes. This eventually leads to feelings of isolation and lack of support. Our guest for today, Alli Price felt these herself but rather than letting it get her down, she capitalised on it. Alli started Businessmums’ Networking Lunch in 2006 whilst still in the UK to provide a venue for mums to network and attend workshops that would give them the knowledge and skills to run their businesses. After four years, she moved back to her hometown in Melbourne, Australia where she founded Motivating Mum, “a business that helps mumpreneurs achieve their dreams as happily as possible.”
Now, Motivating Mum oversees 19 business mum clubs in Australia, majority of which are in Melbourne. Alli personally manages around 7 of these clubs and is actively involved in engaging with the members and organising meetups both online and offline. She’s also mentoring other mums in biz and accepts speaking engagements around the country. She still remains involved in the UK arm of her business as a franchisor.
How can this mum of two do all this? Where does she get the energy and what strategies does she have in place to make sure she does not miss a beat? Find out in this interview.
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Here’s what Alli and J9 cover in the podcast interview:
- The pros and cons of organising both offline and online events
- How to use Facebook to get feedback on your ideas
- Tips for running your first offline event and Alli’s most successful event to date
- Why Alli started the Brilliant Biz Mum Awards and how it helps mums in business
- Reasons why it’s hard to work with business mums
- The business/finance model of Motivating Mum (find out what volume trading means)
- How writing in her diary helps Alli make sure that her business is running smoothly
- Alli’s approach to outsourcing and delegating
Resources we talked about:
Top tip for a 20 hour a week (or less!) business:
Alli absolutely loves working on her business so she can’t imagine working just 20 hours on Motivating Mum. She’s a self-confessed workaholic who chooses to manage 7 business mum clubs even though she can delegate it so someone else. But if she only has that much time to work, she would definitely do more outsourcing to help her with her workload. There’s really no other way to it.
Join the Conversation:
What did you think of Alli’s process of diarizing her business activities and to-do list? Is it something that might work for you or are you a tech savvy person who works better with online calendars and project management tools? Please share in the comments below:
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