Posted on June 13, 2011

Mumpreneur Feature – Dawn ***GIVEAWAY CLOSED***

competiton/ giveaway/ Mum in Business

The lovely Dawn from Baby Goods Store is on the blog this morning, with a FAB giveaway for you (see end of post)

Who are you?
I’m Dawn & I’m married with two children both boys aged 4 and 8.

What do you do?
I am a civil servant that is being made redundant in October 2011. I knew this was going to happen so in December last year i finally decided to pursue starting a baby online store. I first thought about starting the business when i was on maternity leave in 2007 but did not pursue it.

When did you establish your business?
I established my business this May

What do you love about working for yourself?
Its very early days but i am enjoying working on my website, sourcing products and the networking. Running a business from a home has allowed me to work the hours that suit, such as around school hours and my part time job as a civil servant.

Is there anything you do not like about working for yourself?
So far I’ve not experienced a downside to working for myself

Is there anything you would go back and do differently if you could? 
If i could go back i would have researched search engine optimisation more as i am now having to learn and get a better understanding of getting traffic to your website etc.

What advice would you give to a Mum considering starting her own business?

I would say to all mums that are thinking abut starting up a business to just go for it.  
Dawn is very kindly giving away a Mamascarf to one of my lucky readers – the lucky winner will be able to choose from the new retro leaf, black or navy! This is a really fab prize which is not too be missed! You can see my review of the Mamascarf right here.

How To Enter –

To enter you must visit Baby Goods Store and let me know what your absolute favourite product is and then leave a comment leaving me the link to it :O)

For extra entries you can do any of the actions below but please leave a separate comment for each entry and please leave a way of contacting you either email or twitter 🙂

  • Follow my blog via GFC
  • Follow me on twitter @SoniaThorpe
  • Follow Dawn on twitter @Babygoodsstore
  • Tweet the following message “I want to win a Mamascarf from @Babygoodsstore &  @SoniaThorpe blog giveaway  http://thismummyloves.blogspot.com/
Good luck – the winner will be drawn on 30th June at 8pm – UK entries only please xxx

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THE LUCKY WINNER DRAWN BY RANDOM.ORG IS –
NOTYETAYUMMYMUMMY –  CONGRATULATIONS!
PLEASE EMAIL ME TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE – THISMUMMYLOVES@GMAIL.COM

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51 Comments

  • Reply Marzena June 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    I tweeted as @marzutek

  • Reply Marzena June 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I follow Dawn on twitter as @marzutek

  • Reply Marzena June 30, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    I follow you on twitter as marzutek

  • Reply Marzena June 30, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I follow your blog via GFC as Marzena

    @marzutek on twitter

  • Reply Marzena June 30, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    My favourite item is Cosatto 3Sixti Circle Highchair Pear

    http://www.babygoodsstore.co.uk/feeding/highchairs-boosters/cosatto-3sixti-circle-highchair-pear.html

    @marzutek on twitter

  • Reply Catgran June 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Have tweeted @lackro, thank you

  • Reply Catgran June 28, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Am loving the Hauck Condor All in One Lolli Silver

  • Reply Angela June 27, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I have tweeted too @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela June 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I am following babygoodstore on twitter.

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela June 27, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I am following you on twitter
    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela June 27, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I follow your blog via GFC

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Angela June 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I love the skip hop treetop activity gym. http://www.babygoodsstore.co.uk/playtime/bouncers/skip-hop-treetop-activity-gym.html

    @daisyangel1

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Tweeted the giveaway @robynlclarke

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Following @babygoodsstore on Twitter

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Following @SoniaThorpe on Twitter @robynlclarke

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Following on GFC

  • Reply Robyn Clarke June 25, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I love the Skip Hop Treetop Activity Gym, pity its out of stock, but I'm sure it'll be worth the wait. http://www.babygoodsstore.co.uk/playtime/bouncers/skip-hop-treetop-activity-gym.html

  • Reply bloomers June 19, 2011 at 12:09 am

    I have tweeted – @bloomingfox

  • Reply bloomers June 19, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I am following @Babygoodsstore on Twitter – @bloomingfox

  • Reply bloomers June 19, 2011 at 12:07 am

    I already follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter – @bloomingfox

  • Reply bloomers June 19, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I follow your blog via GFC – robertfox24

    Twitter – @bloomingfox

  • Reply bloomers June 19, 2011 at 12:06 am

    My favourite is the Tippitoes Wooden Junior Bed http://www.babygoodsstore.co.uk/bedding/cots-cot-beds/tippitoes-wooden-junior-bed.html

    Twitter – @bloomingfox

  • Reply CLARE June 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    I have tweeted the competition
    @cf225

  • Reply CLARE June 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I am following @Babygoodsstore
    @cf225

  • Reply CLARE June 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    I already follow you on twitter
    @cf225

  • Reply CLARE June 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I am following your blog
    @cf225

  • Reply CLARE June 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love the East Coast Rest & Play Swing

    @cf225

  • Reply milkpetal June 16, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Have also tweeted – http://twitter.com/milkpetal/status/81436242167861249

    Thanks to you both for such a lovely giveaway! x

  • Reply milkpetal June 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Am following Dawn on twitter (@milkpetal)

  • Reply milkpetal June 16, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Already follow you on twitter 🙂 (@milkpetal)

  • Reply milkpetal June 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I follow your blog via GFC.

  • Reply milkpetal June 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Such a tough choice! I love the Floppeze Nursing Pillow in Cow Print – http://www.babygoodsstore.co.uk/bedding/blankets-comfortors-sheets/floppeze-cow-print.html So cute!

  • Reply hughese6 June 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Tweeted @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 June 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Follow you on twitter @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 June 16, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Following on GFC @ericahughes

  • Reply hughese6 June 16, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    Like the Moover Truck @ericahughes

  • Reply Rhoda June 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I have tweeted too, @rhodak09

  • Reply Rhoda June 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I follow you on twitter, @rhodak09

  • Reply Rhoda June 15, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Already follow in GFC, @rhodak09

  • Reply Rhoda June 15, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I love the Skip Hop Dash Uptown Stripe changing bag, it's gorgeous! @rhodak09

  • Reply littleboo21 June 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    I have tweeted competition details

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I follow @Babygoodsstore on Twitter

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I follow @SoniaThorpe on Twitter

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I follow you via GFC (littleboo21)

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply littleboo21 June 14, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I'm loving this – http://www.babygoodsstore.co.uk/bathing/bathtime/cuddledry-apron-towel-cowprint.html

    @littleboo_21

  • Reply notyetayummymuumy June 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    I've also retweeted for an extra chance. Baby due November and failed miserably at breast feeding forst time round, really want to make it work this time x
    notyetayummymummy@gmail.com

  • Reply notyetayummymuumy June 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    For an extra chance I have followed your blog and following both of you on twitter x
    notyetayummymummy@gmail.com

  • Reply notyetayummymuumy June 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    The Floppeze nursing pillow cow print is definitely my favourite product…. Love it! Excellent website too very easy to find my way around x
    notyetayummymummy@gmail.com

  • Reply Keri June 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Also retweeted for another chance to win. I'm breastfeeding my one-month-old, so my fingers are crossed for the mamscarf. I'd love to try it out.

  • Reply Keri June 13, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I followed you both on twitter for extra entries 🙂 @KeriWithington

  • Reply Keri June 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    There are lots of fab products but for my fave it's a toss up between the Totseat (chocolate circles) and cosatto 3 sixti highchairs.

    I'm on twitter @KeriWithington

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