Posted on August 21, 2015

New Business Feature – Meet other Mums

New Business Feature

Many of you know that for the past 5 years I have had a Mums in business section on the blog, I love to support other Mums like myself but I also know how hard it is for anyone to start up a new business, to build something from scratch and get the word out. So today I am creating a new business section too for anyone who’d like to tell us about their new business venture.

Today I would like to introduce you to Sally who is here to tell you all about herself and her very new business…

Hi, I’m Sally Oddy, a mum-in-waiting from Yorkshire! I’m 40 years old and have just started IVF in the hopes of becoming a mum. We started trying a year ago and, at that time, I was mulling over setting up a blog to record my ttc story. As I developed the blog idea it grew and, after talking to a lot of mum friends, I decided that I wanted to focus on helping mums make friends and create support networks to help them through all stages of being a mum. This is how www.meetothermums.com was born.

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I’ve had a tough year, with my Mum being diagnosed with cancer last summer and passing away this January so all thoughts of a new business venture were put on hold. When I surfaced in February I decided I needed a focus so, since then, all my energy has been put into Meet Other Mums. Alongside that I am a marketing consultant so provide freelance marketing support to a wide variety of businesses across Yorkshire.

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Meet Other Mums is unique because it actually matches you with mums based on your profile criteria. This takes the stress and hassle out of trying to make new mum friends. Membership is totally free and you can also create private groups, social events and chat in the forums.

 

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Meet Other Mums finally launched at the beginning of August and I’m really excited with how it is building, more members are joining every day and after only one week a Member let me know she’d had 12 matches!

I have big plans for the site and will shortly be adding a Guest Blog section and inviting all the lovely mummy bloggers I meet on Twitter and FaceBook to link their blogs to the site. I will also be adding a kind of jobs board where mums can advertise services they need so that mums can find flexible jobs that make use of their existing skills and fit around their schedules.

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Having escaped the corporate world to set up on my own three years ago I love working for myself and the flexibility it allows. Meet Other Mums will hopefully provide event more flexibility so that if we are lucky enough to have a baby I can devote more time to learning how to be a mum and taking the time to enjoy the ride.

I would advise anyone who has a marketable skill or idea that can practically be applied by yourself for yourself to set up their own business. My advice would be to do your research, take the time to hone your idea, get an accurate list of costs, be patient, persistent and, above all, have confidence in yourself!

Mums can join for free at www.meetothermums.com.

17 Comments

  • Reply mummy little blog September 6, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    great idea hope it goes well for you.

  • Reply Zena's Suitcase August 29, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I think you have some amazing advice for anyone wanting to start out on their own, and a very inspirational story. Best of luck on all counts

  • Reply Adele August 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    This really is the way things are going – so many people are taking the leap and starting their own businesses. Your hard work is inspiring. I hope all takes off for you.

  • Reply Michelle August 23, 2015 at 9:33 am

    Good luck with your IVF journey and with your new business venture too

  • Reply Erica Price August 23, 2015 at 7:52 am

    Good luck with the IVF. I think the early days of motherhood can be lonely without good friends, so your new venture sounds worthwhile.

  • Reply Rachel August 22, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Wishing you all the luck in the world with your IVF journey x

  • Reply Rachel August 22, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Good luck for you IVF treatment and I wish you the very best with your new venture, I’m off to take a look.

  • Reply Kara August 22, 2015 at 8:34 am

    I love the term Mum in Waiting. I hope your IVF is successful and good luck with your new venture

  • Reply Mums do travel August 22, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Good luck with your IVF journey, I’m thinking of you and keeping everything crossed. Your new business idea sounds excellent and I’m sure that it will be a great success.

  • Reply Bek Dillydrops August 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Good luck with your new venture and the IVF. I hope that it all goes brilliantly for you.

  • Reply Anne August 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    What a great idea, in fact I made some lovely friends that I’m still in touch with through something similar many years ago. So good luck with your venture and good luck with your IVF.

  • Reply Sarah Bailey August 21, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Best of luck with your IVF and what a fantastic sounding website 🙂 x

  • Reply Gemma August 21, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Good luck with your new venture. I’ve joined up

  • Reply Liz Burton August 21, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    What a fabulous idea for a business. It can be so isolating sometimes being a mum and hard to meet others.

  • Reply Kara August 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    This looks like a fantastic site and idea, I am off to check it out. Much love xx

  • Reply JuggleMum, Nadine Hill August 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    Great advice there in the last paragraph… It’s important to believe in ourselves and support each other.

  • Reply Jen aka Muminthemadhouse August 21, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Wow this looks amazing. Sometimes we have to be in the darkness to see the stars. I wish you lots of luck in your new venture,

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