Motivating Mum offers inspiration, ideas and advice in 45 blogs from small business owners

Motivating Business Mums
Inspiration, ideas and advice from 45 small business owners (Including mine!)
Edited by Debbie O’Connor

Motivating Mum is a website that offers support and advice to mums who are running businesses and those who are thinking of starting up, and this new book from the editor of the site does exactly the same!

In March 2011, Motivating Mum organised a charity mentoring festival, in association with International Women’s Day, called Mummy Mentoring Month. Successful business women were encouraged to donate their time and their professional services, which were then sold to mums who were starting up, with all proceeds going to charity.

Throughout the festival, Motivating Mum asked business women in the UK and Australia (where the site is run) to send in blogs, which were published on the site during the month.

The task was simple – blog about anything that would give support and advice to mums, and the results were amazing! Blogs written by professional coaches and very successful businesswomen, blogs written by people who are just starting out and many more! Some shared their professional advice in various different disciplines, whilst others shared their personal journeys, successes and failures.

These 45 blogs make up the Motivating Business Mums, designed to offer inspiration, advice and practical tips for anyone thinking about setting up a business. Whether you dip in and out or read it all in one go, this book is a great resource of good advice for mums in business!

As part of Motivating Mums’ commitment to support women around the world, 20% of the editor’s royalties from the sale of the book will go to Nema (
About the author

Debbie O’Connor runs Motivating Mum in the UK (, a website which provides support and advice for mums in business and those who are thinking of starting a business. She also works from home as an Independent Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant.

Originally an accountant, Debbie gave up full-time work nine years ago when pregnant with her first child, and has tried a variety of part-time work and home business options since then, before finding a combination of businesses that suit her personality, her lifestyle and her available time. Since taking over Motivating Mum last year she has discovered a passion for social media, and is currently writing a book about her experience with Twitter.

Debbie believes strongly in balancing work, family and time for herself. When she is not working, keeping house or shuttling her two children between their after-school activities, you will find her singing with the English Chamber Choir.

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Interviews with the contributors are available on request.
Motivating Business Mums published in June 2011 by Brightword Publishing ISBN: 9781908003096, ePub, RRP: £4.99 Available in all good online bookshops

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