Business Book for Entrepreneurial Mums

Discussion started by Johanna Baker-Dowdell , on Thursday, 03 February 2011 13:01



I'm currently working on a book and blog for women who want to start a business around children. The book, called Business & baby on Board, looks at all the steps involved in planning, starting and building a successful business through the eyes of business mums. Each chapter discusses an important aspect of business, including a case study of an expert business mother explaining how she started her business, issues she faced, her triumphs and advice she may have for readers.


I've started by profiling business mums on my blog: and will choose who to interview for the book from these women.


I have received support from for this book in the 'mumpreneur' community and a publisher is currently looking at my book proposal and I know there is a market, so I'm considering self publishing if the publisher passes.


Do you have any great self publishing contacts or ideas for how I can get the book to market?

Amanda Gome
Sounds like a great idea. Write the first two chapters and an outline and then get an agent to take it around to some publishers.
678 days ago
Cindy Luken
Agree it is great idea - don't think you'll have a problem getting it published as it is very now. Keep trying if you get a knock back. FYI - I am emerging from toddler land to start my next business and am writing an online diary/blog that covers how I do it.
675 days ago
It is a great idea. I have just started working from home and i believe it will give me some resourceful ideas. i have young children and it is not easy and it takes alot of sacrifice but am willing to go for it ! All the best you can check out my blog
649 days ago
Following on from Amanda's idea of writing the first two chapters: you could maybe release these chapters as an ebook to generate interest well before it is even in publishing. This would also assist in showing potential publishers that there is existing interest in your book.

Good luck with it. I think it is great what you are doing.
449 days ago
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