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The Cocoon
Erin Thomas Wong

Erin Thomas Wong


After having children Erin left a successful career in TV Production to set up her own business as a franchisee of Smallprint Fingerprint Jewellery.

Since then she has founded Pitter Patter - The Hub For Bubs and Making Mumpreneurs, as well as co-founding Ealing Mums in Business and The Kids' Nature Shop.

Shelley Henderson

Shelley Henderson

Small Business Consultant

​Shelley co-founded Ealing Mums in Business with Erin. She has an amazing ability to review your business (or ideas) and provide valuable, practical strategies and solutions.

Shelley is also highly experienced in developing and delivering training in an array of topics including; Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Time Management and small business strategy. Sessions can be arranged in person, Skype or telephone.

Glenda Shawley

Glenda Shawley

Marketing Consultant & Trainer

Glenda Shawley is a marketing consultant and trainer and author of Founded after 40: how to start a business when you haven’t got time to waste.

Her business, The Training Pack will be 25 years old in September 2015 so she has a lot of experience working with owners of small businesses from crane safety management and creative industries to restaurateurs and web developers.

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Tara Vachell

Life Coach

Tara is a life coach and a krav maga instructor. Despite a successful career in the NHS and subsequently the corporate world, she felt restless and unfulfilled. After experiencing the profound and transformative effects personally of being coached; she took the decision to train as a life coach and work with people who struggle with confidence issues and limiting beliefs.


If you love hearing from experts and learning new skills, The Cocoon is for you!

The Cocoon

The Cocoon is the inner sanctum of Making Mumpreneurs, a close knit support network and highly engaged community. Myself and my team of resident experts are on hand to answer questions and help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Membership is available as a yearly or monthly subscription.


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  • The Cocoon is an exhilarating environment where business owners can share ideas or inspiration. The online community allows me to feel secure, testing the waters of my fledgling business with sound, practical advice. Erin enthuses passion and a daily dose of her handpicked tips can really help motivate and kick start your day. Proud to be a member. Katie Stickley - Did Teach
  • The Cocoon has been revolutionary for me in my business. I have learnt so much about ways to manage social media posts through apps, recommendations for websites to design marketing materials, ideas and suggestions for content to put out on various platforms. How to pitch my products. I could go on but space is limited. Additionally Erin is always happy to answer questions or bring someone else in to the mix who is an expert in that area. I can confidently say I continue to learn new things every month from the group and look forward to what is coming up in the future. Thank you Erin and all who support you. Keri Squibb - The Dog & I
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