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There is nothing more inspiring than hearing the stories of women who have managed to build successful businesses around family life. Here is a collection of interviews with some fabulous women I have had the pleasure of meeting!

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Barbara is an expert nutritionist who exceeds customer expectations through her consultations, advice, products and service. Barbara founded Nutrichef in 2004 and ran it for 12 years. In 2008 she won the UK Entrepreneur of the Year award, and in 2015 she won the Venus Lifetime Achievement Award. She is a true inspiration and shares some nuggets of advice in this interview.

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As part of the Mumpreneur Motivation Series I am delighted to share this video with you by Glenda Shawley founder of The Training Pack and also one of our fabulous resident experts in The Cocoon! Glenda started her business when her daughter was just 18 months old, and she has just celebrated The Training Pack's 25th birthday! Glenda describes what life was like starting a biz before the explosion of the internet, and also how hard it was leaving her children to work and having no way of contacting them because there were no mobile phones then! Really inspiring story. Find Glenda at www.thetrainingpack.co.uk

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Interview with Amanda Frolich about her journey running Amanda's Action Club. Amanda launched Amanda's Action Club 25 years ago and is now a leading children's fitness expert working with the UK Government on the Change4Life scheme, as well as being a children's party entertainer for celebrities including The Beckhams!

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An interview with Katherine Whitby, Founder of Baby Steps First Aid Courses for parents. Katherine has been running her business for 11 years and talks to us about how her business has evolved and how she has bought up two young children at the same time.


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

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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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