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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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In this episode of the Mumpreneur Motivation Series we tried something a bit different! It seemed crazy not to include a bit of a cooking demo when I was chatting to Sarah about her journey as an Indian Chef, so we have combined her interview with making Saag Paneer!

Sarah is a leading example of an exceptional mumpreneur. Within a year of starting her business she is taking over the Indian food industry by storm and is recognised as the most innovative and inspirational individual. As Ambassador of UK Nepal Friendship Society, Child Nepal and Janaki Women's Awareness Society she uses her talents as a force for good in society to help others. Food and Love!

In this interview she talks openly about what prompted her to leave her career in finance and pursue her passion.

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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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Emily started Create Gift Love in 2012 with her husband Tony. They are now in the exclusive best seller’s list on Not on the High Street with orders being placed from as far afield as Australia. As a trained pharmacist, Emily started Create Gift Love by chance when demand for her handmade cufflinks began to soar. Outgrowing the shed in the back garden pretty quickly, they now produce over 300 individual products for all occasions. Emily talks openly about scaling the business whilst raising two young children. 

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Dawn Cermak is an International Business and Success Coach, Global Connector, Entrepreneurial Maverick, Compensation Plan Specialist, Business Strategist, Footloose World Traveler, Charitable Giver, Lover of Languages, Inspirational Gift Buyer, Leader of Leaders/Leader of Self, Personal Growth Aficionado, Philanthropist, Stellar Mentor, Legacy Funder, and Bucket List Goal Crusher! Phew! She also has a really interesting story and a great perspective on being an entrepreneur. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Dawn features in Mom & Dadpreneurs; Stories, Strategies & Tips From Super Achievers In Family & Business. www.dawncermak.com

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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.


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