Back in October I attended the Business Mums Unite Conference in Nottingham, where I met some wonderful Business Mums and listened to some amazing women speak about their businesses. Charlotte Pearson of Mummy Fever, organised and managed a fantastic conference with brilliant speakers, exhibitors and workshops.
Elaine Hanzak-Gott was the keynote speaker, she is an amazing and inspirational women. Her talk was entitled Big Dreams, Small Worries and was about her experience of the severest form of postnatal depression, puerperal psychosis, and her work to educate people about postnatal depression.
Rebecca Jones – Business in Red Shoes gave a brilliant talk on being successful and doing less but doing it well. I thought Rebecca was very funny and could definitely relate to her manic mum moments. Here are her 5 tips for success:
Accept you are not superwoman, even if you are an amazing woman
Value yourself and your time
Decide what is important for you on your journey through life
Accept help from others and develop a support network around you
Believe in and set your own success targets
And of course who can forget the gorgeous red shoes.
As well as the speakers I met some wonderful business mums, there was the lovely and talented blogger Kizzy Bass, who I knew from the online course Become a Mumpreneur. On the way in I met Georgi Rollings from Starfish Accounting, who is lovely and very knowledgeable re accounting issues mumpreneurs might encounter. Then there was the gorgeous Faye Burrell who runs Puddle Ducks Wakefield, baby and child swimming lessons. And finally there is the fantastic blogger Magz Parmenter, who saved the day for me when the silly carpark meter had run out of change and I hadn’t got enough money for parking.
Here are a couple pictures of the exhibitors stands.
Gorgeous red dress at Sleeves Boutique
I had a totally fantastic day and it was so nice that for once there was a Conference in the East Midlands, rather than them all being way down south. Oh and I nearly forgot to mention there were Goody Bags as well, with lots of information in about the businesses that were there. So I look forward to seeing you all at next years Business Mums Unite Conference. Well done Charlotte you organised a brilliant conference.