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Amazing Women at Business Mums Unite Conference

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:

  1. Accept you are not superwoman, even if you are an amazing woman
  2. Value yourself and your time
  3. Decide what is important for you on your journey through life
  4. Accept help from others and develop a support network around you
  5. 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

Joanna Martin - Employment lawyer

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.

Business Mums Unite Conference 19th October 2011

Will you be at the Business Mums Unite Conference on 19th October in Nottingham? I will.

Networking is vital for a successful business, it enables you to spread your message about your product and/or service, meet other business women and build relationships with them. Going to a networking event where there are interesting and inspirational speakers and exhibitors is an added bonus. The Business Mums Unite Conference also has the benefit of being only 1.5 hours away from me, opposed to in London or the South Coast, so I will get to meet lots of brilliant East Midlands Business Mums.

I am looking forward to hearing Elaine Hanzak speak about “Small things that can make a big difference”. There are also lots of interesting and informative workshops on Social Networking, Direct Sales, Successful Networking, Blogging, Accounting for your business and more.

There are lots of lovely inspirational ladies exhibiting at the conference including Ces Loftus from The Light Direction, I read her blog post about what motivates her at the weekend and she sounds like an amazing focused women. Other exhibitors include Wickfree UK, Captain Tortue, Jacques Designs, Rhythm of your choice, First Choice Nanny Agency, Jamie Oliver at Home, CB Nutrition and more exhibitors.

Oh, did I mention there are Goody bags. So will I see you at Business Mums Unite on the 19th Oct in Nottingham? I do hope so, I love getting to know people and hearing about their wonderful businesses, maybe you have the perfect product that I am looking for. See you on the 19th!