So what do these ladies really think about Mothers Meeting Biz club?
The Mothers Meetings Business Clubs are the best place i known to network and meet other like minded, motivated, inspiring and awesome women. The whole attitude and energy of the events is about helping and supporting one another and you cannot help coming away from them feeling empowered.
I personally have made such valuable business (and social) connections at the MM business clubs – they have helped me massively and in return i hope i have helped the people i have meet there. I would highly recommend going to a MM Business Club even if you don’t have an idea for a business yet as you cannot help but be inspired!
It’s like a maternal lifeline where you can park up the wet wipes/ bottle sanitisers and get your head stuck into creating and making stuff happen or simply nattering to women who are set on building each other up not keeping ’em down. It’s basically a really inspiring, motivating hug.
We felt honoured to be asked to speak at Business Club last week – we believe that the ideas, camaraderie, support and ethics from MM biz club is now deeply rooted within our brand ethos – we are true graduates and committed ambassadors for this amazing institution! For definite the motivation and support we’ve received from Jenny, Yvonne and all the MM attendees has been a key contributor to the growth and success of TIBA + MARL.
“OMG I REALLY CANNOT GO BACK TO MY OLD JOB, IT’S JUST TO FULL ON, NOW I AM A MUM. I REALLLLLLLY WANT TO START MY OWN BUSINESS – I HAVE A GREAT IDEA BUT…. I JUST HATE NETWORKING!!!!!”
JENNY SCOTT JOINED FORCES WITH HER FELLOW MAMA HUSTLERS TO SHARE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF HUSTLING WITH THE MAMA WORLD:
HERE ARE MOTHER PUKKAS TOP 5!!!
Think beyond numbers
It sounds simple but immediately dismissing someone who has 12 followers isn’t the way forward. I asked Fearne Cotton if she’d kick-start my ‘parent fail’ campaign a year ago when I had 113 followers. I was noone and nothing to her but she did it. What was 2 minutes of her time, meant the world to me. My Dad, who is a really wise man also says, ‘never look up to people or never look down on them’. There’s nothing worse than pandering to someone – speak as an equal regardless of your respective profiles.
Be persistent, but not single white female-so
I take the golden retriever approach to someone I want to work with. It’s a friendly but persistent vibe with a tiny bit of slobbering. You don’t want to get a restraining order from someone but, equally, people are busy and might need a gentle prod. My mind is like a sieve and no-one is perfect so a follow-up isn’t necessarily pushy.
Those blanket emails of ‘I love your blog etc.’ aren’t necessarily bad, they just get sucked into the ether. It takes 5 seconds to check out someone’s Instagram and start with, ‘I love that post you penned on deep fried mars bars… I am also a fan’. Much more personal and shows you actually know who you’re emailing. You’ll get way more back if you show interest initially.
We’ve all sat next to that guy at a wedding who delivers never-ending monologue on his perfect job/ wife/ life. If you go on broadcast mode people switch off – even if you’re selling the biggest glow-in-the-dark dildo known to woman. You’ve got to be interesting and equally interested.
Stay in touch
Once you’ve got what you want, don’t let the magic end there. The best business relationships evolve together. How people conduct their business says a lot about them as a person – you cut through to the core quicker. I think that’s why a lot of people I’ve worked to have become mates. Ultimately the word ‘business’ is off-brand. It’s more about hanging out with good people, doing cool stuff that hopefully pulls in some coin.