There are two books in my office library that have provided fantastic guidance upon starting my own content marketing business. And I’ll probably read them again after my second child is born (due in 3 weeks!) as a refresher course for when I return to the computer with a baby wrapped around me, cooing from the bouncer, or sleeping soundly in his or her cot (wishful thinking, I know!).
So if you’re a mum (or dad!) and about to start your own business or about to transition to a life juggling a business and a baby and/or toddler, you might wish to check out the publications below.*
- How to create your own successful & profitable business from home – By Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner (Ausmumpreneur)
Upon starting my business journey, I checked out the AusMumpreneur website for guidance and tried out one of their free online courses so I had some idea of what to do and which direction to take. I then learnt about their recently published book, which contains an assortment of advice from already-established Australian ‘mumpreneurs’. Upon receiving my own copy, I went a bit ‘underline crazy’ (remember the days at school when you were taught NOT to write or draw in books? I still feel a bit naughty doing it…) with all of the highly valuable information. So I reckon that you’ll probably find this publication useful too. Print and e-book versions are available.
- Business and Baby at Home – A Set-Up and Survival Guide for Mums – By Sarah O’Bryan
I had the privilege of attending a networking evening where Sarah was guest speaking (if you haven’t found yourself a local networking group, make sure you get onto it!) and I picked up this fantastic book, signed of course! I wasn’t pregnant at the time, but we were thinking about trying for our second child – and I was a bit worried about what that would mean for my business since I totally love what I do. But this book quickly put me at ease as I learnt about tips and tricks that Sarah and other business-people have taken to make everything work to get that beautiful work/life balance.
Do you have a highly influential or inspiring business book in your bookcase? I’d love to hear about it!
Until next time,
*I just want to add the disclaimer that I haven’t been compensated in any form to endorse these books – even though I have met one of the authors!