All posts tagged entrepreneurial mothers

Hazel Hawke – what an entrepreneurial mother!

Having just watched the updated version of “Australian Story” following the death of Hazel Hawke, it brought home to me what a wonderful woman she was. I’d always held her in high esteem and tonight’s episode only confirmed that was no fluke. What a legend! I can only hope that Daughter, family and friends speak as highly of me when my time comes. Even in her final days, at her most vulnerable, she continued to share, to use the circumstances as a means of educating, of deepening, of love-in-action. I have since heard her described as Australia’s Eleanor Roosevelt. Maybe…

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Some Days Are So In FLOW!

What a Day! Sometimes you just need to recognise and give praise that you managed to pull off all you needed to. This is my account of one such day… It all started this morning when I had: to make 4 calls before 9am… done! to be ready for meeting in suburbs by 10am… done! the ability to assist meeting attendees, by introducing them to another party… done! booked the meeting for Monday next week… done! synced the car and train… done! made a meeting in city by midday… done! ticked off all agenda items in no time flat and…

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met another fabulous little retailer today…

Here’s the background… A driven and caring entrepreneurial mother, who wanted to buy something specific in Australia for her child, couldn’t find what she was looking for. So she took it upon herself to rectify that problem. To her credit, she morphed into a woman business owner (during her long-service leave break) and has turned this need into the most delightful shop, not only addressing what she needed to at the time but also making many, many more children happy, very happy since. All hail to her… I know, there’ll be a number of you thinking “I’ve done the same thing,…

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HAPPY entrepreneurial MOTHERS DAY to YOU…

Congratulations on another fabulous year! (If it hasn’t been so fabulous, then lets talk.) I love this time of year. Daughter and I have our tradition now where we sit down and mindmap our goals/dreams for the coming 12 months. Exhibit A (to the left) is last years offering. I can’t wait to dig into it and see what we “asked” for, and what we got! Then we do the same thing for the next year… A most rewarding way to spend Mothers Day morning, for both of us 🙂

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With Ecommerce being Hotter than Ever, be part of the (R)etail (R)evolution…

Exactly as predicted by e-gurus 15 years ago, e-commerce is hotter than ever. Whether in mature markets, where consumer spending is shifting online, or in growth markets where rapid urbanization and increasing (mobile) internet penetration are unlocking new shopping habits, shoppers are ‘e-commercing’ it up. Some obligatory stats: US e-commerce sales will grow 62% by 2016, to USD 327 billion (Source: Forrester, February 2012). European e-commerce sales will grow by 78% by 2016, to USD 230 billion (Source: Forrester, February 2012). Brazilian e-commerce sales will grow 21.9% in 2012 to USD 18.7 billion (Source: eMarketer, January 2012). Chinese e-commerce sales…

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Generating Repeat Business…

When was the last time you spent any time with your Client List and really thought through the relationship you have with each and every one? Never is not the answer I’m looking for! Now would be a great time to start… “For any enterprise to thrive, you cannot underestimate the importance of repeat business. The vast majority of senior executives believe that providing good customer service is sufficient to obtain return customers. However, focusing on the service interaction alone is not always enough to generate repeat business; it’s building an emotional connection that becomes the loyalty glue.” Generating Repeat…

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International Womens Day… You Ought to be Congratulated!

I could not let this day go by without acknowledging International Women’s Day. Whether the role we play is large  or small, no matter, we play a very important role nonetheless. I want to personally thank you for your contributions, and long may they continue in the future. Why not take time out today to reflect on what you’ve done and what you’ve achieved… And give yourself permission to be Proud. I know I am.   Happy International Women’s Day… Cheers Denise

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The Promise of Entrepreneurship… is bigger always better?

We are made to believe that when it comes to business success, bigger is always better. In our super-sized, consumption-oriented culture, not even small business is exempt from the pressure to grow for growth’s sake. We fixate on top-line revenue growth and increasing numbers of employees and locations. We pepper entrepreneurs with questions such as, ‘What are your plans for expansion? What’s next? How many cities will you go to?’ instead of asking what their goals are or why they started their business in the first place. When talk about growth we focus on speed, not sustainability. When we talk…

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“The World Needs Female Entrepreneurs Now More Than Ever”…

Indeedy, it does! The key point I’d like to point out in this fine article is this: Becoming an Entrepreneur does not require any shifts in corporate culture. In fact, becoming a Business Owner does not require changing any societal norms at all. It does require however a distinct shift in your own internal thinking in combination with your family’s particular circumstances. So… why not be opportunistic and bold in 2012, and become a “3%” member? (refer last post) You can always tap into the entrepreneurial mothers group if you need support…  

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“the entrepreneurial mother.com” is refined, reenergised and ready to visit…

hello there It is with great pleasure that I re-introduce my newly re-formulated and reworked web site. I’m really pleased with it, I hope you are too! www.theentrepreneurialmother.com Please visit and make yourself acquainted. I’d love your feedback too. Enjoy! Denise

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