Do you want to start your own business, but have no clue as to an idea? VentureMom.com is a website where moms can go to get venture ideas and inspiration. Holly Hurd's modo - "No Business Plan, No Babysitter.....No Problem!"
I have been receiving the VentureMom e-newsletter for quite awhile now and I’m always amazed at the stories of how these women, like me and you, got started on their business venture. VentureMom.com was created by a mom, Holly Hurd, for moms. Holly says, “In this tough economy their own venture is an excellent way for moms to make extra money doing something they enjoy and something they can do from home. I’ve interviewed hundreds of moms who have started their own ventures – their stories are on VentureMom.com for other moms to gather ideas and inspiration.”
Holly has made it easy for moms to find and start a venture. She’s created a few different way’s of helping women get creative:
- free e-newsletter – sign up to receive yours on VentureMom.com and each week you’ll read about a new business venture created by a mom
- on-line business directory where moms can list their venture or search for resources
- “Ask VentureMom” a free resource where moms can get answers to their venture questions; arrange an appearance where Holly will speak to your gathering or group
- sign up for the VentureMom Blog
- check in on the “VentureMom You Tube Channel” so you can watch Holly giving speeches to moms, women and entrepreneur groups – VentureMom Videos – YouTube
- the VentureMom online store showcasing moms and offering discounts and bonuses on mom products – VentureMom Shop
VentureMom.com is easy to navigate and you can use the many options listed above. VentureMom covers moms all over the country, but also has many local ventures on her website. Some of the local moms and businesses on the site include White Moth Jewelry (www.whitemothjewelry.com) by Tracey Heinemann in Fairfield, Clarie Hare Darien providing golf and resort clothing for women (www.clareharedarien.com), and Nothin But Granola (www.nothinbutfoods.com) by Jerri Graham out of Westport, just to name a few. Did I mention that Holly Hurd is a local out of Darien? If you already have a business venture, contact Holly to be a “Featured Mom” on VentureMom.com. You can email Holly at info@VentureMom.com. She’ll be happy to hear from you!
VentureMom has received a lot of great press including being quoted on “Hearpreneur.com,” “DrShannonReese.com,” interviewed with “Adventures in Parenting Mommy Page” and also quoted on (IAWEO) “International Association of Women Entrepreneurs” and featured in New Canaan/Darien Magazine. Holly has also been in several other publications and has spoken at numerous conferences.
If you like what you see on VentureMom.com, you can now go shopping and buy the beautiful products from the businesses you read about. There is usually a discount for purchasing through the VentureMom Shop. VentureMom is always looking for new and cool mom created items to add to the e-store, so contact Holly if you have a product that others should know about. If anyone is ever interested in meeting or hearing Holly Hurd speak, get a group together and she will be happy to discuss a topic of your choice – you can look at the different topics here – VentureMom Speaking Info. You can also get together One on One with Holly to get a clear picture of what you want to do. It’s an hour conversation where Holly will send you a questionnaire and suggestions for getting ideas flowing and then you’ll both discuss what your needs are to narrow down an idea – VentureMom Hour.
Stay tuned for a VentureMom book – soon to come – as well as two new columns, now on the site, on home and fashion utilizing the mom products – VentureMom@Home and What Would VentureMom Wear. Follow VentureMom on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/VentureMom and on Twitter at: @VentureMom.
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