ParentPreneur Networking is a monthly networking event, aimed at parents who either have their own business or are thinking of starting their own business. The event gives parents the opportunity to showcase their businesses and network with other people.
The way the event works is that parents take products along, bring leaflets or business cards and personally share their business with others. There is an inspirational and informative speaker that attends the meeting and shares their story. Parents share ideas and help each other with business issues.
In December I attended the Mini Awards evening where there were two awards. ParentPreneurs were nominated to be awarded with:
1. Best work life juggler
2. Most inspiring ParentPreneur
It was great to see others recognised for their hard work and it was also very inspiring!! It was amazing tonight to meet up with so many different parents who have set themselves up in business and who have come along tonight to share their why.
Incredibly amazing stories but with one underlying theme in common…. the KIDS!
We feel privileged to be able to take our children to school and pick them up at the end of the school day; to attend regular school meet ups and sports days and assemblies as well as being there for our children when they get sick.
Working a regular 9-5 job does not give us these luxuries and I have come away tonight feeling totally encouraged and inspired by others. I love doing what I do and I am passionate about it. If you are doing something now just to make ends meet I would encourage you to invest some time IN YOURSELF so that you can find what you are passionate about and find a way to make it happen. xx
I have come away from the evening wanting to set up something similar in and around Stoke on Trent. It will be a great opportunity to encourage and support other parents who are wanting to set up their own business or share their business with others. For me, it has helped my self-confidence. I love helping others, so if I can give back, that it what I want to do!!
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