Do You Have a Support Group?
There aren’t many things we can achieve in business without the help of others.
And it’s so lovely to share our dreams and ambitions with other mums running their own businesses.
So, I jumped at the chance of helping to set up the Scottish Mumpreneurs Network – Dumfries & Galloway Group.
At our very first meeting back in September 2010, there were 8 of us with an exciting mix of businesses including: an author, a therapist, an interior designer, a virtual assistant, a cupcake maker, 2 guest house owners and an alpaca breeder!
The interesting thing was that while we all ran different businesses, we all had so many things in common: kids, passions, hopes & fears, big ideas and a need to connect with other like minded women.
In the space of two hours we supported each others business ambitions, pooled our ideas, inspired each other on to greater things and made some wonderful friendships.
The group has steadily grown and we now have over 20 mumpreneurs in our group. We meet to support each other, learn and grow. We’ve made some wonderful business contacts and connections.
It’s so important for us to feel as though we belong and are supported. I encourage you to look at your support groups this week and if they aren’t giving you what you need, find one that does. Or better still – start your own!
I agree with you entirely, it is so important to be supported and to support others so the group as a whole can grow and flourish. My Twitter community is part of my support group, it is lovely be cheered along! Especially by you, Heather x
Awww, that’s so lovely Nicky, thank you!
It just shows that we don’t need to meet ‘in person’ to support each other or feel supported.
I love being part of a community and I love helping and supporting others to do well. It makes me feel good when they achieve great things and it’s lovely to celebrate others’ successes.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the amazing support that I’ve been given since I came online in October 2007 and I want to spread the love too.
This site is all about that and as it grows, it will become a place where mums in business will feel welcome and supported and cheered on to great things.
This is my hope and my dream and my mission xxx