MNC SOS! We are on a mission!

by Sara Guiel and Nicky Chisholm in Arundel, England, United Kingdom

£1,060

raised of £10,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 14th June 2020 at 8:00pm

Our mission is to help our community of independent family run businesses, to keep them visible, connected and ensure commercial viability.

by Sara Guiel and Nicky Chisholm in Arundel, England, United Kingdom

The Mumpreneurs Networking Club (MNC) has been supporting and connecting family led businesses for over a decade through our monthly business networking meetings and events. We have just hit 32,000 attendees since we started and we are on mission to hit 50,000 and Covid -19 is not going to stop us!


We are absolutely committed to helping our small business community to maintain and build their businesses at this uncertain time.  The 2020 Covid pandemic has created instant hardship & business uncertainty for these family entrepreneurs who do not fit the criteria for many of the financial packages currently in place.

On March 13th we delivered an Extraordinary Mission Statement to our members. Our mission is to support these family entrepreneurs, by putting together a raft of measures to keep them visible and connected.  We took the bold decision not to furlough ourselves as we are completely committed to serving the small business community at this time. 

We now want to extend that support over the next few months and to all the UK family led businesses so they may continue to contribute to their family income and avoid economic hardship.  

The team delivering this is led by us!  Sara Guiel and Nicky Chisholm.

We have been business partners for a whole decade. In that time, alongside raising 5 children between us, we have been building a business networking and support community. It's taken absolute focus, some madcap ideas, and utter determination. Our community was built around school runs and term times and a continued to commitment to enabling small business success.

We are both passionate about helping business women contribute to their family income and completely understand the challenges faced in doing this - as we've lived it, as have our long suffering families! We know the isolation felt by many family business women and men working from home and the financial roller-coaster that many experience.

Our Team!

We have 13 local Mumpreneur Managers in the South East who are leading their community, bringing them together through networking. At this time, these businesswomen are supporting their local economies, helping to connect local family-run businesses with their virtual meetings. 

We have a Community Sponsor Team made up from experts from our community with specific skill sets ready to advise and provide expertise to our community.  

We have an HQ Team that provides the support behind the infrastructure for all the services that it takes to keep the show on the road! 

In response to the Lockdown we have:  

Delivered 68 online events and activities and by the end of this crowdfunding campaign on June 14th we will have delivered 100+ events and had over 2500+ attendees. We are committed to delivering these activities and more until normal working patterns resume. 

These events are providing much needed opportunities to find customers, reduce isolation, connect entrepreneurs and spark ideas. This is a herculean effort by the team, that are also home schooling!    

What next ? 

  • We are crowdfunding to maintain these services at this crucial time 
  • We are crowdfunding to provide a UK wide virtual membership club so that we can alleviate the isolation and provide opportunities for the UK's Mumpreneur community.
  • We are crowdfunding for our learning hub to up-skill our members and the wider community of UK family led businesses.
  • We are crowdfunding to support the HQ behind the scenes team comprised of family entrepreneurs who are facing hardship brought on by current financial crisis and freelance market crash.  
  • We are crowdfunding to invest in a CRM system fit for purpose and ensures improved communication with our members.
  • We are crowdfunding to extend the crucial support we currently offer across the UK.

Here's what our community are currently saying about us 

Arron Found , Found Vinyl 'I found the groups I attended to be welcoming and so friendly. It has allowed a very small business to be inundated with business. We're in it together and I couldn't have done half of what I have done recently with the support through MNC'

Carolyn Strand ,CJS Cyber Hype ’ Sara and Nicky have grabbed the corona bull by the horns and jumped into tech like never before.  Without this so many of us small business folk would have been cast adrift’

Mi Elfverson of Eyestorm and the Vlog Academy ‘Sara and Nicky are making a massive difference to so many small business oweners’

Nikki Scott   UK Hypopressives 'MNC continues to be a fantastic support in these difficult times. This support has helped me galvanise my new online courses, classes,and taster sessions and they continue to be my glue. Without the MNC community my business survival would have been a different story' 

Enjoy reading through our campaign.

We know we are lucky enough to have tonnes of super loyal MNC fans and we need your help now more than ever.  

#nomemberleftbehind #MNCSOS

Nicky and Sara 

 

         

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

10 of 120 claimed

MNC 100!

Be a part of the MNC networking record! A fiver from every reward will be donated to a domestic abuse Charity: Safe in Sussex. Attend the UK'S biggest virtual MNC networking meet up on Zoom. All the usual thrills and spills of an MNC networking meeting but with ONE HUNDRED people! And a feelgood factor thrown in! Date: Mon June 22 10.00am-11.30am

£10 or more

9 of 20 claimed

£10 Shout Out on MNC Socials!

Fancy a shout out & business tag across our 9500+ facebook channel and our eternal gratitude? Twitter and the main Mumpreneurs Facebook page as a thank you for your tenner! And the knowledge that you'll help the community get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way.

£24 or more

5 of 30 claimed

14 day Social Media Content Challenge

Ever stuck for what to post and where to post it? Know you ought to but not sure what's best? Then let ByJove Media Founder Michelle Betts walk you through, day by day in this 14 day challenge. She'll give you a task everyday, and keep you accountable in the challenge private Facebook group. In the group you'll get Michelle's expertise to help and advise. You’ll finish with a plan in place for posting on social media. Starts: Mon 22 June 9am

£50 or more

9 of 30 claimed

MNC UK Early Bird

A chance to be a founder member in our new virtual MNC UK membership. This is your chance to reach out and network with businesses across the UK, an opportunity to reach new customers and market your business into new areas. MNC UK is headed up by Nicky and Sara: It includes 2 networking meetings per month. Dedicated Facebook group and be ready for weekly Q and A 's, goal setting and accountability. We look forward to working with you.

£50 or more

0 of 28 claimed

MNC 28 day challenge .

Be one of 28 people on the 28 day 'get sh*t done challenge! Do you have a project or goal you want to action or conquer? Then this is for you! Daily group check in on progress. Weekly group video call for accountability and brainstorming. This reward will ensure you take action and get the very best support along the way. This is led by Kate Henwood from the Friendly Business Buddy. Starts: Mon 15 June 9am

£100 or more

1 of 15 claimed

The MNC Interview!

Got something to say? Want to be positioned as an expert in your field? You'll be in experienced interview hands with Sara. It'll be recorded & and shown across our sizable social media channels! You'll agree questions to show off your area of expertise and you'll get a copy for your website and social media too. An opportunity to tell the world all about your business and big up your expert profile!

£100 or more

0 of 10 claimed

MNC Twitter Hour Sponsor

Want to be in the expert's chair for our popular Twitter Hour #MNChour? with over 15,000 followers we go live every Wednesday between 8-9 pm. We tweet you over the week leading up to Twitter Hour, you choose the topic for the hour, we work on the questions that you want to ask, then you tweet like crazy! We will be with you as you demonstrate your brilliant knowledge to all our followers and across the Twittersphere

£250 or more

0 of 10 claimed

MNC Brainstorming Session - Pop Up Office!

Join Nicky & Sara in the MNC VW Campervan for your brainstorming strategy session! Remember, these ladies wing-walked at 134mph, abseiled 180 ft off a castle, were invited to Buckingham Palace & No.11 Downing Street! They also ran a business bootcamp tour on a Vintage Routemaster Bus and got James Bond to a meeting! Get ready to have the most fun you can have while working & be prepared for an injection of serious creativity in your business.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

A big Bundle! A Corporate Cornucopia!

Your business may be bigger and you can see the value in getting maximum sponsorship opportunities with MNC. You'll get all the rewards listed to really rocket your visibility to our community as well as web banners, featured on social media, a masterclass opportunity, and a sponsor page on our website. It's not one size fits all - talk us about what works for your business.

Let's make 'MNC SOS! We are on a mission!' happen

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