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.
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.
Nicky and Sara