<< So, what exactly is going on here?? >>


Hello, are you looking for tea, chocolate and worksheets? Good, then you've come to the right place.

The Badass BusinessMum - powered by Tea, Chocolate (or doughnuts!) and worksheets!

The Badass BusinessMum - powered by Tea, Chocolate (or doughnuts!) and worksheets!

Confessions first though... the tea and cake - they're just virtual (sorry about that!) The worksheets? I've got them by the bucketload so no worries there. 

If you are impatient to Get Started don't let me stop you!! (If you want to know a little bit more about what you're letting yourself in for, feel free to keep reading - I'll link to the small biz information epicness at the end too!)

 

 

 


For FREE in depth actionable advice (with homework sheets!!) take a look at:

  • FREE Resources where you will find workbooks and guides, creative business book reviews and information resources for new bloggers and creative business owners.

  • The Blog! The blog is updated twice a week with essential creative business advice covering Streamlining your Social Media, Blogging as a business, Marketing (including email and SEO), Creating irresistible Content, Starting your business, Tech made simple and Planning for Productivity. You get in-depth, no fluff help in every post along with a homework assignment and worksheets to make sure you actually get that shit done!

  • The Badass BusinessMum's Club, a FREE club for you Mums that have just started or want to start your own badass business (Join today and maximise your productivity with your free, exclusive Productivity Workbook)

For extensive, focused learning on creative business essentials take a look at:

Products! Where you will find information on the current e-courses and creative business workbooks to guide you through planning, creating and growing your own badass business. 

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Soooo a bit more about The Badass BusinessMum.....


<< Welcome to you, Badass BusinessMum >>


This is the place for stay at home Mums that are in the early stages of their business or want to start one. It's for you if:

  • You have an amazing idea for a business but need a kick up the butt to get going!

  • You're brain is going to explode from all the stuff you've read online and you just want some straight talking, no jargon, easy to understand, in depth advice!

  • You're fed up of reading business advice for those that don't have to juggle work and looking after a family full time. Wouldn't it be nice to have the time to work a 40+ hour week!

  • You want to build a blog or website but are soooo not techy, even the thought of HTML sends you screaming for the vodka (or tea with 5 sugars because getting drunk is a thing of the past!)

  • You just need a bit more Badass in your (Business) life!

<< Sounds awesome, but I'm not really that badass >>

What is a Badass BusinessMum? "A Mum that chooses to make both raising children and running a business as hard as possible by doing both at the same time! She shows formidable determination, regardless of obstacles, to build a business as strong and unique as she is!

Ah but you are, my awesome BusinessMum. Let me tell you a story. (Who doesn't like a good story!) When I was first deciding on the name for this website, I knew I wanted something that conveyed the importance of shaking off doubts and being Mums and Business owners that are empowered (<< love that word!) by the knowledge they find here, not left feeling overwhelmed or disheartened. I want to fill Business Mums, and soon-to-be (not wannabe, because you can do it!) Business Mums with confidence. And excitement. And 'Ye-ha Get up and Go!'

I found many definitions of the word 'badass'. Ranging from 'a tough, uncompromising or intimidating person', 'a tough or aggressive person', 'a formidably impressive person' to 'ultra-cool motherfucker'. But the one I liked best, which came from this Psychology Today article, described a Badass as being 'Someone who doesn't take the path of least resistance'. Therefore everyone insane enough to make being a Mum and being a Business Owner as hard as possible by combing the two is absolutely definitely Badass!! 

(<< You can pin that definition you know!)


<< My Story >>


Hi, my name's Laura by the way! I am the work at home Mum that is business owner and blogger her at The Badass BusinessMum. I have twin toddlers (a boy and a girl) that were born in 2013.

<< Why I started The Badass BusinessMum >>

Let me tell you a story.... you know when you were at school and you changed your mind every two weeks about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Well, I didn't. Because, apart from a small period when I wanted to be a volcanologist, the only thing I knew I wanted to do was be self-employed. I didn't know what business I wanted - just that I didn't want to spend forever working my ass off to make somebody else rich.

And, so, because I can draw, I became an artist doing pencil commissions and selling prints and cards. I did that for 12 years alongside working a 9-5 job. Apart from the time I tried my hand at jewellery making (and got a book published!) and making wedding invitations. And the time I thought I'd start selling handmade herbal soaps and cosmetics using plants I'd grown myself, and the time I thought about buying a smallholding and rearing alpacas and selling their wool, and opening the smallholding to the public and running courses and have a tea room and.....

The passion wasn't only for what I was selling, it was more about the running of the business - the coming up with new ideas, the planning, the learning new things, the wonderful and endless possibilities! If only I could build my own business from researching and learning and knowledge about small business itself.....

A turning point happened in July 2014 (when I left my 9-5 after my maternity leave ended). I discovered Pinterest! And learned about making money blogging! I've blogged for my art business for over 10 years (back when Facebook was still in it's infancy and not a 'thing' for small businesses!) but making money through actual blogging - that was an exciting discovery!

And that is how I got here! A whole year of intense study, reading, research, analysing what I already knew and writing, writing, writing and The Badass BusinessMum was launched in September 2015.

<< 6 Random facts about me (just for fun!) >>

When I'm not clowning around with these two I'm being very serious (yeah right!) helping you wonderful Business Mums set up sustainable blogs and small businesses. I'm so excited you're here!

When I'm not clowning around with these two I'm being very serious (yeah right!) helping you wonderful Business Mums set up sustainable blogs and small businesses. I'm so excited you're here!

  • My favourite thing to do with my twins is to watch them make each other laugh

  • I am a night owl and rarely go to bed before 1.30am

  • I have only just (as in the year 2015!!) got a kindle!

  • One day I will have a tattoo on my hand of a butterfly and the words 'let your dreams take flight'

  • My favourite things are chocolate, pretty stationary and Pinterest (oh and my family. Obviously!)

  • When I'm not watching CBeebies I love to watch US crime drama. My favourites are NCIS and CSI

So now you've got to know me a bit, here's those links again for the creative business epicness!

 


For FREE in depth actionable advice (with homework sheets!!) take a look at:

FREE Resources (workbooks and guides, creative business book reviews and information resources and links)

The Blog! (Twice a week essential, in-depth, no fluff creative business help in every post along with a homework assignment and worksheets to make sure you actually get that shit done!)

The Badass BusinessMum's Club, a FREE club for you Mums that have just started or want to start your own badass business (Join today and maximise your productivity with your free, exclusive Productivity Workbook)

For extensive, focused learning on creative business essentials take a look at:

The Products Page! (Information on the current e-courses and creative business essentials workbooks)