I went back to work last September, when little T. was about 6 months old. Slowly, I started to go out again, getting used to talking with adults about other things than sleep, meals, toys and nappies.
And after our Christmas break, I was ready. Ready to go to networking events. Ready to talk business with like-minded people. Ready to make the extra effort needed to grow our business.
But here is the thing: 1. time is now very precious to me and 2. networking has never been my favourite thing in the world, as I already mentioned before.
So if I was going to go to networking events, it should be ones that really interested me and that I could enjoy. And because the ‘mumpreneur’ trend is getting more and more popular, I looked for a meetup group of mumpreneurs in Bristol.
Funnily enough, I couldn’t find any active group in the area, so I set up my own: Bristol Business Mums].
The group is sponsored by CookiesHQ and Nimble Design. We had our first meetup this morning, and, with 15 attendees, I think we can say it’s a success. Interesting conversations, good feedback and great people! I am now more than convinced that there’s potential to build an active network of business mums in Bristol.
So if you know of anyone who could be interested, let them know!