First of all…if you are reading this you have found our sparkly new website!! Woohooo!
So what better way to start our blog than right back at the beginning? Here goes….
After ending my 10-year relationship I was at an all time low…I was left with no money, relying on foodbanks, anxiety, 2 kids and my outlook was bleak. I knew that I wanted to support my family financially but felt that I was stuck between a rock and a hard place. The more shit I got thrown the more depressed I became. Towards the end of my relationship I had been studying photography at night school (for 3 years ) This was when I had my lightbulb moment. I wanted to be financially independent, present as a parent and doing a job that made me feel happy…it was hard to find anything that ticked all 3 boxes and so I decided if a position didn’t exist, I would create one for myself and so Love Photography 13 Weddings was born!
Now realistically…I didn’t give this much thought…I knew I loved photography, I knew there was a market for my work but that was about all I did know. I tried to network but the meetings never fit in with the boys, I stayed up til 2 and 3am to watch webinars that taught me how to build a website and how to attract my clients. It was insane, and I had no idea how little I knew about running a business!
Its at this point Im going to introduce my gorgeous sister and co-founder Leona. Being a wife, Mum to 5 and having ran multiple businesses herself, she started to give me tips and advice on how to set myself realistic goals and how to manage my time. Even with all of her advice it was still a really lonely place to be as a work at home mum. We talked daily about the lack of support out there for women and especially mums in business. We wished that there was a place where we could go to talk openly about our worries, to learn about starting a business and to connect with other women. And so we decided that we would create a place…Mums in Business Association. Initially it started as a FB group in June 2017 which we thought would just be a place for mums in business to congregate and put the world to rights…how wrong could we have been.
In the space of a month we had thousands of women joining our group, hundreds a day. They loved our live videos and real talk about being mums in business…and that my friends is where it all started. Since then we have created trainings that have helped thousands of women to grow their business, empowered women all over the World to step in to their own and chase their dreams, we have helped over 50 women become best-selling authors and we now have a team of over 70 MIBA members on the payroll!! How’s that for women supporting women??
Our child friendly networking events are going from strength to strength and we are loving seeing so many amazing women connecting and growing their business all over the world.
So what’s next I hear you cry….Well…we have the launch of Mumpreneur of Fire 3 in October along with attending the Womens First Awards where we have been nominated as finalist for an award.
November will see us supporting Cherish Reardon at the Gok Wan fashion show, in which her designs are being featured. We have also been invited to be guest speakers at Frazer Brookes Social Summit on 24/25th November as well as holding the official Waterstones launch for Mumpreneur on Fire 3!
We have the final edition of Mumpreneur on Fire 4 launching in December along with our BRAND NEW MIBA PLANNER!
2019 is looking super exciting…we are looking forward to our 2nd Annual MIBA Retreat in May aswell as holding our 1st ever MIBA Awards in March!
Ladies…watch this space…things are about to get very exciting!