A lot of us mums spend the first few years after our little one’s are born at home raising them. Of course, we could go back to work. But as our children are only small for a short time, a lot of us choose to stay at home, to be with them.
If you’re a mum who chose not to return to work after your maternity leave ended, then you may not be at a point where you’re looking for a new career. Perhaps the idea of returning to a full-time job no longer appeals to you? Or maybe because of school drop offs and pick ups it’s just not a possibility?
The good news is that just because you can’t return to working full-time, doesn’t mean you can’t have a career. How about becoming a mumpreneur – aka a business owner who is also a mummy? There are so many small businesses that you can start, that no matter what your skills, there’s sure to be something perfect.
Run a media-based business
I’ve used the term ‘media-based business’ here because this section is going to cover a range of media business ideas. The great thing about working in the media sector is that thanks to technology, it’s possible to do all your work from home.
There are lots of areas of this field to explore, from content creation to social media and PR. The great news is that even if you don’t have a degree, you can still get into this field. You may need to take some short courses, but that’s about it. An excellent way to get experience in this area is by launching a blog, which is also another small business opportunity.
Launch a mobile beauty business
Another great business option is launching a mobile beauty business. Whether you’re a skilled hairstylist or someone with a passion for nail art, this could be the ideal career move for you. A mobile beauty business is ideal for us mums as it’s easy to fit around our family commitments.
Again, there are lots of areas that you could opt to go into, from hair to skin care. Depending on what experience you already have, you may need to undertake some beauty courses. However, if you’re already skilled in the services that you want to offer, you won’t need to.
Start a food-related company
Are you a passionate cook? If you’re a total foodie who loves to bake and cook, then launching a food-based business could be perfect for you. Whether you’re a skilled cake maker or someone who loves rustling up a range of dishes, there are plenty of options for you.
Of course, the place that you’ll be cooking in will need to be checked for cleanliness. You may also need to undertake a food hygiene course, but apart from that, that’s all you’ll need to do. You could choose to undertake some professional cooking courses if you want to, but you don’t have to. It all depends on what you want to cook and what skills you already have.
Hopefully, one of these ideas appeals to you and can act as the basis for your small business.