I would like to welcome Sarah Harvey – to the Single Mums Business Network. Sarah has taken on the role of County Coordinator for MERSEYSIDE!
I would like to welcome Anne-Marie Jones, of the Presentation Refinery.. ‘I became a single mum to two amazing boys when my husband tragically took his own life in 2018. To say that life since hasn’t been plain sailing would be an understatement’
I would like to welcome Rebecca Ingram – Wear Your Crown, to the Single Mums Business Network. Not only has Rebecca joined as a member but she has also taken on the role of County Coordinator for WORCESTERSHIRE
I would like to welcome Claudette Webb, the owner of The Design Webb, an Interiors and Soft Furnishings business based in SE London to the SMBN.
Meet our County Coordinators! Business Networking for Single Mums
Thanks to our speakers…
Our first conference was fantastic – thanks to the venue, our delegates and speakers…
I would like to give a warm welcome to Lucy Tarrant, Founding Partner and Managing Director of Cognitive Law, Cognitive Law was founded in September 2014, after a very brave decision to create a law firm where everyone could manage their own time in a way that suited their lives.
SMBN now supports GINGERBREAD via WORK for GOOD!
It is no secret that I am a big fan of Gingerbread. They are, as far as I am aware, the only UK charity whose sole existence is to support single parents. When I became a Single Mum in 2012, I had NO idea, what to do or where to go, or what help I could get, if any.
Kirsty really impressed me with her knowledge and ethics when she recently gave a presentation at a Malvern WiRE meeting and I am delighted to welcome her as a friend of the SMBN
Kirsty is a highly qualified and experienced financial adviser. Whether you need savings, investment or pension advice, Kirsty can help.
Do you want to be a friend of the SMBN (Single Mums Business Network)? Read more…
Single Mums Business Network aka SMBN – AE = Affordable Exposure – When you are a self-employed Single Mum in the UK finding a PR budget can be really hard, and so the SMBN is here to provide that crucial affordable platform, where you can gain exposure and connect with like minded hard-working women who are doing all that they can to achieve financial independence and enjoy family life.
On the back of support from wonderful business people who are not single parents, wanting to join the network and attend the conference I have created ‘Friends of the SMBN’. And I would like to give a warm welcome to Alison Holmes of PERITIA, who will now benefit from exposure to her business with every view of the Single Mums Business Network.
On the back of support from wonderful business people who are not single parents, wanting to join the network and attend the conference I have created ‘Friends of the SMBN’. And I would like to give a warm welcome to Marie Hall of Empowerment House, who will now benefit from exposure to her business with every view of the Single Mums Business Network.
On the back of support from wonderful business people who are not single parents, wanting to join the network and attend the conference I have created ‘Friends of the SMBN’. And I would like to give a warm welcome to Lisa Fisher, who will now benefit from exposure to her business with every view of … Read More
The SMBN has opened its doors to friends of the SMBN, we APPRECIATE your support and so we want to give YOU the opportunity for some low cost PR too! Come join us. We have an important undercurrent and together we are stronger x
Julie Hawkins is a FINALIST in the Leadership Category of The Positive Awards Courtsesy of Amanda Moss PR
Single Mums Business Network UK – For self-employed women who are also single parents
The SMBN is here to help women in business with the PR side of things, becasue we 100% get the pressure, and want to be financially independent, despite misconceptions of lifestyle choice.
Lisa Berry is a Single Mum and established woman in business.
Amy is a passionate vocal coach and worship leader specialising in contemporary vocals. Her student-led coaching sessions work on the needs and desires of each student, exploring their voice and developing technique with a goal of finding a powerful voice which is easy to produce and brings joy to use.In 2018 Amy also founded Business … Read More
How about that.. It’s always nice to have a p! The title of this blog really does some up my reason for founding the SMBN, it is with great conviction that I speak to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding us to do my bit to minimise difficulty for others.. For 20 years my … Read More
I am passionate about helping businesses owners create robust and sustainable businesses. As a busy and “happily single” mother of 2 beautiful daughters I am lucky enough to balance the two. I believe businesses don’t know what they don’t know and I help them navigate and engage with all the often FREE support which is available, but is not easily located.
Julia is a member of the Single Mums Business Network
The SMBN (Single Mums in Business Network) is for Women in Business in the UK, who understand the journey of being solely responsible for making ends meet each month. The SMBN is to help these women gain EXPOSURE, to enable then to succeed so that they are not forced to sacrifice the precious parenting years … Read More
Lidia has kindly taken the time to share her very personal story with us – I have to be honest, I couldn’t get through it without crying, and some of it was so familiar that it made me realise that the SMBN is about so much more than business. As women we have dealt with pain, loneliness, financial struggle and desperately wanting so much more for our children that we come together. We come together in our quest to physically be there for them and to give them some financial stability. It is true that when you experience such raw struggle you do not wish that on another woman, and when you have come through it you do all that you can to help those who walk a similar path.
I have no doubt of the calibre of Single Mums in the UK and the SMBN is here to ensure that these ladies get the recognition and exposure they deserve, and the best possible opportunity to succeed in enjoying their families and achieving financial freedom.
Catherine will now enjoy exposure to her business with every visit to the SMBN and associated PR. Please don’t hesitate to join us if you are a Single Mum working hard to pay the bills alone, we are here to help you.
Lidia is a passionate proud single mother, a holistic personal trainer, inspirational blogger, transformational life coach, mindfulness and gratitude advocate and travel enthusiast born and bred in South Africa. Lidia always dreamt of achieving great things in life however, circumstances like bereavement, poverty, abuse and trauma changed her life dramatically and she ended up taking a different journey than the one she wanted or chose.
Single Mums in Business
Supporting the UK Economy
Members can include but is not limited to:
Dog walkers, Cleaners, Ironing Service, Book-keepers, Accountants, Financial Advisors, Solicitors, Paralegals, Creatives, Web Design, Social Media, Virtual Assistants, Caterers, Sewing Services, Photographer, Coaching, Counselling, Beauty therapy, Massage therapy, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Gardening, Painting, Mechanics, PR – the list is really endless – basically whatever your business – join the SMBN, I promise your small investment will have the best possible impact over the next 12 months!
Business Networking for Mums in Business. The Single Mums Business Network welcomes Kylie Rea – Founder of The Mum Boss – Networking in Kent
Since becoming a Single Mum in 2012 I have worked part-time, I have worked full-time, I have worked freelance and I have sustained my own business, I have been threatened with sanctions and set-upon by bailiffs, sent by the very people I spent 20 years to be there for me in my darkest hour, as a result of their calculation errors. I have made mistakes, and I have learned lessons. And I am not going to sit by and watch millions of women (and men) struggle, without doing my little bit to point out where there are some issues that needn’t be there.
Let me start with saying – you are welcome – just one very simple rule – you make it clear if you are looking grow your team, or if you are just selling the products for an extra income, there is a significant difference. You also need to be clear from the offset what MLM company you represent and what products they sell.
Single Mums Business Network are Exhibiting at the Women in Business Expo to help single mums raise their profile and succeed in work/life balance and financial independence