When I first became pregnant in my late thirties, after I had started my own small business, I couldn’t find any books, magazines, or stories about women business owners and how they made it through their pregnancies. Two years later, it was the same. So I wrote the book on it.
My background includes management experience at a multinational communications company, experience working with small businesses, and an MBA from Temple University. But my favorite job has been as the owner of my own business, HeartWork Organizing, since 2005. I live just outside of Philadelphia, PA with my lovely family. That's me in the picture, five months prego with baby number 2. (Fashion tip: busy prints hide the bump.)
My pregancies were both healthy and fun. I was the annoying woman who absolutely loved being pregnant, even the icky parts. I enjoyed the special attention from strangers and the new excuses to shop. I did not, however, like the maternity clothing.
More and more women starting businesses today, but many women put their dreams on hold or minimize their efforts when they have kids. I hope that women entrepreneurs will be more confident and profitable, whether their businesses are multi-national or teeny-tiny, because of the tools and advice in The Pregnant Entrepreneur.
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The Pregnant Entrepreneur
By Darla DeMorrow
Published: May 31, 2011.
How to handle pregnancy’s physical, emotional, and financial baby bumps while running your own business.
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