All Aboard For A Bus Blogathon Challenge

Bloggers are being invited to take part in a unique Blogathon challenge this May in Brighton on a double decker bus! The Mumpreneur’s Networking Club will be bringing the Natwest business bus to the city centre this May asking bloggers to compete in a challenge to raise awareness of the benefits of running your own business. And I’m thrilled to announce I’m running the blogathon with my Claritaco Media hat on, our umbrella company behind BrightonMums.com.

MNC are inviting aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs along to the bus between 10am and 4pm in Ship Street on 25th May to talk to professionals within their network about local support helping to inspire, share practical skills and drive forward their ideas. Join the Facebook event to make sure if goes in your diary and come down to say hello.

1Bloggers will be challenged to get the topic of ‘parentprenership’ buzzing on social media by writing a topical blog post then completing a host of social media challenges within 2 hours. The winner will receive one year’s free membership to The Mumpreneurs Networking plus other goodies from partners and sponsors.

In my experience, parent bloggers have a wealth of experience not only with technology but also juggling work and family life, as many pro-bloggers are self-employed. We want to come together as a collective and hopefully prompt those thinking about taking the plunge into self-employed life to take action.

The Mumpreneurs Networking Club is a business-networking group whose members are entrepreneurial women, men and parents and is celebrating nearly 20,000 visits to its events . Their mission is to connect, inspire and engage mumpreneurs everywhere. The bus tour, supported by Natwest and Start-up Britain, kicks off 16th May in Guildford stopping at Kingston-Upon-Thames on 17th May, Brighton on 25th May terminating in Portsmouth. Visit their Facebook event to save the date and get the latest news on the day’s activities.

The Mumpreneur economy (businesses run by mothers with children under 18) generated 7.2 bn for the economy in 2014. A report from the think tank Development Economics commissioned by Ebay, evaluated the contribution of Mumpreneurs and found that the sector is growing at an unprecedented rate The report states that Mumpreneurs will generate 9.5bn for the UK and support an extra 13,000 employees and taking the total jobs created by Mumpreneurs to 217,600 by 2025, using data generated from the Office for National Statistics. The Mumpreneurs Networking Club have hit the road to spread the word about how turning a passion into a business can bring a whole host of flexible working benefits to family life. MNC Director Sara Guiel says, “women from all professions who have discovered that the corporate world can be an uncomfortable fit with family are turning their passions into businesses. For many this is about a flexible work life balance but for an increasing number this is about establishing a business on their terms that contributes financially not just to the family coffers but to the greater U.K. economy as they grow from sole trader to a viable and credible SME.”

 

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About Claire Jones-Hughes

Founder and co-editor of BrightonMums.com, Claire has been blogging since 2009. She has posted on a variety of sites including The Argus, The Huffington Post and The Guardian's Comment Is Free. Known as The Contented Mummy on social media, she is dedicated to honest, unsponsored blogging so that parents can benefit from shared experience. Can also be found at www.fitfaband40.co.uk - sharing her journey to health & wellness.

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