“Mompreneurs” are an international force to be reckoned with. And while the term may be controversial in some circles – we agree there should be a “papapreneur” equivalent! – the power this breed of business guru wields can’t be denied. A whopping 46% of all privately owned businesses in the U.S. (nearly 9 million), for instance, are owned by women, a figure experts say will continue to surge. And many of these women are as familiar with dirty diapers as they are with spreadsheets. This Mother’s Day, we tip our hats to the fabulous moms around the world who are taking the business world by storm (while often helping other women in the process) and holding down the fort at home. We see them every day on 99designs, running contests for new logos, websites and more, and couldn’t be happier to offer them a resource to help turn their dreams into reality. Read on to learn a bit about five inspiring mompreneurs who’ve had branding help from 99designs. Know of any other great mompreneur designs out there? Post links in the comments!
#2: Camera Happy Mom – The founder of Camera Happy Mom captures the joys of motherhood through a photo blog focused on highlighting the smaller things in life we tend to overlook
#3: The Entrepreneurial Working Mom – Life and business coach Karen Steele knows what it’s like to build a business from the ground up while taking care of a family – she created a thrivings six-figure business in just three years. She now devotes her time to inspiring other women to ditch the constraints of working 9-5 and follow their entrepreneurial passions.
#4: Supermummy – Mel McGee founded Supermummy, the UK’s #1 network for work-at-home moms, to bring together moms like her who have grand entrepreneurial ambition, and to give them easy access to business-skills training. She used 99designs for her site’s primary “Supermummy” logo as well as for a “Mumpreneur” logo for use in the workshops and meetings she organizes across the country.
#5: Mama’s Got Mojo – Mama’s Got Mojo is a soon-to-launch health and beauty site with an aim to help mothers “become the fulfilled, powerful and inspired woman you were always meant to be, whilst being the best mother and role model for your children in this fast changing, crazy-ass world.” Count us in!
And a great mompreneur -designer… Of course, it would be remiss not to point out that our design community also includes many awesome women building businesses while juggling families. Shanashay, who designs from her home in New York City, focuses specifically on creating beautiful designs for other working moms. A niche that seems a perfect fit – don’t you agree?
Check out the slideshow on Shanashay’s website for more of her eye-catching design work.