Welcome to the Cheltenham MumBoss Club! So many of us Mums in Gloucestershire are busy building our own brands and businesses or are thinking about taking the plunge. By joining the MumBoss club you’ll be given first opportunity to sign up for local events where like minded mums get together to share ideas, frustrations and learn a thing or two about the practicalities of running a business. You’ll also be surprised at how useful the opportunity to make new contacts in the world of business is.
Here’s a video to tell you more about the club and the benefits of membership.
Mum Boss Club from CheltenhamMaman on Vimeo.
How does it work?
Membership is £20 per month with a direct debit agreement signed up to via Go Cardless. Minimum initial membership term is three months and after that one month’s notice is required to terminate membership.
A couple of really common questions that potential MumBosses regularly ask…
- My children are teenagers/or have left home – can I still join? ABSOLUTELY! Leader Kate has two teenage children herself and lots of the mums have children who are in high school. The club is for Mums of children of all ages (step mums welcome too!)
- Do I have to live in Cheltenham? – NO! We have members who live in Warwickshire and Buckinghamshire and as 70% of the group content is on Facebook you do not need to be local. Having said that the virtual relationships you will build in the group will really be boosted if you can connect face to face so the willingness to travel to Cheltenham for the quarterly meet ups means you will get more from your membership. If you are more local to High Wycombe then check out our sister club Wycombe MumBoss Club.
When you’ve done all of this I’ll introduce you to the group, send you the rules and your membership badge and you can let everyone know what it is you do and if you have any particular needs or contacts that would be really helpful.
You can post in the group about anything related to motherhood or business but we don’t post ads.
Let me know if you have any questions! I do hope you’d like to join and look forward to welcoming you!
Your industry is irrelevant – as long as you’re a Mum and run your own business (be it a bakery or a blog) you are welcome.
What does the subscription based MumBoss Club offer?
It’s a community of more than 100 freelance women in business who communicate via a private Facebook group. Included in that number are a panel of professionals who you can tap up for low level advice including an accountant, social media expert, digital marketer, legal professional, website designer and SEO expert, HR and also a few mums who focus on looking after yourself and juggling life as a mum such as life coaching and fitness and nutrition experts.
As well as access to the group you can benefit from coming to a free quarterly social event and half price tickets to monthly events where we learn about something business focused. Children always welcome at daytime events.
We also have regular informal meet ups that are free – you just pay for food or drink – pizza and chat over lunch at child friendly venues or more grown up get togethers with fizz of an evening.
The professions of the women in the group vary massively but there isn’t really anyone running a massive organisation – generally it’s one woman bands and kitchen table start ups and lots of people are open to skill swaps where you exchange knowledge products or services and everyone is super friendly so lots of collaborations often come about as a result of membership. Regretfully we cannot accept applications to join from those in network marketing business.
Essentially you get out of the group what you put in – it’s a community of women who want to help one another as well as ask for help – it’s a great place to test ideas or get motivation when you are feeling a bit down as well as a massive pool of expertise. The one thing we all have in common is that we understand how hard it can be building and balancing a business alongside tearing about after the kids.
Finance/Accountancy, Confidence, Instagram for Business, Social Media Management, Facing your Fears, Building a Brand, Blogging DIY PR, keeping up with the competition, finance refresher, marketing are just some of the topics we’ve covered at MumBoss Club events so far.