The end of the summer holidays has come – sadly for all of us as the days get shorter and cooler, but also a relief for all working mums who were counting the days until the children go back to school. This is also the time when lots of you are gearing up for what are often very busy months from September till the end of the year.
At Mums Like You we have been very busy launching new areas of the website with opportunities for mums in business to network, showcase their companies and learn from each other.
Last month we started our Business Clinic on the Forum where experienced entrepreneurs answer your questions about starting and running a successful business. Check it out on: Business Clinic
If you would like to contribute articles to this area or be a host of our Business Clinic please drop me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org, it’s an excellent way to get visibility on Mums Like You and is FREE.
Another piece of news we are very excited about is the Business Mums Conference Awards, organised by one of our long-term members and PR expert Antonia Chitty. Entering the awards will help you gain a lot of media coverage, network with other business mums and get recognized for your efforts. Send in your entries by 17th September.
We are really excited to see that a lot of you have subscribed and listed on our Marketplace – the online business directory seen by over 10,000 influential mums every month. It costs £19.99 a month and here is how you can make your listings work even better:
- Update your listing with pictures of your products and a weblink so that customers can get straight to your website if they see something they like
- As your subscription is unlimited, post new listings for products, sales or discount offers– that way your listing will appear at the front page of the Marketplace
- Get your customers to vote for you and leave comments – it’s a great way to create credibility and bring even more new clients
Last but not least, I wanted to let you know of our special offer on advertising at Mums Like You. For the next 30 days we are offering a free banner advert (worth £120) to every customer that gets our Business Annual Subscription (£75/year).
For £ 200 a year you’ll benefit from:
* substantial savings of our monthly subscription fees
* unlimited listings on the Marketplace and Events areas, including images and a link to your webpage
* ability to post your Business blog
* customer voting and comments enabling you to build a credible presence on Mums Like You
* showcasing your product/service to 6,000+ likeminded mums, mum bloggers and entrepreneurs
* the high search engine ranking Mums Like You enjoys
* automatic indexing by search engines
* regular Marketplace and Events drives through our e-newsletter
To get the Business Annual Subscription, you have to Sign in first and go to: http://www.mumslikeyou.com/user_listing_new.php
Look forward to see you soon on Mums Like You
Mum in Charge