I have wanted to start my own business for a very long time. But between being a single mom, working my 9-5 job, and blogging, I haven’t had the opportunity to really sit down and think about what I want to do and start building a business plan.
One of my goals in 2015 is to start working on the concept, considering what I’m good at and what I would love doing as a career. I have been taking advantage of some small business classes, and I plan to utilize some small business resources to prepare me for when that light bulb finally comes on and I realize what I want to do.
In the meanwhile, I have come across a great new opportunity to raise capital to help my business grow and provide me with some amazing small business resources, and it’s really building momentum. I truly believe that it will be one of the reasons that I’m able to bring my small business to life.
MUMZY™ is a crowdfunding platform, but specifically for moms. You can submit ideas or projects and raise capital to launch and grow your business. MUMZY™ also provides small business development resources to the community so that moms can be one step closer to entrepreneurship.
How Did MUMZY™ Come To Be
One of the reasons that I really enjoy MUMZY™ is the fact that it was created by another mom! MUMZY™ was founded by Catherine Merritt, a mom of two boys and never-ending idea-comer-upper.When she had her oldest son, Teddy, she had her first mom-inspired invention (and it was a great one!). But with a lack of resources and funding options, her idea never took off. It did, however, pave the path for MUMZY™ and here we are today! In creating MUMZY™, Catherine believes she is solving one of the biggest problems for moms. By creating a rich, engaged, resourceful site and community to help all moms turn their brilliant ideas into realities, she is confident MUMZY™ will prove what she already knows: moms with great ideas and the support of other moms is not something to take lightly.
How Does MUMZY™ Stand Out
MUMZY™ is the first and only viable crowdfunding platform for moms. In addition to helping moms raise capital for their projects, it also provides project-specific resources to ensure once an idea has reached its funding goals, next steps are discussed and provided to keep the project momentum going. MUMZY is a robust community where moms can pledge donations and offer suggestions and ideas to other projects.
MUMZY™ fills an underserved category segment populated by some of the most innovative and inventive budding entrepreneurs: MOMS! I have seen some of the most creative and innovative things since I have been exposed to the world of blogging, so I know this is so true.
Does motherhood really open the the door to inspiration and ideas? Are sleep-deprived moms really able to spend extra time coming up with new innovations? The answer is, unequivocally, yes. Our lives with babies, toddlers, children, are a world full of never-ending pains that we’re constantly looking to solve.
Some recent statistics:
- The US Census estimates that there are 82.5 million mothers of all ages in the US, from Baby Boomer “soccer moms” to the Gen X and Echo Boom “iMom.”
- The Moms market is continually self-renewing; approximately 4 million babies are born each year, 40% are to first-time mothers.
- The population of US moms with children under age 18 in the household was 35.7 million in 2012.
Source: eMarketer, 2013
So what are you waiting for? If you’re starting your business or at the early phases like me, you’ll enjoy what MUMZY™ has to offer you!
Be one of the first people to join the MUMZY™ community by posting a project or helping to fund one that you truly believe in. One of the first 100 people to post a project will have the opportunity to win $1,000 towards their project’s funding goal. And you might even receive surprise-and-delight recognition and prizes!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.