What does it take to become a successful mompreneur? The answers may very between women, but the basics are all the same. It takes work, but passion and determination help.

The San Francisco Chronicle recently took a look at five different mompreneurs and their reasons for success. Two of these exceptional women are shown below.

Sarah Davis
This mom of four took her love of handbags to the next level by offering gently-used, high-end purses and bags via her online store [Fashionphile]. Leaving her law career behind, Sarah has found success with her creative and in-demand business. She was recently featured in a Real Mom profile in Working Mother magazine, disclosing that, worldwide, her site has sold “$4.5 million in bags last year.” Customers from as far away as Australia enjoy buying brands such as Marc Jacobs, Gucci, and Burberry at deeply discounted prices.

Kimber Christiansen
This mom got her start as a small shop on Etsy [Little Sapling Toys], and has enjoyed enough growth for both her and husband Nick to make and sell the Little Sapling developmental wooden toys full time. By having a home office and workshop onsite, this couple can spend more time with their two children, and their love for the environment shows in their business, as well: The toys, finished with natural products and packaged with recycled supplies, are a hit among health and safety conscious parents. Kimber and Nick tell more about their business and life as work-at-home parents at the Etsy Blog, and Kim made Babble’s Top 50 Etsy Moms list in 2010.

Screenshot from Fashionphile

Originally posted by Angela Shupe on January 5, 2011 in Ideas.

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