Sorry corporate world, but your flexible work weeks, “forgiving” policies on child sick days and extended parental absences aren’t enough. Moms everywhere are turning to the home-based business model for much more than a bit of “purse money.”
This Valentine’s Day marks the official beta launch of North America’s first social network just for busy Mompreneurs. MOMeoCommunity.com is a social network with a twist. Billed as an online resource community to help Mompreneurs succeed at work, life and play, MOMeoCommunity.com features experts from a host of business, lifestyle and parenting disciplines.
All across Canada and the US, hearts are breaking because moms are telling their bosses to “take this job and shove it,” and instead, choosing to stay home to raise their children AND build a business.
“The appeal of working from home is very enticing for moms because it gives them an opportunity to choose how and when they work, leaving them free to be there for their children,” says MOMeoCommunity.com Founder and CEO Carla Young, herself a work-at-home mother who knows full well the challenges and rewards of doing both.
“Home-based business isn’t such a dirty phrase anymore,” says Young, who was pleasantly surprised how many of her big name corporate clients easily made the shift to her parenting schedule to continue working with her after the birth of her daughter. “Most of my clients leave their corporate jobs and go home to their families so they get it.”
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