Social Media specialist Samantha Poole has received the Multimixer award from nationwide organisation Single Mums in Enterprise Community (SMBN) for her suite of companies and merchandise that began from a Fb group known as Mum to Mum Milton Keynes, which she created again in 2010.
Samantha stated she arrange her personal enterprise, Mums in UK Ltd, three years in the past as a single dad or mum and is a serial entrepreneur, creating MumsRate, MumsRates, Mum to Mum Magazine, SJPoole Networking, Social Media Consultancy and The Love Native Hub.
She stated: “I’m delighted to win this award, as establishing a enterprise was my solely possibility following my divorce, and to be recognised nationally is big for my rising model.
“Being a single dad or mum is difficult work for anybody, nevertheless, there are explicit challenges if you end up additionally constructing your individual enterprise: there may be fixed stress as you can’t depend on a daily revenue initially.”
Sam stated among the largest challenges on her work trip to this point embrace ‘mentioning youngsters alone and counting on a single family revenue’ and in addition her two boys being recognized with Autism Spectrum Dysfunction, which has been a ‘tough time’ lately.
Whe the now 44-year-old began Mum to Mum again in 2010, she stated she ‘by no means thought’ that it might grow to be a well- identified model which is now set to franchise in 2021.
She stated: “I began the enterprise listing to allow me to work extra flexibly when my youngsters had been six and ten after I made a decision to finish my marriage. Now I’m supporting myself, my youngsters, and different dad and mom to do the identical.
“My rising staff is especially native mums, and my freelance designer, VA, PA, Copywriter and admin assistant are additionally dad and mom with younger youngsters.”
Julie Hawkins, founding father of SMBN, stated: “Many ladies are compelled to make tough ‘selections’ round their careers and caring for youngsters – and as a society that should change.
“These are sometimes selections males do not need to contemplate, and it’s probably not a ‘alternative’ in any respect when work and childcare finish on the identical time. I created the SMBN to assist these ladies who’re making an attempt to construct their very own companies as a result of they need to proceed working however are locked out of the office according to their wage and skillset.
“Advantages wouldn’t be wanted if presenteeism, for the sake of an hour overlap between work and childcare was tackled. The community is aimed toward supporting these ladies and tackling the stigma they usually face attributable to misconceptions, while elevating consciousness of the businesses that prey on them to work at no cost.”