When Mums Mean Business

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01Erica Douglas2012041220121105

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Erica Douglas speaks with Gillian Marles about establishing her successful online business from home after the birth of her daughter and the reality of striking a work-life balance.

Erica and business partner, Antonia Chitty have been running the internet based, 'Ace Inspire' business since 2009. Over the last few years, the company has been building a loyal audience of predominantly women in business where they provide blogging and mentoring services.

Their aim is to provide flexible and affordable training to mums who want to become mumpreneurs and business women who want to use the internet more effectively to market their business.

talks about setting up a business from home after the birth of her daughter.

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talks about setting up a business from home after the birth of her daughter.

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Erica Douglas speaks with Gillian Marles about establishing her successful online business from home after the birth of her daughter and the reality of striking a work-life balance.

Erica and business partner, Antonia Chitty have been running the internet based, 'Ace Inspire' business since 2009. Over the last few years, the company has been building a loyal audience of predominantly women in business where they provide blogging and mentoring services.

Their aim is to provide flexible and affordable training to mums who want to become mumpreneurs and business women who want to use the internet more effectively to market their business.

Erica Douglas talks about setting up a business from home after the birth of her daughter.

02Susan Brownlie2012041920121104

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Gillian Marles speaks with Susan Brownlie, who is mum of two and is also founder of Intelligent Data Services about how she balances the demands of a multi-million pound business with the needs of her family.

Susan also explains that she started her company from nothing but constantly reminds herself about the 6 years of hard work it's taken, to turn it into the multi-million pound company that it is today.

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talks about balancing a multi-million pound business with running a family.

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Gillian Marles speaks with Susan Brownlie, who is mum of two and is also founder of Intelligent Data Services about how she balances the demands of a multi-million pound business with the needs of her family.

Susan also explains that she started her company from nothing but constantly reminds herself about the 6 years of hard work it's taken, to turn it into the multi-million pound company that it is today.

Susan Brownlie talks about balancing a multi-million pound business with running a family.

03Mt O'donnell2012042620121104

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Gillian Marles speaks with M.T O'Donnell about her decision to give up a teaching career to set up her own online business after the birth of her daughter.

M.T goes on to explain how she has built her online business around the needs of her two children and that she feels that she has now become a better mum.

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talks about starting up an online business after the birth of her daughter.

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Gillian Marles speaks with M.T O'Donnell about her decision to give up a teaching career to set up her own online business after the birth of her daughter.

M.T goes on to explain how she has built her online business around the needs of her two children and that she feels that she has now become a better mum.

MT O'Donnell talks about starting up an online business after the birth of her daughter.

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Fiona King talks about how her thriving nappy business started out on her kitchen table.

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Gillian Marles speaks to mum of four, Fiona King about how she started her recyclable cloth nappy business on her kitchen table and how it now occupies a large factory in the east end of Glasgow.

Fiona goes on to explain that the idea for Tots Bots came after the birth of her second child as she became very aware of the environmental impact of using disposable nappies.

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Fiona King talks about how her thriving nappy business started out on her kitchen table.

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Gillian Marles speaks to mum of four, Fiona King about how she started her recyclable cloth nappy business on her kitchen table and how it now occupies a large factory in the east end of Glasgow.

Fiona goes on to explain that the idea for Tots Bots came after the birth of her second child as she became very aware of the environmental impact of using disposable nappies.

05Annabel Latto2012051720120520

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'Mumpreneurs' speak with Gillian Marles about the reality of juggling babies with business and how they prioritise between the needs of a family with the demands of a business.

Often, it can be more rewarding for a mother to set up her own business rather than return to work after the birth of a child - and in this series of 'When Mum's Mean Business', we find out how the flexibility of running their own businesses ensures they can have the best of both worlds.

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Gillian Marles speaks with Annabel Latto about being a single mum and running her own company and how she manages to balance her time between the family and her business. Annabel goes on to explain how she set up her company 'Working For Parents' which is a social enterprise company that focuses on getting single parents and carers back into flexible employment.

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06 LASTLisa Dunn20120524

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Gillian Marles talks to mum of three, Lisa Dunn, on setting up an online business from her rural home in Wigtown, where she provides Virtual Assistant support to businesses over the internet through her company Hexagon VA.