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Back in 2002, Antonia Chitty was stuck in a job that just wasn’t working for her. She says, “I felt like I was trying to do a full weeks work in part time hours, and spending all my money on childcare. Other people were looking after my daughter, and I was missing out on her growing up.”
Antonia has a session with a life coach which set on the path to run her own business. She says, “I set up my own PR agency which focused on helping mums in business to do their own PR. That led to my first books, A Guide to Promoting Your Business and Family Friendly Working. I’m now working on my 9th book, and take home money from my own business every month, enough money to pay the bills and more. I get to choose when I work, and more often than not work from home. And I love what I do. I have total control over my work.”
Antonia was awarded the 'Inspirational Business Mum of the Year' Award at the Mumpreneur Conference in Birmingham in Autumn 2009. "It is great to be recognized for the work I do to help women start and develop their own businesses. Running my own enterprise has made an enormous difference to my life and I'm passionate about inspiring others to succeed. I'm very proud to be the 'Inspirational Business Mum of the Year'"
Antonia is now sharing her business expertise with any mum who wants to set up a business through The Mumpreneur Guide. She says, “Being your own boss comes with responsibilities. No-one else is going to do your work for you and sometimes it is a juggle to fit it all in: don’t sign up to become a Mumpreneur if you are afraid to work hard. But that’s where I can help you. You see, not only have I done it myself, I’ve worked with hundreds of women in business, and interviewed hundreds more for my books. I have access to advice from real business experts to share with you too.”
And Antonia is going to be sharing her business expertise each month on Mum and Working with a series of articles helping you go from the first inklings of an idea for a business to a successful enterprise.
Find Antonia's articles here.
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12th May Get great Mumpreneur Tips, Harrow when Antonia Chitty speaks to Excelsya.
28th May Q and A with Mums the Boss Leicestershire
27thJune Brighton Baby Expo Brighton Racecourse & Conference Centre 10am-4.30pm
11th September London TBA
5th October The Business Mums Conference Brighton
9th October The Business and Baby Show
2nd November London TBA
4th November Mum and Working Awards with Sarah Beeny