016: Lucy Chaplin – learning from mistakes and building a successful Mums Enterprise Roadshow

In this episode I’m joined by fellow Parentpreneur, Lucy Chaplin.

Lucy is a co-founder of the Mums Enterprise Roadshow which hosts events in the UK to help Mums explore alternatives to returning to their 9-5 jobs, including building startup businesses, becoming franchisees, freelancing, and working remotely.

With her background in graphic design, Lucy initially started in the business as Creative Director, but after her amazing contributions early on, quickly became an official business partner, alongside her co-founder, Lindsey.

Lucy and Lindsey will be hosting 3 Mums Enterprise Roadshow events in the next 6 months… London on 25th September 2017, Birmingham on the 31st October 2017, and Brighton on 22nd February 2018.

In this interview we explore Lucy’s experiences of moving from freelancing to running a startup business, what she’s learned about combining being a parent alongside being an entrepreneur from her own events, and how she’s been able to grow Mums Enterprise Roadshow so quickly.

Links to resources mentioned in this episode:

  1. Xero
  2. Mums Enterprise Roadshow Exhibitor list
  3. Book: The Business Book (DK)
  4. Tickets to Mums Enterprise Roadshow Events
  5. Mums Enterprise Roadshow on Twitter
  6. Mums Enterprise Roadshow on Facebook
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About The Author

Alexis Kingsbury

Alexis is founder of the Parentpreneur Accelerator and Making Greatness Ltd. He is a serial entrepreneur, with experience creating start-ups in a variety of areas, particularly in SaaS and EdTech. He is also a lucky husband and proud dad, and now helps other 'parentpreneurs' like him to achieve their dreams of having successful businesses, making a difference in the world, and spending time with the people they love.

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