076: Jo Bevilacqua – supporting mothers in starting their own business

On this week’s episode I am interviewing Jo Bevilacqua. 

Jo is the Owner of “Serenity Loves” & Founder of “The Unique Mumpreneur.”

Serenity Loves is a hair and beauty salon with on site creche and the Unique Mumpreneur an online and in person community for women (Mothers or Not) who want to take the first steps to starting their own business or grow an existing one. It is designed to support mothers who juggle entrepreneurship with the challenges of raising a family and establishing a work/life balance. 

Before she launched the Unique Mumpreneur she had many jobs involving customer service and sales and after years of earning amazing money but with no sight of a long term ‘career’ she felt like something was missing. So she made the decision to retrain and formed a career within childcare,  which was another passion. She then founded Hallmark Carpets & Flooring in 2009, in partnership with her husband, whilst  on maternity leave.

Despite knowing nothing about the industry she still made it a success then whilst pregnant with her second daughter had the idea of a one stop hair and beauty salon with a supervised crèche, which led her to open the doors to Serenity Loves.

In this episode, we will discuss: 

  • Starting a business whilst on maternity leave.
  • Doing what you love everyday.
  • Delegation.

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