031: Erin Thomas Wong – franchisee to serial entrepreneur

In this episode, I talk to fellow parentpreneur, Erin Thomas Wong.

After the birth of her first son in 2008, Erin left her career in television production and became a jewellery franchisee.

After a couple of years enjoying the freedom that self-employment gave her through the franchise, Erin started a series of her own companies. First, Pitter Patter Hub, that provides events and classes for parents with young children in Ealing, in West London.Then she started Ealing Mums in Business with her co-founder Shelley Henderson, providing courses and classes for local businesses.

Erin and her co-founder were awarded a Mumpreneur Top 100 award for Ealing Mums, and were also recognised in parliament for their efforts in supporting local businesses.

Most recently, Erin has launched an online community for Mumpreneurs, as a solo project,  to support them in networking with each other and sharing advice.

In this interview we discuss what it’s like to build businesses whilst also bringing up 2 kids, how Erin started business as a franchisee, how she handles the challenges of running multiple businesses at the same time.

Resources mentioned in the episode

  1. Tool: Buffer for scheduling social media posts
  2. The Cocoon
  3. Book: The Millionaire Messenger – Brendan Burchard
  4. Book: She Means Business – Carrie Green
  5. Making Mumpreneurs
  6. Parentpreneur Accelerator Community
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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