to the AusMumpreneur Network!
A community of Australian mums that believe you can have it all.
A successful business, a happy family and a flexible lifestyle!
Australia’s #1 Community for Mumpreneurs. Mums that are creating freedom, flexibility, family time, success and the money for themselves and their families.
Here you will find a community that supports, elevates and inspires thousands of women to create their own businesses that work around their family life.
You will also find information about our latest events, books, awards and Conferences.
As well as lots of information about how to start your own Mumpreneur Business!
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Support for Mums in business
At the AusMumpreneur Network we host dedicated events, programs and awards for Mums in business designed to support, empower and celebrate the amazing mumpreneurs of Australia.
Each month We hold a business challenges covering all aspects of business. The challenges are especially designed for business mums to be quickly implemented into your business to give you instant results! The challenges cover marketing, social media, sales, time management, finance, money, management, and growth these challenges are free and exclusive to AusMumpreneur Network Members.
The AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Mumpreneur industry, acknowledging success in business, product development & innovation and amazing service in both online and bricks and mortar businesses at a glamorous awards event held at the Crown Casino Melbourne on 14 August 2016.
At the AusMumpreneur Network our mission is to support, encourage, connect, inspire and empower mums to live their dream life! Including monthly online mentoring, education and networking. The AusMumpreneur network is your tribe where you can share challenges and achievements, gain advice, education, support and lasting business and personal relationships! Read More
2016 St.George Banking Group AusMumpreneur Awards Winners
Congratulations to our 2016 AusMumpreneur of the Year winners
Monique Filer & Dannielle Michaels, of b.box!
See all the winners here
The Latest Blog Posts
Our AusMumpreneur Experts
Our AusMumpreneur experts are here to guide you through your business journey with monthly articles and advice.
Karen McDermott - Publishing
Karen is the founder of Serenity Press, a boutique publishing business based in Perth. A publisher with heart although transitioned towards the more traditional publishing module they do adhere to the principles that the business was founded on by offering publishing packages to aspiring authors and businesses.
Tara O'Connell - Digital Business
Tara O’Connell is creator of the globally successful App “The Baby Diaries”. She is an award winning entrepreneur, an author, speaker and CEO at Tara-OConnell.com, where she inspires and empowers thousands of female entrepreneurs around the world to take action and achieve online success every day.
Lisa Fitzpatrick - Women in Business
Lisa revels in supporting women to find their sweet spot where soul purpose and abundance meet. She is the founder of Sacred Women’s Business, which serves conscious women to tap into their feminine wisdom and become the leading lady of their lives and businesses. Lisa loves coaching and training women to heal their businesses so that they can enjoy holistic and life-sustaining success.
Catherine Langman - Productpreneurs
Catherine Langman is a Success Coach to Productpreneurs. Her passion is to help female entrepreneurs with product-based businesses to be more successful and in control, by teaching them how to attract their ideal customers and sell more products online.
Jayne Day - Online Marketing
Jayne Day is an online marketing strategist and business success mentor for female entrepreneurs who are ready to take action to achieve massive results in their business. Jayne is also the founder and managing director of Webonize, an online marketing agency based in Newcastle, NSW and has clients based both in Australia and also internationally.
Sally Hams - Finance
Sally Hams is the founder of SHBS is a progressive bookkeeping and small business management based business embracing change in the financial sector to navigate business goals and needs of our clients. Sally is passionate about supporting women in business through financial services
Simone Outteridge - Women in Business
Simone is a mum to 2 gorgeous boys, a mindset and leadership coach and owner of 2 successful businesses. Simone’s purpose in business is to change the way women think, so that they can change the life they lead. She believes everyone is a leader, title or no title and that leadership is not about creating followers, it’s about creating leaders.
Marisa Garra-Punshon - Money
Marisa Garra-Punshon has a passion for working with small business owners to help them create more cash in their business, increase their profits and grow their business with confidence.
She has been working with small businesses for over 15 years to help them empower them around their finances and, over the past 5 years has focused on implementing cloud based systems to increase cash flow, reduced bad debt and boost profits for hundreds of small businesses both in Australia and overseas.
Peace Mitchell - Mums in Business
Peace is an award winning entrepreneur. Passionate about supporting women to create a life that works around their family, Peace shares her tips, tools and strategies for creating work life bliss and a business that works for you and your family.
Tania Clarke - International Shipping
Tania Clarke is the Director of Ensis Global Freight, a freight forwarding business based in Melbourne, Australia. Tania has been helping small business owners to ship all around the world. Tania set up the business to ensure that she had the flexibility to raise her 2 young daughters. It became apparent early on in the business growth stage that what clients needed was not just a delivery service but also advice and information on how to import and export.
Angela Halkiotis - International Manufacturing
Angela is the Director of Garment Solutions Pty ltd. Angela started her career at London’s world renowned Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design where she studied for her BA Hons in Fashion Design. Angela has spent the last 8 years running Garment & Product Solutions, which manufactures and sources products and garments for clients all over Australia, UK, America and Dub
Monica Meldrum - Food Production
Monica founded Whole Kids; Australia’s largest range of certified organic, additive free and allergen-friendly snacks for kids, after a life-changing trip to Indonesia and after being unable to find unprocessed snacks for kids. Now a running a multi million dollar company and our 2015 AusMumpreneur of the Year, Monica loves to share her tips for thinking big and creating your BHAG.
Take your business further with our monthly business programs
Each month we hold a business challenges covering all aspects of business. The challenges are especially designed for business mums to be quickly implemented into your business to give you instant results! The challenges cover marketing, social media, sales, time management, finance, money, management, and growth these challenges are free and exclusive to AusMumpreneur Network Members.
Peace and Katy founders of AusMumpreneur
Hi we’re Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner and if you haven’t already guessed we’re passionate about supporting women. We believe that to change the world we simply need to begin by helping women. When women are well and happy they can care for their families, when families are well and happy that flows on to their communities and when communities are well and happy that flows on to help whole nations!
Investing in women has the potential to improve the outcomes for education, mental health, physical health and social wellbeing for now and for the future.
This idea was what inspired us to create AusMumpreneur, Australia’s number 1 online community for mums in business, which supports, elevates, celebrates, represents and inspires the thousands of women who have created their own businesses that work around their family life.
We love what we do and we’ve been featured in national and international media including, 7news, The Today Show, Sunrise, Today Tonight, Cosmopolitan, The Herald Sun, The Australian and hundreds of other publications.
Together we’ve written numerous books including ‘How to create your own successful and profitable business from home’ which is sold in bookstores nationally. We’re also the authors of Amazing Mumpreneurs, The 7 secrets to standing out and What I wish I knew before I became a mother.
We’ve traveled all over Australia working with women in business and helping them to develop their business at our conferences and live events.
We’re passionate about being a voice for women and have been active in advocating for more recognition of the work of Australia’s mums in business with State and Federal politicians, to encourage more funding and support for women in business. We’ve been pivotal in changing local government legislation, calling for a national conversation and thanks to our lobbying the Queensland Government recently announced $1 Million in support for home-based business owners.
But most importantly we are mothers. We have 7 children between us and are living proof that you can make business and family work. We understand the challenges women face as mothers starting new businesses and are passionate about ensuring women feel supported to find success through our online community, business school and events.
Brought to you by Peace Mitchell and Katy Garner, founders of the AusMumpreneur Network, How to Create Your Own Successful and Profitable Business from Home is written by small business owners, for small business owners. With tips and advice from Australia’s leading home based business owners on topics including time management, marketing, profitability, customer service and work-life balance, you will gain insider knowledge of how you, too, can create your own successful, profitable home-based business.
Specifically designed for Mums in business, AusMumpreneur Events are a must for women who want to have it all! A mixture of world leading business experts sharing practical teachings and techniques along with real Mumpreneurs that have made it big giving inspiring and motivational stories and advice. Australia’s #1 Events for Mumpreneurs
AusMumpreneur Scholarship Program
The AusMumpreneur Scholarship Program was designed to support mums in business.
This program provides opportunities for women to be able to develop their business skills, connect with fellow business owners and gain advice and inspiration from mentors. A number of scholarships are available each year to enable recipients to attend business conferences and participate in online courses.
Upcoming scholarship details are announced in our newsletter.
Proudly presented by St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and Bank SA, The AusMumpreneur Awards recognise the best and brightest in the Mumpreneur industry, acknowledging success in business, product development & innovation and amazing service in both online and bricks and mortar businesses at a glamorous awards event held in Melbourne.
Previous AusMumpreneur of the Year winners have been featured in national media including Sunrise, The Today Show, Today Tonight, Cosmopolitan Baby Magazine and Jetstar Magazine since winning this award.
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AusMumpreneur National Conference
Specifically designed for Mums in business, The National AusMumpreneur Conference is a must for women who want to have it all! The conference is a mixture of world leading business experts sharing practical teachings and techniques along with real Mumpreneurs that have made it big giving inspiring and motivational stories and advice. Australia’s #1 Event for Mumpreneurs It’s a weekend you don’t want to miss!
AusMumpreneur Conference and Awards – Business Workshops, Networking, World Leading Guest Speakers, Friendship & Fun!
Government advocacy has become an important part of our role as Australia’s peak body for mums in small business, increasingly mumpreneurs are being recognised as the people who are driving Australian small business and leading the way in digital innovation. In the last 12 months the number of women starting a business has doubled. And those women need a voice. When you’re working from home its often isolating and you can feel like no-one else really knows what your challenges are or how hard you’re working behind the scenes to make it all appear effortless. Often even your family and friends don’t realise just how much of your heart and soul goes into getting a business idea successfully off the ground.