FOX 11 parenting contributor: Tips for 'mompreneurs'

Mompreneurs -- you know what they are. Moms who are entrepreneurs.

Nearly 2 million women-owned businesses have annual revenue greater than $1 million, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners.

A new book out in early August titled "Movers, Shakers, Mommies, and Makers" highlights stories from 11 mother entrepreneurs whose side-projects turned into nationally recognized brands.

Fox 11 Parenting Contributor Donna Tetreault has some of the tips and tricks these moms live by for anyone looking to start their own business.

Mompreneur Businesses and Tips:

-- Ali Fenlon- Sage & Harper

-It might sound trivial but I've learned time and time again that our positive attitude can make or break everything we do"
-"Whatever you may want and wish for is what you must chase. The voice of failure or negativity has to be stifled"
-She also mentions beginning a partnership with a local non-profit that she felt close to- see page. 20

-- Andrea Faulkner Williams- Tubby Todd
-"There a million different ways to start and run a business. For us, we have found great success in focusing on sharing our love for what we have created with individuals. Building relationships is our single best strength…"
-"I think it is really important to be aware of the way a business wears on your family and home life, and it is something I try to be conscious of every single day."

-- Elle Rowley- Solly Baby
-"Writing goals down has always helped too: long-term, short term daily. Writing down three things I want to get done today has really helped for stress management. If those three things get done, it is a good day."
-"The reality is, however, that running a business is inherently a roller-coaster ride. The struggles are almost constant, and I doubt we'll ever hit a point of arrival, where we say, "We made it! We are a success!" We celebrate the victories along the way and try our best to worry less when we have problems… far as work-life balance goes, I think it's a process."

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