Mompreneur

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This article is about the catchphrase. For a full discussion of the social, economic, and political phenomena to which the phrase refers, see work at home parent.

Mompreneur is a neologism defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.[1]

The term has a dedicated section on the Entrepreneur.com website.[2] There is also a Canadian magazine devoted to the topic, The MOMpreneur Magazine.[3] A 2011 MSNBC article declared the rise of the mompreneur to be a hot trend in the small business sector.[1]

Investopedia adds that "mompreneurs are a relatively new trend in entrepreneurship, and have come to increase prominence in the internet age, with the internet allowing entrepreneurs to sell products out of the home rather than relying on foot traffic to brick-and-mortar business.[4]

U.S. News and World Report tries to dispel the myths around the mompreneur movement, including the belief that an innovative product idea will lead to easy money.[5]

Other examples of mompreneur coverage by major news outlets include the nationally syndicated weekly advice column "Ask the Mompreneur" published by The Charlotte Observer website, the city's largest daily publication.[6]

See also[edit]

In the UK also known as Mumpreneur

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "5 successful 'mompreneurs'". Small Business on MSNBC. Retrieved 6/9/11. 
  2. ^ "Mompreneur Center". Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Retrieved 6/9/11. 
  3. ^ "The MOMpreneur Magazine". Retrieved 6/9/11. 
  4. ^ "Investopedia explains Mompreneur". Retrieved 6/9/11. 
  5. ^ Palmer, Kimberly. "Behind the 'Mompreneur' Myth". U.S. News and World Report. Retrieved 6/9/11. 
  6. ^ Wong, Jennie. "Ask the Mompreneur". The Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 6/9/11. 

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