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A mompreneur is a female business owner who actively balances the roles of mother and of entrepreneur.[1] The term was introduced in about 1994.[2]

The term has a dedicated section on Entrepreneur magazine's website.[3] There is also a Canadian magazine devoted to the topic, The MOMpreneur Magazine.[4] A 2011 MSNBC article declared the rise of the mompreneur to be a hot topic in the small business sector.[1]

Investopedia adds that "mompreneurs are a relatively new trend in entrepreneurship, and have come to increased prominence in the internet age, with the internet allowing entrepreneurs to sell products out of their homes" rather than relying on foot traffic to brick-and-mortar business.[5]

A 2010 article in U.S. News & World Report tried to dispel the myths about the mompreneur movement, including the belief that an innovative product idea will lead to easy money.[6]

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.[7]

Notable mompreneurs[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "5 successful 'mompreneurs'". NBC News. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  2. ^ Barbara Kay Turner, The Very Best Book of Baby Names, Berkley Publishing Group
  3. ^ "Mompreneur Center". Entrepreneur. Entrepreneur Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  4. ^ "The MOMpreneur Magazine". Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  5. ^ "Investopedia explains Mompreneur". Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  6. ^ Palmer, Kimberly. "Behind the 'Mompreneur' Myth". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  7. ^ Wong, Jennie. "Ask the Mompreneur". The Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on 2012-04-18. Retrieved 2011-06-09.