Ten years ago, Mary Murphy started Hooray for Books, Inc. The company offers enrichment classes, camps and birthday parties for kids ages 1 -10. The events teach kids how to read, with a side of cooking. The unique combination has proven to be successful, and now has franchised.
Murphy, who has five kids of her own, admits that in some ways she has given up on finding balance between work and family. “I work nocturnally from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.,” she said. “Honestly, it’s guilt free time and uninterrupted too!”
A long-time businesswoman, Murphy encourages other mom entrepreneurs to ask for help. “Don’t reinvent a wheel that’s already been built,” she said. “Women in general are so great about helping others, just ask!”
Murphy is currently looking for women to open franchises and get in on the ground floor of her mom-friendly business. If you mention this post, you can save $1,000 off of the franchise fees.