Market Mommy ® is proud to have a panel of women who are experts in their field, willing to share their knowledge with our readers. Each blogger has a wealth of information to offer about business, family, marketing and making it all work. Since 2011, we’ve been publishing their contributions in order to make our blog more content-rich. Each of these fabulous mom entrepreneurs has great perspective to add! We truly hope you enjoy their contributions. Here is a look at our fabulous panel::
Heather Buen is a Dallas based single mom of three that enjoys cooking, traveling, art, and technology. She has an MBA from the University of Maryland – University College and is studying for an additional degree in Computer Science. She’s part time consultant, freelance writer, part time continuing education instructor at UT Arlington and is also an analyst in the energy industry. She owns a family of online lifestyle blog brands that include: Dallas Single Mom – a hyperlocal parenting blog located in Dallas, TX as well as Dallas Mom Deals. Heather has written articles for Examiner.com, AXS.com, CBS Localand more. Her industries of expertise include family/parenting, dating/relationships, consumer products, technology, finance, marketing, travel, and transportation.
Theresa Ceniccola is The Christian Mompreneur—a Mentor to Moms Who are Running a Business that Supports Faith and Family. As the president and founder of the International Christian Mompreneur Network, she empowers entrepreneurial moms to build profitable businesses with wisdom and grace. Theresa has successfully run a home-based business as a freelance writer and marketing consultant for the past 18 years. She considers herself blessed to make a living doing what she loves and empowering other moms to create businesses that support their values of faith and family. Join the International Christian Mompreneur Network (it’s free!) today and you’ll receive Theresa’s Mompreneur Toolkit featuring the Ten Commandments of a Mompreneur.
Jennifer Erickson is a single mom of one, affectionately known as “the boy”, based on the beautiful West Coast of Canada near Vancouver BC. Jennifer has over two decades of experience in personal and commercial financial services working with families and business enterprises of varying sizes set and reach their financial goals. Once “the boy” came along she left her corporate career and found her passion for marketing, social media and freelance writing. Jennifer now publishes the Lower Mainland Children’s Directory, a hyper local blog dedicated to families and caregivers in search of the perfect place to stay, play, eat, shop and go with kids in tow. In addition to the day to day operations of the Children’s Directory she flexes her freelance muscles contributing to various local and national blogs. Also the Founder of Fresh Press Media were she brings bloggers and brands together and helps her clients make the most of their social media reach.
Kim Flynn is passionate about playing big in business. She is a bestselling author, speaker, and workshop leader for entrepreneurs and small business owners. She has four kids, is the founder of five businesses, and the creator of the Plug & Play Business System. Kim teaches business owners how to automate, systematize, and grow their business using her unique system. Kim started her first tutoring business when she was 24 years old. She grew that business to employ over 30 people while working only 35 hours per week. She went on to build, systematize, and automate three businesses which she sold in 2009. In 2010, she founded Kim Flynn Consulting where she trains and mentors women (and a few brave men) to play BIG in their businesses. She has been a frequent guest on television and radio shows such as Forbes and Fox Business News and is often interviewed on small business topics. Her book, combined with her seminars and media appearances, have helped tens of thousands of people systematize and grow their small businesses. Kim has taught countless soldout seminars throughout the country in her Master Class Live and Internet Marketing Bootcamp event series. She is most known for her Business Intensive Retreats, where entrepreneurs gather in her Park City Lodge to learn the Plug & Play Business System, overhauling their operations and marketing in three intense days. In 2010, Kim was recruited as one of Vanguard’s 22 international keynote speakers, which include Stedman Graham and Stephen R. Covey. She was featured in the Top 40 under 40 through Bennett Communications, and was named Woman of the Year through the Telios Group. To learn more about Kim visit KimFlynn.com or find her on Facebook at Business Training for Women.
Lara Galloway is an author, speaker, business coach and host of the Mom Biz Solutions Show podcast. Her passion is helping entrepreneurs create and run businesses that honor their priorities and make them successful and happy. Her book, Moms Mean Business: A Guide to Creating a Successful Company and a Happy Life as a Mom Entrepreneur, published by Career Press, offers inspiration, advice, and a healthy dose of how-to. She is frequently interviewed for her expertise on work/life balance, starting and running a successful small business, marketing your business on Social Media, and creatively managing your time by Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, Crain’s, The Chicago Tribune, and More Magazine. Her extensive online influence and unique approach to coaching mompreneurs to success have led to her being named one of “30 Women Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter” and one of the “100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter.” When she’s not working, she’s wrangling her three kids with her husband, drinking good wine or micro-brewed beer, and baking something with lots of calories since food is her love language. She loves living in Michigan, especially when it’s 80 degrees and sunny. Learn more and connect with her at LaraGalloway.com.
Mindee Hardin:: Inventor of Boogie Wipes®, Author, Speaker and Business Coach for Mom Inventors. Mindee is the owner of Juicebox Consulting where she helps Mom inventors through the joys and trials of bringing their ideas to life all while they juggle the heart tugs and demands of a family. Mindee recently published her book, Boogie Wiped. She has been an entrepreneur for 12 years and is most widely known for her success as the inventor of Boogie Wipes saline wipes for kids stuffy noses. After finding a business partner, investors and hiring 12 employees, her idea hit $15 Million in sales in 2011 and the company was acquired shortly after by Nehemiah Manufacturing. Mindee has been featured on the Today Show, The Big Idea, Good Morning America, Fox News and in People Magazine, The NY Times, Entrepreneur.com, Inc and Forbes. Recently, she was the keynote speaker for the Disney Moms Social Media Conference, Entrepreneur Uprising and Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon. In 2014, she earned the Spirit of Entrepreneurship award for her work at the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Mindee’s book, Boogie Wiped, trailing the lessons she’s learned in business in motherhood, will be out Mothers Day, 2015. Her husband, Scott, is in his 20th year at Intel and together they revel in the blended family blessings of coaching, scouting, feeding, growing and taxi cabbing their six kids through one adventure to the next.
Abbey Fatica is a busy mom of four, a runner and loves to travel. She is passionate about helping others transform their lives by become physically and financially free. She loves helping other moms feel comfortable in their skin and be able to dream again. She is a Life and Business Coach working with entrepreneurs who are wanting accountability and increase productivity to balance both their business and their personal life. She is on a mission to help families create their healthiest life, full of financial and time freedom, so they can live out their passions with a strong purpose! Connect with Abbey Fatica on Facebook today!
Having been a professional photographer for over 13 years, I feel very blessed to have been published in numerous books, magazines, and websites. For me, seeing how my photos touch others, whether they bring a smile, a chuckle, or a tear, is what I consider truly priceless. I welcome the opportunity to bring that to you and your family. For more information regarding photography services, please contact me through my website,or email me directly. ~ Monika Labbé, Visual Storyteller
Prerna Malik is the gourmet content and community management chef at Content Bistro. Along with her team, she serves up sizzling hot social media, SEO and copywriting solutions to time-starved entrepreneurs. Dig into her FREE social media strategy guide to get a taste of what’s in store for you!