I am thrilled to say I have been shortlisted as a finalist from hundreds of entries in the Mumpreneur Awards, a conference and awards aimed at celebrating women throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.
I have been shortlisted for the Best Online Business Award, sponsored by create.net, which will be given to the finalist who has the most deserving business and most inspirational website.
As well as being shortlisted for this category, I am also in with a chance of winning the title of The Inspirational Business Mum 2010, which will be awarded to the mum who is an inspiration to all women in business, and could walk away with a range of fantastic prizes.
Judging my entry will be a panel of 10 judges including ex-BBC Dragon, Rachel Elnaugh and successful entrepreneur and star of The Apprentice, Jo Cameron.
The winners of The Mumpreneur Awards will be announced at The Mumpreneur Conference on September 18th 2010, being held at the Heart of England Conference Centre in Warwickshire, an event open to all mums who run their own business, or are looking at starting up. Tickets cost just £20, and can be purchased through the website http://www.themumpreneurconference.co.uk/ and you better hurry as there not many left!!
I have my hotel and flights booked. I am a little nervous having never travelled this far on my own before (silly I know!) Don't think I would be as nervous if I didn't have to change flights halfway through the journey - just keep envisioning myself wandering around the airport completely bamfoozled!!
I am really really looking forward to meeting many other inspirational women and likeminded people who know just what running your own business and juggling being a Mum entails! Birmingham here I come!!!! Wish me luck!