Business success and motherhood can go hand in hand Tuesday 11 March 2008 PDF Print Businesswoman and mother-of-one Rachael Taplin is a serial mumpreneur. She has not only set up three successful businesses herself but she has worked with hundreds of women to help them achieve their aspirations and dreams and to become their own boss. Ahead of John Hutton’s anticipated announcement that funding will be provided to encourage mothers to set up businesses Taplin, who runs a support site specifically for mothers who want to set up their own businesses commented: ‘’I developed Mums in Control to provide advice for women in business because at the time there was nothing aimed specifically at women with family commitments who wanted to know how to go about setting up in business. The service is free and provides loads of tips and advice on everything from how to decide what business best suits you to what to think about when marketing it, as well as real life stories about those who have already succeeded.’’ Taplin continued: ‘’My experience is that the main reason that many women don’t go into business is lack of confidence. If you’ve been out of the workplace for a few years, it is really easy to think you can’t cut it anymore but many women have lots to offer and that’s where we come in. All most women need to succeed is to believe that they have support behind them. The Government has held up the US model as a shining example but we have been running our own online women’s business centre for the last two years.’’ Before setting up Mums in Control, Taplin ran a multi-million pound business with her husband John but she felt really passionate about the cause of working mothers so handing over the reins of their joint venture, she now focuses her time on developing the support provided by the site and also identifying franchise opportunities specifically for mothers who want to work at home. Taplin said: ‘’The franchise option is perfect for mothers wanting to go into business, as it reduces the risk. The success statistics are considerably enhanced and it takes the loneliness out of running a business. Let’s face it women like to talk and by becoming part of a franchise network, we encourage participation in forums, regular conference calls and training days so that our mums can share their experiences.’’ Women taking advantage of the service Taplin provides include mother-of-two Amanda Wagg who swapped her part time role as an administrator to set up a local magazine in Lurgen, Northern Ireland. Amanda said: ‘’I am in control of my life for the first time since I became a mum! Becoming my own boss means that I can balance running my business, with spending time with my children. But don’t think that means I don’t take it seriously. I have big plans for the magazine and have already expanded the distribution. This is my opportunity to set a good example to my daughters and show others what I am capable of.’’ For further information contact or to speak to Rachael Taplin contact: Gillian Gibbons on 07795 342804 or Rachael Taplin on 07968 036465. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Wychwood Communications in the following categories: Women's Interest & Beauty, Medical & Pharmaceutical, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.