Modern Mommies – let’s get down to business!

It’s time to get down to business. I last spoke about my dream of creating a network for like-minded modern mommies in a post in October last yearย and also one in September last year. I didn’t quite manage to keep to my timing as I’d hoped, but ladies, perfect time-management and motherhood are polar opposites on my spectrum at times ๐Ÿ˜‰ Either way, I think it’s time. I would like to invite you Modern Mommies to submit your business ideas and let’s see how we can grow each other’s businesses and thrive. Please have a look at the post from October (you can click the link above) and then follow the following steps:

  1. Create a 1 minute video in which you describe your business using your smartphone. Remember, I want to hear about your business – this is NOT a TV presenting audition. You don’t have to spend hours on production. You can role a video in selfie mode or get a friend to help. If your pitch is media production, though, I suggest you do it properly ๐Ÿ˜‰ Load it to your YouTube account – if you have a Gmail account, you have a YouTube account. If not, create one. It’s very simple. If you don’t know how – Google it.
  2. Create a 1 page business idea pitch. Let me know your cashflow projections and how probable it is for your business to succeed based on some research. Save this as a PDF.
  3. If your business is an existing one, use existing data to support this and add links to your website/ social media accounts in your pitch.
  4. ย In March, I’ll choose two businesses and then we can see which one becomes our eventual Modern Mommy Mompreneur who wins a cash prize to help her business and some goodies that’ll help her journey along. And me as a cheerleader and networker ๐Ÿ˜‰

Remember this quote: “Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.” Joel A. Barker

I’m keen to help you with your business. Get thinking and remember to submit by 28 February 2017.

Lots of love and light!

xx MoMo JoJo



Photo credit: Gareth von Nelson for HSM (Highbury Safika Media)

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  1. Nuraan
    Mon, 30 January 2017


    Is this only open to mommies? It really does seem like an awesome opportunity!

  2. Sameeha Khan
    Mon, 30 January 2017

    Thank you so much for this opportunity. I once emailed you letting you know how hard it is to get back to work after my maternity leave and I asked for some help from you. That night I typed my email I remember thinking to myself we need someone like you to change the world therefore I reached out to you and I believe you are doing that. It might be baby steps but one day we will have a country where mums are allowed to be great wives, mothers and have successful careers as well , without having to neglect any one the many roles. I’m going to use every day till the 28 Feb to create my best piece of work which I can present you with, even if I don’t win il be happy that you are changing someones life.

    Take care

  3. Nurjannah
    Tue, 31 January 2017

    Simply put, I’m a creative mommy. A design mind and almost zero business minded. So have a concept, a vision for the last 5 years. But between raising a family, putting food on the table both literally and figuratively speaking, the idea is taking shape slowly but surely. So if I manage to find the time to take part, I will. I’m a shy minx so u will not get me video YouTube’ing. If I don’t make it for Feb then perhaps next time I’m in Cape Town. Great work and keep on giving selflessly. The world needs so much more xoxoxoxo

  4. Philisiwe
    Tue, 31 January 2017

    Thank you for this Jo!!
    Lots of dreams are going to come true.

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