The next exciting stage of voting is the ‘People’s Choice Award.’ Huggies are asking the Australian public to vote for their favorite idea and the mum with the most votes will win an additional $10,000 grant.
Voting has opened and will be running until June 12th. I encourage you to vote for your favourite idea. I have!
Huggies announced the 5 winners of the $20,000 MumInspired grants. The ideas range from hearing aid devices to top of the range breastfeeding bras. Check out the winning entries here: http://www.huggies.com.au/muminspired/winners-2011/.
I hope you are one of them? Please let me know if you are…
Check out these links if you need to refresh your memory!
Huggies Website: http://huggies.com.au/muminspired
Facebook page: http://facebook.com/HuggiesAU
Whilst I have a personal problem with the lameness of the term “mumpreneur”, it is nonetheless one that is being used to describe various forms of entrepreneurial mothers. However in this case, if a win comes from it, then that has to be a good thing, right?…
Seventy per cent of Australian women have thought more about pursuing a business idea since becoming a mother, according to Australian mothers surveyed in the Huggies MumInspired Report.
Currently women make up 33% of small business owners and the number is steadily climbing, which is fuelled by the growth of women starting their own business after having children, otherwise known as ‘mumpreneurs’.
The report highlights several barriers preventing mums from turning their ideas into a reality. The most significant barriers are; limited access to finance (62%), increased living expenses (54%) and a fear of failure (40%).
In response to the report, Huggies Australia announced the launch of the MumInspired Grant Program, which will award a total of $110,000 (five mums each to receive $20,000) to help mothers act upon their child-related business idea. In addition there will also be a People’s Choice Award, which will enable the public to vote for their favourite MumInspired grant recipient to receive an additional $10,000.
Pleased to be able to tell you about the launch of the Huggies® MumInspired® Grant Program . Huggies want to take your innovative parenting ideas and turn them into a business reality. Huggies will be awarding 5 grants of $20,000 to the mums with the best ideas that nurture the relationship between mum and child by making their lives easier. Ideas need to be suitable for any stage from pregnancy up to 4 years old. That’s $100,000 in funding available!
Your idea could be just that, an idea! Or it may be that you have already set-up the business on a small scale and need some advice and funding to take it to the next level. Either way, Huggies can’t wait to hear your ideas. You will need to complete a MumInspired submission form and submit your idea between 15th March and 1st May 2011. Be sure to check out the MumInspired pages on our website too as they contain lots of information and resources on setting up and starting your own business. We also feature the stories of the Mums who have been awarded grants in the US so if you’re unsure as to whether to submit an idea, reading their life changing stories may be just the inspiration you need to do it!
Also, pop a reminder in your diaries now as Huggies will have a Celebrity Mum available on Thursday 17 March from 1-2pm on our Huggies Facebook page for a live chat! She will be ready and eager to answer all your questions about the MumInspired® Grant Program as well as anything else you may want to ask her.