We all know about entrepreneurs but do you know about these ‘Mumpreneurs’?

Running a business single-handedly is not so tough but being a mother of two kids, or with some other major problems is very difficult.

We all know about entrepreneurs but do you know about these 'Mumpreneurs'?

We all know about entrepreneurs but do you know about these 'Mumpreneurs'?

New York: Running a business single-handedly is not so tough but being a mother of two kids, or with some other major problems is very difficult.

Do you know there are many businesswomen or what we can name them ‘Mumpreneur’ who are a mom of newborn, or a women with lots of responsibilities.

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Beating all odds, they are earning fame in every walk of life, have become successful businessman and have become self dependent. ladies.

Here are names of some women who have established themselves as a top class entrepreneur

Susie Hewson (Age 65)


  • She is the director and founder of Natracare, based in Bristol.
  • She is a mother of two.
  • Susie Hewson was late for her own wedding because she was on the phone to Waitrose.
  • She said:
    We’d planned a parade through the village to the church, and there I was, in my dress, all ready to go, when the phone rang.
  • It was Waitrose with a big order for my business, wanting to talk through promotions, and I just couldn’t put them off.
  • When you’re a small company in competition with really big corporations, the last thing you want customers to know is that you’re actually sitting in the home office in between school runs.
  • So I spent half an hour on the phone to them, not mentioning the fact that I was in a big red wedding dress, and then I jumped in a friend’s car to go straight to the church. I missed my own parade.
  • Speaking out against the harmful environmental impact of industrial chemicals almost 30 years ago

She said:

  • I was shocked by the pollution of seas and lakes caused by dioxin, a hormone-disrupting by-product of chlorine bleaching processes.
  • I started to campaign for change, with a focus on the feminine hygiene industry, which often uses dioxin.
  • Unsatisfied by the response from manufacturers, she set up her own company instead.
  • She opened her own brand named natracare where she started to manufacture organic, plastic-free, chlorine-free and biodegradable pads, tampons and wipes, all while bringing up her two young children, James and Andrew (who were page boys at the aforementioned wedding).
  • Headquarters at Bristol, Natracare trades in more than 80 countries. The business has an annual turnover of £19 million.

Harriet Hasting (54)


  • She is the founder and managing director of Biscuiteers.
  • Survived by four children; Holly, 26, Joshua, 23, Florence, 20 and Violet, 14, Harriet lives in West London with husband Stevie Congdon, who runs catering company Lettice.
  • She built her luxury food business Biscuiteers on a laptop at Great Ormond Street Hospital, while her daughter, Florence, then ten years old, was being treated for leukaemia.
  • For three months in 2008, Florence was in complete isolation while undergoing a high-risk bone marrow transplant.

What Harriet stated:

  • Like most women who start businesses, I wanted more control over my time than working for other people gave me
  • I had to decide whether to carry on with it while my daughter was in hospital, and it was pretty clear that it was healthier for both of us to have this other focus.
  • Thankfully, the transplant worked and Florence recovered. At the same time, Harriet’s tins of iced biscuits took the luxury food market by storm.
  • Today, the company makes 2.5 million biscuits a year, with a turnover of £4.5 million.

Niamh Barker (53)


  • She is the managing director and creative director of The Travelwrap Company.
  • Survived by six children (four step children), they live in New Milton, Hampshire.

She said:

  • I had two little girls, and every other week my four stepchildren would arrive, so we had a houseful. I loved, and still love, spending time with them, I’m one of six, too, so I was used to the noise, but it was great to have somewhere to go off in my head and get away.
  • ‘I’d be up in the middle of the night feeding Ciara at the same time as sourcing beautiful cashmere on the laptop.
  • It was actually quite healthy to immerse myself in that different world for a while, and do something for me.
  • The Travelwrap Company, is now a well-known brand in the luxury fashion and gift market, with a range of Scottish cashmere travel blankets and a turnover of more than £500,000.

Sarah Cressall (51)


  • She is the managing director of  The Creation Station.
  • She is survived by three sons and husband. She lives in Exeter, Devon.
  • Sarah Cressall did lots of jobs before starting her own business.
  • Suddenly she was stuck at home, ‘tethered’, as she describes it. ‘I had lots of energy, lots of ideas, but I knew I had to stay put for a while,’ she says.
  • ‘I’d take the boys to all sorts of indoor activities to stop us all going stir crazy, and I started to work out what made one activity better than another.
  • ‘It was then that I realised how much little kids respond to creativity.’
  • The Creation Station began in 2002 as an art club for preschoolers at her house by the beach in Exeter.
  • Today it’s a franchise business with an annual turnover of £740,000 and 104 franchisees delivering a range of activities from kids’ parties or ‘crafternoons’ for retired people, to arty evenings for grown-ups with prosecco on tap.
  • In all, she says, the business has taught more than a million people across the country.

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