I get it. And I've been there.
Working for yourself can be painfully lonely at times. You question your decisions, doubt your effectiveness and wonder if you’ll actually make it. When you’re used to working in a team or in an office environment, working alone at home can be an incredibly difficult transition.
I’m Erin, a mum - like you! - and the Founder of The Mumpreneur Collective, a vibrant online community of women building businesses around family life.
I left a career in TV production when I had my first son in 2008 in search of a better work/life balance. Since then I have built 5 businesses whilst raising two boys, and now my mission is to support you by helping you to grow a business you love that works around family life.
From coaches and consultants to photographers, activity providers to VA's and therapists, more than 100 mumpreneurs are inside The Cocoon, accessing our expert business tutorials, and supporting each other.
Being an entrepreneur is a rollercoaster, but in The Cocoon we will be there to hold your hand when you need guidance and high-five you when you celebrate your success.
Join now and book in your 1:1 call with me so I can give you a bespoke plan to help you hit the ground running!
Introducing The Mumpreneur Success Formula
Here’s why we include these 5 key elements in The Cocoon:
Very few of us have any kind of training or background in business, we set up our businesses to do the thing we love but we need to learn the business part in order for our work/services/products to reach the people we want to help. To this end, we should never stop learning and evolving, as gaining new skills is vital to growing your business.
I also understand that as a busy mother and business owner, sometimes you just need a direct answer to your problem, and that’s where our experts come in who are on hand to give you bespoke advice. This is a confidential place where you can ask anything without feeling silly. We’ve learned the lessons so you don’t have to!
What slows down our progress and keeps success at arms reach? The time we can too easily waste doubting ourselves, procrastinating and feeling overwhelmed. Just because you may be a solopreneur, does not mean you have to do this all alone. Having support helps you to feel confident in your decisions and overcome obstacles more easily, so that you can keep on making progress. We’ve got your back!
With The Cocoon you can get all the benefits of networking from the comfort of your own home - being inspired by guest speakers, making connections and creating collaborations, and forming relationships with like-minded entrepreneurs. We are here for you when you have a tough day, need advice, or want to bounce ideas around, and we are here to congratulate you when you have success or give you words of encouragement to keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone.
One of the most important elements of being a successful business owner is mindset. What are the stories you're telling yourself which are holding you back? We have resources to help you understand why you might be limiting yourself, why you might be scared to get visible, and most importantly what you can do about it.
In fact, this same formula is the very same reason that The Cocoon members get such fantastic results, such as:
Becoming a member of The Cocoon means you have everything you need to grow a business you love around family life.
"I've had a 30% increase in custom, paid myself a month salary for the first time in years and employed a member of staff. I wondered if I could afford to be a member at the start, but now I feel I can't afford not to be!"
Monthly video masterclasses to enhance your business skills & personal development (60+ instantly accessible) so that you can grow your business
Private supportive Facebook community of like minded mums in business who have your back so you always have someone to share your challenges with
Expert advice on your challenges from our panel of experts who have learned the lessons so you don’t have to
Zoom member calls so that you can connect with the other members and create networking opportunities
Promotion of your business to the ever growing Mumpreneur Collective network (11k+) and beyond so that you can increase your brand visibility
Goal setting & accountability to keep you focused so you can stay on track
When you become a member, you get immediate access to all of our Expert Masterclasses covering: Websites, Law, Social Media, SEO, Blogging, Copywriting, Sales, Marketing, Finance, Franchising, Public Speaking, Scaling up and much more.
We also have a whole section on Self Mastery which covers improving your confidence, taming your inner critic, lowering your stress levels and more.
"If I was speaking to someone sitting on the fence about joining The Cocoon I would say do it! Invest in yourself! It’s one of the best things I have done for myself and for my business this year. I feel like because of the Cocoon I’m a year ahead of where I would have been without it! "
As mothers and business owners we all have limited time, but it’s what you DO with the time you have that counts.
You could waste endless hours procrastinating about getting a product/service out there, or drowning in self doubt about getting visible, or holding off on decisions because you’re not quite sure what the answer should be.
OR, you can get the support you need to make a clear roadmap of what your business needs next, and HOW to make it happen, and therefore you will know that with every minute of work time you do have, you will be taking FOCUSED ACTION which will help you to grow your business and make more sales.
So although I can’t give you MORE time, I can most definitely help you to make the time you DO have COUNT.
Choose from Monthly or Annual membership by clicking an option below. You are protected by a 14 day money back guarantee
"The Cocoon has been revolutionary for me in my business. I have learnt so much about ways to manage social media posts through apps, recommendations for websites to design marketing materials, ideas and suggestions for content to put out on various platforms. How to pitch my products. Additionally Erin is always happy to answer questions or bring someone else in to the mix who is an expert in that area. I can confidently say I continue to learn new things every month from the group and look forward to what is coming up in the future.. "
The Cocoon has been designed to support you from the comfort of your own home. We don't do the 9-5!
"A fantastic supportive group with top quality coaches and advice. I have learnt so much and gained so much through this fab membership group."
No. If you choose the Monthly Membership you will be setting up a monthly subscription with PayPal or Stripe. If you decide you no longer want to continue with your membership, you can cancel 72 hours before your next billing date (see Cancellation Policy below). If you sign up to the Annual Membership you save money by paying upfront for the year.
With both Membership plans you are covered by a 14 day money back guarantee if you're not satisfied. No hassles.
The more you put in, the more you will get out! At a minimum you need to dedicate an hour a week to make the most of the resources you have available to you.
The women who really succeed in The Cocoon are those who take focused action and make the most of the resources and networking opportunities available to them as a member.
However, I totally understand how busy life can be, and so we've made the resources as bite-size and easy to access as possible. Download the app and you will be able to watch videos on your mobile phone whilst waiting to pick the kids up from school!
Any! We do not restrict the type of business, or the stage that you're at. Whether you're just starting out, a sole trader, limited company director, franchisee or franchisor, there is huge value for you in The Cocoon. We are advocates for continual learning and development and will keep you up to date with the latest news and trends that you need to know about.
No. The Cocoon has been designed with mums in mind, but all female entrepreneurs are very welcome. This is an all female community.
Not at all! This is a vibrant international community. The majority of topics are helpful for all businesses no matter where you live, for example we have how to film a professional video, how to use social media for business, mapping your customer user journey, how to increase your confidence etc. The time difference isn't a problem as all videos will be available after the event in the video library.
The Cocoon is predominantly an online community so our interactions are web based using our Facebook group, website member area and software like Zoom video. Occasionally we do have in person meetups, including the Momentum Days, but The Cocoon has been designed to be accessible to women all over the world.
If you would like to discontinue your monthly membership, all you need to do is cancel via Your Account in the Member Area or your PayPal/Stripe account. Once you have done that your account will be closed and you will not be charged for the following month.
If you take out the Annual membership, once you have passed the 14 day money back guarantee there are no refunds.
If you have any questions you can get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your membership price will be locked in when you join, but if you cancel your membership and reactivate it at a later date you will lose your price promise guarantee.
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