Sara Noel, founder of Strategize Your Biz has recently been appointed as Event Networking Cooordinator for the ‘Mums in Business Association’ – County Durham branch.
“Taking on the role as MIBA coordinator was a no brainer for me. I love giving back and supporting others, and I truly understand the juggles and the struggles of managing my main job as a sole parent, whilst also building a business.
It has been only 4 weeks since I said yes to the role, but the County Durham Facebook group has already attracted a supportive community of like-minded women, who are all on the same mission to develop and grow their business.
I am very excited to host the first event at Bowburn Hall hotel on the 7th November and meet all the lovely ladies I have met online face to face at the event.
I spoke with our guest speaker Amy Sunderland last night to find out a little bit more about her background and felt truly inspired by the end of the conversation.
Amy is a wife, mother and business owner – founding leader here in the UK and Beauty Guide for LimeLife by Alcone. They sell professional make up and botanical skincare never previously available to the general public, just professional make-up artists and celebrities in the US.
Amy and her husband made a life plan decision 2 years ago to leave the South and relocate up to the North East to be nearer Amy’s family, she left her 20-year corporate career down in London.
Her life journey has been varied and on the whole happy and wonderful with lots of positive experiences such as living and working in Australia. She has been through some very difficult and emotional moments though too during the journey, but she is enjoying the current chapter with her fabulous new business and young family.
If like myself other MIBs are curious to hear more about Amy’s story, then I would like them to hop on over to the Facebook group to find out more about the 1st MIBA County Durham event”.
What is MIBA?
Mums in Business Association was created in June 2017 after both sisters realised that there was a lack of online support for mums in business.
Being MIB’s themselves both Estelle & Leona realised the struggles and obstacles of running a business whilst being a full-time mum and wanted to create a place where other MIBs could gather, support each other and network.
Creating such a supportive tribe means that the women have specialists at their fingertips, should they require any help, and its usually FREE!
Since launching in June 2017 MIBA have been featured on BBC, appeared on Biz Mum TV and has been been interviewed by multiple mainstream magazine such as Mum Boss UK Best and Thrive Global Magazine.
2017 also saw MIBA launch a planner and a hit #1 in Amazons best sellers list with both of their books Mumpreneur on Fire 1 & 2!
2017 seen MIBA launch child friendly networking events which are now taking place in over 50 venues all over the globe including in Barbados and Australia!
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Engagement rate of over 17% (IG avg is 6%)
100% organic growth and engagement
Over 27k followers in less than 14 months
Over 18k active members weekly 70K + interactions per week
Website viewed up to 300 times per day
Estimated annual views of over 50k
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