If this is your first visit or if you haven’t been with us very long, this is a great place to start. Let us help you get comfy with our community…grab a cuppa and we will show you around.

We’re all about mums helping other mums in business. Whether you already have your own business or are looking to start one, we have created a place to help you get from where you are today to where you want to be. It’s place where you can come to learn and connect with other like-minded mums on the way to growing your own successful business. If you want to learn more about Start Up Mum, who the team is behind the community and what our vision is then take a read of our story.

So get your business started and growing with the support of the Start Up Mum community – here’s a suggested road map to get you going (the links will open in new tabs/windows so you won’t lose this page):

Become a Community Member  

Be part of the Start Up Mum community and never miss a thing! Join today.

Network with like-minded mums

Attend a Start Up Mum meeting in your local area.  Come along with your business cards, kids and any challenges you might be having with your business…we’re here to help!

Join our private Facebook group

Connect with like-minded business mums in our private Facebook group. Ask questions, offer advice and promote your business on the appropriate theme day. Request to join here.

Become an instructor

Showcase your business and expertise by leading one of our courses. Apply here.

Connect with us

Keep in touch with the latest from Start Up Mum on your favourite social platforms. We’re on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

Meet your host, Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith is the founder and CEO of Start Up Mum. Having spent most of her working life in the corporate world, Michelle left the safety of her six figure salary to start her own consulting business. Finding it difficult to navigate the minefield of starting a business in Australia, Michelle also discovered she wasn’t just giving birth to a business but a baby was also on the way!

After the birth of her daughter, the solo mum realised that there were limited networking opportunities with like-minded women where she could take her baby along. Many of the mums Michelle came across talked about wanting to leave their job and start their own business so they could be at home with their children more. Other mums had grown up kids who weren’t relying on them as much any more and were thinking about striking out on their own and following a long held passion. The words Michelle heard over and over again were that they just didn’t know where to start and that they wanted to connect with other like-minded mums.

It was 3am one morning while Michelle was feeding her daughter that the concept for Start Up Mum first came to her. It was a vision of both a live and virtual community. A place where mums could learn how to create a business that would fit around the needs of their families and lives. A supportive environment that helps mums achieve their dream of having their own business. A community to inspire success. That early morning was the birth of Start Up Mum.

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We hope you enjoy being part of the community and we are always looking to make your experience even better. If you have some thoughts you would like to share with us, feel free to drop us a line.