Run your own business, self-employed or freelance? (employed people welcome too!)
Keeping yourself awake at night worrying about business decisions? Is your pricing ok? Does your logo look pants? How do you sell more spaces on your thing?
No-one to bounce ideas off, give you a little shove when imposter syndrome shows up or just have a sneaky cuppa with?
Miss having colleagues to show you how to do stuff, untangle your IT or de-fry your brain when it comes to social media?
Fear not, The Gin Fund Business Club is on its way, dear. (To be read Mrs Doubtfire stylee).
I am launching in Sept 2021 so get your name down now if you'd like more info.
I'm Helen. I started MGF 8 years ago when my 3rd baby (a boy!) was just 14 days old. The short story is that I'd already had 2 girls and wanted to start a Facebook group to buy boys stuff and sell girls clothes in (hence the name Mummy's Gin Fund).
The long story is that I was suffering from massive PTSD after the premature birth of my second girl. I was traumatised and lonely and a bit of a mess. So by building the buy and sell group, I actually built the community I wished I'd had when she was born (hence our battle cry #nomumleftbehind).
Fast forward a few years and history is repeating itself. I've now got 4 kids and 3 businesses and a job (I know... I know...). and it turns out that the PTSD I thought I'd buried hadn't actually gone anywhere. So, chuck in a ridiculous amount of work (think 50 hours a week) and a pandemic and my slightly dodgy mental health packed up and I had a breakdown. I worked myself into a massive burnout situation where Mr Gin had to dress me and carry me to the car so I could leave the house - it was UGLY and painful and horrible and I'm determined that no other business owners, freelancers or self-employed people are going to go through the same thing.
This isn't a get-rich-quick-6-figure-guru group - this is us, running our businesses our way - but together. Let's just say, I had the breakdown so you don't have to!
Cheers, Helen :)