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Philly-Area Mompreneurs

How do they do it?




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mompreneurs aren’t afraid of responsibility. They take on the business world while they tend to their kids. Here’s how a handful of savvy local mompreneurs handle a daunting work/family balance with panache.

Yolanda Coleman, MEd

President/founder of Team Tutor, Dresher, PA

“Being a mom of three and running a full-time business is both rewarding and challenging. Creating a strong support team in both work and family has allowed me to find balance. Other key elements that help include being organized and flexible with constant change.”


Aretha Kitson

Owner of Kidz., Ink Academy of Early Academics, throughout DE and MD

“I have learned that balancing the needs and activities of two children with six business locations takes a great deal of planning and multitasking. I start each day by writing a to-do list highlighting the most important down to things that can wait.”


Annemarie McCartney & Jill Levin

Founders of Skunkies sneaker deodorizers, Voorhees, NJ

“We started the business based around our kids’ schedules; our first business meeting was on the drive to a soccer tournament. As our kids have gotten older we’ve been able to grow in different directions.” (Read more with the Skunkies partners here.)


Dori Fostok

Founder of Party Business Entertainment, New Castle, DE

“We created this business so we could work and spend quality time with our three children. I balance work and family happily because I believe you have to love what you do. I love face painting, people and most especially bringing smiles to everyone. That joy keeps our family together and our business growing.”


Pam O’Brien & Kimberly Raiguel

Mom-and-daughter co-owners of All Fired Up, Collingswood, NJ (pictured with Kimberly’s daughter Ryleigh)

“Being business owners and moms at the same time is challenging. Since we are mom and daughter working together, at least we see each other almost daily. But we definitely try to set time aside for family days so that we don’t lose touch of that part of our relationship with each other and our family.”
 

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