I am a world traveller & a mom of two, (8 & 6). I love to meet people, and am fascinated that there are 7 billion stories out there to be explored. I think Melbourne is the most happening city to live in with all the fun activities around town.
Published September 8th 2013
Do you want to work from home?
The pressures of modern life are ever-increasing. Add to that the challenges of parenting and juggling life between work schedules, household chores, children who fall sick at the precisely wrong time. Stress is a leading cause of many maladies of modern day life. That is the reason why many men and women are opting to work from home and start their own ventures, to give them the flexibility to be their own boss and work their own hours, so that when the family needs them, they are readily available.
Choices to make
In the South-Eastern suburbs of Casey and Cardinia, one such business group "Women Making It Work" supports such start-ups at home for women. The increasing membership of this group is a proof that more and more women are abandoning the traditional workplace and staying home to start their own businesses. One of the main reasons they are able to achieve this ideal is due to the modern technology, like Skype conferencing, etc. As more and more women are getting involved in such ventures, working from home is becoming a "norm" and is seen as more acceptable.
As the name may mislead, let me explain that the WMIW is a support group for both men and women and takes membership from both. Its main aim is to provide an opportunity for start-ups from home to network and build business relationships in the region. The group was launched in 2005. The members meet every month, there is a monthly newsletter, networking sessions are held, and opportunities to promote your business are rampant. For upcoming meetings and events, check their website for complete information.
There are two types of membership. The Associate membership costs $77, whereas the Full Membership costs $99. Both have varied benefits.
I've recently joined WeekendNotes as a writer. Looks like you've been with WEN for a while. Would love to know if you've heard of anything similar to WMIW in Brisbane where I live and run my consultancy business. Will check them out now that I've read this. Regards, Flo Bridger