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    Default Spin Off-Business ideas for mums who are sick of being discriminated against at work

    So the thread about careers ending due to having kids has really reinforced my desire to work for myself and not for an organisation who doesn't value my efforts or the fact I'm a mum and only want to / need to work 3 days per week.

    I'm currently studying Interior Decoration and this is where I ultimately want to be, but with the threat of redundancy hanging over my head (likely won't be out of work until November / December) I'm thinking about what I can do when I'm made redundant as I know getting something I am going to want to do at 3 days a week is going to be quite tricky.

    So I'm wondering what sort of 'services' do you as a mum feel that you need and if you had the money would pay someone else to do for you?

    Or are there any other ideas of something I could do consulting wise. And in fact not just me, anyone else on the forum who also wants to go out and work for themselves to give themselves the working conditions they deserve.

    For me specifically though I'd got admin skills, I currently work in marketing and have 11 years experience (although I want to step away from marketing ultimately) and then of course there's my interior decoration passion.

    Hopefully we can all inspire eachother to find something that will work for us and our families

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    A colour consultation service would be handy, from paint to curtains and how to develop a consistent "look" and "feel" to a space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    A colour consultation service would be handy, from paint to curtains and how to develop a consistent "look" and "feel" to a space.
    agree with this.

    I wish I'd had someone to help me with decorating ds' nursery. I thought I was all over it but I'm not and its still a work in progress. I can't seem to find something that works and I haven't the time to research this all myself.

    I'd definitely pay to have someone come in and discuss ideas for what would work based on current constraints - room size, wall & carpet colour and then to develop a theme that would work based on ideas I like.

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    Default Spin Off-Business ideas for mums who are sick of being discriminated against ...

    I'm an accountant and I run my own small side business doing accounting/bookwork/business services for other small businesses. although my office job is quite flexible, boss allows me to work part time/work from home when pregnant but I think he's looking to retire soon and I seriously worry whether I'll find another practice that allows me such flexibility.

    although I'm keen to leave public practice. I'd love to get a job in a more creative environment, like a design studio or ad agency, doing a finance type role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    So the thread about careers ending due to having kids has really reinforced my desire to work for myself and not for an organisation who doesn't value my efforts or the fact I'm a mum and only want to / need to work 3 days per week.

    I'm currently studying Interior Decoration and this is where I ultimately want to be, but with the threat of redundancy hanging over my head (likely won't be out of work until November / December) I'm thinking about what I can do when I'm made redundant as I know getting something I am going to want to do at 3 days a week is going to be quite tricky.

    So I'm wondering what sort of 'services' do you as a mum feel that you need and if you had the money would pay someone else to do for you?

    Or are there any other ideas of something I could do consulting wise. And in fact not just me, anyone else on the forum who also wants to go out and work for themselves to give themselves the working conditions they deserve.

    For me specifically though I'd got admin skills, I currently work in marketing and have 11 years experience (although I want to step away from marketing ultimately) and then of course there's my interior decoration passion.

    Hopefully we can all inspire eachother to find something that will work for us and our families
    A interior decorating service would be wonderful, where the suggestions made for furniture, etc., were from cheaper shops. I absolutely suck at decorating but am put off hiring someone as I expect (but maybe I'm totally wrong here) that it would cost a fortune and they would expect me to buy really expensive stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    A interior decorating service would be wonderful, where the suggestions made for furniture, etc., were from cheaper shops. I absolutely suck at decorating but am put off hiring someone as I expect (but maybe I'm totally wrong here) that it would cost a fortune and they would expect me to buy really expensive stuff.
    Totally doable - especially up cycling and recycling furniture.

    It's amazing what paint can do to old or cheap furniture!

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    I think a great area would be getting houses ready for sale. We listed our place on the market a couple of years ago and it would have been invaluable to have had someone advise us on how to present the house for sale.

    It would also work if houses are vacant when sold.

    We had someone do this in Melbourne when we sold our house and it looked great.

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    Whatever you do make sure it's an idea:
    1. You can do & enjoy
    2. People want
    3. People can afford.

    Or just buy a lotto ticket like me and hope for the best..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I think a great area would be getting houses ready for sale. We listed our place on the market a couple of years ago and it would have been invaluable to have had someone advise us on how to present the house for sale.

    It would also work if houses are vacant when sold.

    We had someone do this in Melbourne when we sold our house and it looked great.
    This

    I'd love for someone to walk thru my house to give me ideas how to make it look less like a play center and more like adults live here too.

    I lack the part of the brain that makes things look more artistically pleasing.

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