“Entrepreneurs who want to add a cute little bundle of pink or blue to their portfolio now have someplace to go for a roadmap. This book is for women who already have a business, whether fledgling or well-established, and need to get through the next nine or so months with your mind, your dignity, and your business intact and thriving. Those who aspire to be in business for themselves and are either pregnant or hope to be soon can also learn what they need to know about running a business while pregnant.” – excerpt
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Pregnancy doesn’t mean you stop being a businesswoman. “The Pregnant Entrepreneur” is an advisory guide for the recently expecting businesswoman who realizes her endeavors aren’t going to stop for nine months while she deals with the newest entry into her life. From making it so your business runs well when you need to take your leave, to coming back after this tough endeavor, “The Pregnant Entrepreneur” is a strongly recommended business preparation guide for those expectant mothers
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What’s More Challenging Than Starting or Running Your Own Business? Being a Pregnant Entrepreneur
Pennsylvania author Darla DeMorrow has written the first book on this topic
April 26, Wayne, PA — Like many working women, Darla DeMorrow used to joke that she couldn’t have children because there wasn’t enough white space on her day planner to squeeze them in.
By leaving her corporate job and going into business for herself, DeMorrow created the opportunity to fit children into her life. She knew that she could set her own hours, and hoped it would not be too difficult to juggle her business with raising her kids.
“The moment I became pregnant, I realized I had made a terrible miscalculation,” DeMorrow recalls. “Although my husband and I were thrilled to be expecting, I had no guidebook to help me with the unique challenges of running my sole proprietor business before, during, and after the new addition arrived. Every day I had more questions about how to grow a business and a baby at the same time, but very few people to consult.”
DeMorrow is far from alone. According to the Small Business Administration, there are an estimated ten million female entrepreneurs in America. The number of small women-owned businesses continues to grow at twice the rate of all U.S. firms.
Pregnant Entrepreneurs have different challenges from their corporate counterparts. There is no HR team with set guidelines or safety protections. There is usually no disability or income replacement. And it can be daunting to credibly market for new business when you can’t see your feet.
That’s why DeMorrow decided to write a book to help other women through this demanding transition. The Pregnant Entrepreneur is the first how-to guide for handling pregnancy’s physical, emotional and financial baby bumps while starting or running your own business.
A professional organizer, DeMorrow analyzed and planned ways to build her lifestyle business around her family’s needs. She shares those principles and strategies in her book, offering tips on such key topics as building a support team, financing a maternity leave and creating a one-page business plan.
From cribs to cash flow, from maternity clothes to marketing, this book offers encouragement and practical advice for succeeding as a pregnant entrepreneur.
About the Author:
Darla DeMorrow is an award-winning Certified Professional Organizer® who owns HeartWork Organizing, a professional organizing and design firm near Philadelphia. Her business background includes supporting small business owners for over twenty years, managing a multi-million dollar line of business for a Fortune 100 company, and earning an M.B.A. from Temple University. She and her husband enjoy sharing walks, zoo trips and hot dogs with their two daughters, who were born after she started her own business.
DeMorrow is available for interview. She often speaks to large groups and community groups, including women’s, mothers’ and small business organizations. Book excerpts, book cover and author photo are available upon request. Contact Darla DeMorrow at (856) 905-9202 (preferred) or (610) 688-8595; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Praise for The Pregnant Entrepreneur:
“If you can raise a child you can run a business. But, I know from experience, that doing both at the same time compounds the difficulty of being successful at either….That’s why I love The Pregnant Entrepreneur. I believe this book will give women the confidence and edge they need to create an intensely fulfilling and successful experience parenting while…building and running a successful business. Highly recommended.”
~ Michael Port, New York Times bestselling author of four books including Book Yourself Solid
“Darla DeMorrow takes a determinedly businesslike approach to motherhood, helping new moms and entrepreneurs prepare intelligently for everything from birth plans to asset management.”
~Katherine Ellison, author of The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter
“Darla’s book…gives good advice to for the mom-business-owner to navigate through pregnancy while trying to live her passion. Motherhood should enhance a woman’s career. The Pregnant Entrepreneur helps make that so.”
— Shari Storm, author of Motherhood is the New MBA: Using Your Parenting Skills to be a Better Boss
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