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The Founding Moms with Jill Salzman
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Jill Salzman, Founder of The Founding Moms & the author of the book Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, which provides practical advice, tips and tricks to help a woman fine-tune her self-starter skills and raise a successful company joins Enterprise Radio.
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Jill Salzman is The Momtrepreneur Maven. From her position as CFO (Chief Five-Year Old) at her first lemonade stand, she has come a long way. In high school, Jill created a music fanzine culling advertisers and distributing it throughout her hometown, just so she could land on the guest lists to her favorite concerts.
A graduate of Brown University and law school after that, she started Paperwork Media LLC, a music media firm. Her parents still wonder why she opted for the music business over the seductive and alluring career of a bankruptcy attorney.She went on to co-create The Bumble Brand, LLC, which currently sells Bumble Bells, audible ankle-wear for the newest of human beings. Media response has been fantastic, sales are strong, and yes, her daughter still wears them.
In 2010, Jill officially launched The Founding Moms. The organizations is a real, live and local monthly meeting where mom entrepreneurs can exchange, connect and learn from one another. Incredible women living right in your backyard meet up to swap start-up stories, interact with renowned business experts, and build personal and professional connections within the ever-growing network of mom-owned businesses.
The Founding Moms inspired Jill to write and publish her first book called, Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs. It was released on January 12. After reading countless business books in the hopes that she would be able to give her Founding Moms members additional advice that wasn’t discussed at The Founding Moms’ Exchanges (meet-ups), she was sadly disappointed in her findings. She noticed a trend of testosterone-driven how-to books that didn’t cover how to build a business while being a mom. Following this discovery, she believed there would be an audience for the type of book she envisioned: more informative, more educational and more estrogen-driven.
Upon starting The Founding Moms, the response from moms continues to be as overwhelming as ever. Jill consults with momtrepreneurs and speaks to corporations, universities and other organizations about social media and why everyone should be paying more attention to their mothers. She’s also in the planning stages of a first-of-its-kind national conference to bring momtrepreneurs together in one place, once a year. Jill was recently profiled in A Cup of Cappuccino for The Entrepreneur’s Spirit Volume II, which is now available on Amazon.com.
When Jill’s not starting up a new venture, she enjoys baking, skiing, and erasing her daughter’s crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Jill Salzman discuss the following:
- What businesses have you launched and what is your current venture?
- Why did you start The Founding Moms?
- What are your future plans for The Founding Moms?
- What motivated you to write, Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs? (Released in a hard copy on Jan 12…will be available on Amazon.com in the next month)
- Do you have any recommendations for moms looking to start their own business?
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