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Podcast: The challenges of combining motherhood and small business

Sarah Nelson from Mums & Co says it’s possible to harmonise the two, with a little help

5 October, 2022

Many aspects of running a business can conflict with the demands of motherhood, says Sarah Nelson from Mums & Co, a professional support group for business-owning mothers.

Motherhood can be isolating, for example, yet business-owning mothers are typically sole traders, compounding that isolation.

“It’s a daily challenge to harmonise your ambition, your wellbeing and your family life,” she says.

“There is rarely, if ever, an off switch”

In this podcast, Sarah talks about the experiences of Australia’s 345,000 business-owning mothers and the strategies to help them be a success.