Welcome to the Single Mums Business Network (SMBN), created for you amazing Single Mums in Business (SMiB) who up until now suspected that you may just be alone!

The primary objective of the SMBN is to help you gain exposure to your business. We concentrate on driving traffic to our members pages, so that you are seen. The secondary objective is to reduce stigma and dispel misconceptions that single mums are work shy. It is the passion of founder Julie Hawkins to raise awareness of the real issue being that work is not in sync with school and wages are not in sync with inflation. Until those two things harmonise the SMBN will help you by increasing exposure to your business.

Whether you are new to self-employment, just setting up a company or a seasoned business woman who understands the SMiB journey, we welcome you to join the network, because you know how important it is that we support each other and dispel misconceptions, and paying it forward is one of the most rewarding things that a girl can do!

If you need inspiration for self-employment - just take a look at some courses here - you can utilise your skillset and make your work work for you!

This is not a single mum support network but a business network that is tailored to single mums and their unique challenges, at the same time, we actively support the promotion of working in harmony with school for all parents.

In an ideal world you would have the sanctuary of employment, on a good living wage, where you can work around your children; and there are some great companies out there who are gamechangers in promoting part-time and flexible work, such as 2to3days, 9-2-3, ten2two, and Successful Mums, but society isn't quite there yet with family friendly working and so for most, self-employment it is! .