Myself and Jo Mir from Jo Magdelena Jewellery organised a business mums networking meeting this morning for 15 mums at Harts Boat Yard in Surbiton. When I first set up Vicki Knights Photography around 18 months ago I was desperate to speak to other Mums who had also made that huge decision to not go back to full-time employment and had set up their own businesses instead. Mums that understood that running your own business sometimes means that you don’t get to spend Saturdays with your family and that you frequently find yourself still working at midnight! I searched everywhere for a local business mums networking group but it didn’t seem to exist so instead, with the backing of Mumsclub I set up my own group!
This was our second meeting and this time we restricted numbers and didn’t bring the kids to allow for more useful business discussions (never easy with children around!) It went brilliantly and it was fantastic to meet 14 inspirational Mums who have successfully set up their own businesses whilst also being there for their children….I really learnt a lot from all of them.
Then to make this morning even better I got home to find the new book by Susan Odev ‘Mum Ultrapreneur’ on my doorstep. I was delighted to be chosen by Susan as one of the Mum Ultrapreneurs in the book. When I saw my photo and words in the book I was SO excited I pretty much wanted to phone every one I knew and tell them about it….but instead I thought I would post a couple of the pics of the book on my blog! This is exactly the kind of book I would have loved to have read a couple of years ago when setting up my business and I’m just so thrilled and honoured to actually now be featuring in it!
If you want to get your hands on a copy of the book you can buy it from Amazon if you click here.
We are going on a family holiday at the beginning of next week to Singapore to see some friends of ours (only 4 sleeps to go!) so my next post won’t be until the 2nd half of February. Please note that if you send me an email or enquire on my website, I may not be able to respond until 16th February. Take care!
Vicki Knights is a contemporary lifestyle photographer specialising in newborn, baby, children and family photography. Vicki is based in Surbiton and covers the whole of Surrey and South West London including the following areas: Kingston Upon Thames, Teddington, Hampton, Twickenham, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Clapham, Earlsfield, Balham, Richmond, Putney, Barnes, Esher, Raynes Park, Thames Ditton and Cobham. She also covers East Sussex including Seaford, Eastbourne, Brighton, Hove, Alfriston and Lewes.