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Where Are They Now? Marissa from Renovating Mums

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Hi, I’m Marissa Towndrow, mum to 2 sparky little girls and juggling wife to a very supportive hubby. We’re both expats; me a Kiwi, him English, and after many years of travelling, Australia is now our home. We’re both super amazed to have settled in this gorgeous country and be bringing up our own 2 little Aussies.

Tell me a bit about what you were doing before you got in contact with Business Jump?

I’m an award-winning Landscape Architect & Project Manager. Before getting in touch with Nat I had just returned to work from maternity leave, was feeling dissatisfied and isolated in my career. The ground had shifted, from being a valued member of the team I was suddenly marginalised as just a ‘mum’. They knew I could do the role, had done for years, but I was expected to mentally step down as the senior. It was like they believed my brain no longer functioned now I was a mum.

My nature is not such that I can easily sit still and twiddle my thumbs so I started to look for a new challenge, one that fulfilled my desire for growth but also allowed me to balance this with family needs.

I moved to working part-time as a Sales Manager for an environmental company managing government contracts and new tenders. The owner loved having my skills on board and within 6 months I had doubled their projected turnover. This then opened my eyes to the potential what ifs, could I do this for myself?

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Turn Your Love of Kids Birthday Parties into an Online Business

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About The Business: Kids Birthdays and Parties- Name to be decided.

Wanting to start a business but just completely stuck on what type of business that should be?

Chances are, you’ve already got the know-how and experience, from real life and we can show you how to monetise that into an amazing online business.

We can help you create an online business centred around your love of kids birthdays and show you how to monetise it. Help time poor and busy mums find the perfect gifts for their own kids or for their kids friends by curating a beautiful website full of gift and party suggestions for children.

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Turn Your Love of Dogs into an Online Business

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About The Business: Dog Lovers – Name to be decided.

Wanting to start a business but just completely stuck on what type of business that should be. Chances are, you’ve already got the know-how and experience, from real life and we can show you how to monetise that into an amazing online business.

We can help you create an online business centred around your love of dogs and show you how to monetise it. Whether you’re a vet, dog walker, dog groomer, worked in a pet shop or just have a love for the connection behind dog and owner there are loads of different ways we can turn your passion or skill-set into an online business.

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Start a Website Helping Mums Get Organised!

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About The Business: Mums Get Organised – Name to be decided.

Wanting to start a business but just completely stuck on what type of business that should be?

Chances are, you’ve already got the know-how and experience, from real life and we can show you how to monetise that into an amazing online business.

As Mums, we know that being organised can save us loads of time and stress but secretly I am one of those mums that is completely clueless on how to organise properly and need all the help and guidance I can get, especially since I have twins on the way!

I know I’m not the only one who isn’t strong in the organised department either, there are masses of us out there needing your organisational know-how to help stay on-top of the house, our family, work-life and just life in general so if you think you’ve got some tips, tricks and cool stuff to share the one thing I am really good at, is helping you turn that into an online business and monetising the idea.

You could even share your knowledge on your blog and weave in products and services you recommend, create downloadable resources, checklists and printables, e-books, challenges, have a shop and loads more.

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My Best Quick Tips on How to Start an Online Business For Free (& Set Yourself up for Success in the Process)

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I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

If this jump starter business package isn’t for you, then you can totally start and create your online business for free, everything that you need can be worked out and DIY’ed. That’s the beauty of the internet these days, is if you know what you are looking for you can work out how to get yourself sorted.

Ok sure, DIYing may be the harder way, it may take more time to workout and you may make a few mistakes along the way or end up with something that looks shit, but at the same time, you also might not. If you really have no funds to pay an expert to help you, then what have you got to lose? 

With some time, perseverance and motivation you can totally work it out and you can start an online business and learn along the way, it is better then not trying at all right?

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I Faced My Biggest Fear and Had a Massive Breakthrough, This is How I Did it.

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I’m that friend of a friend…

You know, that story you hear and aren’t sure whether it could really be true.

It was one of those moments where your whole life is turned upside down and you are left in complete and utter WTF shock.

Yeah. Me. That was me.

Like a handbag that was picked up and turned upside down with all the mum crap we shove in there spilling out…

Lipsticks, coins, that day old half eaten sandwich that the kids didn’t want anymore, water with the lid not screwed on properly leaking everywhere.

That was like how my brain fell out of my head when I found out.

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The Largely Unknown Hack I used to Grow and Sustain a Million Dollar Business while being a WAHM.

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I’m reflecting on how I created my business, how I got to where I am and how I can continue going where I want to despite having one of the biggest challenges of my life ahead of me. Being a new mum of four when I never expected to ever, like ever, get a ‘buy one get one free deal’ with getting pregnant.

Fortunately, the way I have set up my business hugely contributes to this being a reasonably seamless transaction. I step out of my business with no-one the wiser loads of times and it continues to function, make revenue and deliver our WIP as promised. I’m not saying it’s like that all the time, but if we are comparing it to a regular business and how the majority of people run theirs, I would say I’ve absorbed myself out by at least 60-70%.

So while twins are certainly going to come in and throw a lot of curve balls at me, what I need to do most is continue on with the hacks and expertise I used to build my business to a million dollars within 18 months in the first place. Whilst I’ll have days/weeks/months of being knee deep in nappies and spew, my business can continue to grow and sustain itself, and I can continue to grow and sustain myself as well.

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New Business For Sale – Baby and Me Pregnancy Hub

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About The Business: Must Have Pregnancy Products – Name to be decided.

Wanting to start a business but just completely stuck on what type of business that should be? Chances are, you’ve already got the know-how and experience, from real life and we can show you how to monetise that into an amazing online business.

As Mums, having experienced the joys pregnancy, we know that the right products and services can make the world of difference to how we cope with how our bodies transform, to how we mindset through it, to preparing for our baby and before you think it, yep there are people out there already doing similar businesses but our business philosophy, expertise and strategy is going to set you a part and show you how to cut through the noise so you really can create an online platform around this idea if it is something you feel connected to it!

We can help you create an online platform / blog / community that helps the busy soon to be mums keep it together and coast through their pregnancy by creating a one stop shop for all the must have products such as leggings, belly butters, body pillows, maternity jeans, all-natural lozenges, belly bands and more or love this concept but not sure about the actual idea? We can help you come up with the perfect idea with the same inclusions and package as well.

You could even share your knowledge on your blog and weave in products and services you recommend, create downloadable resources, checklists and printables, have a shop, create e-books and more.

Worried you have no idea how to do this? Perfect, that is exactly what we’ll help you figure out.

So, you don’t need to have all the answers right now…

We will help you refine the idea and income streams + create everything you need to launch + give you the strategy you need + provide ongoing support all along the way. We will hold your hand and get you off and running in the right direction so you can start producing an income without wasting precious time trying to work it out all by yourself. Or if you love this concept but not sure about the actual idea, we can help you come up with another idea for an online business as well.

Business Jump helps Mums just like you from all over the world find the confidence and inspiration to start a business by taking the jump to create a business aligned with their heart and soul and open up all the perks of working for yourself and running your own show.

Interested but not sure you like this idea? Pop your email in anyway to find out how we can help you come up with your own idea.

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Behind the Scenes Filming For Kochie’s Business Builders

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Just last month (May 2018) I was so honoured to be invited by Kochie’s Business Builder’s to share my story on Channel 7 about the growth of Business Jump and what was even better was they asked me to bring along one of my clients so they could feature them as well.

I knew instantly that I would ask Rebecca Searles, who is a client who came to us with a dream of starting a business that we helped set up for her and get her started on the right path which is now flourishing as Family Garden Life and also a gorgeous friend of mine now, largely thanks to our love of having conversations in gifs, drinking wine and keeping it real.

UPDATE: The segment is now live, watch it here:

We check in with Family Garden Life to see how the business has grown

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