April 22nd, 2009

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Women across the country are taking charge of their work and their families’ livelihoods. From starting their own home businesses to telecommuting, millions of moms – many of whom are highly educated, experienced and motivated – are jumping back into the workforce while choosing to work at home.

For those not sure where to begin, or how to find support, there are a variety of free resources that can help home-based working moms.

My Own Business

Free online course that provides the basic do’s and don’ts for starting a business. The web site contains valuable free information to all viewers including online access to all our 14 sessions, the top ten characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, top 10 do’s and don’ts, the entrepreneur’s quiz, course outlines of all 14 sessions, important video clips and other important information. The course is presented by successful business owners who point out the common, avoidable mistakes.


SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. Volunteers are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. SCORE’s goal is to help you live your dream. SCORE volunteers are successful entrepreneurs and executives who love business and want to share their knowledge with you, so you can succeed too.


All home businesses need a great looking website to attract clients and customers. But not everyone has the budget or skills to create one. The answer lies in a great website building tool called SnapPages.com which gives anyone the ability to create and manage a professional quality website with drag-and-drop simplicity.

Women Entrepreneur

The comprehensive site from the publishers of Entrepreneur magazine includes blogs, articles and videos on a wide range of topics, including sales and marketing, money and finance, branding, human resources and management. If you need a primer on social marketing on tips to win federal contracts for example, this site has the answers you need.

Home Based Working Moms

Home Based Working Moms provides a variety of opportunities and resources to help moms network, learn and grow in their role as a home-based working mom, including publicity opportunities, networking, and freelance opportunities. “Our website aims to give work at home moms ideas, support, tools and connections to help their business flourish,” Lesley Spencer Pyle, HBWM Founder and President says.

Lesley Spencer Pyle is the author of The Work-at-Home Workbook: Your Step-by-Step Guide on Selecting and Starting the Perfect Home Business for You and the founder of Home-Based Working Moms.

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