We’re always so excited about books that our blogger friends publish but Mom Boss by Nicole Feliciano really caught our attention. Like Nicole, our Founder/CEO, Barbara Jones, is a Mom Boss. Barbara started One2One Network in 2008 when her two children were still very young. Her vision was to bring influencers and brands together to build relationships and create compelling campaigns while also being an involved and present parent. Barbara says, “This is a book I will recommend to anyone who asks what it takes to start a business while also raising a family. It’s a wealth of experience and knowledge that provides a working outline of next steps and best practices both in the office and at home.”
“Where Sophia Amoruso’s #GirlBoss left off for young millennials breaking into the business world, Mom Boss picks up and continues the mission for all the entrepreneurial moms out there.
Mom Boss proves that being successful isn’t about degrees or sacrifices, it’s about balance and power. It’s where instinct meets intelligence. Every mom has it in her to be a badass business woman. Nicole Feliciano charts the course for building a successful career without sacrificing being a great mom.”
NF: Mom Boss is the book for all the women out there who have big ideas, but are also struggling with how to fit it all in with family. I’m all for women leaning in, but not to the point where something snaps. I think moms who become business founders and CEOs are flexible and strong. This book will show you the path to setting up a life you love, full of challenge and ambition, but also equally full of ballet recitals and family dinners.
O2O: How do you hope this book will inspire women?
NF: If you’ve ever dreamed of launching your own business after the kids arrive, this book will become your go-to guide.
O2O: What surprised you most about the writing process?
NF: I spoke with more than 100 moms who have started businesses for this book–I was so touched by how much they shared, both failures and successes.
O2O: What were your writing habits?
NF: I wrote at night on my big purple couch in my living room on my laptop. I would brew some tea and then settle in for a long night. My husband filled in on early morning kid duty to make these late-nights more bearable.
O2O: What was the best advice that another writer gave you about writing?
NF: When you have to end your writing session give yourself a clear starting point for where to pick up.
O2O: What advice would you give to someone who wants to write a book?
NF: Take a lot of time on the table on contents. When you have a strong TOC the book almost writes itself!
O2O: Will you write another book?
Where to Buy Mom Boss
Nicole has a copy of Mom Boss to giveaway to an O2O Blog reader. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling us your entrepreneurial story- Have you started your own business? Do you want to start a business? Do you have an idea but you’re not sure if it’s what you should do? Giveaway closes midnight (PT) Sunday, October 23rd. Winner will be notified via email on Monday, October 24th.
More about Nicole
Nicole Feliciano is the CEO of Momtrends Media a million dollar brand that publishes two of nations top blogs for moms: Momtrends.com and TheShoppingMama.com. Her company produces digital content as well as virtual and live events all geared to delight and engage modern moms. She attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two girls. Mom Boss: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Kids & Success is Nicole’s first book; it provides a roadmap for startup success for women who have big ideas, but are struggling with how to fit it all in with family.
*No Purchase Necessary. Void Where Prohibited By Law. Entry period will run from Wednesday, October 12, 2016 through midnight (PT), Sunday, October 23, 2016. Entries must be received in those time frames to be valid. Contest is open to One2One Network members, 18 years of age or older, and a resident of the United States of America. Winner will be chosen via random draw and notified via email. Please see Official Rules for Giveaways.