What is a Mompreneur?
A mompreneur is a newly coined term for women who establish businesses at home while also acting as the full time parent of their children. The mompreneur movement is one steadily growing in the US as mothers try to find ways to make money, express their creativity or business acumen, and also to parent their children. Precise figures are difficult to find regarding exactly how many mompreneurs make up the current business world, but there are some statistics regarding the growth of home-based businesses. One of these is the impressive independent sellers list on eBay — close to 500,000 people are independent sellers for the company. Many of these are moms who merely hit garage sales or take in free items and then resell them on the eBay site. Profit may be made on the actual items, but most profits from this style of mompreneur are made by assessing shipping and handling fees to items. “Handling” can mean a charge above the shipping cost that the mompreneur gets to keep as part of her