Beware of scams

We are aware of scams coming from email and social media where people try to impersonate us. We will never ask you for money or your bank details. Learn more about what to look out for and how to protect yourself.

Becoming a Mumpreneur

Yasmina Siadatan, former Creative Director at Start Up Loans, discusses being a working mother

Being a mother of two young children and working full time I understand the pressures working mums are under on many levels. I’m truly passionate that being your own boss is a real and viable solution to the practical and emotional issues facing women who need to bring an income into the household.

Start Up Loans encourages returning mothers to become “Mumpreneurs” for many reasons. Firstly the flexibility of being your own boss lends itself perfectly to being a mother. Also you can choose your industry. If you are going to leave your children for hours a day it needs to be for something rewarding and enjoyable. I would argue there is nothing more rewarding as being your own boss, and choosing your industry.

Why mums are good business owners

We have heard time and time again that returning mothers make great entrepreneurs and business owners due to skills such as timekeeping, pressures to support your children and the often high skill set many women in the 30s have accrued over the years. While all this is valid and true, I would like to bring a new dimension to the argument. Many women have little alternative. Part time jobs rarely exist and childcare costs often mitigate the financial incentive of working full time, so being your own boss is now often a better choice, if indeed you are lucky enough to even have the choice.

Now is the time to take your skills as a mum and channel them into creating something special, your own business!


Learn with Start Up Loans and help get your business off the ground

Thinking of starting a business? Check out our free online courses in partnership with the Open University on being an entrepreneur.

Our free  Learn with Start Up Loans courses opens in new window include:

Plus free courses on finance and accounting, project management, and leadership.


Reference to any organisation, business and event on this page does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation from the British Business Bank or the UK Government. Whilst we make reasonable efforts to keep the information on this page up to date, we do not guarantee or warrant (implied or otherwise) that it is current, accurate or complete. The information is intended for general information purposes only and does not take into account your personal situation, nor does it constitute legal, financial, tax or other professional advice. You should always consider whether the information is applicable to your particular circumstances and, where appropriate, seek professional or specialist advice or support.

Feeling Inspired?