Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. She recently launched her fourth, The Founding Kit, which helps startups get started. A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014, a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, host of the Tip Top Tips for Entrepreneurs video series, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, and most recently was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
- Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs is a perfect companion for aspiring entrepreneur mothers—a journey many women try to take on solo—this guide is brimming with practical advice, tips, and tricks to help a woman fine-tune her self-starter skills and raise a successful company. The lessons here show how to blend motherhood and business, including pointers on how to incorporate kids into the daily business routine and dozens of accounts from mom entrepreneurs on their adventures in time management. While also showing why a traditional business plan may not be as important as once thought, this is an indispensable sidekick to launching a dream, keeping it running, and turning it into a thriving business.