The Official Goodbye
Happy Back-to-School season, MOBsters!
As a child, I always loved back-to-school season. The shiny new school supplies, the anticipation of seeing all of my classmates again and having new teachers. I have always looked forward to transitions, change, the unknown – a trait that serves many entrepreneurs well.
Now, as I prepare my own children for this annual back-to-school transition, I, too, prepare for a big one of my own: it is time to say goodbye to The Power MOB.
As you can imagine, it is a decision that did not come easily (that’s what all business owners say, right?), and one that has been nearly a year in the making.
I know many of you will have questions, and I wish I had time to answer them all. I’ve started an FAQ page that will live on the website for a while, with more FAQs being added soon.
When I created The Power MOB in early 2006, I simply wanted to create a space where we could connect and share openly as both moms and business owners. A place where we never had to pretend we were just one or the other. I had no clue that in five years, we would help connect, support, educate and inform hundreds of mom entrepreneurs. We’ve bonded, formed an incredible community, and been there for one another to help our professional as well as our family lives flourish. We’ve been there to celebrate many births – of businesses and babies – and supported each other through deaths, divorces, business changes and closures, parenting challenges, and daily ups and downs.
As much as I will miss this business baby of mine, the part I will miss the most is all of you. The Power MOB is like my extended family, and I cherish each of you so much.
It has been a truly incredible five years. THANK YOU. My hope is that you will all continue to connect, collaborate, and grow together, as moms and as business owners. That you will all remember to believe in yourselves each and every moment of the day, as I believe in each of you. You each have such unlimited potential and power, and I wish you all continued success in your professional and personal lives. Follow your instincts, pursue your passions, and live your dreams like only YOU can.