5 Sep 2011 by Marlynn Jayme Schotland, 1 Comment »

General FAQs

When is The Power MOB officially closing?
September 30, 2011

What will happen to The Power MOB website?
The website will remain online through at least the end of the year, most likely much longer, to serve as a resource for mom entrepreneurs. Bloggers will continue to post through the end of September 2011.

What will happen to The Power MOB Facebook Page?
The Power MOB Facebook Page will remain live for now, but will not be regularly updated. There are a lot of resources posted on that page and we still want you to have access to them for at least a few more months.

What will happen to The Power MOB private Facebook Group?
The group will remain active for as long as MOBsters want it to be. This group is a private group only for current paid members of The Power MOB. To join, you must be friends with Marlynn on Facebook and request to join this group.

I am a current paid member. What will happen to my membership?
You will remain listed on the Member Directory until The Power MOB website closes for good. You will still have access to the Power MOB private Facebook Group.

When is the last Power MOB event?
Wednesday September 28th at 10am at Ava’s Roasteria 4685 SW Hall Blvd. Beaverton, OR 97005. RSVP on our Facebook page.

Is there a chance for future Power MOB gatherings?
Yes, but they will be more personal, intimate gatherings initiated by personal connections and not on a formal platform under The Power MOB name.

FAQs for Marlynn

Why did you choose to end The Power MOB?
The Power MOB is a fabulous community, but the only way I could justify running The Power MOB while also running Urban Bliss and raising my sweet little family was to run it in an organized, professional manner as a side business. As my family grows, as the economic landscape continues to shift, and as member demands grow, it became unsustainable to continue on in this platform.

Why did you choose not to sell The Power MOB or allow investor funding?
On average, businesses of a similar format and similar marketing value are selling for around $15-25K. The Power MOB is my baby. As you all know from running your own businesses, when you birth a business, it is a difficult thing to imagine someone else raising your business baby the way in which you meant for it to be raised. The amount of blood, sweat, tears, energy – the amount of my whole soul and life – that has been put into The Power MOB has no appropriate price. It is a selfish decision, and one in which I am perfectly comfortable.

What’s next for you?
Empowering and connecting mom entrepreneurs will continue to be a passion of mine, and I look forward to continuing with speaking engagements and hosting workshops. Books are in the works, but I am no longer on a deadline, so stay tuned for info on the series in the future. If you would like more info, please visit my website.

I absolutely love my job as Regional Manager for Plum District Portland, and plan to continue working tirelessly for them as long as they’ll have me. Urban Bliss is still alive and well, and I am continuing to work on graphic design and social media strategy for current clients. I am working on a new site update with a brand new online boutique, so stay tuned for the grand opening (hopefully before the holidays!). Between Urban Bliss and Plum District, I am working about 50-60 hours a week at a super fast pace, which is about just enough for me at this point. My children are my life and as cliche as it is, being a good MOM is the most important job in the world to me; my kids are getting busier, with more after-school activities, and as they get older I am finding they need their mom’s attention a lot more. I am excited to focus more on volunteering with my son’s school as President Elect of the PSO Board. I am also looking forward to resurrecting my Maternity to Madness personal blog, and spending more time playing on my lifestyle blog, Urban Bliss Life.


For all other inquiries, please send me an e-mail. I regret that due to a high volume of daily emails, I cannot respond to every single email I receive, but I will do my best to respond to as many as I can.

One Comment

  1. Kim Campbell says:

    Hi Marlynn,
    Your effort in this venture of supporting mama entrepreneurs has been unparelleled. As one myself I recognize the need to refocus and reevaluate from time to time. I want to personally thank you for the workshops you’ve lead, panels I’ve been a part of. I look forward to our paths crossing in new and unexpected ways. After all this is Portland. Best – Kim

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