Made It Awards

Think Someone Stole Your Intellectual Property? Here's What You Should Do

In today’s era of sharing memes on Facebook and reposting inspirational quotes on Instagram, it can feel like our society has lost sight of the importance of paying attribution to the original content creator. This habit is especially problematic…
By Beth Demmon

Working Moms Confess How They Felt About Returning To Work After Giving Birth

Having a baby is really, really tough. I don't just mean the giving birth part (although that’s no picnic), but I'm talking about the wide range of emotions moms experience day in and day out. Some days I feel overwhelmed with happiness and…
By Beth Demmon

How To Make Your Product Go Viral, According To PR Experts

Creating an amazing product doesn’t necessarily guarantee success for entrepreneurs. After all, you have to make sure you know how to get people to discover your product, which is why it's usually wise to hire a public relations firm that can help…
By Beth Demmon

12 Things Work-At-Home Moms Should Never, Ever Feel Guilty About

As a writer who covers millennial parenting and entrepreneurship, I've had the opportunity to talk to a lot of mom entrepreneurs. Just like myself, so many of them work out of their homes, and as similar as that supposedly makes us, I’m often still…
By Beth Demmon

Everything Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Forming An S Corp

Congrats! I assume you've found this (super helpful — wait for it) article because you're ready to move your business to the next step. One of those next steps may potentially be forming an S corporation (S corp), and if that's the case, you may be…
By Beth Demmon

Here's What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Remaining A Sole Proprietorship

Starting your own business sounds like The American Dream, right? Just the thought of it might make your mind wander to the freedoms of a flexible schedule or being your own boss. And yes, as a full-time freelance writer, I can attest that while…
By Beth Demmon

Here's What Entrepreneurs Need To Know About LLCs

I adore checklists. Seeing all of my to-do’s neatly laid out helps me avoid that dreaded paralysis of indecision when it comes to starting something big. My affinity for listing pros and cons and weighing options has never been more helpful than…
By Beth Demmon

What A Day In The Life Of One Work-At-Home Mom Looks Like, In Case You Thought It Was Easy

Hi, I'm Beth. I'm a full-time freelancer writer who works from home and simultaneously parents my 9-month-old son, and I'm here to tell you that being a work-at-home mom is no picnic. "But Beth! You don't have to report to a manager, and you get to…
By Beth Demmon

6 Home Offices Spaces That'll Give You The Urge To Redecorate Stat

Home decor has always overwhelmed me, and I feel like there's no way I'm alone in this. Pinterest is a rabbit hole, I can’t afford anything fancier than IKEA furniture, and comfort and functionality are way higher on my priority list than style. But…
By Beth Demmon
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A Breastmilk Shipping Service Now Exists And Wow, It's About Time

Milk Expressed is one of those businesses that you don't realize you need until there's a moment when yes, you definitely need it. Kristy Catsouphes, the company's founder and CEO, was working in the tech industry and had just gone back to work…
By Allison Berry

How Meeting My Best Friend At A Co-Working Space Made Me A Better Mom

In today's world where social media likes and comments act as a primary source of communication, it feels fair to say that we're more often finding valuable relationships in unexpected places. That holds true for Pranee Salman, a 38-year-old estate…
By Beth Demmon

Instagram Can Be Weirdly Triggering For Working Moms

Every day of childhood is special. Even if it's just a funny thing my daughter says during bath time, or her sister's sleepy but happy face when I go in to get her up in the morning, these little moments are precious to me. They're not the moments…
By Ambrosia Brody
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This Mom Started The Coolest Natural Beauty Brand From Her Home

Keli Smith is one of those moms who, once you hear her story, can make you feel simultaneously exhausted at the idea of juggling as much as she does, and also inspired to pursue just as much. The Chicago-based mom of four founded the vegan beauty…
By Allison Berry

The Romper Made It Awards Celebrated Women Making It Happen

On Saturday, November 4, Romper hosted its first Made It Awards in New York City. The event, held in the penthouse at Gary's Loft in midtown, honored 10 incredible women who are in all stages of their entrepreneurial careers. Romper's mission is to…
By Allison Piwowarski

These Entrepreneur Moms "Cannot Care If You're Upset" With Them

How do you make your hardest decisions? That question is especially relevant when you’re a female entrepreneur, so it was especially relevant to the attendees of Romper’s 2017 Made It Awards, a day of conversations about how women with kids can make…
By Margaret Wheeler Johnson

7 Questions I Wish I'd Asked Myself Before Starting My Own Business

Before I dive into this list, I feel the need to give my fellow mom entrepreneurs out there a heads up that some of these questions are brutally honest. Sure, there are the generic questions you should ask yourself before starting a business, like…
By Taylor Wilkinson

Exactly How To Use Instagram To Grow Your Business, According To Experts

If you are serious about your business, it's time to get serious about Instagram. A medium with 700 million users is not one you can afford to overlook, and most of the advertising it offers is virtually free. Instagram is considered to be the…
By Shannon Evans

10 Questions To Ask An Accountant If You Work For Yourself

From elementary school all the way through college, I was a good student. I earned mostly A's and B's — except in math, which would warrant its own celebration if I brought home anything higher than a C. Math didn’t make sense to me then, and it…
By Beth Demmon

8 Ways To Find Time For Yourself When You're Starting A Business

I’ll be the first to admit that working from home is awesome. I wear pants about 37 percent of the time, the commute couldn’t be easier, and my officemate — aka my son — is the cutest person ever, if I do say so myself. Plus, childcare in America…
By Beth Demmon

This Mom Found A Way To Avoid The Halloween Sugar Crash, & It's *Brilliant*

Every mom knows it's coming, and yet most don't see any way around it. The crash. The sugar coma. The inevitable weeks on end of hearing, "mom, can I have more candy?" after a single night of trick-or-treating. You can try to ration it — two pieces…
By Olivia Youngs