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Work-at-Home Mom success stories

  Sheryl Rosenthal and Rebecca Joseph are two moms who jumped into the t-shirt business. Their small business Free to Be Studio is taking off. You can read about ittoday on The Miami Herald's MomsMiami.com site which has been featuring a great series of work-at-home mom success stories. A few days ago, the site featured Kelly Warfel who sells Miche Bags, unique purses, from her home, another great concept for a work-from-home mom. Look for the upcoming piece on Mom Corps, a staffing firm that matches moms to jobs.

As part of the series, MomsMiami Julie Landrey Laviolette offers up some great advice for avoiding scams and finding opportunities without financial risk. The story also includes information about the Direct Selling Association (www.dsa.org), which has a directory of companies that adhere to a strict code of ethics. It also suggests anyone who wants to report a scam do so at www.fraud.org.

    Here's something else you should know about: An upcoming Moms Miami workshop for parent entrepreneurs. I will be at the event as the emcee. Join us from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Jungle Island ballroom for the Mom2Mom Business Workshop.

Find the tools you need to create, market and promote your products and ideas. You'll hear from moms who are succeeding and community resources that can help. Marla Brock, founder of PlanetZee.com and assistant director of The Launch Padat the University of Miami, and Misha Kurlya-Gomez of Misha's Cupcakes will share their advice. Lisa Sparks of Constant Contact will provide you with best practices for email marketing for your growing business.

The workshop is free. Register your spot here.

The event will also include a Momtrepreneur Showcase and Sale. If you'd like to show off your business, give away samples, register new users or sell your products, reserve a table at 305-376-4668.