Mumpreneur Fiona Lewis Welcomes Announcement of Australia’s First Small Business Commissioner
The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has announced the creation of Australia’s first Small Business Commissioner. Mumpreneur Fiona Lewis believes that this post, if given teeth, will benefit the growing number of women establishing their own online businesses from home.
(PRWEB) May 12, 2012
The announcement of the creation of Australia’s first Small Business Commissioner, to be appointed later in 2012, has been been applauded by both the Council of Small Business Australia, and online business creation mentor, Fiona Lewis.
“Australian small businesses have for decades struggled with government red tape when trying to secure government contracts and meeting the often complex requirements government policies” said Ms Lewis, author of ‘Mumpreneurs Online: Exposed’.
In making the announcement, Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, said that the office will become a one-stop shop to advise time-poor small businesses about government policies and programs.
It is the second small and medium enterprise (SME) initiative in as many weeks, with the announcement of Brendan O’Connor as the new Federal Minister for Small Business.
“With a growing number of women embracing online opportunities, and taking the decision to work from home, Australia is experiencing a real shift in the concept of ‘small business’” said Ms Lewis. “If the offices of the new Minister and Commissioner are in tune with this phenomenon, Australian families will be the winners.”
Following the publication of ‘Mumpreneurs Online Exposed’ Ms Lewis has been contacted by thousands of women from all over the world, all of whom have been inspired to establish their own online business. The requests for mentorship have now led to the creation of a private membership site ‘Mentoring Mums Online’, which draws on the expertise and support of women who are already running successful online businesses.
“To help those who are very new to the opportunities available online, we have created a 12 module fast-start program and ongoing podcasts – interviews with women who are experts in their niches – will keep the information we deliver fresh, and cutting-edge.”
“With the Australian Government now planning to offer additional support for small business with the creation of a special Commissioner, we hope that meeting compliance, tax and tender guidelines will be much easier, and inspire even more work from home ideas.
For more details on work from home online business mentorship for women visit: http://www.mentoringmumsonline.com
About Fiona Lewis
Fiona Lewis is an Australian mother of three, who, even as a school teacher, found that balancing the demands of a young family with that of a profession to be a challenge. When a family tragedy placed even more importance on her earning ability, she knew that something had to change, dramatically.
As a lover of technology, Ms Lewis combined this passions with high level training from proven online business specialists, to create her own successful digital marketing consultancy. This work-from-home model is one of those that she discusses in her book Mumpreneurs Online Exposed.
About Mumpreneurs Online Exposed
First published in 2011, Mumpreneurs Online Exposed, explores ten proven e-business models that can be explored to create financial security in a work at home situation. With the input of acknowledge experts in the niche areas of social media marketing, online content creation, selling on ebay and affiliate marketing, this book has become the impetus for women around the world to explore the opportunities that the internet has created for them.
About Mentoring Mums Online
Launched in April 2012, Mentoring Mums Online is a private membership site created by digital marketing specialist, Fiona Lewis, to provide expert online business guidance to members – in a friendly and relaxed virtual environment.
Members are encouraged to ask for help whenever they encounter road blocks in the creation and growth of their online businesses. With the support and input from both fellow members and niche experts, topics that encompass Management to Mindset and Gadgets to Google are explored.
Membership includes a 12 module ‘fast start’ program for beginners.
Fiona Lewis reveals more about Mentoring Mums Online at http://www.mentoringmumsonline.com
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