Breaking Down Your Business Podcast: Tell Me Something Good in Episode #18


Is your inbox over flowing? In this week’s episode of Breaking Down Your Business,  our founder Jill Salzman and her co-host, Brad Farris, discuss ways to work around drowning-by-email. From getting down to business on a whiteboard to IdeaPaint to Trello to daily huddles, they talk turkey about becoming more efficient doers. They’re joined by Gini Dietrich, founder of the blog Spin Sucks and marketing firm Arment Dietrich, and Aksh Gupta, founder of Occasion, a technology that enables online booking, made simple, for small businesses. Tune in now because Jill’s got some top notch advice…not that we’re biased or anything.

The Founding Moms Featured on The Balance Project

Screen shot 2014-04-06 at 10.11.55 PMLast week, author Susie Orman Schnall’s new project THE BALANCE PROJECT, a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance, featured our Founder Jill Salzman. In Suzie’s words:

“I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one really does “it all.” Everyone’s making sacrifices somewhere. And that should make us feel a little better.” 

Check it out to learn more about Jill’s take on having it all and the best advice she’s ever heard about balance.


The Founding Moms Share Social Media Savvy with The Likeability Company

Screen shot 2014-03-30 at 11.57.15 AMThe Founding Moms’ founder, Jill Salzman, and The Founding Mums’ Director in Australia, Denna Szwajkowski, co-star in The Likeability Company’s (TLC) social media panel podcast this week.

The Social Media Panel takes an irreverent look at the hottest social media news and features guest speakers who will share their stories and insights on small business social media marketing. Work-life balance, coworking spaces and juggling events, commitments and family are all themes covered in the podcast. Listen over here!

The Founding Moms Are Now in Berlin, Germany!


Next stop: The Grey City. We’re excited to share that The Founding Moms has just launched in Berlin, Germany!

With live, in-person Founding Moms’ Exchanges in over 20 states and now 8 countries, we’re thrilled to be building a wildly diverse and far-reaching network of accomplished mom entrepreneurs. Join us in welcoming our new German members in a comment below!



The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon Meets The Founding Moms


Last week, two of our Founding Moms had the chance to meet The Tonight Show’s host Jimmy Fallon in Chicago while he was in town to take the Polar Plunge!

We’re thrilled for Donna Reda Saracco & Simin Frazer! And we’re also green with envy. They report that he’s as funny in person as he is on TV. Three cheers for Fallon & The Founding Moms!

Breaking Down Your Business: We All Need A Little Help Sometime in Episode #12


Join us for the hit new podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, featuring The Founding Mom’s very own Jill Salzman. This week co-hosts Jill & Brad (Farris) explore how hard a time Brad has asking for help.  Jill then makes a complete fool of herself reading one of their fans’ Google Voicemail transcripts. They also have a recommendation for the coolest new photo app out there and are joined by both Tricia Meyer of Meyer Law, an innovative law firm focused on helping businesses large and small, and Scott Cohen , the co-founder and CMO of, an award-winning Audience Response System with game-changing technology. Tune in for a good time — and some solid business advice.

Today’s Small Business Magazine Features The Founding Moms!

Screen shot 2014-03-04 at 11.53.59 AMNetworking can be tough. To help you out, our founder, Jill Salzman, has shared her 5 Top Networking Tips From A Serial Networker in Today’s Small Bussiness Magazine.

Today’s is an online-only digital magazine catering to entrepreneurs, micro and small business owners, solopreneurs, WAHMs, and just about anyone interested in starting a business of their own. Jump on over here to learn from the best about how to network with the rest. 

Forth Highlights Jill Salzman & Building A Community To Grow Your Business

Picture 7Our founder, Jill Salzman, recently shared her experiences in Forth’s brilliant blog with building community around entrepreneurial ventures and why community is fundamental to business success. In her words “No community? No company.”

What is Forth? It’s a quarterly salon designed to provide women the time and space to talk. They gather to share, celebrate, dream and indulge their brightest ideas.

Check it out here and after share in the comments how you’re building a community to support your work.

Breaking Down Your Business: Top 5 Sales Tips in Episode #9


Have you checked out Breaking Down Your Business podcast? This week Jill Salzman and Brad Farris discuss their top 5 sales tips for business owners. We were going to list them here but in order to sell you (get it?) on checking out this podcast, you have to listen to learn those gems. They’ll increase your profits by a billion trillion dollars a year. It’s true. In the latest episode they’re joined by Rachel Olsen, founder of Best Mom Products and Diane Hatz, founder and executive director of Change Food. Looking for more? New episodes come out every Tuesday over here!

Pittsburg E-Magazine Pop City Features The Founding Moms

1236936_662277183815649_1974979300_nWe’re making waves in the city of bridges! Pittsburg magazine Pop City recently featured the experience of Founding Moms’ Exchange Host Rachel Gogos and members Jacqueline Massacci & Paula Adams. From the piece:

Rachel Gogos, on the importance of the exchange: “A lot of my brandID work focuses on women business owners…But I was lacking my own community of folks who had started their own businesses. I have other mother friends but they aren’t founding businesses, so their day to day looks a lot different than my day to day.”

Paula Adams, on how she benefits from the meetups: “We kind of understand each other, being parents,” Adams says. “We challenge each other, ask questions, throw some ideas around.”

Read more about how The Founding Moms helps these mom entrepreneurs here. Want to join us? Learn more here.

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