The Working Women's Forum, an association of local professionals and entrepreneurs, will feature Holly Hurd with “Five Commonalities of Successful Entrepreneurs” at its next meeting, scheduled for April 10.
Ms Hurd is the founder of VentureMom.com, a website devoted to featuring moms who have started their own businesses.
“Every mom I talked with had an idea that they wanted to turn into a business. At the same time, I was meeting so many interesting moms who already had profitable ventures. I saw an opportunity to connect the two groups. I like to write about the path of creating a business venture through each story so readers can see the progression of the mom’s venture,” she said.
Ms Hurd will share traits that most of her VentureMoms have in common, and how these can be used to build a successful venture.
Her talk will include five common traits she has observed in entrepreneurs she has worked with (while also fulfilling the role of parent); tips on turning a hobby into a business, or taking a current business to the next level; tips on marketing ideas including the use of social media; and audience participation.
Ms Hurd has always been at the forefront of entrepreneurism. When she was only 25, she was featured in Futures Magazine, USA Today and in Fortune’s People to Watch column for her exceptional work managing her own fund on Wall Street. She has put her exciting life experiences to excellent use by creating VentureMom.com, a resource and showcase for mom created ventures.
Since founding VentureMom.com, Ms Hurd has become a sought-after expert in the field of entrepreneurism. She has presented at the Women and the Entrepreneurial Spirit Conference in New York City, numerous Connecticut venues, and has been featured in the New Canaan/Darien Magazine.
The program will be held Wednesday, April 10, at The Villa Restaurant, 4 Riverside Road. Networking and appetizers begin at 6 pm, followed by the guest speaker.
The program and appetizer fee is $20 ($10 for members), with a cash bar.
For reservations, e-mail register at email@example.com or call WWF President Maureen Wilson at 203-470-9097.
The group will be accepting canned food, personal health, and beauty items for FAITH Food Pantry.