The Top 5 Mistakes I Made as a Mompreneur and How You Can Avoid Them

The top 5 mistakes I made as a Mompreneur and how you can avoid them - Blog with Kelisha Mills

As a mompreneur, starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding journey. However, it can also be a challenging one filled with many mistakes and learning opportunities. While mistakes are a natural part of any business journey, it’s important to learn from them and avoid making them in the future.

In this blog post, I’ll be sharing the top 5 mistakes I made as a mompreneur and how you can avoid them. By learning from my experiences, you can save yourself time, money, and stress as you build your own successful business.

Mistake #1: Not Having a Clear Business Plan

When I started my first business, I didn’t have a clear business plan. I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, but I didn’t take the time to create a detailed plan outlining my goals, target audience, marketing strategy, and financial projections. As a result, I found myself struggling to stay focused and make progress.

To avoid this mistake, take the time to create a comprehensive business plan before launching your business. This will give you a clear roadmap to follow and help you stay on track as you work towards your goals.

Mistake #2: Trying to Do Everything Yourself

Another mistake I made as a mompreneur was trying to do everything myself. As a busy mom, I thought I could save time and money by handling all aspects of my business on my own. However, I soon realized that this approach was unsustainable and led to burnout.

To avoid this mistake, don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to others. Whether it’s hiring a virtual assistant, outsourcing your social media management, or partnering with other mompreneurs, working with others can help you save time and focus on what you do best.

Mistake #3: Not Investing in Marketing

One of the biggest mistakes I made as a mompreneur was not investing enough in marketing. I assumed that if I built it, customers would come. However, I quickly learned that without a solid marketing strategy, my business wouldn’t grow as quickly as I wanted it to.

To avoid this mistake, invest in marketing from the beginning. Whether it’s through social media advertising, email marketing, or influencer partnerships, find the channels that work best for your business and invest in them.

Mistake #4: Not Setting Boundaries as a mompreneur

As a mompreneur, it can be tempting to blur the lines between work and family time. I made the mistake of not setting clear boundaries and found myself constantly checking emails and working during family time.

To avoid this mistake, set clear boundaries between work and family time. This could mean turning off your phone during dinner, designating specific work hours, or hiring a babysitter to help you get work done during the day.

Mistake #5: Not Taking Time for Self-Care as a mompreneur

Finally, one of the biggest mistakes I made as a mompreneur was not taking time for self-care. I was so focused on growing my business and taking care of my family that I neglected my own needs.

To avoid this mistake, make self-care a priority. Whether it’s taking a bubble bath, going for a walk, or meditating, find the self-care practices that work best for you and make them a regular part of your routine.


Starting a business as a mompreneur can be an exciting and fulfilling experience. However, it’s important to learn from the mistakes of others and avoid making the same mistakes yourself. By avoiding these top 5 mistakes, you’ll be well on your way to building a successful and sustainable business. Remember to create a clear plan that is the beginning step towards a happy and successful life and business.

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Kelisha Mills

Hi, I`m Kelisha Mills! I`m a wife, a mom of 4, and an Entrepreneur for over 15 years. My emarkable gift lies in igniting the entrepreneurial spirit within mompreneurs, propelling them toward their aspirations.