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The Business+Balance Success Group

The Business+Balance Success Group is a professional and support organization for self-employed moms in Austin, Texas.

Read about the Biz and Balance Group in the Austin Business Journal (February, 2008):

Group Information

Size: Approximately 150 women

To join: all members must be self-employed parents (women only)

Meets: every two months from 7-9:30 p.m. on the third or last Thursday of the month. Approximately 30-40 members attend each meeting.

Structure: Hosted by Renee Trudeau, members share business ideas/referrals/ resources, insights into work/life balance and support one another on these topics (each member has the opportunity to dialogue with at least 12 different members due to the progressive networking structure). We rotate facilitators every meeting.

Meetings held: At an Austin restaurant in a private meeting room.

Cost: Free, a community service initiative of Career Strategists; members
do pay for their own dinner which usually runs $18-20/person. RSVP to Michel Hudson at gnugap@aol.com.

To learn more: Subscribe to the Yahoo! group to receive all the meeting postings and contribute to online discussions. To visit your group on the Web, go to:

Additional activities of the group: The group dialogues weekly about business and balance issues via our yahoo group. The members also post resources and local meetings that are for self-employed professionals and occasionally hold breakfast roundtable discussions.

The purpose of the B+B Success Group is to facilitate:

  • Support and social interaction for self-employed moms that face
    similar challenges;
  • Ideas resources and strategies for balancing work and family;
  • Networking/business development: learn about other mom-owned businesses
    so you can support moms who are doing their own thing, just like you!

The group is for self-employed women who are as serious about creating profitable, passionate businesses as they are about making their kids a top priority.

The Business+Balance Success Group members include: image/wardrobe
consultants, graphic designers, marketing strategists, nanny services, massage therapists, writers/editors, fitness trainers, therapists, skin-care specialists, career and business coaches, chefs, product designers, craft store owners, book publicists, psychologists, fitness trainers, doctors, accountants and more!

Click here for a directory of Business+Balance Success Group members.

Why a group like this is important:

Being self-employed can be isolating at times, reach out to other entrepreneur moms for support/resources and connection. It's very validating to talk to others who face the same challenges you do on a daily basis.

The Business+Balance Success Group founder/host:

The B+B Group was founded by Renee Trudeau in 2004. Click here for more information on Renee.


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