Solo Mums in Business

Are you a solo mum looking to start a business?  

We understand the added challenges single mum’s face as they manage both work and family life. As a solo mum,

  • You provide for your children, yet the financial strain of going solo adds stress.
  • The emotional burden you carry is admirable, yet heavy.
  • You become an expert juggler, and yet still feel pulled in multiple directions.
  • Being the sole decision-maker is empowering, but often isolating.
  • You’d love to create time for you, but there are only so many hours in a day.
  • You crave flexibility to make everything happen with greater ease.

More and more, solo mums are creating their own business for the choice and freedom it offers. So they can generate their own income in a fulfilling way, during the hours that work for them.

We’re here to help! We exist to make business possible for all women, and are now offering a dedicated support program specifically for solo mums who wish to start their own business!

We’ve helped thousands of women to start and grow their business so they can earn income around their circumstances. 

We’re a one-stop-shop for business education and support – all designed to meet you where you are at in your entrepreneurial journey. 

We offer tailored programs, coaching, industry connections and pathways to incredible partnerships. 

Our brilliant and supportive community is ONE OF A KIND, standing beside you at every step.

We offer this unparalleled support for free because we’re a not-for-profit organisation, backed by exceptional partners.

Not a mum on the Parenting Payment Single (PPS)? We can still help you start and grow your business for free. Click here to find out more

Extra support worth  to unlock, just when you need it.

As you progress through the program and advance in your business journey, you’ll be able to unlock access to a range of valuable resources and tools to support your business growth. Here is a glimpse of what’s available, generously made possible by our partners and valued at over $4500!

  • Complimentary laptop 
  • Free monthly data plan 
  • Assistance with brand development 
  • A free Square Reader and dock 
  • Marketing support package 
  • Social media marketing 
  • Business photography services 
  • Free square reader 
  • Personalised accounting software and services 

These offerings are designed to provide you with the tools and support you need to thrive in your business.

Meet our community

When you surround yourself with the right people, anything is possible!

Our community is made up of incredible business women, inspiring mums who are starting or growing a business around their families, and the brilliant business experts who help make it possible. Together, they are empowering and determined and will be your biggest cheerleaders when you need it most. 

In this particular program, you’ll be checking off your business goals alongside other like-minded solo mums in business. 

Due to the additional support provided, spots for this exclusive program for solo mums are LIMITED. Act now to secure your spot!

Angie, solo mum of two, Founder of Remedii

Since joining Global Sisters my business progress has escalated rapidly, with support to overcome key hurdles, lessen my fear of failure, access extensive pro bono support from branding agency Jack Morton, and connect with my CEO mentor Russell Parker.

Corina, solo mum, Founder of Amber Days

I took my daughter to work with me when she was six months’ old. She was surrounded by amazing strong activists from a young age, but it was extremely exhausting and I felt guilty. Global Sisters gave me some pro bono work –  I needed capital to be able to scale and they spent numerous hours with me helping me to understand my financials. It’s changed my business and I’m forever grateful.

Jacqui, solo mum, Founder of Outdoor Memories

I’m a mother and obviously have someone watching me 24/7 and I want him to know that you can achieve anything that you want, and I want other women to know that too. Global Sisters has made me realise how many connections, free opportunities and inspiring people are out there.  I feel that Global Sisters has answered everything I needed in my life.

 Frequently asked questions

Is this really FREE?

YES. Our support and expertise is second to none, and will always be free. We’re a not-for-profit organisation who have been helping make business possible for Australian women facing barriers to mainstream employment since 2016. Thousands of Australian women turn to our support each year to fuel their business dreams.

Is this for ME?

We exist to unlock the potential in EVERY woman to run their own businesses, and own their economic future. We offer every woman who needs it, the tools, support and confidence needed to start and run a business. We offer tailored onboarding to ensure you are accessing the right help you need in your own business journey.
All our programs can be self-paced and completed in your own time, in a way that works for you.
We also offer additional support for solo mums who secured entry into our limited program tailor-made for solo mums on the Parenting Payment Scheme (PPS). This is only limited due to the extra support offered by our incredible partnerships.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Solo Mums in Business program?

We are excited to offer this tailor-made program for Solo Mums in Business. To participate, you’ll need to be receiving the Parenting Payment Single (PPS) from the Government. This requirement allows us to have a greater impact by assisting women in finding alternatives to welfare dependency through the creation of their own micro business.Spaces in this program are limited – just to ensure we can provide additional value-add resources, made possible by our exceptional partners. To secure your enrolment, there will be additional onboarding and data sharing requirements. Global Sisters will provide all the necessary details in the onboarding forms, allowing you to make an informed decision and opt-in with confidence. We’re always on hand to answer any questions too, simply contact us here:

What if I am not a solo mum on the Parenting Payment Single (PPS), am I eligible?

While this particular program is specifically designed for women receiving the Parenting Payment Single (PPS) , we believe that every woman who needs assistance should have access to the tools, support, and confidence required to start and run a business. We encourage you to explore our comprehensive program support by clicking here and also invite you to join our Facebook Community group here . We are committed to empowering women on their entrepreneurial journey, regardless of their specific circumstances.

What if I don’t secure the limited spots available?

If you don’t secure one of the limited spots available, don’t worry! You can still become part of our community and gain access to all the essential business education, tools, and support necessary to start up or grow your business. While the limited spots exist, they are primarily designed to provide Sisters with the opportunity to unlock additional resources as they progress through their business journey. We are grateful to our generous partners who have made these resources possible. So, regardless of securing a spot, we are here to empower and assist you every step of the way.

Is this online or face to face? What do I need to get started?

We’re completely online, and our extensive network of support is all digitally based too. All you need is a smartphone or laptop with internet access.
(PS – there are often opportunities to meet face to face too!)

Why entrepreneurship?

We understand the challenges mum’s face when juggling work and family. Which is why so many mums in our community aspire to run their own business because it offers more choice, flexibility and freedom to earn income in a way that works for them.
Our Sisters tell us that building a business of their very own is empowering, and allows them to pursue their passions, unleash their creativity, and shape their ideal business environment. Our community of women are brilliant, inspiring, determined and unwavering in their support of one another.

Who are some of Global Sisters’ partners and funders?

Our business education and coaching programs are completely FREE, subsidised by generous philanthropic, Government and corporate supporters. We’re also embarking on some groundbreaking systems change work to ensure that all Australian women are provided with flexible income-generating pathways for economic participation and long-term security. We have specifically partnered with AMP Foundation to offer specific support to solo mums on the Parenting Payment Single (PPS). We are grateful for their generous support in helping make business possible for our solo mum community.

We are here to support you. Meet your team:

Narelle Arthur, Member Services

Narelle is a passionate advocate for breaking down barriers, driving change, and empowering women to thrive.

Jo Audley, Member Experience & Program Coordinator

Jo is passionate about social justice and community development projects that support women to reach their full potential.