Mumpreneurs are a hot topic in Switzerland!

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Being a Mom in the 21st century has gotten even more exciting. Long gone are the days when dreaming about a job you could run from the comfort of your own how was just that – a dream. Many Moms around the Switzerland have started to take the term Mumpreneur very seriously. Below is a listing of the Mum/Mompreneur businesses around Switzerland. I’ve also included some Facebook Support Groups.

FACEBOOK GROUPS

MUMPRENEUR BUSINESSES

Aarau based

  • Helen Doron Early English Learning Studio by Alison Spencer (website) English for Children between 2-8 years old plus craft afternoons for children and adults

Geneva & Vaud based (Western Switzerland)

  • Angela Mcfall Art (website)
  • Forget Me Not by Liz Andrews (website)
  • I winked at the Moon by Marlene van Jaarsveld (facebook page) Jewelry
  • Knowitall.ch (website) by Lisa Cirieco-Ohlman and Allegory House (website) by Denise Nickerson: Know-it-all passport is a book you can purchase with over 500 pages of information about living in the Geneva / Lausanne area, Education Guide Switzerland is a guide to all education available in English in Switzerland and Allegory House creates custom designed learning experiences including vocational and academic guidance.
  • Lulu’s Wardrobe by Silke Handley (website) Ethical fashion for women and babies/children (0-4 years) handmade using natural fibres originating from Nepal. Lulu’s Wardrobe works in line with fair trade principles, strongly in support of the local market and circumstances of local entrepreneurs.
  • Marlene van Jaarsweld Art (facebook page)
  • Michelle Petersen Photography by Michelle Petersen (website) Family photography
  • Moms-in-Vaud Social Network (website) and Expat Doula Switzerland (website) by Michelle Walz – Moms-in-Vaud is a website for parents who live in western Switzerland and Expat Doula Switzerland is a website with information about pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support in English.
  • Ethel’s Anti-Aging by Ethel Kunz (website) Skin products
  • Rose and Luca by Micala Duvoux (website) Bags for women and children
  • SHEzone by Charlaine Jannerfeldt (website) Outdoor sports activities for women by women

Lausanne based

  • Toute Sweet by Nikki Smith Wick (website) cake/decorated cookie business
  • Ilona Emanuelsson and Zeynep Akten-Platel: Lycon Wax and other Cosmetic distribution (website)

Luzern & Zug based

  • Africious by Liz Balsys – (website)  Online-shop for exclusively selected high quality afro hair, beauty and skincare products in Switzerland and Europe for women, men and children
  • Andaleeb Lilley Photography by Andaleeb Lilley (website) Photography all types (Family, Corporate, School, etc.)
  • Singing in English for Babies and Toddlers by Anya Heini (more info on Living in Luzern) Tuesday mornings in Luzern
  • boo merino by Amanda Petrillo (website) Merino wool designer with products for babies, toddlers and children
  • boutique signorelli by Tracy Signorelli (website) Unique baby and toddler clothes from Europe and Australia
  • Cakelicious by Angela La Porte (website) Cakes and Cupcakes
  • Emma Lundwall Designs (website)
  • favouritz by Jeannette Domeisen-Soegaard (website) Unique clothing and products for women and children
  • fischer art + design by Angela Fischer (website) Graphic designer who produces very professional logos, flyers, websites and other types of sales material
  • Global Living by Linette Langenhuizen (website) Consultant Counselor Coach
  • Good ID! by Lisette Eijgermans (website) Products for children
  • Hair Stylist – Jenn Gappmaier (facebook) jennifer.gappmaier@gmail.com +41 79 126 26 42
  • Harmony Wellness by Karen Grant-Zimmermann (website) Spa in Vitznau for up to 4 people
  • Hip and Happy by Astrid Kobel-Lettinga (website) Lifestyle Kids and Women
  • Kinderland Luzern by Katja Scarmiella (website) Indoor Play area in Luzern
  • Living in Luzern by Joy Foster (website) Website in Luzern which connects Expats and also runs playgroups
  • Physio based Pilates by Moira Lanagan (more info on Living in Luzern)
  • Small World by Karen Kurzmeyer (website) Language travel agency in Luzern
  • Sunshine Baby and Kids by Tracy Signorelli (website) Dance, movement, sensory for babies and toddlers
  • Tara Yoga by Shenoa Tara (more info on Living in Luzern) Yoga geared at helping you recover from the stress of the week
  • The Look Studio by Brenda Sutter (website) Mary Kay Makeup Consultant
  • The Language Professionals started by Nina Blaettler (website) Language courses
  • The Norweigen Hausfrau by Therese Moser-Ronning (website) Foody blog with recipes and menus
  • Zwergensprache by Anna Stammler (website)

Neuchatel based

  • Bateau Rouge by Victoria Sparkes (facebook page) Re-loving old furniture and brocante items using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
  • Reves de Sucre by Marta Minuto (website) Wedding and Birthday Cakes
  • Atelierbe by Jessica Chauvot (website) Cushions and Home accessories
  • Swiss Celebrations by Abbie Therrien (website)

Ticino based

  • All for Kids by Robin Bodnuga (website) Imported high quality toys, learning activites, books and DVDs from America and Great Britain

Zurich based

  • Bill and Bessie by Sharon Vaz (website) Lifestyle Accessories
  • Britshop by Joanne Fässler-Butcher (website) Britshop is an online retailer, importing a variety of packaged British Food Products from the UK
  • Greuzi Newcomer by Cécile Bastien-Remy (website) Guidebook in English for Zurich, Obersee, Winterthur and Schafhausen
  • Greif Recovery Specialist – Karen Andersson Hagelin (website)
  • GLOBAL ART SOURCE (website) & GLOBAL HEALTH SOURCE (website) by Susanne Widmer
  • Healthy and Safe Away from Home by Luitgard Holzleg (website) Health and Safety Courses such as First Aid in English
  • Kindermusik by Brandy Butler (website) Interactive music classes for children of all ages (Classes in Luzern, Baar, Thalwil & Zug as well)
  • Paper Party Love by Carla Rippstein (website) Invitations and customized party decorations
  • Perfect Packages by Tala Daniele von Daeniken (website) Bespoke party printables, weddings and event management, as well as image consulting and makeup classes
  • Prêt à Party by Shannon Calheim Sagawe (website) a great selection of party supplies not easily found in Switzerland, but we have a great baking section
  • Rockmybaby.ch by Tanya (website) Nanny agency and leading childcare recruitment agents
  • Smart Owls by Karen Clayton (website) English language and literacy development in children from 4 – 12 years old
  • Steinmann International by Desiree Steinmann (website) Coaching – Training – Development
  • Tasty Cakes by Victoria Jaggli (website) Uniquely designed cakes and cupcakes
  • Women’s Expo by Mia Chuma (website) Expo in Zurich designed to showcase and bring together Mumpreneurs
  • Xpat Xchange by Louisa Williams Schibli (website) Expat info at your fingertips

Holiday Rentals run by Mumpreneurs in Switzerland

  • Island View Holiday Apartments by Liz Andrews (website) Lovely new apartments in a tiny fishing Cove in South West Cornwall.

All over Switzerland

  • Simplicity Admins by Sarah Santacroce (website) Simple Small Business Solutions
  • Zwergensprache (Sign language) contact Karin Patton-Scheidegger (website)
  • Zwergensprache by Kerstin Sidler (website) Sursee, Willisau und Entlebuch
  • Zwergensprache by Anna Stammler (website) Meggen and Luzern
  • Quality English Books by Michelle Mihalkovic (website) Usborne Books

4 Comments to “Mumpreneurs are a hot topic in Switzerland!”

  1. I would add a Mumpreneur in Biel-Bienne. I love what she does.
    http://www.ladoudouterie.com
    And not to leave Biel-Bienne with only one Mumpreneur, I’d add my company, based in Biel-Bienne but also active in many other cantons: http://www.job4U2.ch

    Thanks for this post!
    Sandrine

  2. Hello Mums
    I’m from Vienna, Austria and live in Küsnacht ZH since 2005. I have two daughters who will be 4 and 6 in March and I run my own business.
    I would love to join you!
    Thanks for getting back to me,
    Karin

    • Hi Karin,

      Let me know your website and give me a sentence about your business. Thanks!

      Joy

      • Hi Joy
        Thanks for your reply! You can find all information about my practice on http://www.beautydetox.ch.
        I am a medical doctor and I do detox and a very individual kind of food counseling especially for people with food intolerances. It’s a hip thing like Hollywood doctors do with the stars. I also trained in Plastic Surgery for many years but the moved to Switzerland and couldn’t finish. So I know all about beauty matters too and how to approach them from indide and outside.
        As a matter of fact I’m organizing a Party at my practice on Feb 1st from 5 p.m. where I explain what I do and where we have a Plastic surgeon as Special guest who answers questions about botox and fillers. Of course he can also do botox and fillers at the party. There will be aswell some other international mothers who present their (own!) shoes, bags and jewellery. All in all it will be a fun evening with lounge music, catered food and drinks and all fantastic women. If you are interested to post it on your platform I could send you the invitation as a PDF file.
        Please contact me any time on my mobile +41794007067.
        I hope to meet you in person soon,
        Karin

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