Enterprising Women has given me the confidence to re-face the work place after a long absence, but not as an employee – as my own boss!
Laura Morris started her own company Rentabuggy in 2008. Having worked within Insurance for 8 years, she started, grew and developed the business, which is now in its third year.
In February 2009, she co-Founded Networking Mummies with her business partner Joanne Dewberry. Discovering a niche in the market for networking events for mums in or starting a business they developed a 'Dorset' Branch, which now consists of over 400 members. Laura currently heads up two of the branches 'Warwickshire' and 'Leicestershire' they organise monthly events to support mums in business including workshops, guest speakers, exhibitions and much more.
Laura was shortlisted for 1 of 5 companies in the BT Business Grant Competition in 2009 to win £10,000 and was announced Winner of the ‘Start Up’ Category in the Women on Their Way Awards 2010.
Laura now also writes articles for many publications and her businesses have been featured in both local and national press. She has another business called 'Educate Business, which provides cost affordable PR and Marketing Solutions for a range of businesses. She also works within schools by providing 'motivational' type talks along with other speaker opportunities and events.
I love working with people, hearing their stories and building relationships. I am passionate about helping businesses develop, whether they are starting out or expanding. I have worked with many people by offering them advice, knowledge and contacts to help them drive forward. Watching these individual people then achieve there dreams is so inspiring and it is something close to my heart.