Create the Network
With Jill Salzman
Meet Jill Salzman
Jill Salzman is a masterful creator of community. She has built her successful business by empowering women to chase their goals and show up as their most confident selves.
Currently, Jill is growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the #1 platform for mom entrepreneurs to build better businesses. A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched and sold a baby jewelry company before creating her current business.
Jill is the author of The Best Business Book In The World and the best-seller, Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs. Jill is the host of the top-rated entertaining business podcast, Why Are We Shouting?, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, was dubbed a mommy mogul by CNNMoney, a Cool Mom Entrepreneur We Love by MSN Live, and was recently named one of the Top 50 Women to Watch In Tech as well as a Top 100 Champion Small Business Influencer after Forbes named The Founding Moms one of the Top 10 Websites For Entrepreneurs.
Jill Salzman has shared the stage with Richard Branson, Sheryl Sandberg, Daymond John, Marilu Henner, and Desmond Tutu and she regularly appears on ABC7s Windy City Live TV show. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughter’s crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
Visionary entrepreneurs know their why.
Jill demonstrates how important it is to meet the needs of the client you’re looking to serve. What are their struggles? What’s holding them back? Answering these questions can pave the way for a thriving and joyful entrepreneurial journey. By understanding the unique needs of mompreneurs, Jill built a business that celebrates community over competition.
Business doesn’t have to be bland.
In a world of expensive, exclusive networking groups, Jill Salzman created more authentic spaces for mothers to start businesses and network with other visionary moms. Frustrated by traditional boy’s-club marketing tactics, Jill knew that it was time to build the network she wanted to participate in!
Embrace learning, always.
Sometimes we don’t get it right. In this frank, funny and genuine interview, Jill shares her opportunities for growth as she built her company… including a moment of judgment in a networking group that will forever change the way she views mom entrepreneurs.
This is a must-listen.
“I can have a lot of fun while I’m building a business. Now I’m busy sharing it. They join because they want that.”
“We were raised back in the day to think, ‘business has nothing to do with personal feelings’, but every mom entrepreneur around the world in any city is the same… battling massive fear of failure or guilt that she’s doing something focused on herself.”
“We do a lot of encouragement. Get in front of your brand! You’re a small business. We need to see you, get to know you and we need to trust you in order to buy your stuff.”
Links mentioned in this episode:
Check out Jill’s website: https://jillsalzman.com/
Visit the website for Jill’s growing company, The Founding Moms: https://foundingmoms.com/
Listen to Jill’s Ultra-popular Podcast, Why are we Shouting? https://jillsalzman.com/podcast/
Buy Jill Salzman’s Publications, including her beloved field guide for mom entrepreneurs: https://foundingmoms.com/books/
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