Meet the Students: Mim Jenkinson, founder of Love From Mim
I’m Mim, a married mother of two small children and we live in Newcastle NSW. At Love from Mim, I’m a digital marketer, content creator and online educator with an audience of women who want save time and money and be more organised.
I also work with brands in sponsorships, campaigns and in creating content on their behalf for both mine and their online platforms.
When did you start your business?
I started my website in 2013 as a hobby blog with the occasional income coming from it. In early 2016, it became my full-time business and I haven’t looked back.
What was the inspiration behind starting this business?
I wanted to connect with other women, especially mums, who were like-minded. I wanted to share the tips that had helped me over the years and learn from them too. More on that, here.
Since then, I’ve connected with an audience of women worldwide who share my passions for organisation, decluttering, planning and self-care.
What are you most excited about in your business?
I’m so excited to see how my online courses continue to flourish in 2020 and beyond. The feedback I’ve received from my students and how they’ve transformed since taking the courses has been so positive and delightful to hear.
I’m also about to release my first book, “Less Wine, More Time” which is a personal account of how I overcame a secret addiction to alcohol and how since quitting, my life has become better than I ever thought possible.
It can be ordered here: https://lovefrommim.com/book
What has been the most challenging thing about starting your business?
When I started, I had just been diagnosed with breast cancer and left working for someone else while I underwent a gruelling chemo regime. At the time, as excited as I was to plough the energy I had into my business, I was also scared to dream big. The future I had imagined didn’t always seem within my reach.
However, as I gained more confidence in my abilities and dared to dream (big and small dreams!), the world opened back up to me.
Instead of thinking ‘why can’t I do this’, I now think ‘why not?’. It’s liberating!
We’re thrown unimaginable challenges in life and work – but we can still be grateful for today and dare to dream.
What advice would you give to other women thinking about starting a business?
Dare to dream! And also be very aware of what your passions and drivers are – why do you want to be in business, what do you want to achieve and most importantly, who do you want to help.
Drilling down on those things is a great way to start a business that you will continue to be passionate about, even through hard times.
Why did you choose to do the Women’s Business School Programs?
Entrepreneurship is exceptionally rewarding but can be a lonely place at times. I wanted a group I could celebrate and commiserate with, who I could lean on and who I could help to inspire.
As I have no formal business training, I also looked forward to learning how I could best structure and grow my business for long term success. I wasn’t disappointed!
What did you enjoy the most about being part of the program?
I loved the mix of formal training without opportunities for feedback and to be accountable with homework. As well as that, there were so many opportunities for one-on-one and group coaching, live feedback and support and a really varied selection of some of Australia’s most informed and successful business women to pass on their knowledge to us in webinars and training sessions.
What surprised you most about the program?
My team-mates! I expected to be learning alongside some great business women but I was so happily delighted to have made such wonderful friends too. Being able to connect with them in person at the conference was a big cherry on top!
Which module was the most helpful and why?
The module on scaling – I know now that unless I relinquish some control and build a team and support network around me, my business will stay as it is. And I want growth! I loved hearing from the others how they were bringing on support and assistance as it inspired me to find more ways to do the same.
How did the program help you in your business?
As well as everything above, it also helped move to a place internally I know that I have a business that is valuable, needed and wanted. I struggle with imposter syndrome and comparing to others and the program gave me so many opportunities to push that aside, reflect on my own achievements and gain confidence in knowing I was going to be successful.
What has been the best thing about starting your own business?
The flexibility and freedom I have probably goes without saying. It’s also given me a vehicle to share my knowledge with those who need it – and in turn, to make an income that helps my family.
Would you recommend the Women’s Business School to other women starting a business? Why?
100%! If you are an Australian mum in the early years of business and are looking for a supportive coaching program to set your business on a path to success, join!
What’s happening next in your business?
I’m focusing on continuing to grow my digital products and my audience – the online world is my oyster
What are your big plans for the future?
My book is out shortly and I would love to see that help many women who also struggle with secret addictions. I would love to see that give me opportunities to speak publicly and share my experience and learnings with others.
I am also aiming to grow my audience with women globally who look for realistic inspiration to be more organised, save time and money.
To learn more about Mim and Love From Mim, please visit
If you are looking for support to get your business of the ground in 2020 Women’s Business School Program is open now!
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