Author Archives: Holly Hurd

Starting a Food Business

Cook for Cash: Starting a Food Business

Do your kids love your enchilada suizas? Are your friends begging you for your low cal lasagna recipe? Are your spiced pecans a hit every holiday season? You may think friends can cook like you or even love to cook. But that’s not the case. I can hardly boil water,… Read More
  • Holly Hurd |
  • July 4, 2018
female entrepreneurs
New Surroundings

Find Your Happy Place as an Entrepreneur

When I ask an entrepreneur how they feel about the fact they’ve created an income producing venture out of thin air, the responses are similar but they all have the same theme – they’re really happy. Through my blog VentureMom, I’ve had the privilege to interview and profile over 300 female… Read More
  • Holly Hurd |
  • April 23, 2018
business name
New Surroundings

You Have the Concept, Now You Need a Business Name

You’ve created a business around something you love to do, and friends and family are encouraging you to make it official. Maybe you are selling homemade pies, or you’ve been walking dogs in the neighborhood, or you’ve been teaching stretching classes for seniors at the local Y. But, if you… Read More
  • Holly Hurd |
  • March 13, 2018
find your new venture
Career Transition

Find Your New Venture This Year

We all think of starting something fresh each January, whether it’s a diet, a savings account or a new business. There are tons of ways to lose weight and save money, but where can you get input on how to find your new venture? It needs to be something that… Read More
  • Holly Hurd |
  • January 5, 2018
reinvent yourself
New Surroundings

Reinvent Yourself in 5 Easy Steps

Your kids are in school all day or off to college and here you are thinking about your next thing. You want to do something you really enjoy. You’d like to get paid. You don’t want to commute. You don’t want a boss. Maybe you want a partner. You and… Read More
  • Holly Hurd |
  • December 4, 2017

About Holly Hurd

Holly Hurd

Holly Hurd is the founder of Venture Mom, a website devoted to covering moms who have their own businesses. Holly has interviewed hundreds of moms with their own ventures, making her uniquely qualified to speak on entrepreneurship for the small start up. Her website offers a free newsletter every week and regular posts featuring the mom created products and services. The VentureMom Shop showcases and sells the products and services of many of the moms she covers. When she was only twenty-five, she was featured in Futures MagazineUSA Today and in Fortune’s “People to Watch” column for her exceptional work managing her own fund on Wall Street. She has put her life experiences to excellent use by creating Venture Mom to support mom-owned businesses.