Ep 115: Serial Entrepreneur | Community Builder | Podcaster | The Founding Moms Jill Salzman

Episode 115: Jill Salzman - BizChix.comJill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only kid-friendly collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes.

(She also just launched her fourth, The Founding Kit which helps startups get started.)  A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture.

Jill has been featured in national media outlets including People Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Daily Candy Kids, NBC5 and WGN TV. She is the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014 (according to Orbit Media Studios,) a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, a columnist for NBC Chicago,  and she gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.

Inside This Episode

  • Motivational Quote

"Just Do It." Nike from Episode 115: The Founding Moms Jill Salzman - BizChix.com

  • Must Read Book

 Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson - BizChix.com

  • Book Authored by Jill

Found It A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs by Jill Salzman - BizChix.com

  • Productivity Tool/Tip

 Evernote – help the world remember everything, communicate effectively and get things done.

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  1. As always, Nat — this episode came at the perfect timing! My goal is to take my online biz OFFLINE, so I started my first meetup and I have my first event coming up in a few weeks. I love the idea of spreading the meetup love all over the world… So I’ll be contacting Jill to learn a bit more about how she did that! Thanks, as always, for your wonderful show.

  2. Jill is hilarious! Kloofing anyone?!

    What a neat conversational writing tip and yet crazy recreational endeavor. After a long work day this was the perfect laugh I needed on the drive home. I can absolutely see how her humor and kloofing style opens doors. Looking at her pix here, I expected nothing less. The Founding Kit is genius! Bill Nye is the is the very funny, quirky, and genius Science Guy on T.V.. He has a long resume so it doesn’t surprise me she quoted him to find out interesting things about people we can meet. ” Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t ” – so start a conversation! As you would say “how fun!”

  3. Jill is so dynamic! I really enjoyed listening to this show. She is spunky yet so practical. I have already started following her on Twitter, too.
    I was in the car so I don’t have as extensive notes on this. I just may to listen again. And that would be okay!
    Thank you, Natalie, for bring so many amazing women to us.

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