Mother’s Day is next Sunday. (like the latest card from Hallmark?)
What will you be buying her? The traditional perfume, flowers, clothing, food, kitchen ware, books and other things are nice and will be appreciated, but don’t forget about technology for those moms who have their own businesses.
Running a business is a challenge being a mom (especially with small children) can be even more of a challenge.
One mother, Adrian Miller of Adrian Miller Sales Training to me she wants three things:
According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, 55 percent of women start businesses to “have greater flexibility for personal and family life.” In order to achieve this balance many moms choose to work from home, contributing to the 3.5 million home-based businesses owned by women in the U.S.
Intuit’s Quicken Home & Business is a good tool for those moms who run businesses and manager their home/personal finances. Of course if their business is a “larger” small business Quickbooks is probably better.
One mother gave her husband a list of things she wanted which included a trip to the hair salon. Why not give your mother (or your spouse) a trip to the local retail store for computer classes. My local Duane Reade is giving free digital camera classes and Apple Stores are giving classes for $99 per year on a range of digital topics.
I once gave a friend of mine his own blog. He was thrilled.
Great tech gifts don’t have to be expensive, they just have to be useful.
This Mother’s Day – be creative and think tech!