2 Scholarships for the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit!

trends-momsI’m a speaker on the Savvy Mompreneur Telesummit and while I was discussing it on Twitter today, a friend (@jewlish) had an idea that a scholarship for moms just starting out in business would be a great idea.

I thought it was a great idea too and because one of the hallmarks of the most successful entrepreneurs is the ability to put things into action quickly, I’m moving full steam ahead.

So, if you would like to win one of two scholarships to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit (GOLD level so you can get all of the recordings in case you miss any of the sessions), all you have to do is take your own action now, by doing the following:

  1. Leave me a comment here letting me know why you should win one of these two scholarships; and
  2. Subscribe to my blog by email by entering your email into the box up at the upper right hand corner right there where it says:  Subscribe by Email and Get Free Goodies From Alexis.

Now, this is important:

You can give me the best reason, but if you don’t subscribe, you cannot win.  I’ll be notifying the two winners by email, so please make sure you do this.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to sell your name or your email address or bombard you with email and you can unsubscribe anytime if I annoy you.

Just one thing for you to know before you leave your comment about why you should win: Successful entrepreneurs do not blame other people for their circumstances, are not victims and rarely complain (at least not in public!) 🙂

I look forward to “seeing” you on the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit!

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  1. Wendy HamiltonFriday, February 13, 2009 at 12:00 am 

    There are so many reasons I could list as to why I should receive a scholarship to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit.

    All of my reasons stem from the fact that I have four kids ranging in age from 1 to 22. The mere fact that we are spanning diapers and college diplomas and trying to do this with no new debt and in cash is remarkable enough to merit the kudoos of a scholarship.

    Additionally, I homeschool two of my kids while trying to run an editing business, a graphic design business, a publishing business, write my own work, write work for other people and all in all use up every last ounce of talent my DNA will allow me.

    I need that infusion of information to make my day seem a little less chaotic and alot more productive.

    I sure hope you pick me. =)

  2. Amy MiyamotoFriday, February 13, 2009 at 12:12 am 

    What a delightful idea that you have again put into action with such grace and speed! It would be an honor to be considered for your scholarship because I know that the content being delivered by the incredible Mompreneur speakers is pivotal to the success of someone like me who is really serious about creating the success I envision in every area of my life. And as someone whose mission is to also be an avid part of the support network for fellow Mompreneurs, I know that this is an opportunity that is not to be missed. All of the telesummit speakers hold a valuable piece to the puzzle for upleveling my “bigger game” and I am excited to step into all that this entails in a powerful way. I would be honored to represent your scholarship to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit. Yet if I am not chosen, I will be just as touched by the power of your gesture and grateful for your willingness to take vivid action towards supporting two fellow mompreneurs on their journey to success. Bravo to you Alexis!
    On twitter @LotusAmy

  3. Mari MedinaFriday, February 13, 2009 at 12:20 am 

    Hi Alexis!
    I predict that being able to attend the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit will help me take my business, life and relationships to that next level that I am so desperately trying to achieve! I am a budding blogger and am in the process of launching my own blog brand, Queen of Bull, which is dedicated to all women determined to living an authentic life, despite what comes their way!

    I’ve been seeking out the mentors and lightposts that I need to help me build my brand (that’s how I found you on Twitter). When you posted the Summit link on Twitter today I immediately was like, “I HAVE TO ATTEND THIS!!!” Please help make a difference in my life so that I can help others.

    aka: queenofbull

  4. MarianneFriday, February 13, 2009 at 2:32 am 

    I am taking my business from being a Alternative Private school called http://www.theschoolwithoutwalls.com to the internet. My wish is to reach more mom and caregivers of children. I want to share the knowledge I have gained from both a parents perspective to an educators perspective. Kids need parents to wake up and parent them with new ways rather than the old methods that aren’t working.
    I want to take my business to the next level and I feel that the Savvy Mompreneurs Summit will catapult me to reach the stars.
    My daughter who is 15 has an online business also which would greatly benefit also. She is teaching children the skills of Natural Horsemanship and building their self esteem. Her site is http://www.openzine.com/hideyourbutt
    I thank you for this opportunity and want to wish all the moms that are making a difference in the world my best. I love you all.

  5. Michelle WestonFriday, February 13, 2009 at 4:18 am 


    I am so thrilled that you are offering these scholarships, and I would like to throw my name in the hat for your consideration. I’ve enjoyed your reading your tweets (I am @michellany) and I would love the opportunity to learn more from you and the other savvy folks who will be teaching the Mompreneurs Telesummit.

    I’m a mom of 3 (ages 5, 4, and 2.5 years) and wife of an active-duty Air Force officer. I previously worked (and volunteered) as an advocate for domestic violence and child abuse victims. When my husband and I were blessed with our first child, I resigned from my career to stay at home. We have been blessed with 2 more children, and while I have not once regretted my decision to leave the professional world, I began to miss using the skills I developed there. Soon after my second son was born, I started working on a business plan – I wanted to create a business that I could start from home and grow in harmony with my family, but also one that I could literally run from anywhere in the world (as military families like ours move fairly frequently). I also wanted something to tap into my creative side, and something that would help folks literally share the joy and love in their lives. In April 2007, I launched my website, A Gracious Plenty. Incidentally, two weeks after the website went live, we learned my husband would be deployed to Afghanistan!

    My husband has since safely returned, our children are thriving, and my business is growing steadily. And while I’ve been on a huge learning curve from the day I first started musing about my own business, I now find myself in an interesting place in my entrepreneurial journey. Up to this point, I’ve been able to learn a lot from reading books, or by consulting organizations like SCORE, about the nuts and bolts of starting a business. Now, however, I feel the need to develop new skills to ensure that my business continues to flourish, but there is precious little information available geared toward the circumstances of a MOMpreneur. For a few months now, I’ve felt a bit stymied. That is why I was so excited to learn of the Telesummit!

    I know there are LOTS of talented and deserving moms who could benefit from participating in the Telesummit. I imagine that most of these mompreneurs, like me, have limited funds and a pretty tight budget. Thank you for offering the scholarships to a lucky pair of moms. Your generosity and support set a wonderful example for all of us. May you always be blessed with ‘a gracious plenty’!



  6. Dawn CulloFriday, February 13, 2009 at 7:10 am 

    Hi Alexis,

    The Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit is just what I need to help me burst out of the bubble I have been bouncing around in for a few months. I am currently working as a Virtual Assistant for someone else and now I want to have my own VA Buisness and take my business to the top.

    I am a mommy to one amazing 3 year old girl, she is my everything and I want to give her the world.

    I read through the speaker line up for all the Telesummit and as I read each one the more I want to be able to able to listen in on these calls and learn more about how I can balance my life, grow my business, and most of all grow my spirit.

    Dawn Cullo

  7. Audrey BuglioneFriday, February 13, 2009 at 4:22 pm 


    I’m a single mom of three fabulous kids ranging from 13 to 4. I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom for the first 9 years of my mothering career. When the husband person decided that he actually didn’t want a family I was left with a decision. I had no job experience, an outdated degree and three children depending upon me. I had always dreamed about going to law school. I thought, I can turn 40 in 4 years as an attorney or turn 40 in 4 years not as an attorney, but either way I was going to turn 40. So, with tremendous family support (including that of my children) I went to law school when my youngest was 6 months old and graduated in the top of my class. I took a job with a large law firm and worked so many hours a week that I was beginning to forget what my children looked like. I was afraid to give up the financial security of the firm job, but I was more afraid of waking up 5 years from now and wonder where their childhood went. I wanted to have it all – a career and active involvement in their lives. I took the plunge and left the large firm after one year and started my own practice. That was a few months ago. Starting my own practice has been exhilarating (and scary) and I have a lot to learn and a whole bunch of loans to pay back. The knowledge and positive reinforcement that I expect from your telesummit are just the things I need to keep fear at bay.

  8. Thien-KimFriday, February 13, 2009 at 9:00 pm 

    I currently running my own business from home. I would love scholarship so I can learn new tips to balance work and family. When my business is prospering, I feel like the quality of life with my family suffers. Maybe it’s mommy guilt.

    Thanks for making this available for us!

  9. sheenaFriday, February 13, 2009 at 10:06 pm 


    I am a stay at home mom of two children waiting for the third one to arrive. I have been a stay at home mom for the last nine years. I have been trying to help my husband start a new company online so that I can continue to stay at home with out children. I think that it is very important to spend time with your children during especially during their younger years. Learning new marketing techniques would greatly affect the potential of our business. I would greatly appreciate an opportunity like this one.

  10. KelbyFriday, February 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm 

    Hello. I would like to win to learn more to promote my sites. That doesn’t make me special, but I think the mission of my primary site, http://typeamom.net , does. Its mission is to earn money not just for me, but for all moms who write there. So the more I can improve the site and boost revenue, the more I boost revenue for all moms there. In the end, my ultimate goal is to make it possible for any mom to have the option to work at home writing for my site. Cheers!

  11. AmyFriday, February 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm 

    Prior to becoming a mom I read book after book about how to choose the best career for my personality. I learned what color I was, what four letter acronym I was, and my degree of extrovert/introvert combination. The result was always the same – there was not one career out there that fit me exactly.

    Perhaps this is why, when asked during a freshman creative writing class what I wanted to be after college, my answer was simply, “a mom.”

    But nothing is ever that simple. Financial reality demands that after five years of staying home with my kids, the true purpose of my life, the time is rapidly approaching for me to return to the world of income generators. I never left the world of the working…

    Rather than doing a disservice to myself, my family, and my potential students by returning to my teaching career, I chose instead to start a blog. And out of my blog, I suddenly started a business. Now I am on the verge of launching yet another business, this time helping moms harness the power of the world of marketing through product reviews, giveaways, and other special incentives I will obtain for them from PR and Ad agencies. I have never felt more alive in my life – except for the day I became a mom. And I have never felt more fulfilled in my life – except for in my job as a mother.

    Now I know why there was never a category in those career find books that fit or a job that made perfect sense to my life and to my heart. It’s because no test could tell me that I was meant to be a Mompreneur.

    A scholarship to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit would help me take this new found career to the next level.

    Thanks for your consideration!

  12. KirstenSaturday, February 14, 2009 at 5:07 am 

    Hi Alexis,

    I would be thrilled to receive a scholarship to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit. Thanks so much for offering this!

    I am just starting out with my blog and looking forward building my business online. I wrote my first post today at http://www.theartofdramaticliving.com. I’m having a lot of fun learning as I go and taking one step at time.

    In the last week and a half I’ve installed WordPress, signed up to offer an RSS feed, and started making connections on Twitter. There is so much to learn in so many areas – tech stuff, business wise – and, of course, about the personal development and growth necessary to keep yourself motiviated – and even if your not feeling motivated – putting one foot in front of the other.

    I’m not sure yet how my business will look when it is up and running and that is exactly what makes this opportunity incredible and timely.

    I’m a single mom – with a soon to be 10 yo daughter. I would love to be a model for her as a successful and audacious business woman!

    Thank you for the oppotunity! And I look forward to hanging out with you some more.

    Kirsten Olson
    Helping multi-talented creatives get their act together. 🙂

  13. Dundie CrispMonday, February 16, 2009 at 8:33 pm 

    Why enter? Why me? Why not? What is your Why in life? hmm?
    TODAY, is a great day! A snap shot of why:
    Rachel’s Miracle, my nightmare, and journey back to joy.
    It’s a ‘mom thing’…

    Our little Rachel. Now, 6 years old as of Jan 17, 2009 and healthy, beautiful and living life to the fullest…. but at 6 months old, on August 3rd, 2003, we were on the way home from lunch after church, it was pouring down rain, 3pm in the afternoon… I was sitting in the back seat of our minivan beside little baby Rachel in her rear facing car seat as my husband Bob, drove.

    After several minutes of trying to settle her from serious crying, I realized that she had a VERY soiled diaper with evidence of the super-poop coming out from the TOP of her little pants as the waist line. OK gross! no wonder she was screaming! AND I SAID TO MY HUSBAND, ” BOB, BRACE YOURSELF, I AM TAKING HER OUT OF HER CARSEAT FOR A MINUTE TO CHANGE HER DIAPER….!”

    Her clean diaper on, soiled darling little pants from her church outfit all tied up in the publix bag, I was still leaning over to the floor board of of the van where I had changed her diaper, when I heard Bob YELL, “WATCH OUT”………. I must have been in the process of lifting her up to put her back in her car seat… although, I did not see the wreck, so we guess I was still bent over. Not clear.

    Moms, always stop your car or aske the driver to stop, off the road, if you have to change a diaper, nurse, or console your child. My mistake, although, the troopers said she could have been hurt badly in this case, had she been in the seat??? Divine protection regardless. I was a “never take your child out of carseat or seatbelt” crusader. and you know how fast you can clean up your baby and put on a clean diaper… So, many moms have said to me “oh what are the chances”………. well…………… !

    SO, the lady told the state trooper that she saw the RED LIGHT, but she did not see anyone coming, and since it was raining so hard, it would be best to run the light rather than stop fast in the rain.”

    She hit our van, “T-boned” us, right into my back seat drivers side door, the impact busted the window out beside me (thank God) and sent our van spinning in the middle of that intersection…
    OH MY GOD, we are in a wreck?! Rachel is not back in her car seat, glass in raining down on us…

    When I could see, Little Rachel, was in mid air, seemed suspended there at that second, and her bright blue eyes were looking right into mine… as she sailed out the window, across the intersection and landed… in a puddle, on her bottom, screaming and crying.

    You know how fast these kind of things happen, yet while it is happening, time kindof stands still and you have what seems like a looooooong time to ponder, think, panic, reason…

    I was screaming “my baby, my baby” all the while I watched her like a frizbee out my window. Bob, my sweet husband, did not know she had been ejected from the van…. he just turned around in panic to see about us and me yelling “my baby”… only to find me stuck in my seat, pointing across the highway.. and then I started yelling, “go get her please”…

    He did. The sweet man, in the light blue sweater who saw the accident helped Bob move her from the puddle back to our van… it was still pouring rain so hard.. The man cautioned Bob, not to pick her up, he was a retired paramedic, but tell a Daddy he can not pick up his crying 6 month old who just flew over 30 feet in the rain across a highway and lying in a puddle face up in the rain… they scooped her up and the man helped Bob walk back to the van. We were hurt, but not aware of it under the circumstances with our attention 100% on Rachel.

    Bob said, he knew she was “whole” when he put his hands under her to lift her up into his arms…

    Ambulance came, and freaked out since it appeared she was bleeding from the mouth, what turned out to be a small glass cut in corner of her mouth. Put her on the back board and put me and Daddy in the back of ambulance with her. We went to our local hospital, tests for 3 hours there while waiting for the storm to pass so that BayFlight could get her from Sarasota Memorial to All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL. We stayed beside her the whole time excpet for the helicopter ride, patient and flight crew only. Our pastors drove us to St. Pete. .

    4 days of MRI’s, ct scans and more… Everyone amazed that there was no broken bones, or bleeds to the brain. Doctor after doctor, radiologists, neurosurgeon, in and out of our room all amazed and totally NOT accepting that she was really ok. All telling us that this is always a sad ending, death or severe injury and pain the result of a person, a baby, being thrown from a spinning vehicle. Yes, A Miracle! Everyone agreed.

    Well, miraculously, she was not injured other than carpet rash on her head and glass cuts from the shattered window.. you can see we realized we had our camera while we were in the ambulance and Bob started documenting this event at that time.

    We were/are SO thankful for the news that she was not seriously injured and the follow up checkups with the pediatric nuerosurgeon would confirm, she is 100% fine. Miracle! Happy parents and happy doctor. He said, such a rare report he was thrilled!

    She truly was touched by an angel and her ministry has begun. People could not help themselves from just wanting to touch her or hold her when we shared her story. And Now she just had her 6th birthday.

    5 1/2 years……… every day a true gift and I know this. So WHAT has been wrong with ME? Shortly after the accident, I started going into what, now I know was post traumatic stress syndrome…. depression, despair, insomnia, night sweats, nightmares, lithargic, numb. And my baby was FINE! She was thriving, and I was dying from the experience.

    Lots of prayer, seeking, asking, and surrounding myself with others who live life to the fullest, reminding me that, that is who “I” am. Where have I been…. still working it out, but NOW I KNOW…. there is so much to be gained by telling this miraculous story of God’s protection as well as the things He has blessed me with through the years in my direct sales career… the millions in earnings due to the relationships that were built and most still remaining… someone would rather this incident render me “speachless” and silence the GOOD report.

    Time flies, whether you are having fun or not! NOW, most people understand why I am such an supporter of working from home and having the power or CHOICES over how to spend your life.

    It has been over 5 years since that happened, and I have enjoyed my husband and daughter deep in my heart, I know that I was literally going through the motions and I am sure my family was wondering where my joy went, my optimism… the eternal optimist that I have always been, just enduring the day, smiling as much as possible on the outside… but just not me. I was stuck.

    Well, I am on my journey still, and the journey to back to joy is on!

    I still have more that I know needs to come out, I need to write it, and someone needs to hear it.

    Thank you for visiting and reading my story and pass it on. God is good. Life is great! Every day is a gift! Discover what the desires of your heart are and DO THAT! And choose to life it to the fullest. Today you were given the g i f t o f a day.


  14. Dundie CrispMonday, February 16, 2009 at 8:36 pm 

    What a huge gift you are to all who get to hear from you! Thank you for all you do. Great idea on the scholarship!
    Pressing on with JOY right now, another moment to celebrate life and live it to the fullest! Hugs, Dundie http://www.dundie.com

  15. RobinMonday, February 16, 2009 at 8:39 pm 

    Hello Alexis, What a blessing it would be to recieve a scholarship to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit!
    I am Mom to two of the most amazing little girls on the planet. Lillie is going to be 7 on February 26th and Ruby is 3. All though I adore my job as mother, I also love to feed myself creatively and in these shaky economic we more than need the extra income and right now!
    My friend Diannna(an amazing artist)and I are opening a small boutique space, her art and my clothing and jewelry.
    I believe that your Telesummit could help us really make this happen by giving us the tools to balance family and work and other relationships, market ourselves more effectively, and grow our business steadily at the same time.
    We are ready to take the plunge and all we need now is your gudance!
    Thank You for your time and consideration.
    Hope to work with you in the near future!

  16. KarlaWednesday, February 18, 2009 at 12:27 am 

    Wow!! What an opportunity!! Well, I am new to The Intrepid Mompreneur Website and to the advice of Alexis Martin Neely. I read a book once called Even Eagles Need a Push, and that is where I am at right now in my life. I was laid off from an awesome job that I had had for 9 years, and honestly thought I was secure there; my first mistake. But, being laid off has pushed me out of my comfort zone, and has me looking at my options. It has been a goal of my husband and mine to be financially free and to be able to set our own schedules and help other people. Well, we’ve basically been following the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Except for the fact that we have one rental property, that we thought would actually make us some money and start us on the road to financial freedom, we are in debt up to our eyeballs. A place I never saw myself to be. I am still searching and asking God what He has planned, so I would feel very privileged if you considered me for a scholarship to Savvy Mompreneur Telesummit.

  17. MaryPatWednesday, February 18, 2009 at 4:18 am 

    Congratulations to Amy and Michelle!

    And congratulations to all the women on this page who stepped up and took action on becoming a Savvy Mompreneur! Please check out the line-up of incredible mompreneurs and don’t miss our own Alexis Neely on tomorrow’s call!

    For more information, go to Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit http://budurl.com/bq9g

  18. Wendy HamiltonMonday, November 9, 2009 at 12:11 pm 

    There are so many reasons I could list as to why I should receive a scholarship to the Savvy Mompreneurs Telesummit.

    All of my reasons stem from the fact that I have four kids ranging in age from 1 to 22. The mere fact that we are spanning diapers and college diplomas and trying to do this with no new debt and in cash is remarkable enough to merit the kudoos of a scholarship.

    Additionally, I homeschool two of my kids while trying to run an editing business, a graphic design business, a publishing business, write my own work, write work for other people and all in all use up every last ounce of talent my DNA will allow me.

    I need that infusion of information to make my day seem a little less chaotic and alot more productive.

    I sure hope you pick me. =)

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