Wollongong mum Emily Beggs is in the running for a chance to be named the best mumpreneur in Australia.
Mrs Beggs, of Russell Vale, only started her home-based business last November after coming up with the idea a year earlier when she had her first child, Cooper.
But family and friends think what she does with her innovative baby gift product is so good they nominated her for the 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards.
After a career in the finance industry in Sydney, Mrs Beggs decided to make a career change when she knew she was going to have a baby.
Seeing the standard of baby gifts when Cooper arrived she decided there was a market for a higher-quality product.
Her business is called Bébé Précieux Australia and the product is a baby gift that looks like a cake but is filled with quality products that will be useful for parents and children alike.
The 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards are presented by the AusMumpreneur Network to celebrate and recognise mums in business achieving outstanding success in areas such as product development, services and innovation.
The awards recognise the growing number of women who successfully balance motherhood and business in a way that suits their life and family.
"I'm a mother, partner, entrepreneur and gym junkie," Mrs Beggs said.
"While having the opportunity to care for my son at home, I also developed an outlet for my energy and ideas."
Finalists will be selected by a public vote at the website ausmumpreneur.com and voting closes at midnight on Monday, October 6.
The winners of the 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards will be announced at a glamorous awards dinner in Melbourne on October 18.
To see the range of quality gifts Mrs Beggs has developed, she is encouraging people to visit her website at bebeprecieux.com.au.