Mixing Babies And Business™ joins Startup Canada Communities

Thank you to Startup Canada for welcoming my growing community of parents and their families onboard this week! 🎊

What started as a newsletter and DIY pop-up parent-friendly professional development events when I was 8 months pregnant three years ago, has now grown into a network of parentpreneurs and people pursuing flexible and remote work alongside their kids.

We’re bringing along the ones we love and care for and showing up as we are in business environments online and offline – usually with a baby and/or toddler in tow.

Babywearing my second son at a professional development event about remote working in 2018 at the former You.iTV office in Ottawa.

🚼 📊 On brand bonus:

Startup Canada’s announcement was made on my kid’s 3rd birthday, he really is a startup baby now…you can’t make this stuff up.

It feels wonderful to go from being a solo founder, writer, creator, event and podcast host to joining a group of other community leaders across Canada who are all dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs locally with the information and opportunities they’re seeking as they pursue their startup ideas, build businesses and grow their companies!

Entrepreneurship can be lonely. Parenthood can be lonely. But they both don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

The first Babies Business and Breakfast™ Parent-Friendly Professional Development Pop Up Event I hosted at Algonquin College featuring Karla Briones, Susan Richards and Sunshine Tenasco in May 2018 – I went on to host a few more events before the pandemic and now it’s a virtual community with plans to spread across the country through Startup Canada Communities.

People who become parents are still interested in pursuing business ideas and using professional development to invest in themselves.

But it can be difficult to feel like you belong in a startup or traditional corporate environment, if you’re the only one bringing your kid(s) along with you.

I am thrilled Startup Canada has asked me to join their platform through their Startup Communities program to help grow my community and connect individuals, who are entrepreneurs AND parents, with child-friendly business resources and experiences.

This partnership will help us continue to spread the message and reach other people who believe parenthood and professional development don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

I’m delighted to continue connecting with others across the country and around the world, looking forward to future growth plans.

Thank you for your support, encouragement and participation in this project and initiative so far,

– Amy (+ Family) xx
Founder of Mixing Babies And Business™

P.S. You can read the full announcement here if you’re interested: https://www.startupcan.ca/mixing-babies-and-business-joins-startup-communities/

Mixing Babies And Business Podcast by Amy Maureen Lynch

I’ve steadily chugged along to 31 episodes of the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast (hosted and produced by me, Amy Lynch, from my home during the pandemic).

My work has been named one of Future of Good‘s Top 100 Recovery Projects in Canada in 2020, all episodes are free to listen to with Season 1 and 2 now live, streaming and available where you listen to all of your favourite podcasts.

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I wrote a book:

Startup Blogging Book By Amy Maureen Lynch

Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience is based on my journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

You can download the Amazon Kindle app for free from the Apple Store and Google Play.

You can then purchase, download and read the eBook version of my book from your mobile, tablet or device!

Published by Amy Maureen Lynch

Over the past decade, Amy Maureen Lynch has negotiated remote work arrangements, freelance client work and validated business ideas, in between living and working in Canada, Europe and Australia (and having three kids). She writes about travel, international family life, creativity and flexible work on her blog, where you can read about her experiences bringing her children into business settings and access flexible and remote work resources to help you navigate the future of work: notesfromanotherland.com. She produces and hosts the Mixing Babies And Business™ Podcast, parent-friendly professional development events, digital resources and advises others on creating inclusive and flexible work solutions at: mixingbabiesandbusiness.com Amy’s first book, Startup Blogging: Validate A Business Idea and Build Your Audience, is based on her journey as a blogger, writer, founder and parent to date.

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