New Course On Startup Blogging: Validate Your Business Idea

It is based on the three-hour workshop I delivered for WordCamp Ottawa last weekend but will go into more detail, focusing primarily on idea validation, with the added benefits of weekly accountability, templates and resources, a bit of virtual community, a sprinkling of positive vibes (always) and gentle bum kicking (or motivation if you wish). I am really happy with the feedback on the content and my presenter style…5 out of 5 ***** from session attendees, lots of interaction throughout the live workshop and many staying on afterwards to have a chat with me and discuss their ideas.

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Speaking At WordCamp Ottawa 2019 About Startup Blogging, Validating Business Ideas, Writing Books and Building Community

I started this blog in June 2013 while I was living and working in Brisbane, Australia before my husband and I relocated to Europe for a little over three years to live in Ireland and England, start our family and then relocate to Canada. Along the way, I was–sometimes knowingly, oftentimes not–testing business ideas, writing books and building community.

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Attending Collision Conference 2019 (with or without kids): PT 1

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I *almost* brought the whole family down to Toronto to attend North America’s biggest tech conference together BUT after spending the past three years bringing my children with me into business settings in Canada and abroad, we opted to swap roles for a few days, ramp up the weaning process with the baby and I hopped on the train for a rare few days (and sleep-filled nights) solo.

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