I read an article this weekend from the June issue of BC Business Magazine titled, “Parental Leave Planning for Entrepreneurs” by Rebecca Edwards.
I thought this article was very well written, as it touched on a variety of points I think are important for today’s growing number of entrepreneurs who are looking to start a family. The article touches on a few stories of entrepreneurs and their unique situations while raising a family, including how to tackle their business schedule while also having time for themselves and their family.
I was also interested to read in the article about the various options available to entrepreneurs with regards to EI benefits in British Columbia, which have been in place since January 2011. You can find out more on the Service Canada website. The information on the Service Canada website describes the qualifications you need to meet prior to receiving EI which is important to know.
Overall I really enjoyed reading Rebecca’s article and definitely recommend it.
Baby: Planning Stages
A great way to get all of your ducks in a row for baby’s arrival is by using a baby planning service, such as Busy Bump Maternity Services. Stephanie from Busy Bump will take care of your needs whether you are an expectant or new mother, providing you with loads of valuable information on many planning, parenting, and baby-related topics. Stephanie’s services include a la carte services, gift baskets, gift certificates, and a wide assortment of packages – including one for Dads-to-be!
Stephanie’s professional and dedicated style with her caring and personable approach to your needs, give her a unique perspective on creating the perfect package just for you. Stephanie has a great article on Why You Need a Baby Planner on her website as well.
The Pregnant Entrepreneur
The Pregnant Entrepreneur by Darla L DeMorrow is a book that covers the topic of pregnancy specifically with relation to entrepreneurs.
Darla also has a great website at ThePregnantEntrepreneur.com including downloads of various business forms to help you during you business planning prior to baby’s arrival.
EntrepreneurMomNow.com – Vancouver
The EntrepreneurMomNow.com – Vancouver website is a great resource for Moms and Entrepreneurs, covering business success tips, networking advice, webinars on exciting topics, as well as many other areas of interest.
The VancouverMom.ca is a great resource specifically focused on Moms in Vancouver, detailing local finds and places to eat, shop, and play – this site covers a multitude of topics for the busy Mom! The site also highlights the 2012 Top 30 Vancouver Mom Bloggers as an added treat.
The Momstown.ca website features a number of different resources at your fingertips – connecting you to other moms and events in your neighbourhood.
I encourage you all to visit the above sites to help you answer those nagging questions while planning for your baby’s arrival. Please comment below if you have any additional links you would like to share with other readers!