Who: Sheree Wells, owner of Travelbug Baby Equipment Rentals. Travelbug Baby "goes the distance," so your family can explore Toronto in comfort and style with their baby rental equipment. They rent top brands with an extensive inventory that includes strollers, car seats, cribs, and even bottle sterilizers. Their service includes delivery, set-up, and pick-up, so that you can focus more on the adventure rather than the packing.
Who: Karen Walker, owner of SwaggerTag. SwaggerTags are identification tags that reflect your personality and help you keep track of your gear. By customizing with your own photo, image, or logo, you can let everyone know it’s your stuff. You decide what personal information to include and your SwaggerTag reveals the information only if it is opened.
Who: Larissa Stefani, owner of Lloyd & Wolf Couture. Lloyd & Wolf is a Vancouver-based brand of individual handcrafted, limited-run, luxury leather goods. Using the highest quality leathers from Italy, Spain, and the USA, bags are handcrafted in both Spain and Vancouver.
Chic Tags is custom designed personalized hand stamped sterling silver jewellery. Every piece is made for individual purchasing and can be modified in many ways, so it's a representation of the person it's intended for.
If you know anything about us, you know that we love all forms of entrepreneurship, but we have a soft spot for small businesses, and especially for moms who are raising businesses and families at the same time.
With more than one million self-employed women in Canada, there are thousands of incredibly talented moms who are doing amazing things in their own businesses. So, we’re opening up some of our YMC space to share some terrific mom-owned businesses with you.
We’re not coupon clippers, we’d never dream of leaving the house on December 26th, and we rarely open daily deal emails. That being said, we love a good rewards program. We collect points on everything from books to groceries. After all, what’s better than getting rewarded to do something we were going to do anyway?
But for years we lacked a rewards program for our business purchasing. Now, with the introduction of a new rewards program, business owners have it easy.
In our family, we celebrate all of the Jewish and Christian holidays, which makes for a busy and gift-filled time of year. Add to that my kid's birthday in the midst, and the amount of stuff can make us all feel a bit queasy.
We’ve tried to find some remedies to the excess. We no longer exchange gifts with any adults in our families, choosing instead to take turns picking a favourite charity, and then making a combined large donation.
At Blissdom Canada, we heard from Twitter’s self-proclaimed Chief Evangelist, Kirstine Stewart. The former head of CBC joked that’s she moved from managing 20,000 employees and multiple tv and digital channels to 20 employees and 140 characters.
Now some, like Erica Ehm, thought that in a room full of bloggers, Stewart was preaching to the converted.
As a kid, I loved waking up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Some of those cereal commercials I watched during Looney Tunes are still seared in my brain. (Frosted Lucky Charms: They’re magically delicious!) Remember eating all the cereal in the box just to extract the plastic toy at the bottom? Well, it seems we’ve come a long way, baby.
The business of marketing to kids is tricky business — especially when it comes to food of questionable nutritional value.
Sometimes we meet would-be entrepreneurs who desperately want to work for themselves but the just “haven’t found the idea yet.” We often tell people that they don’t need to reinvent the wheel: You can take an idea that exists somewhere else and adapt it to your local market.