Jun 2 2014

Entrepreneur We Love: Amber Parkinson

Meet A Massage Therapist

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Amber Parkinson, owner of Amber Parkinson Massage. Amber is a registered massage therapist, providing services for the whole family, specializing in prenatal and postpartum. She believes massage can help anyone and works with each person to tailor treatment to their specific needs. 
 
In Business Since: 2013
 
May 6 2014

Nishi Sood: Weekly Entrepreneur We Love

Meet the Founder of Night Day Digital Media

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Nishi Sood, owner of Night Day Digital Media. Night Day Digital Media helps small businesses "get noticed in the wild, wild web." Services include: social media training, ghost blogging, web services, headshots, and web video. 
 
In Business Since: 2004
 
Apr 8 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Lesley Hobbs

Meet The Founder Of Mushybooks

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Lesley Hobbs, owner of Mushybooks. Mushybooks is a collection of modern baby books. Lesley wants moms and dads to have baby book options that aren't all "pink and blue." 
 
In Business Since: 2014
 
Mar 24 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Susan Watkin

Meet The Founder Of Watkin Small Business Service

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Susan Watkin, owner of Watkin Small Business Service. Susan is an accountant and business information professional, who works with clients to create sound business and financial strategies, maintain accurate financial records, and plan for future growth for their business.
 
In Business Since: 2012
 
Mar 18 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Melissa Dimock

Meet The Founder Of Bytown Beanery

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Melissa Dimock, owner of Bytown Beanery. Bytown Beanery is a coffee micro-roastery, operating on a roast-to-order basis, based in Ottawa, ON. The company’s promise to customers is to provide high quality, ethical beans, freshly roasted, at competitive prices. 
 
In Business Since: 2011
 
Mar 10 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Sheree Wells

Meet The Founder Of Travelbug Baby Equipment Rentals

by: Amy and Danielle

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.

In Business Since: 2013

Mar 4 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Kimberly Ignas

Meet The Founder Of Appreciating Health

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Kimberly Ignas, owner of Appreciating Health. Kimberly is a Holistic Nutritionist who proudly specializes in pre-conception, pre-natal, and post-natal nutrition for women right through to the introduction of solid foods for their babies and toddlers, as well as good food and good health for the whole family. 
 
In Business Since: 2012
 
Feb 24 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Karen Walker

Meet The Founder Of SwaggerTag

by: Amy and Danielle

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. A SwaggerTag is water, weather, and impact resistant, with strong attachment points and ties to ensure it will stay with your gear. 
Feb 12 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Larissa Stefani

Meet The Founder Of Lloyd & Wolf

by: Amy and Danielle

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. Each of the pieces is hand numbered. 
 
In Business Since: 2010
 
Feb 5 2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Tara Sinclair Hingco

Meet The Founder Of Art & Design Studio

by: Amy and Danielle

Who: Tara Sinclair Hingco, owner of Art & Design Studio, providing personalized prints and inspirational art for gift giving and home decor.
 
In Business Since: 2007   
 
Business Highlights: Being featured in several online blogs (Weddingbells, Etsy, SheKnows, Babble, Baby Centre) and on CityLine TV.
 

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Amy Ballon and Danielle Botterell have been finishing each other’s sentences for more than 20 years now. Over the last two decades they’ve been classmates, roommates, ‘best woman’ at each other’s weddings, and had five kids between them. In between all of this, they’ve been business partners and co-authors.

Amy and Danielle are passionate about all things small business. They frequently speak on the topic of entrepreneurship to the media, at seminars and conferences. Amy and Danielle co-founded Admiral Road Designs, which they sold in 2013 after more than a decade. They also wrote Mom Inc. — How to Raise Your Family and Your Business Without Losing Your Mind or Your Shirt, published by HarperCollins. These days, the best friends continue to work together, advising other entrepreneurs via their business, Spark Consulting.

In Mom Ink, Amy and Danielle will share insights, tips, advice, and the occasional straight-up confession about life as a mom and an entrepreneur.  Are you a Yummy Mummy with a business? Or just thinking about it?  Welcome to Mom Ink — where we look at the good, the bad, and the sticky of life as mom entrepreneur.

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