Category Archives: Planning + Logistics

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, I began compiling and reviewing relevant COVID-19 resources for expecting entrepreneurs. Here are the highest quality resources I have found regarding small businesses. You can find resources specific to pregnancy, birth and postpartum here.   Natalie Eckdahl’s recent podcast episode, Preparing for the Coronavirus as a Small Business Owner featuring… Read More

COVID-19 Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Resources

COVID-19 Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Resources

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, I began compiling and reviewing relevant COVID-19 resources for expecting entrepreneurs. Here are the highest quality resources I have found regarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum. You can find resources specific to small businesses here.   Dr. Aviva Romm’s COVID-19 series has a series of informational articles and is being updated… Read More

How Denise Duffield-Thomas Prepared Her Business for Maternity Leave

How Denise Duffield-Thomas Prepared Her Business for Maternity Leave

I am thrilled to take you behind the scenes of maternity leave with Denise Duffield-Thomas, a money mindset mentor and the woman behind the well-known Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp.  Denise and I are in a group online where we all get real about juggling business with babies, and she brings that honest take to her… Read More

4 Things Every Expecting Entrepreneur Should Know About Home Office Tax Deductions

4 Things Every Expecting Entrepreneur Should Know About Home Office Tax Deductions

Whether you already worked from home pre-baby or are making the move as part of your maternity leave, a home office can be a lifesaver for you as a new mother.   In addition to the convenience, a home office can also be a valuable tax deduction for your business.   Here are four tips… Read More

Three changes that helped me do my most meaningful work after the first year postpartum

Three changes that helped me do my most meaningful work after the first year postpartum

Before my son was born, I had grand plans for the year after his birth. I was going to kick ass. Make a ton of money. Look and feel great.   You might guess how this story ended up going.   I mostly: Felt like I was getting my ass kicked by motherhood. Made way… Read More

5 things to discuss with your partner today to help you create your parenting plan

5 things to discuss with your partner today to help you create your parenting plan

I recently co-authored a book where I wrote a chapter on alleviating stress in your life by preparing better to be a mom. In that chapter, I equated having babies to running a business. I got some comments about this comparison, but I do this all the time. I’m sure it offends some people, but… Read More

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) or an Online Business Manager (OBM) to Cover My Maternity Leave?

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) or an Online Business Manager (OBM) to Cover My Maternity Leave?

The answer to the question of “who should I hire?” really depends on a few factors. To find the right answer for you requires considering the amount of planning you can feasibly do before your leave, your budget, the level of involvement and/or responsibility you want your team member to have and what you want… Read More

Preparing your Business for Maternity Leave as a Web Designer and Brand Strategist: Lindsey Johnson

Preparing your Business for Maternity Leave as a Web Designer and Brand Strategist: Lindsey Johnson

Let’s start with a little intro to Lindsey’s business… I’m a web designer and brand strategist, and I work with primarily women entrepreneurs to elevate their businesses by creating an online presence that really speaks to the heart of their audience and helps them grow to the next level. I’m all about the minimal, the… Read More

Four strategies you need to implement so current and prospective clients stick with you through your maternity leave

Four strategies you need to implement so current and prospective clients stick with you through your maternity leave

Client communication may not be the first thing that comes to mind as you prepare your business for maternity leave, but it is a key part of the equation. Particularly for a service-based business, a thoughtful and considerate communication plan will allow you to take care of your current clients, keep nurturing prospective clients, and… Read More