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Expert Tips for Stellar Holiday Photos

Expert Tips for Stellar Holiday Photos

If you’re anything like us, life is flying by so quickly. Your kids are growing up fast and sometimes you feel like you are missing out on some of the best moments of their childhood. Well, you’re not alone.  

Though the holidays can be stressful, it’s important to take time to capture those special little (and big) moments.

At Mamas & Co. we are proud to have several amazing photographers within our community, some of whom specialize in family photos. While they are busy with holiday shoots, they took time to share some advice with our mamas who are looking to capture your own special moments this holiday season.

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Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

Staying Healthy Through the Holidays

We know this time of year can be busy to say the least. You’re jetting from the school concert, to the neighbourhood open house, to your own year end client appreciation party or managing higher retail volume. The demands on our time and energy as a Mamapreneur can be enormous, and it’s often these hectic times when our guard is down and we fall ill.
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How Your Community Shapes Your Business

How Your Community Shapes Your Business

We have seen firsthand how surrounding yourself with the right kind of people can be critical to success. Growing your network - your community - is not just about trying to get instant paying customers. In fact, that’s often just a happy side benefit! Here are 6 ways we see our members supporting one another in the Mamas & Co. community. 
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The 2017 Mamas & Co. Holiday Gift Guide

The 2017 Mamas & Co. Holiday Gift Guide

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the hype, the lights and the billboards this time of year. But it’s just as easy to support small businesses - and in doing so, you’ll be helping dreams come true for the business owners and their families. 

To make it easier for you to support small businesses this holiday season, we’ve put together our 2nd annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring gifts for everyone on your list from some of our amazing Mamas & Co. members.

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What is influencer marketing

What is Influencer Marketing?

Whoever your target market, there's an influencer—probably many—who can help share your business with the online world. For instance, Mercedes Benz recently used an influencer and his insta-famous wolf dog Loki in a 360-degree online video to promote their brand to a millennial audience.

I love this new approach to marketing, and this blog post will break it down so you can better understand how influencer marketing might work for you.

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When your Business Partner is also your Life Partner

When your Business Partner is also your Life Partner

Any entrepreneur will tell you that running your own business can be challenging. And any married person can confirm that marriages also have their fair share are ups and downs. People have been partnering with their spouses for decades (remember the mom & pop shop?); but that does not mean it comes easy. So what can you do if you want the family business, and a decent family life? It is going to take some work.

My husband and I are partners, both personally and professionally. We run a business together, a home together, share a life together, parent together. We are still figuring out how to make it work, but here are a couple tips we picked up to help you keep your working relationship, and your marriage, on track.

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What's Next for Mamas & Co. in 2018

What's Next for Mamas & Co. in 2018

As you may have seen in last week's blog, we just finished our largest event of the year, MamaCon! We were so excited to share with our conference attendees some of the big things we have lined up for 2018 and we wanted to share them with you too. Read more to learn about our plans for the community, conferences and events, webinars, memberships and our new Mama Entrepreneur Fund!
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MamaCon Highlights (And Why It's Essential to Our Mission)

MamaCon Highlights (And Why It's Essential to Our Mission)

Mamas & Co. began as an informal meet-up of like-minded mama entrepreneurs. As we have grown over the past 3 years, it has remained an important part of our mission to continue providing space for our members to develop meaningful connections and hatch new ideas. Our annual conference, MamaCon, was conceived to help facilitate a full day of inspiration, community, and connection.

For us, this year’s MamaCon was literally a dream come true.

The atmosphere in the room was truly electric. We had nearly a quarter of all our members in one room! And attendees ranged from women in their first year to over 10 years in business. And regardless of how long they had been in business, everyone agreed that they still had new heights to reach (reaching new heights was the theme of the event).

If we may be so bold, the speakers were some of the best we had ever had at ANY live event in our 3-year history. Here's a little sample of highlights from the day.

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Your Values as a Mom & Entrepreneur

Your Values as a Mom & Entrepreneur

Being a mom entrepreneur is a fascinating and rewarding journey—but it can also be overwhelming at times. I started my own business as a coach and mediator four years ago and since then, I have learned more than I could ever have imagined.

There are so many things I have had to figure out: from coaching session best practices to sales and marketing strategies, from administrative tasks to effective writing. Like you, no doubt, my to-do list never gets shorter.

And as moms and entrepreneurs, we know there are enough things to balance. It’s challenging to be the “best mom” and “best boss” at the same time. The two often feel incompatible.

So what can help us better balance all the things we need to do?

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Where to Invest {First} In Your Business

Where to Invest {First} In Your Business

To spend or to save, that is the question.

When starting a brand new venture, it can be difficult to discern where we should invest our money. Should we spend on inventory or staff? Is it marketing we need to focus on most?  We turned to a few of our mama entrepreneur members who aren’t afraid to invest, but who know how to do it smart.

When creating our lineup for our second annual MamaCon conference, we turned to a few of our seasoned mama members who have created inspiring and impressive businesses. These women achieved a remarkable success in many different ways, so we asked them if they would be a part of our member panel this year. Each one of them responded with an enthusiastic yes and we are so grateful they did.

We recently asked these women: What was the most important investment you made in the early days of your business.

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How I Turned my Trauma into Triumph

How I Turned my Trauma into Triumph

January 25 should have been a day – just like any other day. Instead it wasn’t.

The sun was just coming up when my three year old bounced into our room, onto our bed and then flung his body and his head backwards - into my face. I only remember the cracking sound. After that I don’t remember much.

I still took my kids to daycare, threw up multiple times and made it back home. Over the next 3 days I went to a doctor and was told I had a concussion.  I wasn’t able to see clearly out of my left eye and for whatever reason my left arm wasn’t working properly but I thought that was a normal side effect of getting hit in the head.

After a few days I decided to try and go to the grocery store and discovered I didn’t know where I was going. I didn’t remember my address. I didn’t know where I was and the cars were so loud I couldn’t think. I started to throw up again and cry. I was 60 feet away from my house. The clerk at the convenience store across the street had to walk me back home.

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Why Your Branding Really Matters

Why Your Branding Really Matters

We all know that branding is important, but do we really understand why it is important?

We all have our brands that we connect with, but when was the last time you stopped to think about why you are drawn to them? Is it their business name? Is it the materials they use in their products? Doubtful.

We buy things because of the way they make us feel.  

Seth Godin, Marketing guru and bestselling author puts it this way: “We don’t actually buy the cheapest of anything or, by most measures, the best of anything. When we choose something, when we recommend it, when we miss it [if] it’s not there, we’re buying it as a human…"

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