Category: Small Biz Life

Finding My Tribe: Mompreneurs

I spent last weekend in a conference room full of some of the most amazing women I’ve ever met. It’s taken a few days to come down from this high that was the Mompreneur Conference. It’s been just one year since my first interaction with this group of ladies and I can honestly say that…
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Do you have a word for 2019?

Every year, for the past several, I’ve been picking one word to represent what I want to focus on and achieve in the coming year. That one word is meant to guide my decisions all year long and bring me back to the intentions and goals that I’ve set for the year. Coming into 2019,…
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We Found Home

At long last, after months of searching for the perfect location for this family-friend play café, after intense lease negotiations, zoning approvals and building permit submissions, we have FINALLY found our location and have begun the work to bring Chickadee Family Café to you! What has taken sooooo long, you ask?  Well, friends, I didn’t…
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Is It Just Me? No? Ok. Let’s Start a Business.

That’s pretty much how my journey into entrepreneurship began. I was just a coffee loving mom who frequented local cafes but found it difficult to drag a little one around with me while I tried to get my caffeine fix.  Picking up my coffee from a drive thru window and drinking it in my car…
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Chickadee Receives Halton Starter Company Grant

When I first brewed up the idea of opening a play café, my brain was overwhelmed with questions. How do I incorporate my business? How do I negotiate a commercial lease? Zoning? Permits? Taxes? Oh my! The “how do I’s” were endless. I had spend many hours planning what I wanted Chickadee Family Café to…
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