Today we’re talking about something very near and dear to my heart. We’re talking about how you take parental leave when you’re a small business owner or an entrepreneur. Crossing the threshold into parenthood is a huge emotional as well as physical experience. If you’re a small business owner or entrepreneur, it is a huge responsibility to shoulder that business and help it continue to move forward even as you are becoming a parent. So how do you have one foot in keeping your business going and one giant foot investing in being a new parent?
To have this conversation I welcomed Arianna Taboada founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur onto Yoga| Birth| Babies. She tells us how we can set ourselves up for parental leave as a small business owner. It’s a really great conversation and she gives very concrete tools for those that will be facing having a baby while still shouldering the responsibility of owning a business.
In this episode you will learn:
- Learn about Arianna.
- How Arianna became interested in entrepreneurial maternity leave.
- Ways someone can design parental leave that works for them as an entrepreneur.
- How parental leave might differ for someone who has a team running their business compared to someone who does it all themselves.
- Tools and ways to plan support while preparing for parental leave and on parental leave.
- What an entrepreneur/small business owner’s parental leave might look like.
- The financial planning Arianna recommends for parental leave for entrepreneurs and small business owners.
- How to set y=our leave up.
- How to establish a network to support your physical, emotional and social wellbeing in the postpartum period.
- One final tip/ piece of advice Arianna would like to offer new and expectant parents.
- Where you can find Arianna’s work.
Arianna Taboada, MSW, MSPH (she/her/ella) is the founder of The Expecting Entrepreneur™, a strategic advisory firm focused on parental leave planning for entrepreneurs and founders. Prior to her consulting practice, Arianna worked on maternal health issues for over a decade as a health educator, social work trainee, reproductive health researcher, and yoga therapist. Learn more at www.theexpectingentrepreneur.com.
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