Parent-Cubator Stories: Micro Experiences for Work Spaces (MEWs)

Helena and Richard Vitola-Jones, Co-Founders of MEWs, creative workshops to reduce workplace stress and burnout, tell us about how their experience on the Parent-Cubator has helped shape their start up journey   As creative entrepreneurs and new parents with a love for nature and artistry, we were drawn to both the Parent-Cubator and its setting at […]

Growing Your Business at the Parent-Cubator

Our collaborative learning programme for parents with start up ideas has had brilliant results since we begun 4 years ago, with more than 120 parents involved, 30 businesses developed and many careers given a new lease of life. We offer an exciting solution to parents who are looking for more start-up support than a one […]

Parent-Cubator Stories: Eleanor, Tuned In London

Eleanor tells us how coming to the Parent-Cubator helped her to show off her unique world music concert series ‘Tuned In London’ to a bigger audience Over the past few years I have put together and run a series of World and Folk music concerts that evolved to become Tuned In London. I’m very proud […]

Parent-Cubator Stories: Yasmin

Yasmin, entrepreneur and mum, tells us about her experience on the Bloomsbury Beginnings’ Big Impact Parents programme I’m an entrepreneurial mum interested in how to work flexibly and earn money whilst juggling all my family responsibilities. I also want to help others, especially other women from the Bengali community, to get more confident with technology […]

Parent-Cubator Stories: Otti & Liv

Lynn Harris, Founder and Director of Otti & Liv, an inventive product range for young twins, tells us how coming on the Parent-Cubator accelerated her business from idea to reality I joined the Parent-Cubator in April 2016, with a plan to start a business inspired by the challenges and rewards of being the mum to […]

Parent-Cubator Stories: Baby Brains

Silvia Menabe is the Founder and Director of Baby Brains, a parenting course based on neuro-science.  She told us how being on the Parent-Cubator helped her to gather momentum for her business I joined the Parent-Cubator after hearing some really positive feedback from other women who had been through the programme. As a neuro-scientist with […]

Parent-Cubator Stories: Slinging London CIC

Jacki Davenport, Co-Founder and Director of Slinging London CIC, told us how joining the Parent-Cubator gave her new energy to grow her social enterprise It wasn’t an easy decision to join the Parent-Cubator. Our organisation, Slinging London CIC had been successfully offering support and advice to new parents since late 2012 with our first sling […]

Parent-Cubator Stores: Argan Reserve

From full-time mum to Argan oil-importing entrepreneur, Jade tells us how Bloomsbury Beginnings’ Parent-Cubator course helped make her business dreams a reality Challenges: A busy mum of two young girls, aged 3 and 5, Jade wanted to decide how to take her career forward when her eldest started school. She was very active in the […]

Childcare, Community and Conversation

Kate Fischer describes how the workspace and crèche helped her find her feet – and then became part of her everyday life Challenges: Kate was mum to a 6 month old baby. She was co-founder and director of a community interest company in the U.S.A and wanted to work remotely when her husband was posted […]

3 Tips for Starting a Business

The magazines are full of ‘mumpreneur’ success stories, but the reality is that trying to start a business is incredibly hard, especially if you’re juggling lots of family commitments as well.  There are a few simple ways you can increase your chances of success: Don’t fall in love with your product! Instead spend lots of time […]