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Don’t Lose Your Scrappiness

with Lynn Perkins



Lynn Perkins is a well-known entrepreneur and business executive, best known for co-founding UrbanSitter, a popular web-based platform that connects parents with reliable babysitters, nannies, tutors, pet sitters, or senior care companions. With over two decades of experience in the technology and startup industries, Perkins is widely regarded as an innovative leader and a strong advocate for women in business.

In 2010, Perkins co-founded UrbanSitter with Andrea Barrett, a former colleague from Google. The platform quickly gained traction among parents across the United States, thanks to its user-friendly interface and extensive network of pre-screened babysitters. UrbanSitter is now one of the leading childcare platforms in the country, serving more than 60,000 families with a network of over 150,000 caregivers.

Perkins has also been a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry, speaking out about the need for more women and underrepresented groups to be given opportunities to succeed. She has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the industry, including being named one of the “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” by Inc. Magazine and being recognized as one of the “40 Under 40” by Fortune.

“Finding the right fit”

-Lynn Perkins

Entrepreneurship is a tough game, and only those who possess the right mindset can survive it. In the “Don’t Lose Your Scrappiness” episode of the EO Wonder podcast, Lynn Perkins, the CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, shares her insights and experiences on the importance of maintaining a scrappy mindset while scaling a business.

Being scrappy means being resourceful and finding creative solutions to problems. It’s about being able to adapt quickly to changes and challenges in the market. And, according to Lynn Perkins, it’s a crucial mindset for entrepreneurs to have, especially in the early stages of a business.

Lynn shared how she developed her entrepreneurial spirit by working for her dad, who was a small business owner. She learned the value of hard work, perseverance, and resourcefulness from him. Lynn also talked about her experience working for several startups before founding UrbanSitter and how she had to be resourceful in securing funding, building a team, and growing the business.

So, if you’re an entrepreneur, don’t lose your scrappiness. Embrace resourcefulness, creativity, and perseverance, and you’ll be on your way to success. Listen to “Don’t Lose Your Scrappiness” on the EO Wonder podcast, and let Lynn Perkins inspire you to become a scrappy entrepreneur.

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