Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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  • Spring Cleaning Hype – Re-purpose? Recycle? Or Sell?


    Decisions, decisions. Where to begin? It’s on all of our minds. While spring cleaning is often viewed as a daunting, long drawn out process, it can be turned into a rather entertaining and rewarding venture.

    Whether you choose to tackle the entire house, basement and garage or just one room, being prepared with the proper tools and resources will make life a lot easier when it comes time to re-purposing, recycling or selling your unused and unwanted items.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Life ] • [ 4/05/10 ]
  • How-To: Fund your Business


    Before you can find the funds for your business you must first determine how much you need. Most lenders, investors and even grantors will require a business plan with financials to better understand what is required to run your business. So do your research…

    [ Read More ] • [ 26 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 3/15/10 ]
  • The Taxing issue of Business Deductions


    Canada Revenue Agency has a full library of useful business information available online to help you figure out which taxes, and tax write-offs, apply to you. It has everything from figuring out payroll deductions to filing tax for your sole proprietorship or corporation, and even explains record keeping requirements for businesses.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Money ] • [ 3/15/10 ]
  • Offering Peace of Mind


    Over the past couple of months we have delved into the things that a Virtual Assistant can do for you and your business. We have also talked about what to look for and how to go about hiring a VA. This month I would like to share another piece of information with you…

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/08/10 ]
  • Why Women Have a Marketing Edge


    Thank goodness, astute women are realizing that we don’t need to act or work like men to get ahead. In fact, many recent studies have shown that we can literally kill ourselves by trying to work the same way as men.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Marketing ] • [ 3/01/10 ]
  • Financing your Business


    Finding money for your business can be challenging. The usual advice — to get a bank loan, hit up family and friends for “love money” or get “angel investors” — may work for some people, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

    [ Read More ] • [ 4 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/01/10 ]
  • Managing stress through Exercise and Nutrition


    You’ve heard it before: “Exercise causes the body to release a chemical called endorphins, also known as ‘feel good’ hormones…” Well, it’s true. Endorphins have the effect of reducing pain and can cause a state of euphoria, similar to those after eating chocolate. Hmm, let’s try a healthier example – after a good workout, like a “runner’s high.”

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 3/01/10 ]
  • How-To: Better Business Writing


    There is always a dual purpose to any piece of business writing. Although primarily we want to accomplish something (make a request, place an order, lodge a complaint etc.), we also have an underlying purpose: to maintain a good relationship with the reader and promote ourselves and our organization.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 2/22/10 ]
  • Thinking about starting a new business?


    Remember your first love? Remember when you spent every waking minute thinking about him? Remember the butterflies and always wanting to be with him? Remember staying up late and dreaming up big plans for the future; plans that got you so excited you jumped out of bed in the morning? Remember the glow you got when you saw him; the glow everyone else noticed as well?

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Life ] • [ 2/15/10 ]
  • Taking a Closer Look at the Services a VA Can Do for You


    A VA, also known as a Virtual Assistant, can provide many services to assist you in increasing the revenue in your business or at the very least giving you some “peace of mind” and reducing your stress levels.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 2/07/10 ]
  • Wrestling the Paper Tiger: A Self-purging filing system


    Papers, Papers, Papers! What to do with them? Managing the paper flow coming into the household is a hot topic that drives many of us looking for solutions. Who doesn’t want a quick and painless resolution for managing the paper flow for your household bills and vital documents?

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 2/01/10 ]
  • Matchmaking: the business of Romance


    Linda Miller, Misty River Introductions, Inc., decided to start her first matchmaking business as a part-time job and within a year she had over 700 clients in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Her total start-up costs: $832 for advertising.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 2/01/10 ]
  • Swirl: The little wine bar that could


    Swirl, a small wine bar in Toronto, opened last summer to rave reviews. Part of its allure is the unique character. Converted from a small, 600-square-foot, one-bedroom apartment, the bar has been decorated with eclectic flair and reclaimed furniture.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 2/01/10 ]
  • The Business of Art(isans): Part III


    Wendy Van Riesen, Dahlia Drive, turns used shirts and slips into one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces and sells them at fairs, through stores and online. Her business started out as a class project while she was changing careers from acting to visual art. As part of her two-year textile course through Capilano University she had to learn how to make and use natural dyes. She chose to dye a slip she had on hand using flowers from her neighbour’s garden.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 1/25/10 ]
  • Common-sense Networking Checklist


    Chris outlines 8 important points to think about before attending a networking meeting.

    [ Read More ] • [ 4 Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 1/25/10 ]