Thursday, May 6th, 2021

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  • Balancing Your Freelance Career and Your Job

    Tips for balancing your freelance career with your day job.  (Photo: Lioness65)Sometimes even the most entrepreneurial person has to keep a nine-to-five job as well. If your startup isn’t bringing in enough money to live off of or if your family needs to keep your health insurance, you might have to figure out a way to balance your two careers. Having a freelance career along with a “regular” job can be a great way to have the best of both worlds. Not only does it add to your list of skills, but it also gives you the chance to build your new business without as much worry. Balancing your freelance work with your current job can allow you to chase your entrepreneurial dreams while maintaining your finances and benefits.

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  • Women of Distinction Awards 2012

    Cathy Watters was one of 71 people nominated for a prestigious YWCA Women of Distinction Award in 2012 (Metro Vancouver chapter.) She relates her first-hand experience of this amazing event, and includes a list of winners and photos of some of the people she met.

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  • Living Green INSIDE Your Home with Feng Shui

    Do you know which plants you can put into your home to help keep the air clean? What colours promote sleep and relaxation in the bedroom? What to do you to make your bathroom more like a spa? Gail Cole tells how you can use Feng Shui to create a ‘green’ environment indoors.

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  • How-to: Tackle Difficult Issues

    Carmen Jubinville gives steps you can take to tackle the issues in your life that are causing you stress or pain. While it’s difficult to face them, it’s easier in the long run to take care of it now, than letting it continue to hurt you day-in and day-out.

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  • Couch to 5K: OMG Has It Been That Long?

    With one week left to go, Michele experiences her worst week yet. Everything that can go wrong, does. With one day left in the week, she hears an inspirational message that gives her a sense of renewed strength and commitment.

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  • When Failure Is Not An Option

    Very successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have two key habits in common that increase their focus, commitment and the results they achieve. Catherine Rocheleau reveals what they are.

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  • Generate 6 Figures in 6 Steps

    Veronica Drake reveals her top six steps to developing a six-figure income, from understanding what makes you and your business unique, to turning a casual user into a committed client.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Money ] • [ 6/08/12 ]
  • What Are Your Values When No One Is Watching?

    In today’s supercharged world of Vision, Mission and Value Statements, it can be difficult to ascertain what a person or small businesses’ real beliefs are.

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  • How to Be the Boss When Working With Family

    Working with family can be a very rewarding experience – or it can be an absolute nightmare. If you find yourself in the position of employing family members when running your own small business, you’ll want to read these tips by Erin Palmer, HR expert, on how to ensure your business, and family, runs as smoothly as possible.

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  • Putting the “Fun” in Dysfunctional Family Biz

    When a family business doesn’t work, it’s awful. Unresolved family issues (“Dad always liked you best!”) sabotage communication and production. Unqualified offspring are hired and are given a pass when it comes to policies and procedures. Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to put the “fun” back into a dysfunctional family business.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/28/12 ]
  • Do You Really Need a Business Plan?

    If you’ve ever written a business plan, you probably know how daunting/stressful/overwhelming the writing process can get. Sometimes writing a plan seems like a futile exercise; you may feel like you’re just guessing at the numbers, or that you’re making too many assumptions about the market. Jessica Oman, owner of Write Ahead, explains why writing a business plan is a good thing.

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  • Couch to 5K: Our Personal Best!

    Michele and her team accomplish new achievements; Michele reveals a weakness for chocolate treats and skips a workout.

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  • Spring Cleaning For Your Small Business

    Rigdha Acharya, owner of “Actionable Business Training,” gives tips on how to Spring Clean your small business. She covers everything from rearranging the furniture and sprucing up your marketing plan to doing employee reviews.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/21/12 ]
  • Start Up Your Career With a Startup

    If you want to start your own business but don’t know how, Erin Palmer suggests getting work experience working for another entrepreneur first. What you learn working for a startup can help you get a better idea of how to run your future business.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/17/12 ]
  • “So, what do you do?” – Networking for Biz and Friendship

    Working at home can be lonely. One way of making new friends is by networking. You can tell your boss or your spouse that you are going to a cocktail party to network and it sounds like you’re really working, not playing. One of the advantages of branching out and creating new relationships is that you might drum up some business. Ellen Rohr gives tips on how to meet people and build relationships through business networking events.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/14/12 ]