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  • Rob Devlin
    Interior Weeping Tile Drainage System
    By Rob Devlin | May 21, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    What is an interior weeping tile system?   An interior weeping tile system, also referred to as an internal perimeter drain system, is internal waterproofing that is the alternative to foundation excavation and waterproofing usually for a concrete block foundation. Compared to exterior waterproofing, an interior weeping tile system is much less expensive (since no […]



  • Mike Wolfer
    BMO Experience & Expertise Trucking Industry
    By Mike Wolfer | May 20, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    With more than 40 years of experience serving the commercial trucking industry, we understand the challenges you face every day, from financing inventory to managing fleet costs. Our Transportation Finance group focuses exclusively on serving your industry and understands your collateral, so you can be confident you’re partnering with a team that will craft the […]



  • Vidhi Dixit
    Tax Deductions Checklist for Sole Proprietors
    By Vidhi Dixit | May 16, 2019 | Finance - Business | MemberProfile

                       Remember to claim all the legitimate business deductions while filing your income tax return. The best way to do so is by following a checklist. We have created an illustrative checklist. Your CPA and bookkeeper can help you identify more deductions based on nature of your […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Balance your hormones naturally!
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | May 15, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    According to Psychology Today, our hormones are “silent drivers of behavior and personality, and their molecular fingerprints are on everything from attraction to appetite to moods etc.” Our hormones have a big say in who we are and what we do! It’s no wonder it’s important to understand what exactly they are and how we can manage […]



  • Mike Wolfer
    How to market your product where the eyeballs are
    By Mike Wolfer | May 14, 2019 | Finance - Business | MemberProfile

    Today, that’s video. Here are some sources for how-to information to help get your small business known DANNY BRADBURY Updated: November 27, 2018 / GETTY IMAGES SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the camera is mightier than both. As Canada’s Internet users increasingly flock to online video content, small businesses have an […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Join us in creating healthy habits for life
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      Who do you know that’s ready to bust open the glass ceiling where we stop spending 90% of our time taking care of everyone else and really be the CEO of our own health and wellbeing??  Tell them they’ve got an amazing opportunity to start/strengthen, and really anchor their natural living journey with one […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    BE WELL NOW May 2019 Workshops
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | May 13, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    One of my main reasons in offering doTERRA as a key part of my bewell now tookit is the opportunity to work alongside you as we truly empower you to be the CEO of your own wellbeing and natural living.  Together we will: identify the best options to get you started develop a plan to […]



  • Rob Devlin
    12 Signs your home was a marijuana grow-op
    By Rob Devlin | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    CBC News · Posted: Mar 08, 2013 5:43 AM ET | Last Updated: March 8, 2013 There are particular signs to look out for that indicate you might be living in a former marijuana grow-op. Police dismantle an average of 23 grow operations each year. Some by-laws lays out how these properties must be re-mediated […]



  • Vidhi Dixit
    Basics of Small Business Accounting: 10 Steps to Get Your Company on Track
    By Vidhi Dixit | May 9, 2019 | Finance - Business | MemberProfile

    by Kendra Murphy, Business Finance Jun 12, 2018 If you’ve just launched or are about to launch your online store, congratulations! It takes uncommon passion and perseverance to get to where you are today. However, as you know, business ownership is a constant flood of satisfying milestones coupled with expanding to-do lists. With your launch, […]



  • Mike Wolfer
    U.S.-Canada relationship will be repaired: Bloomberg
    By Mike Wolfer | May 6, 2019 | Finance - Business | MemberProfile

    Doing Business In The U.S, Business Strategy Keywords:   cross-border   cusma BMO’s Vice Chair Kevin Lynch, who is also a Director of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, recently co-chaired an event where Michael Bloomberg was honoured. Bloomberg spoke about the importance of trade and how Canada’s relationship with the U.S. will continue to thrive […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Bring Honesty to Your Leadership
    By Diane Nelson | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    by MELANIE TAYLOR on MAY 1, 2019 Trust is a key element of effective leadership and honesty is essential to build that trust. If you were asked to rate yourself on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is extremely honest, what score would you give yourself? What elements of honesty make up your self-assessment?  Did you rate how honest you are […]



  • Rob Devlin
    Is Your Fuse Panel Safe?
    By Rob Devlin | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

           Commander fuse panels are no longer CSA certified. No longer CSA certified means that it would not be acceptable to install this panel in a home today. It does not mean that it must be removed from your home if you have one. There are certified replacement breakers that are allowed to […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    May 2019 doTERRA Offerings
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | May 4, 2019 | Health & Wellness,Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      May is a beyoutiful month to BE WELL NOW as doTERRA’s promotions support our personal needs and our Month for the Mind focus. It even sets us up for next month’s focus:  Healthy Habits for Life where we’ll be running a free 21 day online program anchoring our natural wellBEing lifestyle.   CRAFT YOUR […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Peace BE Now!
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | May 1, 2019 | Beauty,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    With the wonderful blend of doTERRA console (oil of inner peace) and our single oil, wintergreen (oil of surrender), you have a beyoutiful combo supporting letting go and surrendering to the inner peace that’s within. The void. The state of inner being where you are not riding the roller coaster of an emotion that comes […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Want a little spring bliss??
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | April 30, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      Experience spring bliss with this beautiful blend supporting a: positive mood & increased energy – wild orange tension release & expression – lavender play and heart opening – ylang ylang  Happy diffusing!! 



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Who do you know that wants more time & financial freedom?
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | April 29, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      A pivotal question……who do you know that wants more time and financial freedom?  Builder Info Night: online 9pm, 16 May  There are so many reasons why I absolutely love doTERRA.  Oh let me count the ways……see below.   THE MOST important is how it aligns to my mission of empowering women to BE their EXTRAORDINARY […]



  • Rob Devlin
    Basement Bedrooms: Required Egress
    By Rob Devlin | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Safety: Basement Bedrooms Required Egress (or How to get out in an emergency) While a Home Inspection is not a code inspection and older homes are built to codes that are maybe not as strict as more modern ones, a Home Inspection, performed by a Professional Home Inspector should be able to alert you to […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Spring Sunshine diffuser blend supports happy moods
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    No doubt this amazing blend of citrus essential oils will lift your mood and cleanse your environment!  A winning combo! You can also create your own ‘scent tent’ by placing one drop of each of oil in your hands together, cup over nose, inhale 3x deeply and rub back of your neck.    Happy diffusing! 



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    May……a month for the mind
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | April 27, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      Mental and Emotional wellBEing issues are rising….. How common is it? In any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness. Anxiety disorders affect 5% of the household population, […]



  • Rob Devlin
    7 Things To Consider Before Buying A Property With A Pool-
    By Rob Devlin | April 26, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      Between hosting neighbourhood pool parties, the convenience of cooling off when the mercury rises, and having a solid excuse to buy cute, donut-shaped air mattresses, there are plenty of reasons why buying a property with a pool may seem like a no-brainer. But despite all the pros, consider the cons before putting down that […]



  • Rob Devlin
    How to Maintain a Deck
    By Rob Devlin | April 24, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Get expert tips to improve the look of your deck and make it last longer. By: Matt Fox How long has it been since you did a little maintenance on your deck? When was the last time you stained it? Well, let’s take a few minutes to review some of the things you may want […]



  • TrendBT
    Mobile Platform: The Key to Digital Marketing
    By TrendBT | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    According to pew records, 64% of American adults own smartphones, and they are using them for various activities such as banking, ordering food, watching movies, reading books, and managing all manner of transportation including ordering Uber transportation. In Canada, every year starting from 2013, there has been an increase in the number of smartphone users […]



  • TrendBT
    Mobile Platform: The Key to Digital Marketing
    By TrendBT | April 17, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    According to pew records, 64% of American adults own smartphones, and they are using them for various activities such as banking, ordering food, watching movies, reading books, and managing all manner of transportation including ordering Uber transportation. In Canada, every year starting from 2013, there has been an increase in the number of smartphone users […]



  • TrendBT
    Virtual Reality: Is it a FAD or Future of Human Computer Interaction?
    By TrendBT | April 16, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Virtual reality (VR) is a computer technology that uses the virtual reality headsets that sometimes combines the multi projected environments to generate realistic images, sounds and other sensations. This stimulates a user’s physical presence in a virtual environment. An opportunity for you to look around the artificial world with a high-quality VR that moves with […]



  • Kimberly Cook
    Quiz: Choose the perfect Mother’s Day gift
    By Kimberly Cook | April 15, 2019 | Retail | MemberProfile

    Quiz: Choose the perfect Mother’s Day gift Our moms are some of the hardest-working women we know, and they hold a special place in our hearts. That’s why it’s so important that on Mother’s Day we show them just how much we appreciate them. Take this short quiz to find great gift ideas for your […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Priorities…. Where Do I Begin!
    By Diane Nelson | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

      by JUDY PRESZCATOR on APRIL 9, 2019 How do you prioritize anything when everything seems essential?  This is an aged-old question and it has been the dilemma for many sales people regardless of geography, time and product.  If you are feeling this way, you’re not alone. Spring brings a refreshed sense of renewal. We’re reminded of the […]



  • TrendBT
    SEO Ranking: Best Practices
    By TrendBT | April 12, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    What is SEO? How can you get better with SEO to bring more traffic to your website? The best way to draw consistent traffic to your website is Search Engine Optimization (SEO). SEO is a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in (non-paid) organic search engine results as well as paid results. SEO encompasses both […]



  • TrendBT
    Chatbot: Innovative Business Solutions
    By TrendBT | April 11, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    A chatbot is a computer program that is commonly known as a chatterbot or interactive agent which conducts a conversation via auditory and textual methods. These programs are designed to act just as humans would behave as a conversational partner used for various practical purposes. If you have a business then a chatbot will offer […]



  • TrendBT
    Virtual Reality: My Own Experience
    By TrendBT | April 9, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Recently, I visited the House of VR at on Queen St. W. at Bathurst St. in downtown Toronto. I wanted to try out their VR games. It was my first time and I wanted to experience the virtual reality for myself. The House of VR has a handful of arcades around the city that offer […]



  • Mike Wolfer
    The Madness of March Markets
    By Mike Wolfer | | Accounting,Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    “Markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.” —JM Keynes “Every once in a while, the market does something so stupid it takes your breath away.”—JJ Cramer I seldom doubt the deep wisdom of financial markets, since it represents the weighted collective views of all participants. But, every so often, the market can do […]



  • TrendBT
    Augmented Reality (AR): Engaging the World
    By TrendBT | April 8, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Augmented reality (AR) is the new technology that blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. We are living in the era of the development of modern technology and there is a great deal of attention paid towards augmented reality. There is an area in […]



  • TrendBT
    Human Intuition vs. The Rise in Robots
    By TrendBT | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Human intuition can be the future of innovation and entrepreneurship. Human intuition is the ability to understand very quickly and it can lead to having the greatest mind possible. We know that Steve Jobs was arguably the greatest marketing mind ever. His marketing skills were phenomenal. He didn’t care what the customers wanted; he created […]



  • Mike Wolfer
    Fed Watershed
    By Mike Wolfer | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

            The Fed took Treasury markets on a wild ride this week with the 5-year rate careening below 2.25%, levels unseen since January 2018 and inverting the yield curve out to this term. After raising rates the past three years, the FOMC signalled little inclination to do so this year and only […]



  • Kimberly Cook
    Foldaway Tote
    By Kimberly Cook | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    I just love this tote!  Why?  Because there are three different styles – there is a crab, a mermaid and a flamingo.   Here is the Foldaway Tote – Mermaid Tail:



  • TrendBT
    VR Marketing: The Future Of Marketing
    By TrendBT | April 7, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Did you know that Virtual reality (VR) is taking over the real world for the last 5 years in a prominent place? You can find VR in video games, movies and now in product and services. Pokemon Go is the VR game that took the world with storm last year. Some companies such as Apple […]



  • Gary Brown
    From Daunting to Do-able
    By Gary Brown | April 3, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Being in business for yourself is both daunting and exhilarating.  It is daunting, in large measure, because you are in a learning stage where you don’t know what you don’t know.  Your self-talk is often “I’ve never done this before and I’m unsure how to proceed”.   The exhilaration comes from overcoming the challenges that […]



  • Gary Brown
    Where did higher rates for savers go? Right to the banks’ bottom line
    By Gary Brown | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    ROB CARRICK PERSONAL FINANCE COLUMNIST, THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED MARCH 6, 2018 If there is any suspense about whether the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates on Wednesday, it’s strictly from the borrower’s point of view. Whether the central bank leaves rates untouched or raises them, it makes little difference to savers. Dynamite […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Learning to Trust
    By Diane Nelson | April 1, 2019 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    by MARC LACOURSIÈRE on JULY 16, 2018 Trust is an important element of successful strategic planning. Every year, usually in the last fiscal quarter, senior leadership teams book an offsite meeting to set strategic objectives for the coming year. Perhaps part of that day is spent looking in the rear view mirror assessing what did or did not […]



  • Rob Devlin
    WET Basements-What to look for
    By Rob Devlin | March 25, 2019 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

      A major complaint among home owners is the musty smell, dampness and water damage that are signs of a wet basement or crawl space. In this country 60 percent of all houses suffer below ground wetness. Within the first 20 years there is an 80 to 90 percent chance of leakage within block foundations. […]



  • Yolanda Vanleeuwen
    Spring 2019 Styles Have Arrived
    By Yolanda Vanleeuwen | March 18, 2019 | Fashion | MemberProfile

    We are so excited about our new spring fashions.  Come on down to the boutique Monday to Friday from 10 – 6 pm and see all the beautiful new colours and styles that are available.  Our Saturday hours are 10 – 5 pm and we are closed on Sundays! We have a healthy array of […]



  • Sheryl Plouffe
    Uncovering Your Expert Personality Brand with Sheryl Plouffe
    By Sheryl Plouffe | March 13, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Sheryl welcomes you to her presentation at the iGotPro Reboot Party on Wednesday March 27th at 5 p.m. at The Duke and Duchess, 900 Jamieson Pkwy, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N6. Uncovering your “Expert Personality Brand” is key for business owners looking to grow and be profitable in the digital age of video marketing. An iGotPro Invitation You are […]



  • Sheryl Plouffe
    Add Intros & Extros To Facebook Live
    By Sheryl Plouffe | March 11, 2019 | Marketing | MemberProfile

    In early 2018 I published a video called ‘How To Add Intros & Extros To Facebook Live Streams’. A lot can change on Facebook in a year. I’m updating this video for 2019 to introduce 2 more ways to add intros and extros to Facebook Live.



  • Rob Devlin
    How is the insulation in your home?
    By Rob Devlin | March 4, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Its been a long cold winter so far. Do you feel its been maybe too cold inside the house!? How is the insulation in your attic? Spring/summer would be the time to think about that before next winter, because winter is coming! Winter is always coming!……read more The purpose of insulation is to reduce convection, […]



  • Ashwani Nandrajog
    Dance Event on March 24th
    By Ashwani Nandrajog | March 2, 2019 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile



  • Lisa Reaume
    How To Step Into Your Purpose
    By Lisa Reaume | February 25, 2019 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Can you honestly say that you’re living your dreams? Is your current reality congruent with who you are designed to be? Reaching for the stars is hard. We let our fear of making changes and standing out hold us back. In the video above, Lisa Nichols challenges us to step into our purpose regardless. Lisa Nichols On […]



  • Rob Devlin
    Electrical Fire Safety Tips
    By Rob Devlin | February 11, 2019 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Do you know the warning signs that indicate that electrical could be an issue? Dimming lights Tripping circuit breakers Reliance on extension cords Overloading outlets Loose plugs Hot receptacles Strange or distinctive odors in the vicinity of receptacles or switches Unusual static on radio or television If any of these occur in your home, a […]



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    10 Oils for Winter
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

      Using essential oils can help alleviate much of the discomfort brought on by the changing seasons! Winter brings some of the darkest, coldest, and gloomiest days of the year. Here are our top 10 essential oils for wintertime. Uplifting and Motivating: doTERRA Cheer®, doTERRA Motivate®, and Neroli Touch Any oil in the doTERRA Emotional Aromatherapy™ […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Why You Need to Include Outreach Strategies in Your Marketing Mix
    By Lisa Reaume | February 6, 2019 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    by C.J. Hayden | Jan 8, 2019 | Filling the Pipeline  I’m a big fan of using attraction strategies to fill your marketing pipeline as a self-employed professional. Attraction-based tactics like blogging or publishing articles, posting on social media, and generating media publicity can all be effective ways to bring prospective clients into your sphere. Under the right circumstances, promotional […]



  • Rob Devlin
    Structural Cracks
    By Rob Devlin | | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Not all structural cracks are serious…but do you know which types of cracks can cause problems? Check it out!  https://www.canadianhomeinspection.com/real-estate-resources/basement-wall-structure-components/structural-cracks/ Structural Cracks What are the causes and which cracks are problems? Types of Cracks A. Horizontal cracks in walls B. Vertical cracks in walls C. 45 degree cracks D. Cracks in ceramic tile floors E. […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Coaching is a Competitive Advantage
    By Diane Nelson | February 5, 2019 | Business Services | MemberProfile

      by CAROLINE ROWAN on FEBRUARY 1, 2019 Your customers have specific needs when they do business with you. Meet those needs and you will have happy customers; fail to meet those needs and the reverse will be true. It is the same with those who work in the organization. When their needs are met you will have […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Make Cold Calls Warm & Fun
    By Diane Nelson | February 4, 2019 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    by GEORGE KIORPELIDIS on DECEMBER 10, 2018 When you start out in any business, customers and clients rarely line up at your door to sample your goods and services, and you probably don’t have a big advertising budget to draw them in. So what do you do if the idea of making cold calls terrifies you? The Know-Like-Trust […]



  • Diane Nelson
    A shoe maker with a good pair of shoes?!
    By Diane Nelson | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    In my work, time management is like a good pair of shoes to a shoemaker. The original version of saying is “The cobbler’s children go unshod.” It means that the cobbler spends so much time looking after his customers’ needs that he has no time for his children’s. (Thank-you google) Over the holiday season, I determined […]



  • Rob Devlin
    Kitchen Cabinets. Reface or Replace?
    By Rob Devlin | January 28, 2019 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Are you thinking of kitchen renovations this winter? Something to consider… Reface or Replace!? That is a good question… Kitchen Cabinets – Reface or Replace



  • Sandi Browne BEWELL
    Natural Living & Well-being Online Event MON JAN 28th on FB
    By Sandi Browne BEWELL | January 24, 2019 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Did you know……….. 2.6 million Canadians suffer from mood/anxiety and brain health issues including brain fog, SAD, depression Sleep disorders affect 40% of Canadians Each year in Canada seasonal illness creates 12,200 hospitalizations and 3,500 deaths Children miss an average of 5 days off school per year due to common colds / flu – parents […]



  • Rob Devlin
    Eco-Friendly Ice Melt Alternatives
    By Rob Devlin | January 21, 2019 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Salt does do a great job of melting ice and snow through the winter but its bad news for your pets, the environment and your garden. Pets get salt on their paws which causes cracking, salt corrodes metal, damages concrete and wreaks havoc on your garden and lawn. With spring melt, all the accumulated salt […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Attract More Customers Through Cross-Promotion
    By Lisa Reaume | December 20, 2018 | Marketing | MemberProfile

    Strategies and Ideas for Cross-Promotional Marketing BY KARE ANDERSON Even the most time-pressed business owner can attract more customers with less effort through the right cross-promotional marketing. Why? Because when you join forces with other credible people who also reach your market you can reach your customers more efficiently, credibly, and memorably with the right offers and services. To stand […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Why The Grass Is Never Greener Somewhere Else
    By Lisa Reaume | December 3, 2018 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    by Adriana James Can you have goals and outcomes for the future? Can you suffer consequences of past events that happened to you or past unwise actions that you took? Can you compare yourself to others and strive to achieve “more” for yourself? You can, but if you’re unwise you only create a trap for […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Five Quick Solutions to the “I Don’t Know How” Problem in Marketing
    By Lisa Reaume | November 12, 2018 | Marketing | MemberProfile

    by C.J. Hayden | Nov 6, 2018   Getting Things Done One of the most persistent barriers to the success of self-employed professionals at marketing themselves is the “I don’t know how” problem. Here’s how it often goes. An expert or a colleague advises you to take some specific marketing action: “Collect all your leads in a contact management […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, August 31, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | September 1, 2018 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Still waiting for a NAFTA deal August 31, 2018 Stocks in both Canada and the United States jumped, as the week began, on news that the U.S. and Mexico had reached a preliminary trade accord meant to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). And while Canadian equities promptly took a step back and […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Three Things That Can Shift Your Marketing Mindset
    By Lisa Reaume | August 28, 2018 | Marketing | MemberProfile

    I loved this article, the moment I received it!  So very true… to be an entrepreneur, working on your own, you really do have to shift your mindset in order to be able to market, sell and run your business!  Thanks so very much Get Clients Now!tm



  • Gary Brown
    Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe. Where for Mortgage do I go?
    By Gary Brown | August 1, 2018 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    I’m biased but I also happen to like choices.  As a consequence, I feel that the following article is pertinent for those contemplating their next mortgage. Mortgage brokers vs. banks: the pros and cons, By Tracy Hanes ~ Special to the Star I will also add that there is an often overlooked financial risk when […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Managing your Money – July 2, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | July 13, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Taking a vacation is good for your health Americans may have a reputation for being a nation of workaholics but they’re not alone. In 2016, Canadians left an average of three unused vacation days on the table, according to Expedia. That represents nearly 31 million unused vacation days in 2016 alone. While leaving a few […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, July 6, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | July 7, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Trade tensions still dominating sentiment   July 6, 2018 Trade disputes remained at the forefront of market concerns in this holiday-shortened week. Asian shares were hit particularly hard, as investors braced for the July 6 imposition of the first round of new tariffs – and countermeasures – between the United States and China. Canadian stocks […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, June 22, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | June 24, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    S&P/TSX pushes to record high amidst global equity selloff Canada’s stock market benchmark got high on news that Canadians would be able to legally buy marijuana starting October 17. The announcement boosted the S&P/TSX Composite Index above the previous record set in January, and with the help of Friday’s jump in oil prices, left Canada […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    Doug Ford is Ontario’s new premier. Here’s what that means for your wallet The PCs’ plan for hydro bills, childcare and more
    By Lorraine Graham | June 12, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

      by Maclean’s staffMay 30, 2018 Here’s a rundown of Doug Ford and the PC Ontario’s campaign promises around work and taxes, hydro, healthcare, tuition and child care you should be aware of: Work and taxes Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario Ford, who has pledged to scrap the Liberals’ planned minimum wage hike from $14 to […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, June 8, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | June 9, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Global equities set aside concerns about rising trade tensions, and instead advanced on data that mostly pointed to a stronger economy. As the risk-on mood returned, new highs in mega-cap names including Apple and Amazon lifted the NASDAQ Composite Index to a new all-time high. Global government bond yields continued to bounce back from last […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Moves to make before you move
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | June 6, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    It doesn’t matter whether you’re moving across the street or across the country, moving to a new home is stressful. Make it less stressful by making these five moves before you move. 1. Calculate the cost  Your first move is to build an accurate moving budget. Write down all the costs you think you’ll incur […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    I’m a Newcomer to Canada, can I get Life Insurance?
    By Lorraine Graham | June 3, 2018 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    So you are a recent immigrant to Canada! Welcome! You may know or have been told that you should get life insurance. You may have a family or other dependents that you feel you need and want to protect. We can help. If you are already a Permanent Resident, it’s easy as most Life Insurance […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    What should Mike do with his $10,000 inheritance? A retiree wonders if it’s time to spend
    By Lorraine Graham | May 29, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    by Janet GrayMay 21, 2018 Time to splurge with your inheritance cheque?  Q. I just inherited $10,000. What should I do with the money? I am 65 years old and retired. I live on a very limited income which doesn’t allow me to enjoy some of the more frivolous things in life. Any good ideas for the […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    9 things you should always buy at Dollarama
    By Lorraine Graham | May 28, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    It may take a little digging, but there are serious savings to be had at this discount superstore by Laura Brown, Chatelaine May 17, 2018 Oh, Dollarama. The store with long aisles, bright lighting and jam-packed (but perfectly organized) shelves may seem overwhelming at first glance, but there are serious bargains to be had. Think of shopping […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, May 25, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Trade and geopolitics overwhelm economic optimism May 25, 2018 Global equities began the week on an optimistic note as tensions between the U.S. and China appeared to ease after Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said the risk of a trade war was “on hold”. That soon gave way to a host of concerns: President Donald Trump’s suggestion […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    They Declined Me for Life Insurance – Now What?
    By Lorraine Graham | May 25, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    So your life insurance application was declined – now what? You still have choice, you still have options – there are always options! Try to find out as much as you can as to why you were declined – I have seen a number of different reasons that life insurance companies decline: diabetes (type 1 […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    How much Life Insurance do I really need?
    By Lorraine Graham | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    This is a question I get most often – and it really is the starting point of any life insurance discussion. How much life insurance do I really need?  Well, that depends on what stage of life you are at. For example, if you are a young couple with a small family and a mortgage […]



  • Ashwani Nandrajog
    Is renting really a waste of money?
    By Ashwani Nandrajog | May 23, 2018 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

     



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, May 18, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | May 19, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    This week in the markets Share this                   Stronger global growth and higher oil prices push treasury yields to seven-year high May 18, 2018 Government bond yields rose around the globe this week, as data pointed to stronger economic growth and as oil prices continued their climb to multi-year […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Growing your wealth outside your registered investments
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | May 18, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Great video by Christine Van Cauwenberghe, VP Tax & Estate Planning, that answers the question “When does it make sense to grow wealth outside of my registered investments?” https://youtu.be/HtrUruMMfec Investments



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Effective Conflict Resolution (Optimist room)
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | May 16, 2018 | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    Event: May 31, 2018 Milton Sports Center 605 Santa Maria Blvd., Milton, ON L9T 6J5 Tonight we will learn about effective problem-solving skills and reasons why arguments often escalate. We will talk about the stages of conflict and when effective intervention/resolution is expected.



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Restarting After a Divorce
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | May 14, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    When a marriage ends, you have to deal with the emotional fallout, but also the financial one. Here’s how to reorganize your money and your life after separation and divorce. Separation and divorce are painful and exhausting – and also expensive. After a marriage ends, you need to restart your life with separate finances and a […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Your post-grad financial checklist
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | May 12, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Congratulations – you’ve earned your degree or diploma! Now is the perfect time to take a few minutes to review this five-step post-grad tutorial that will help you get a solid financial start on your new life. 1. Manage your student loan For the first six months after graduation, you don’t actually have to make […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, May 11, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Energy stocks lift market as oil surges to 3 1/2-year high May 11, 2018 With few exceptions, major global equity markets posted solid gains this week. Crude oil prices jumped to their highest level since late 2014. This comes after U.S. President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal, which includes […]



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    This week in the markets, May 11, 2018
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

      https://www.investorsgroup.com/en/media-room/this-week-in-the-markets



  • Lisa Clendening
    Welcome to Lasting Wellness Counselling Services
    By Lisa Clendening | April 30, 2018 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Find out more about how Lasting Wellness Counselling Services can change your life.



  • Corporita
    Transform your Organization with Institutional Entrepreneurship
    By Corporita | April 24, 2018 | Business Consulting,Business Services | MemberProfile

    Transform your Organization with Institutional Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship is not only for fresh grads, who have big ideas and hearts of steel to take risks; it is also for organizations. Entrepreneurship is all about the mindset and transformation potential, especially in today’s knowledge economy. Now and then we see new and evolving platforms. Read More



  • Lisa Clendening
    WILL SMITH TALK ABOUT HAPPINESS AND RELATIONSHIPS
    By Lisa Clendening | April 23, 2018 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Will Smith talks about how he stopped taking responsiblity for his partner’s happiness and focused on himself instead.  This strategy improved their relationship immensely. Find out more about how counselling can improve your relationships.



  • Gary Brown
    How to Reduce Mortgage Interest Cost
    By Gary Brown | April 20, 2018 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    ManuLife offers a mortgage product within their ManuLife One product that is worth considering.  Here is a perspective offered by Rob Carrick of the Globe and Mail This might be the most useful savings account in Canada   Your first reaction might be one of “the interest rate being charged is too high”, but don’t […]



  • Gary Brown
    Is The Debt Clock Ticking?
    By Gary Brown | April 17, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    To overcome concerns related to personal debt, set some goals that will help you attain a better financial footing.



  • Corporita
    When And Why To Hire A Temp Staffing Agency
    By Corporita | April 13, 2018 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Recently, I was working with a client on his company’s growth strategy. One of the challenges he faces is the fluctuation of the workload within the company. Usually, he gets a constant number of orders throughout the year, but during particular seasons, he receives more orders. The feasible solution to handle work seasonality and workload […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    When is the best time to review my life insurance?
    By Lorraine Graham | April 2, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    When is the best time to review my life insurance? Great times to review your life insurance: when you get married, purchase a home, start a family or add to your family, when you have grandchildren, when you change jobs, when your existing life insurance is up for renewal, or when you can’t remember what […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    How old is too old to buy life insurance?
    By Lorraine Graham | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    How old is too old to buy life insurance? If you are considering buying life insurance, most carriers offer products up to age 80. These are for the traditional fully underwritten plans which include a host of medical and lifestyle questions and often include a doctor’s report and a paramedical examination. There are also a […]



  • Don Critelli
    Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program
    By Don Critelli | March 26, 2018 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    The Chamber Accelerator Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a mentorship-based program designed to help established SME’s in non-tech industries set and achieve new goals and accelerate their businesses. With the guidance of 9 experienced and reputable mentors, up to 7 local businesses will develop milestone-driven action plans for their specific needs and challenges, and meet with […]



  • Gary Brown
    A Little Knowledge is Helpful
    By Gary Brown | March 23, 2018 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    New mortgage stress test considerations reviewed.



  • Gary Brown
    Buyer Beware of Banks
    By Gary Brown | March 21, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    The banks are necessary for our economy but the service provided to day-to-day clients doesn’t make us proud.



  • Gary Brown
    Buyer Beware of Banks
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    The banks are necessary for our economy but the service provided to day-to-day clients doesn’t make us proud.



  • Heba Ahmed Malki
    What good thing happened today?
    By Heba Ahmed Malki | March 15, 2018 | Marketing | MemberProfile

    A post recently making the rounds on Facebook lists questions you can ask your children to encourage conversation and get them to open up about their day. One of the questions is: What is one good thing that happened today? It’s a great question. But maybe we should be asking it of ourselves every single […]



  • Heba Ahmed Malki
    9 Habits To Build Extraordinary Relationships
    By Heba Ahmed Malki | | Marketing | MemberProfile

    Professional success is important to everyone, but still, success in business and in life means different things to different people–as well it should. But one fact is universal: Real success, the kind that exists on multiple levels, is impossible without building great relationships. Real success is impossible unless you treat other people with kindness, regard, […]



  • Gary Brown
    The Times Are A Changin’
    By Gary Brown | | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    Are we returning to a world in which the monthly cost of a mortgage shouldn’t exceed one week’s pay?



  • Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA
    Managing Your Money
    By Stratis Tsapoitis, CPA, CMA | March 13, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Post-retirement tax planning for the lifestyle you want Post-retirement tax-planning is vital to maintaining the retirement lifestyle you want for all the years of your retirement. But even if you`re already past the `post`, it`s not too late to implement tax saving strategies that work for you – starting with these income-protecting objectives:  Always […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    5 Strategies to Step Into Your Power™ and Stop Allowing People to Deter Your Progress
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Let me know if this feels familiar – you have a call with a person who criticizes your actions and suddenly you feel deflated. You ruminate on it for days feeling no self-worth and vacillating from anger to pity. Perhaps you are at work and your boss calls you in for a sudden chastising of […]



  • Gary Brown
    The Banks We Love to Hate
    By Gary Brown | March 7, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    An article written by Rob Carrick (Globe & Mail personal finance columnist) in today’s paper, paints an interesting picture of both consumer behaviour and customer service.  https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/where-did-higher-rates-for-savers-go-right-to-the-banks-bottom-line/article38225559/ On one hand, many Canadians are willing to allow funds to slosh around in bank accounts that yield minuscule returns. Shame on us for either not being aware or […]



  • Gary Brown
    First-time Homebuyers’ Five Biggest Mistakes – Mortgage Rates & Mortgage Broker News in Canada
    By Gary Brown | February 20, 2018 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    https://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/2018/01/first-time-homebuyers-biggest-mistakes/ Buying your first home is exciting, but it’s important to do your homework. Here are the biggest mistakes first-time homebuyers make and how to avoid them.



  • Lisa Reaume
    Divorce and Separation Support
    By Lisa Reaume | February 17, 2018 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Check out this new support group! Our personal relationships always affect our business relationships.  It is impossible to separate business and home life!  That is why I am so incredibly honoured and proud to be a member of this professional advisory team providing LIGHT and HOPE for those that are suffering alone within a dark […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Fault Vs Responsibility
    By Lisa Reaume | February 15, 2018 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Fault Vs Responsibility by Will Smith FULL SPEECH Will Smith delivered a super-POWERFUL speech on January 30th 2018 on his Instagram live… I simply HAD to repost it!  This is an integral message of which I really didn’t understand until after reading a book that changed my life!  I refer this book to my clients […]



  • iGotPro Support
    How To Build Your Trusted Team Of Professionals On iGotPro?
    By iGotPro Support | | Marketing | MemberProfile

    iGotPro enables you to gain the visibility you desire by cross-promoting between other professionals and each other’s clients. However, cross-promotion is all about building your team of trusted professionals, and it needs a strategy. In iGotPro, we call this, a focused collaboration strategy.



  • Gary Brown
    What faltering stocks and bonds could mean for house prices: Don Pittis
    By Gary Brown | February 7, 2018 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/markets-houses-real-estate-1.4520046 Stocks and bonds are getting shaky as markets foresee a return to inflation and higher interest rates. But many Canadians are likely more focused on what it all means for their biggest investment.



  • Corporita
    The One Page Business Plan Workshop
    By Corporita | February 1, 2018 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Corporita Inc presents One-Page Business Plan Workshops and One-to-One Business Coaching Session Whether you are thinking of starting a new business or planning to grow your existing operation, writing a business plan is one of the steps entrepreneurs and business owner find most challenging. In this workshop, you will learn how to develop your one-page […]



  • Corporita
    Life Canvas : Design And Achieve The Life You Deserve
    By Corporita | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/life-canvas-design-and-achieve-the-life-you-deserve-tickets-42570216664 Unstuck yourself and gain the momentum to get moving. This small group workshop is designed for professionals, entrepreneurs and individuals who are thinking of planning and reinventing their lives. Attendees will develop their life strategic plan using sophisticated tools, guided reflection and coaching. The contents go beyond just articulating some goals or new year’s resolutions. The life canvas […]



  • Gary Brown
    Bank of Canada raises key interest rate to 1.25% despite NAFTA worries
    By Gary Brown | January 17, 2018 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bank-of-canada-rate-decision-1.4490918 The Bank of Canada raises its key lending rate by a quarter percentage point to 1.25 per cent, the third time it has moved its benchmark rate from once-record lows.



  • Gary Brown
    Is Real Estate An Investment?
    By Gary Brown | January 16, 2018 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    https://globalnews.ca/news/3964933/750k-toronto-listing-crea-home-sales-december/ Home prices soared in December as buyers piled in before new mortgage rules kicked in on Jan. 1.



  • Gary Brown
    Ask a behavioural economist: How can I stick to my savings resolution?
    By Gary Brown | January 15, 2018 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/ask-a-behavioural-economist-how-can-i-stick-to-my-savings-resolution/article37598440/ If your motivation for achievement is high, that in itself is a very important ingredient for success. Here are some tips that will help



  • Gary Brown
    One in three Canadians can’t cover bills amid ‘debt trap’: Survey – Article – BNN
    By Gary Brown | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    https://www.bnn.ca/one-in-three-canadians-can-t-cover-bills-amid-debt-trap-survey-1.968182 Thirty-three per cent of respondents to the MNP survey, conducted by Ipsos, admitted to being stretched beyond their means on a monthly basis, marking an eight-point increase since MNP’s last survey in September. Meanwhile, almost half (48 per cent) of respondents said they only have a 0-buffer to cover their obligations.



  • Gary Brown
    Are women wired for investing success?
    By Gary Brown | January 8, 2018 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/globe-advisor/are-women-wired-for-investing-success/article37383241/ Broadly, women are more sensitive to the complexities of financial planning, and men are more interested in the performance of specific investments



  • Gary Brown
    5 things to watch in Canada
    By Gary Brown | January 2, 2018 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/real-estate-trends-1.4460775 Real estate was a big topic in the business world in 2017, and with some major changes on the horizon, the subject is likely to dominate headlines again this year. Here are five things to watch in Canadian real estate.



  • Gary Brown
    CREA cuts 2017, 2018 home sales forecast despite 3.9% Nov. rise – Article – BNN
    By Gary Brown | December 15, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    https://www.bnn.ca/crea-cuts-2017-2018-home-sales-forecast-despite-3-9-nov-rise-1.943634 Resales of Canadian homes rose 3.9 per cent in November from October, the fourth straight monthly rise, but the momentum may not last as stricter mortgage rules take effect in January, the Canadian Real Estate Association said on Thursday.



  • Gary Brown
    Canadian home prices fall for third straight month in Nov.: Teranet – Article – BNN
    By Gary Brown | December 13, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    https://www.bnn.ca/canadian-home-prices-fall-for-third-straight-month-in-nov-teranet-1.942403 Canadian home prices fell again in November, the third straight monthly decline and the largest November drop outside of a recession, as Toronto prices fell for the fourth month and Vancouver prices were flat, data showed on Wednesday.



  • Gary Brown
    2018 Interest Rate Prognostications
    By Gary Brown | December 8, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://www.bnn.ca/too-much-uncertainty-for-boc-to-raise-rates-in-2018-rosenberg-1.936164 “A Bank of Canada rate hike is certainly not anywhere close to the top of my list in terms of concerns or forecasts for 2018.”



  • Gary Brown
    Proposed tax changes miss the boat on financial security for all
    By Gary Brown | December 1, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/taxes/proposed-tax-changes-miss-the-boat-on-financial-security-for-all/article37146469/ Things have been pretty quiet in the media recently on the matter of the proposed tax changes. The reality is, however, that I’m getting e-mails daily from concerned Canadians



  • Gary Brown
    Do you have an over-inflated sense of your investing skills?
    By Gary Brown | November 30, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/do-you-have-an-over-inflated-sense-of-your-investing-skills/article37137941/ Why it is not the right time to assess your abilities



  • Gary Brown
    My quick link post
    By Gary Brown | November 28, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/new-mortgage-stress-tests-could-disqualify-10-of-buyers-bank-of-canada/article37109981/ Central bank expects biggest impact to be concentrated in Toronto, Vancouver markets



  • Carol A Schofield
    3 Ways You’re Letting Work Ruin Your Holidays (and How to Stop)
    By Carol A Schofield | November 27, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

        It’s that time of year again. The end is within reach, and no one can believe “where this year went.” I mean, really—how many times have you said that since Halloween? No matter what you celebrate this time of year, the race to the holidays is in full swing. Through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, […]



  • Carol A Schofield
    7 Tips for a Happier Holiday
    By Carol A Schofield | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    As the holiday season kicks off with much merriment and joy, many people look forward to the celebrations, gift buying frenzies, and family gatherings that are sure to fill up the calendar. There is no other time in the year that brings more excitement to both kids and adults than the Christmas season. However, this […]



  • Carol A Schofield
    How to Plan the Best Customer Appreciation Event Ever!
    By Carol A Schofield | | Marketing | MemberProfile

    The best customer appreciation events include three factors: Food A fun (or educational and fun) activity Thoughtful opportunities to mingle with other customers, family, friends and fans. It’s important to know how to plan a customer appreciation event, since they can really improve customer satisfaction, retention of your client base, referrals, testimonials and even sales […]



  • Carol A Schofield
    Why We Love What We Do
    By Carol A Schofield | | Service | MemberProfile

    Knowing that we are making a difference in peoples lives, their day-to-day hectic schedules, is the number one reason we love what we do.  Carol A Schofield Concierge Services offer our clients a practical and timely service that ultimately improves their lives. Whether it is knowing that their fridge and cupboards are stocked, their parents […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    How to Talk to Children about Death
    By Tamsen Taylor | November 22, 2017 | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    Does the thought of having to discuss death with your child leave you scared or confused? Or maybe even just uncomfortable? If not, you’re in a minority. For most of us, we have been taught to avoid negative emotions, and that leads to us not having great strategies for communicating about negative experiences and feelings. […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    How to Talk to Children about Illness (Workshop)
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    If you or your child is experiencing a serious illness, it is a very serious change to have to understand and adapt to. If you want to support children who are going through a serious illness, or if you or another person important to your child is experiencing a serious illness, this workshop will provide […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    How to Talk to Children about Moving (Workshop)
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    Moving can be an extremely stressful experience for a child, even if it’s just moving down the street. Moving is a hugely significant emotional change, and you may not know how to prepare your child for it. This workshop will teach you tools and techniques to support your child through a move, and what to […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    Supporting Children Through Loss
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    Whether you are a parent, teacher, or other caregiver, you may know that sinking feeling when you are faced with a child suffering sad and painful feelings. The reality is that children are relying on you to help them navigate through life. If the thought of your child being sad leaves you feeling helpless, scared, […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    Learn How to Heal After Loss
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Grief is the natural and normal reaction to any emotional loss. But, if you’re finding yourself “stuck”, you may have learned and be applying unhealthy and unnatural ways of dealing with grief. Grief experiences include death and divorce, but also include other experiences not often labelled as grief, including situations which involve conflicting feelings due […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    When You Have a Special Needs Child (Workshop)
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    When you have a special needs child, you understand the paradox. You love your child just as they are, you struggle to help them overcome their challenges, and you are sometimes (often!) frustrated when they can’t meet the expectations that exist for a “normal” child. One of the most important things when dealing with a […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    How to Talk to Children about Divorce (Workshop)
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    If you are experiencing or anticipating ending a marriage or long term relationship, you know one of the most emotional aspects is the enormous fear of the impact it will have on the kids. If you want to support children who are going through the breakup of their parents’ relationship, or if you are divorcing […]



  • Dave Thomas
    Change a life over lunch
    By Dave Thomas | November 21, 2017 | Marketing | MemberProfile

      A national program that connects highly-qualified newcomers to Canada with members of the business and professional community will be launching in Waterloo on November 22, 2017 at the Uptown Waterloo branch of RBC Royal Bank 70-74 King St. South, Waterloo . The launch is co-sponsored by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, Communitech and […]



  • Gary Brown
    Economic impact of mortgage stress test nothing to ‘laugh at’: Veritas – Article – BNN
    By Gary Brown | November 20, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    http://www.bnn.ca/economic-impact-of-mortgage-stress-test-nothing-to-laugh-at-veritas-1.920355 The new measures, which will see all borrowers tested on whether they could make payments at a significantly higher rate, will come into effect at the beginning of 2018.



  • Sara Eyassu
    The Art of Corporate Gift Giving
    By Sara Eyassu | November 18, 2017 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Corporate gift giving is serious business. As part of a well-considered program, it can help establish or enhance critical relationships and become a cost-effective means of recognizing activities that benefit the business. This article describes the many issues to consider if a corporate gift program is to succeed. What to Give There are thousands of […]



  • Gary Brown
    One in two Canadians is a bundle of nerves about money
    By Gary Brown | November 16, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/one-in-two-canadians-is-a-bundle-of-nerves-about-money/article37000024/ A recent survey has uncovered a staggering level of repressed financial stress



  • Gary Brown
    Canadian home sales edge up in October, but prices fall
    By Gary Brown | November 15, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/canadian-home-sales-increase-09-per-cent-in-october-crea/article36984688/ The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold through its MLS system in October was up 0.9 per cent from September



  • Gary Brown
    Two of the scariest words in personal finance today are ‘investment property’
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/inside-the-market/two-of-the-scariest-words-in-personal-finance-today-are-investment-property/article36971454/ It is not safe to assume housing will continue to deliver



  • Gary Brown
    Low interest rates have turned us into a country of money klutzes
    By Gary Brown | November 6, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/low-interest-rates-have-turned-us-into-a-country-of-money-klutzes/article36845404/ Current economic conditions have invited less than optimum financial behaviour



  • Gary Brown
    Pattie Lovett-Reid: How to not go broke while trying to save money
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    http://www.bnn.ca/personal-finance/video/pattie-lovett-reid-how-to-not-go-broke-while-trying-to-save-money~1251804 CTV’s Chief Financial Commentator Pattie Lovett-Reid discusses the temptation of holiday shopping deals and offers advice for how to not fall into the trap of spending more than your means.



  • Gary Brown
    Accept it, your children may grow up to be renters
    By Gary Brown | November 2, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/accept-it-your-children-may-grow-up-to-be-renters/article36806999/ Peak housing is a theory we can build on



  • Gary Brown
    Greater deposit protection coming for new Ontario homebuyers in 2018: Tarion – Article – BNN
    By Gary Brown | November 1, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    http://www.bnn.ca/greater-deposit-protection-coming-for-new-ontario-homebuyers-in-2018-tarion-1.894501 Tarion Warranty Corp. is proposing to increase deposit protection for houses from the current ,000 to 10 per cent of the purchase price, from a minimum of ,000 to a maximum of 0,000.



  • Gary Brown
    Has Fixing Canada’s Mortgage Market Made It Riskier?
    By Gary Brown | October 30, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    http://www.macleans.ca/economy/has-fixing-canadas-mortgage-market-made-it-riskier/ Tighter lending rules will send borrowers into the arms of ‘alternative lenders,’ posing a whole new set of hazards



  • Gary Brown
    CMHC waves red flag of warning about 5 cities, plus Canada
    By Gary Brown | October 27, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    Wouldn’t good news be nice for a change!



  • Gary Brown
    Why a 20% home down payment may not be worth it
    By Gary Brown | | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/why-a-20-home-down-payment-may-not-be-worth-it/article36726795/ How buyers can save money both now and in the future



  • Gary Brown
    Weighing The Value of Gold vs. Bitcoin
    By Gary Brown | October 26, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Precious metal lacks a compelling story right now. Meanwhile, the cryptocurrency has potential, but its future is up in the air. Source: Weighing The Value of Gold vs. Bitcoin  



  • Gary Brown
    Ten ways the new mortgage rules will shake up the lending market
    By Gary Brown | October 18, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/ten-ways-the-new-mortgage-rules-will-shake-up-the-lending-market/article36628214/ New mortgage stress tests has drawn criticism that some borrowers will be forced into arms of lenders with highest rates



  • Gary Brown
    Pinkcast 2.5: Why you should
    By Gary Brown | October 11, 2017 | iGotPro Tips | MemberProfile

    http://www.danpink.com/pinkcast/pinkcast-2-5-why-you-should-frame-storm-before-you-brainstorm/?utm_source=Dan+Pink%27s+Newsletter&utm_campaign=06c7943418-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_10&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4d8277f97a-06c7943418-312853941&goal=0_4d8277f97a-06c7943418-312853941 Pinkcasts: short, informal, low-fi videos offering tips, recommendations, or whatever happens to be on my mind. Sent on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month.



  • Gary Brown
    My quick link post
    By Gary Brown | | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/stricter-osfi-rules-on-mortgage-lending-will-do-more-harm-than-good-fraser-institute Fraser Institute doesn’t believe the changes are necessary and says another key result could be a less competitive mortgage industry



  • Gary Brown
    Still thinking of home ownership as an investment? Here’s proof you’re wrong
    By Gary Brown | October 6, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/household-finances/deconstructing-the-idea-of-home-ownership-as-an-investment/article36500231/ Between maintenance costs, mortgage interest and property tax, the increasing value of a home is not the investment some seem to think it is



  • Lisa Ivaldi
    Pause
    By Lisa Ivaldi | October 4, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    If you follow this blog, you may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything in several months.  I’ve been trying to write posts but I haven’t been feeling inspired.  So instead of forcing myself to decide whether or not I should continue with the blog; I am choosing to take my own advice and give […]



  • Gary Brown
    Mortgage rules discriminate against new Canadians, entrepreneurs: CMHC – Article – BNN
    By Gary Brown | October 3, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    http://www.bnn.ca/mortgage-rules-discriminate-against-new-canadians-entrepreneurs-cmhc-1.872912 The national housing agency is exploring ways to make it easier for entrepreneurs and new immigrants to buy a home by cutting some of the red tape required to prove they can afford to pay the mortgage.



  • Don Critelli
    Networking Power Tips: Follow up – The Complete Recipe
    By Don Critelli | October 2, 2017 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    The majority of entrepreneurs and business readily admit that they don’t follow up. In fact, surveys have confirmed up to 90% of people don’t follow up after a networking interaction. Yet, without following up, the spark created by the conversation will wither and die. There are three key components to a pro-active approach in following up […]



  • Don Critelli
    Networking for Results Blog – 5 Reasons You Aren’t Achieving the Success You Deserve (and What To Do About It)
    By Don Critelli | | Marketing | MemberProfile

    You were created to achieve. It’s in your DNA. You are destined to succeed. The only thing that can get in the way of this outcome is you. No matter how passionate, disciplined or competent you are, there are roadblocks that appear. Here are five of the most common and what you can do to […]



  • Yolanda Vanleeuwen
    Thank YOU for Riding this Wave with Me!!
    By Yolanda Vanleeuwen | | Fashion | MemberProfile

    As I reflect on the amazing support I received at the Grand Opening on September 16th, 2017,  I can not thank you enough, I will never be able to properly express my gratitude to all of you because it is simply overwhelming to think that so many beautiful women got my back the way you […]



  • Yolanda Vanleeuwen
    A Piece of the Boutique
    By Yolanda Vanleeuwen | | Fashion | MemberProfile

    It is always a joy for me to give back to my amazing clients and customers!  Please find a coupon for each month below!  Be sure to print it off and bring it to the boutique as these are not going to be made public and are only available to those of you who signed up […]



  • Yolanda Vanleeuwen
    Fall 2017 Fashion Trends
    By Yolanda Vanleeuwen | | Fashion | MemberProfile

    One of my favourite fashion bloggers is Sunil Ramchandani!  Here is a piece of his latest blog on prints for fall! You can follow him at sunilr.com  Find the seasons prints and mix them up with all the current solid colors and you have a foolproof wardrobe. If you are not a print person add a […]



  • Don Critelli
    Greater KW Chamber of Commerce – Business Expo
    By Don Critelli | September 21, 2017 | Marketing | MemberProfile

    The 2017 Business Expo, brought to you by The Greater KW, Cambridge, and Guelph Chambers of Commerce. This is a great opportunity to connect with local businesses from the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph business community! Admission is FREE for the general public! Local restaurants and caterers will be providing samples of their delicious specialties and you will […]



  • Don Critelli
    Networking Power Tips: 9 Ways to Keep a Conversation Alive.
    By Don Critelli | | Marketing | MemberProfile

    http://www.networkingforresults.com/blogger/?p=508 Events offer many conversational opportunities. It’s easy and comfortable to chat with colleagues and friends but, sometimes, you end up in an interaction with someone new. These conversations can hit speed bumps that can have an adverse effect .



  • Lisa Reaume
    Create a Safe Space for Yourself
    By Lisa Reaume | September 19, 2017 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    I have been thinking a lot about how my new work is really guiding professionals on how to create their own safe space within themselves, so that they can truly become unstoppable when reaching for their purpose and goals… this article really resonated with me and wanted to share…



  • Arvinder Seehra
    High Definition printing can make your advertisement stand out..
    By Arvinder Seehra | September 18, 2017 | Manufacturing | MemberProfile



  • Debbra Nodwell
    Moving Tips – Debbra Nodwell, Royal LePage Royal City Realty
    By Debbra Nodwell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    http://www.debbranodwell.ca/buying-and-selling/moving-tips Debbra Nodwell is a Realtor with Royal LePage Royal City Realty in Guelph, Ontario. See more here.



  • Gary Brown
    This is how you screw up tax reform
    By Gary Brown | September 14, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    http://ipolitics.ca/2017/09/11/this-is-how-you-screw-up-tax-reform/ Apart from the few days every year bracketing the release of the federal budget, the way Canadians are taxed is seldom a major issue in our politics. Technical tax changes happen throughout the year. They tend to be debated in quiet, respectful tones in academic journals and at ivory-tower institutions like the Canadian Tax […]



  • Leanne Ballard
    Networking, Get out of your comfort zone
    By Leanne Ballard | August 25, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Today’s topic is building confidence in networking and putting yourself out there.  I have written this with Bookkeepers and Accountants in mind but it can certainly apply to anyone. So I have an advantage here as my background before I started bookkeeping was in Marketing and social media. I spent about 5 and a half […]



  • Gary Brown
    Broker Lender Market Share – Q2 2017 – Mortgage Rates & Mortgage Broker News in Canada
    By Gary Brown | August 24, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    https://www.canadianmortgagetrends.com/2017/08/broker-lender-market-share-q2-2017/ Tweet Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Virtually every professional mortgage broker in Canada saw this coming. Once the Department of Finance eliminated popular default insurance products last fall and OSFI jacked up the cost of remaining insurance, there could be only one outcome: a conspicuous erosion of mortgage competition. Policy-makers essentially admitted that they willfully […]



  • Gary Brown
    Want to Be Much Happier? Science Says Always Do Any 1 of These 8 Things
    By Gary Brown | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Greater happiness can be found in unexpected ways. Science says so. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/want-to-be-much-happier-science-says-always-do-any.html?cid=sf01001&sr_share=twitter



  • Gary Brown
    Canadians May Be Spending Too Much Of Their Income On Housing
    By Gary Brown | August 22, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/08/21/canadians-may-be-spending-too-much-of-their-income-on-housing_a_23156079/ Home ownership costs represent a huge chunk of average earners’ paycheques.



  • Gary Brown
    How much will Morneau’s proposed tax changes cost small business? We do the math.
    By Gary Brown | August 18, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-money/how-much-will-morneaus-proposed-tax-changes-cost-small-business-we-do-the-math/article36021179/ Owners argue the suggested moves are unfair and could have wide-sweeping consequences on their ability to expand their companies, not to mention their own retirement goals



  • Gary Brown
    Canadian Home Prices Tumble the Most Since 2008 Recession
    By Gary Brown | August 16, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-15/canadian-home-prices-tumble-most-since-2008-recession-on-toronto Toronto drives the decline



  • Karen Toth
    Post Stroke Session With My Brother 12 days post stroke.
    By Karen Toth | August 14, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

      On day 12 post stroke with my brother he had already started doing movements that made it feel more comfortable for him to sit in the wheelchair all day, so we turned that into a movement lesson. (I had given him lessons the week before as well) I was using the pelvis as 6 […]



  • Leanne Ballard
    Let your voice be heard
    By Leanne Ballard | August 3, 2017 | Accounting | MemberProfile

    As we entered into summer when many slow down and take some time off we have found that here at Cloud Bookkeeping Services we are busy with a mission. Our mission is to educate Small Businesses and their employees on the upcoming changes to the Minimum Wage. ****Disclaimer, please note that this blog is not […]



  • Gary Brown
    Canada’s housing experiment: How a year of reform has changed the market – The Globe and Mail
    By Gary Brown | August 2, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    One year ago, a foreign-buyers tax went into effect in Metro Vancouver. A flurry of housing reform has followed. Have the moves succeeded? Source: Canada’s housing experiment: How a year of reform has changed the market – The Globe and Mail



  • Gary Brown
    In Canada, a nation of realtors braces for the end of the boom
    By Gary Brown | August 1, 2017 | Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Canada’s long housing boom has drawn thousands into the sector, from realtors and home stagers to construction workers, and a looming slowdown threatens to trigger an exodus that could wipe out many of those jobs and force the economy to shift down. Source: In Canada, a nation of realtors braces for the end of the […]



  • Gary Brown
    CMHC keeps red flag hoisted on housing as new problems emerge
    By Gary Brown | July 27, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Canada’s housing agency singles out five markets as trouble zones, despite measures to cool overheating Source: CMHC keeps red flag hoisted on housing as new problems emerge



  • Darryl Campbell
    Sales Strategy: Selling What Something Does – GoSmallBiz
    By Darryl Campbell | July 21, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    People don’t like to be sold, but they do like to buy. They like to be helped. They want their situation to be improved. They want their pains to be alleviated. They want to save time. They want to save money. But here’s a little secret — no one gets up in the morning thinking […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    Top 3 Tips to Stay Married While Working with Your Spouse
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Launching a business is one of the most exciting events in many people’s lives, which is why, according to the Arizona Republic, the vast majority of people who became entrepreneurs (96 percent) report that they are glad that they did.Yet, owning your own business can also be stressful, and the stress can be compounded for […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    6 Ways to Take Charge of Your Cell Phone Bill
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    As mobile phone technology continues to advance, so does the cost of cell phone voice and data service. There are steps you can take to help lower your bill. The following tips will help you analyze your usage and seek out ways to trim costs. If you are involved in a dispute with your cell […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    Complete Your Will Questionnaire Now
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    One of the greatest benefits of a LegalShield policy is the will package. The process of obtaining your will begins with completing the LegalShield will questionnaire. You can complete the will questionnaire via the LegalShield app, which you can download from the iTunes or Android store. You may also obtain a will questionnaire by calling […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    Snap Traffic Tickets with Your Smartphone
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Police issue more than 41 million speeding tickets a year. Without a LegalShield membership hiring an attorney to fight your ticket could cost more than $150. If you receive a ticket LegalShield has you covered. Snap is a benefit of the LegalShield app that lets you to take a picture of your traffic ticket with […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    The Problem with Fine – GoSmallBiz
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    When a customer tells you that their experience was “fine,” what does that mean? Oftentimes, “fine” doesn’t really mean fine! When you hear someone say things are fine, it’s time to dig deeper to understand how the customer really feels. Because in customer service, fine often means okay at best—average, unimpressive. You might not be […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    GSB TV: Direct Mail is Not Dead
    By Darryl Campbell | July 20, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Contrary to what you may have heard, direct mail is not dead as a marketing tool! In this session of the GSB TV Sales & Marketing Show, Chris Barnes talks about this tried-and-true marketing method.



  • Gary Brown
    Is your mortgage leaving you house poor?
    By Gary Brown | July 17, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    The Globe’s Real Life Ratio is an answer to the self-interested housing affordability calculators offered by banks and the real estate industry Source: Is your mortgage leaving you house poor?



  • Darryl Campbell
    Working From Home – Is it for ME?
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Working From Home – Is it for ME? By Darryl Campbell The real question that you have to ask yourself is “Why not me?” If you are like millions of people today you are either working for someone else or you are between jobs because of the economy, personal issues, bad luck, wrong qualifications or […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    Financial Legal Savings Plan
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Financial Legal Savings Plan By Darryl Campbell In today’s fast paced, busy, complicated world more and more people are realizing that they can’t do everything themselves. If you are buying real estate then you need a professional. If you need financial advice you need a professional. If your computer crashes you really need a professional. […]



  • Gary Brown
    The Cost of Debt
    By Gary Brown | July 14, 2017 | Mortgages | MemberProfile

    We are frequently reminded about household debt in the news and I feel that we are given the impression that debt is to be avoided. Actually, debt can be a very positive thing.  It represents an opportunity to gain leverage in any investment portfolio.  However, we can’t afford to be reckless with the debt that […]



  • Gary Brown
    Borrowers who obsess about interest rates are getting it wrong
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Interest rates seem vitally important this week, but they’re not what you should be focusing on as you prepare for the possibility of borrowing costs ahead Source: Borrowers who obsess about interest rates are getting it wrong



  • Don Critelli
    What is strategic planning?
    By Don Critelli | July 13, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    In spite of some overexposure in the business press, strategic planning still seems like an obscure concept to many entrepreneurs. Beyond the hype, however, strategic planning can bring real value to an organization that takes the process seriously. What is strategic planning? Simply put, strategic planning determines exactly where your organization is going over the […]



  • Gary Brown
    Five harsh realities of rising rates for savers and borrowers
    By Gary Brown | July 12, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    The Bank of Canada rate hike means no exit from saver’s hell Source: Five harsh realities of rising rates for savers and borrowers



  • Darryl Campbell
    READ THESE TIPS BEFORE SIGNING A COMMERCIAL LEASE JULY 11, 2017
    By Darryl Campbell | July 11, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    READ THESE TIPS BEFORE SIGNING A COMMERCIAL LEASE JULY 11, 2017 Leasing a retail or commercial office space is a significant financial commitment for small business owners. Breaking a lease or disputing the terms of a lease after you sign can be costly. It is vital that you understand the terms of your lease and […]



  • Darryl Campbell
    8 LEGAL TIPS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL JUNE 20, 2017
    By Darryl Campbell | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    8 LEGAL TIPS FOR SUMMER TRAVEL JUNE 20, 2017 Important legal questions are often forgotten during the frenzy of summer travel. Whether you are driving, flying or taking a cruise, it is important to be prepared. These tips will help you be ready for the unexpected. Call your LegalShield provider law firm if you need […]



  • Gary Brown
    5 tips to manage the money you owe if interest rates go up
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    This Wednesday could be an “oh crap” moment for some Torontonians who rely on a line of credit, personal finance experts say. Source: 5 tips to manage the money you owe if interest rates go up



  • Don Critelli
    3 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of B2B Marketing
    By Don Critelli | July 10, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    In this article, Tony Zambito discusses three major forces shaping the future of B2B Marketing. It is another installment in our “Great Articles You may have missed” series.



  • Darryl Campbell
    4 Reasons to love complaint? Yes.
    By Darryl Campbell | July 7, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    4 reasons to love complaints, 3 business owner tips, sole proprietorships, and the best customer service line. View in browser 4 Reasons to Love Complaints By: Deborah Sweeney We all know that one person who loves to complain. It feels as though they always have something negative to say about the food, or the service, […]



  • Gary Brown
    Brace yourself – a perfect storm is brewing in the housing market
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Canadian homeowners should start preparing for tougher mortgage guidelines, higher rates and a pressure on prices Source: Brace yourself – a perfect storm is brewing in the housing market



  • Leanne Ballard
    Tips for being productive working from home
    By Leanne Ballard | June 29, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    One of the benefits of being an entrepreneur is that you can work from your own home.  You can create a space within your home environment that fosters your creativity and allows you to follow your passion.  However, sometimes the day to day chores such as laundry and dishes serve as a constant distraction.

    Here are some tips on how to maintain your focus and improve your productivity while working from home.



  • Gary Brown
    4 Insane Truths About Failing to Follow-up
    By Gary Brown | | Business Consulting,Marketing | MemberProfile

    Afraid persistence makes you “appear” desperate? If you aren’t desperate, you aren’t trying hard enough.   People are being reduced to commodities. In today’s marketplace you must be different. How can you stand out? Get great at follow-up. You need to get committed to being great at something, so why not be great at follow-up? […]



  • Gary Brown
    Time to get over our squeamishness about reverse mortgages
    By Gary Brown | June 28, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Real Estate | MemberProfile

    It’s time to take a fresh look at the reverse mortgage and get over the common view that it’s a last resort or short-sighted measure Source: Time to get over our squeamishness about reverse mortgages



  • Chris Keil
    Tulip Time Cruise with David & Wendy Imrie | Goliger’s Travel Plus
    By Chris Keil | June 22, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Join former CTV personality, David Imrie and his wife Wendy on this eight day scenic river cruise to Holland and Belgium. Source: Tulip Time Cruise with David & Wendy Imrie | Goliger’s Travel Plus



  • Chris Keil
    Travel often for work? What can Goliger’s offer?
    By Chris Keil | June 15, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Click the link below for a short summary of what we have to offer. Interested in taking advantage of these services? Let me know. Goligers_Corporate_OnePage_Online



  • Gary Brown
    Video: Carrick Talks Money: The unforgivable money mistake Canadians make
    By Gary Brown | June 14, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    The Globe and Mail offers the most authoritative news in Canada, featuring national and international news Source: Video: Carrick Talks Money: The unforgivable money mistake Canadians make



  • Gary Brown
    How borrowers, savers and investors can prepare for higher interest rates
    By Gary Brown | June 13, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    It’s never too early to get set for a Bank of Canada move Source: How borrowers, savers and investors can prepare for higher interest rates



  • Chris Keil
    My 25 Best Travel Tips After 10 Years of Traveling the World
    By Chris Keil | June 8, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Source: My 25 Best Travel Tips After 10 Years of Traveling the World



  • Don Critelli
    5 Secret Relationship Keys that Accelerate Small Business Success
    By Don Critelli | June 7, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    As a small business owner, it’s essential to recognize that, even in today’s wired economy, there is a simple solution that delivers all the elements of a successful small business marketing strategy. I said simple, not easy. This secret strategy, simplistic as it sounds, is rooted in the most basic of business axioms: the majority […]



  • Don Critelli
    11 Ways to Develop Business at Social Events
    By Don Critelli | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    You’ve been invited to an event. It will include a number of friends and colleagues, along with their spouses. As well, you know there will be professionals from the business community, some of whom could well be prospects for your services. We have all had occasion to attend a social function. As a business owner, […]



  • Gary Brown
    Millennial women taking over as household CFOs
    By Gary Brown | June 3, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Confident, more engaged and well-informed, these clients come armed with research before seeking financial help Source: Millennial women taking over as household CFOs



  • Don Critelli
    Is Face-to-Face Networking Dead?
    By Don Critelli | June 2, 2017 | Business Consulting,Marketing | MemberProfile

    May 16, 2017 9:40 am mjhughes building relationships, Building trust, Business-building, Job or career search, Networking as a marketing strategy, Networking for sales success, networking in your association Technology, the economic downturn and shifting social attitudes have all impacted networking in the last few years. Some have even surmised that face-to-face networking is declining in […]



  • Gary Brown
    Video: Gen Y Money: What you need to know about owning and buying a condo
    By Gary Brown | May 31, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    The Globe and Mail offers the most authoritative news in Canada, featuring national and international news Source: Video: Gen Y Money: What you need to know about owning and buying a condo



  • Lisa Ivaldi
    Don’t Take it Personally
    By Lisa Ivaldi | May 29, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    How much time have you wasted worrying about why someone was seemingly curt or rude to you?  Ruminating about what you might have said or done that offended them?  If you are like me, probably too … Source: Don’t Take it Personally



  • Gary Brown
    Your spring 2017 guide to sensible home buying
    By Gary Brown | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    The housing market looks different in every Canadian city, but the rules for sensible home buying are the same all over. Here’s what you need to know Source: Your spring 2017 guide to sensible home buying



  • Emily Seunarine
    Should I invest my $100,000 inheritance or pay off debt?
    By Emily Seunarine | May 24, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Parenting/Families,Real Estate,Retail,Service | MemberProfile

    My wife and I have about $130,000 in cash – $100,000 from an inheritance, $30,000 of savings. We own about $30,000 of stocks (including Celgene, Alphabet, Facebook, Bombardier and three medical marijuana companies). What should we do with our cash? We own a $475,000 home with a $250,000 mortgage at a fixed rate of 2.7 […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Stop pre-paying the mortgage
    By Emily Seunarine | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    In today’s low-interest-rate world, reducing your mortgage as fast as possible may not be the smartest move. Here’s why you should invest first. It’s easy to think of real estate in Canada’s heated urban centres as a solid investment. With the average cost of a detached home in Toronto soaring above $1.3-million in October – […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    But of course you get less in retirement. You’re a woman
    By Emily Seunarine | | Business Consulting,Finance - Personal,Service | MemberProfile

    Senior fellow at the Queen’s University Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace. She is a 2016 YWCA Toronto Woman of Distinction. Every Monday morning, a Toronto daily newspaper publishes a set of tables showing data on financial issues such as interest rates, mortgage rates and the monthly annuity payments Canadians can expect from financial […]



  • Gary Brown
    Are we pushing millennials into a financial abyss of home ownership?
    By Gary Brown | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Helping your kids buy a house is a fact of life for many parents, but you could be putting them into a situation they can’t handle Source: Are we pushing millennials into a financial abyss of home ownership?



  • Karen Wilson
    Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
    By Karen Wilson | | Home Improvement,Real Estate,Technology | MemberProfile

    By Jen Hill / Published by Dwell You may have heard the term LEED used to describe “green” or “sustainable” buildings.  But what exactly is LEED and why would you choose to pursue it for your new home?  We’re here to break down the mystery and clear up some questions you may have. What is […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Women view money differently – planners should get that
    By Emily Seunarine | May 23, 2017 | Accounting,Finance - Personal,Marketing,Parenting/Families,Retail,Service | MemberProfile

    If financial advisors want to build trust with female clients, they need to forge relationships and create confidence   Money is not a gender neutral topic. Women think and talk about managing and investing money differently than men, say financial advisors who focus on improving services for female clients. A recent CIBC poll of women […]



  • Gary Brown
    Do you need mortgage insurance?
    By Gary Brown | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    When Jody Ahern and her partner bought their first home, a one-bedroom condo in Vancouver, they were equally excited and nervous. They also found themselves somewhat overwhelmed when it came time to decide on purchasing mortgage life insurance. Source: Do you need mortgage insurance?



  • Chris Keil
    7 Scientific Facts That Prove Travel Is Good For Your Health
    By Chris Keil | May 18, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    “Research shows that travel reduces stress, keeps your body healthy inside and out, and boosts brain health.” Source: 7 scientific facts that prove travel is good for your health



  • Lisa Reaume
    Famous People On The Law of Attraction – celebrities talk,
    By Lisa Reaume | May 17, 2017 | Business Consulting,Business Services,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Learn How To Use The Law of Attraction visualization tools and exercises to improve your life now… simply put, the Law of Attraction is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we are focusing on.  Many of us require a re-conditioning of our unconscious mind to change our present state. Most people who have […]



  • Christine Bretherick
    The Importance of Play
    By Christine Bretherick | May 15, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Some adults may like to play……. My art room looks a bit like my local art store. I admit it! I love looking at the array of beautiful markers, cool gel pens, cakes of pastels and the vibrant paints and acrylic inks in my collection. Wads of paper are ready if you choose to enter and play with my […]



  • Chris Keil
    Why use a Travel Agent?
    By Chris Keil | May 11, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    6 Reason to use a travel agent… http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/20170504/6-reasons-to-use-a-travel-agent



  • Karen Wilson
    Four Ways to Work Colour into Kitchen Design
    By Karen Wilson | May 10, 2017 | Home Improvement,Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    by Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Paints No one’s ready to declare kitchen neutrals or stainless appliances “over” But is there any question that bolder color is more welcome in kitchen design today than it was just a few years ago? On walls, on cabinets, on appliances: our appetite for color is expanding. […]



  • Gary Brown
    Canadians are delaying home buying on the hope that prices will fall: poll
    By Gary Brown | May 8, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Canadians used to be more interested in buying homes than they are today. Source: Canadians are delaying home buying on the hope that prices will fall: poll



  • Chris Keil
    Trains across Britain with Bradley Walters Journeys
    By Chris Keil | May 4, 2017 | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

    Bradley Walters Journeys is proud to announce their Signature Tour of the Year – Trains Across Britain. • What a unique journey this is. You will travel off the beaten path and into some truly beautiful, rural landscapes. We’ve also decided to add a Rhine River experience! Wales deserves a special mention for its Great […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Marketing: Five Steps to Replace Your Resistance with Persistence
    By Lisa Reaume | May 3, 2017 | Business Consulting,Business Services,Marketing,Service | MemberProfile

    Do you find yourself resisting sales and marketing at times? Or all the time? The impact of feeling resistant can be subtle. If you don’t like marketing or selling, don’t feel like you should have to do it, or just plain don’t want to do it, those activities often slide lower on your to-do list […]



  • Karen Wilson
    Penthouse Revival Renovation Project
    By Karen Wilson | May 1, 2017 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    An amazing renovation project in Kitchener.  A Penthouse condo that has been transformed from traditional to edgy.  A complete re-work of the floor plan to suit the client’s needs led the project to renew and revive every part of the space.



  • Lisa Ivaldi
    Authentic Communication
    By Lisa Ivaldi | April 28, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty good communicator.  I’m a good listener and usually fairly competent at getting my point across.  However, after listening to an online talk by the late… Source: Authentic Communication



  • Chris Keil
    GALÁPAGOS ABOARD THE YOLITA – North, West & Central Islands
    By Chris Keil | April 27, 2017 | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

    The Galápagos Islands all have one thing in common; beautiful landscapes and incredible wildlife. (Okay, that’s technically two things, but you get the idea.) • Travelling aboard the Yolita, this tour takes you to some of the lesser-visited islands like Genovesa in the north and Isabela in the west. Expect to witness an amazing concentration […]



  • Karen Wilson
    How interior design can affect the health and well-being of seniors
    By Karen Wilson | April 25, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    As the eye ages and yellows, it becomes more difficult for older adults to discern certain colors. Dark blues are seen as black and can be conveyed as a void or hole in certain fabrics or floors, which can lead to the further agitation of seniors with cognitive impairments.



  • Sonal Raje
    Doing Something Creative Can Boost Your Well-Being
    By Sonal Raje | April 24, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being. Source: Doing Something Creative Can Boost Your Well-Being – Mindful



  • Christine Bretherick
    Tales of creativity and play
    By Christine Bretherick | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    We understand the value of play for children, but do we fully understand how important it is for us as adults to take time to play and create?      



  • Leanne Ballard
    What does CRA expect from you?
    By Leanne Ballard | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Being a small business owner sometimes feels like CRA is working against you.  But if you understand your responsibilities it clears the fog and lessens the stress of completing your filings on time. There are 5 main areas of compliance that you should be aware of HST ~  This is charged on your sales on […]



  • Lisa Ivaldi
    Are You Holding Back?
    By Lisa Ivaldi | April 21, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    My daughter has been applying for summer camp counsellor jobs.  She’s been a camp counsellor the last three summers, in addition to being a lifeguard and swim instructor during the school year.  Pr… Source: Are You Holding Back?



  • Lisa Reaume
    5 Powerful Rituals That Will Transform The Way You Work, The Way You Live, And The Way You Impact The World
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Incorporate these five powerful rituals in your life and you’ll discover a whole new way to of working, of living, and of impacting the world. Source: 5 Powerful Rituals That Will Transform The Way You Work, The Way You Live, And The Way You Impact The World



  • Chris Keil
    Off Season Savings with Collette
    By Chris Keil | April 20, 2017 | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

    Save up to 35% off select tours to Europe during the off-season with Collette! • As the pace slows, it’s easier to visit with the locals and see what life is truly like in a destination. Prices and crowds go down along with the temperature, but that’s okay! Most of Europe experiences a relatively mild […]



  • Karen Wilson
    Why you should hire a qualified Interior Designer
    By Karen Wilson | April 19, 2017 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Would you hire a lawyer that didn’t graduate law school and pass the bar? Or get a check-up from a doctor who hasn’t been to medical school and failed their MCATs but just has “talent”? What about getting a root canal done by a dentist who isn’t certified by the NDEB? NO? We didn’t think […]



  • Chris Keil
    Summer in Europe
    By Chris Keil | April 13, 2017 | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

    Guided tours in Europe with Transat have become increasingly popular, and for good reason. They introduce you to the historical and cultural treasures of the Old Continent, with plenty of perks and all at great prices. Book your guided tour by April 30, 2017, and benefit from: • Savings of $400 per couple • A […]



  • Leanne Ballard
    Tax Tips : Business Expenses for Self Employed Persons
    By Leanne Ballard | April 11, 2017 | Accounting | MemberProfile

    You can deduct certain expenses you paid to earn self employment income. The expenses must be both reasonable and justifiable.  This list covers some of the more common eligible business expenses. Common types of expenses for Self Employed Persons: Advertising Expenses You can deduct expenses for advertising, including ads in Canadian newspapers and on Canadian television […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    The Top 5 new retirement trends and how they will affect your retirement
    By Emily Seunarine | April 10, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    One hundred years ago, the concept of retirement did not exist. We started working at the age of 15 (usually at a job that required physical labour) and we statistically died at 47 years of age. As jobs changed, life expectancy grew and social patterns developed, so did the concept of retirement. In fact, retirement […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Tax season is upon us: Here’s what you need to know to complete your return
    By Emily Seunarine | | Accounting,Business Services,Finance - Personal,Mortgages,Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    Jamie Golombek: If your mailbox has seemed a little fuller recently, it may be because you’ve started to receive your tax slips for the 2016 calendar year If your mailbox has seemed a little fuller recently, it may be because you’ve started to receive your tax slips for the 2016 calendar year. The annual arrival […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Many Canadians in the dark on minimum debt payments
    By Emily Seunarine | | Accounting,Business Consulting,Business Services,Finance - Personal,Mortgages | MemberProfile

    TransUnion survey finds 39 per cent of participating Canadians weren’t certain about the benefits that come with making more than minimum monthly payments on their debt Canadians who regularly make more than the minimum payments on their debt are less likely to fall into delinquency – but more than a third of consumers aren’t certain […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Money mistakes millennials make and how to prevent them
    By Emily Seunarine | | Accounting,Business Consulting,Finance - Personal,Parenting/Families,Service | MemberProfile

    ‘The mistake people make is that they assume, because they aren’t math inclined or they’re not in love with spreadsheets, that they can’t be good at dealing with their money,’ he says It was after going through some old financial statements that Samara Fields realized that, for several months while at university, she had been […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Some Canadians cooling to the RRSP | Metro News
    By Emily Seunarine | | Accounting,Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Some Canadians cooling to the RRSP (Special) – The Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) has been one of the main pillars of retirement saving for six decades, but a recent poll has found that almost one in seven Canadians are feeling indifferent toward or even negative about their plans and the RRSP season. The poll by […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Small business owner dilemma: Invest in a RRSP, or do the investing through your corporation?
    By Emily Seunarine | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    While many people struggle with the decision of whether to max out their RRSP or TFSA, incorporated small business owners have a more complex decision to make While many people struggle with the decision of whether to max out their RRSP or TFSA (assuming you don’t have the money to do both), incorporated small business […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Tax benefits for kids: What’s new this year
    By Emily Seunarine | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Not sure about the latest changes to child tax benefits in Canada? Find out what’s new, so you can get the tax breaks you’re eligible for. Between child care, food, clothing and school, raising children costs a lot of money. Each year at tax time, it pays to know about the tax relief the government […]



  • Sonal Raje
    How to Live Happy in 5 Easy Steps
    By Sonal Raje | April 7, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Happiness is truly within my, your and that poor schmuck down the road’s reach. Discover how to live happy in 5 easy steps. Begin living your bliss today! Source: How to Live Happy in 5 Easy Steps | Ouroboros Wellness | Guelph, ON



  • Eric Johnson
    How to Achieve Your Goals
    By Eric Johnson | | Business Consulting,Business Services,Marketing | MemberProfile

    Watch this Video with Coach Eric discussing tips for achieving your goals!



  • Chris Keil
    Good Morning from Porto, Portugal – Bradley Walters Journey
    By Chris Keil | April 6, 2017 | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

    Posted By: Bradley Walters Good Morning from Porto, Portugal. Our young, attractive, proud-Portuguese guide has been excellent. It was important for me when designing this journey to immerse my passengers into the life of the Portuguese so she has embraced this idea. Last night instead of eating at a tourist restaurant we dined at a […]



  • Karen Wilson
    Luxurious Outdoor Rooms
    By Karen Wilson | April 4, 2017 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    With warm days and cool nights come outdoor fêtes, fire pit gatherings, and poolside respites. These indoor-outdoor spaces from the AD archives, whether a screened porch or a pergola-shaded seating area, are perfect for alfresco entertaining and relaxing without exposure to the elements. Let these rooms inspire your next plein air party (amazing vistas not […]



  • Tori
    Trim your cancer risk with exercise
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

     Exercise is one of the most important actions you can take to help guard against many types of cancer. Up to one-third of cancer-related deaths are due to obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, including two of the most common cancers in the United States, breast and colon cancer. Many people exercise to prevent heart disease, […]



  • Jenny Higgins
    How to Let Go of the Need for Approval to Start Thriving
    By Jenny Higgins | April 3, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Here are some strategies to let go of the need for approval so you can make choices based on what you really want in life. Source: How to Let Go of the Need for Approval to Start Thriving



  • Jenny Higgins
    6 Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine
    By Jenny Higgins | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    There’s some scientific veracity behind the old adage “laughter is the best medicine.” Learn about the benefits of laughter and how to make it a daily habit. Source: 6 Reasons Why Laughter Is the Best Medicine



  • Jenny Higgins
    8 ‘You Won’t Believe It’ Natural Painkillers
    By Jenny Higgins | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Prescription and even over-the-counter painkillers can be dangerous and even toxic. Luckily, these eight natural painkillers are safe and effective. Source: 8 ‘You Won’t Believe It’ Natural Painkillers



  • Jenny Higgins
    Skin Reactions to Different Emotions (And How to Keep Them in Check)
    By Jenny Higgins | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    hSource: Skin Reactions to Different Emotions (And How to Keep Them in Check)



  • Jenny Higgins
    Recognizing the mind-skin connection – Harvard Health
    By Jenny Higgins | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    The development of the field of psychodermatology aims to study how emotional issues can affect the skin, particularly when a condition resists conventional treatment. Source: Recognizing the mind-skin connection – Harvard Health



  • Jenny Higgins
    6 Essential Nutrients For Beautiful Skin
    By Jenny Higgins | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Your skin is a reflection of your inner being. Aside from lifestyle and genetics, what you eat plays a role in your skin health. Eating the right foods will not only enhance your natural beauty, it Source: 6 Essential Nutrients For Beautiful Skin



  • Jenny Higgins
    5 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence
    By Jenny Higgins | | Health & Wellness,Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Confidence gives you the power to conquer the world. Here’s how you can learn to be confident in all you do. Source: 5 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence



  • Michael Irwin
    ‘Best gift government has given us’: The long-term power of the TFSA has yet to be fully tapped
    By Michael Irwin | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Some refer to the TFSA as the “best gift government has given us”, but have Canadians really had time to experience its long-term investing implications? The TFSA is new enough that Canadians tend to think of it just as a savings, and not investing, vehicle. That’s a mistake. Here’s what else you could be doing […]



  • Chris Keil
    Goliger’s Travel Plus Corporate Travel – Why Us?
    By Chris Keil | | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

    Goliger’s Travel Plus is an independently owned travel company with 12 locations across Southern Ontario. We are also part of Canada’s largest agency network —Transat, which has over 500 locations across Canada.
    We’ve been in business for 30 years, so it’s safe to say that we possess a lot of knowledge when it comes to travel. We’ve also built a large and expansive network of partners, suppliers and companies during this time.
    All of this comes together so that we can pass it on to you to make the best decisions for your company’s ongoing travel needs.



  • Steve Orr
    3 ways you can combine print and digital marketing campaigns
    By Steve Orr | April 2, 2017 | Business Services,Marketing | MemberProfile

         Credit: Thinkstock Digital marketing is now becoming the norm, but that doesn’t mean traditional print marketing methods are no longer effective. Here’s how you can make them work hand in hand. Source: 3 ways you can combine print and digital marketing campaigns While digital marketing is clearly the wave of the future, don’t start […]



  • Steve Orr
    Why Print Still Matters in the Digital Age
    By Steve Orr | | Business Services,Marketing | MemberProfile

    True or false: As the world we experience becomes increasingly digitized, print is a dying medium that is no longer relevant. If you said false, you’re on to something. A whopping 79% of households say they read direct mail ads. Experts argue that the world of print magazines is going strong. Financial Times is quoted […]



  • Steve Orr
    The Surprising Power of Print Marketing to Leverage Your Ecommerce Site
    By Steve Orr | | Business Services,Marketing | MemberProfile

    Print has an enduring appeal that complements digital. Imaginative marketers use both for the best results. Source: The Surprising Power of Print Marketing to Leverage Your Ecommerce Site



  • Louise Drygala
    Selling your home? What the new tax rules mean for you
    By Louise Drygala | April 1, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Ready to file your tax return? If you’re a homeowner, make sure you understand the new rules about reporting the sale of your home. Source: Selling your home? What the new tax rules mean for you



  • Emily Seunarine
    Where to stash your cash: RRSP or TFSA?
    By Emily Seunarine | March 31, 2017 | Accounting,Business Services,Finance - Personal,Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    Confused about the best savings option for your needs? You’re not alone. Both an RRSP and a TFSA provide unique tax advantages. Ever since the federal government introduced the tax-free savings account (TFSA) in 2009, there’s been debate about whether a TFSA or a registered retirement savings account (RRSP) is the best place to stash your cash. Both provide […]



  • Tori
    Upcoming Networking Events
    By Tori | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Get Out Of Your Own Way! Wednesday, April 12th 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. @ Fionn MacCool’s Guelph Lisa Reaume Co-Owner IGotPro 519-503-2928        AGENDA on Apr 12th 6:30      Meet and Greet 7:00      Place Food Orders & Opening Comments 7:15      Two-Minute Intros – Dinner Arrives 8:00      Guest Speaker 8:30   […]



  • Tori
    The Power of a Regular Pilates Workout
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Doing a regular pilates workout is one of the best ways to change the shape of your body. Incorporated with a healthy diet and regular cardio exercise, doing pilates several days a week will help to tone your body and make your muscles longer and leaner over time. Pilates is a go-to choice for professional […]



  • Louise Drygala
    Flat Fee – For Sale By Owner
    By Louise Drygala | March 30, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    If you want to sell your own home… I can post it on Local Realty Sites for you!



  • Louise Drygala
    What is your House Worth in Today’s Hot Market?
    By Louise Drygala | | Real Estate | MemberProfile

          What is Your Address?  Number of Bedrooms? Is your basement?        Finished     Unfinished          Partially-Finished Email or message me your answers to LouiseDrygala@RealtyExecutives.com Please note that this Market Analysis is an estimate, based on the fact that Louise has not been through your property and the value is not based on any consideration to the […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Yes, You Can Make $60 Million Dollars Selling Dirt | Work Life Balance
    By Lisa Reaume | March 29, 2017 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    From hanging out with Derek Jeter, helping Mickey Mantle launch a business, to making $60 million from dirt, Brandon Steiner is the ultimate rags to riches story.  Brandon came from humble beginnings, growing up in New York, and living on food stamps.  When asked when he realized he was poor, he shared the story of […]



  • Tori
    Eat, Meditate, Exercise – Treating Anxiety Naturally
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    By Elaine Pomfrey Do you recall the last time you felt really anxious? Maybe the time your car hydroplaned on a slick road. Or perhaps when you spent a sleepless night before a final exam or a major sales presentation. These situations typically produce short-term anxiety which disappears after the event. However, for about 6.8 million Americans with Generalized […]



  • Verve Electric Inc.
    #TipTuesday – Switches: What you need to know before you renovate
    By Verve Electric Inc. | March 28, 2017 | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    When it comes to planning your renovation, there is so much to consider. So much in fact, that the small details can sometimes be overlooked, and this can lead to costly changes as the project progresses.



  • Diane Nelson
    Conversational Intimacy
    By Diane Nelson | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Men, women crave it more than chocolate. We often talk about emotional and social intelligence—and emotional and physical intimacy—without acknowledging that intimacy starts with an intelligent conversation, a verbal or nonverbal valentine. Factoids: Our brains are designed to be social. Our need for belonging is more powerful than our need for safety. When we are […]



  • Karen Wilson
    10 Modern Renovations to Unique Homes in France
    By Karen Wilson | | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Known for its art de vivre and joie de vivre, France is a country with a rich cultural past. Source: 10 Modern Renovations to Unique Homes in France



  • Michael Irwin
    Splitting income is a great way to save tax, but you must do it properly
    By Michael Irwin | March 27, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Have you heard of the term “income splitting”? It’s a great way to reduce tax, but make sure you’re doing it right! Questions? Contact me for more info. The attribution rules in our tax law are designed to prevent you from simply transferring certain types of income from one family member to another who has […]



  • Michael Irwin
    6 ways to make your kid a money genius – MoneySense
    By Michael Irwin | | Accounting | MemberProfile

    Did you know that parents are the number-one influencer on their kids’ financial behavior? Help your kid become a money genius with these great tips Author Beth Kobliner shares her best tips for teaching kids about money from her latest book, Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not). Source: 6 ways to […]



  • Michael Irwin
    Tax season is upon us: Here’s what you need to know to complete your return
    By Michael Irwin | | Accounting,Business Services,Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    It’s the time of year when tax receipts start filling up your inbox. Here are some things you should know to help you complete your 2016 tax return. Jamie Golombek: If your mailbox has seemed a little fuller recently, it may be because you’ve started to receive your tax slips for the 2016 calendar year […]



  • Tori
    APRIL SPECIALS
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    All new referrals receive 10% of their 1st service, off your next service. Bogo On all products containing SPF 25% off all facials with Photorejuvenation



  • Tori
    Binge eating: What happens to your body when you overeat?
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Binge eating: What happens to your body when you overeat? Dr Cris Beer bodyandsoul.com.au Your body after overeating We all know what is feels like to overeat and be so full that we are almost physically sick. So what happens when we overeat to make us feel so unwell? When food hits our stomach and […]



  • Steve Orr
    Five Good Reasons to Do a Mass Mailing | AllBusiness.com
    By Steve Orr | March 26, 2017 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    These five types of mass-mailing campaigns can boost your business. The form of your mailing will depend on the message that you need to deliver. Source: Five Good Reasons to Do a Mass Mailing | AllBusiness.com



  • Jenny Higgins
    Skin care: 5 tips for healthy skin – Mayo Clinic
    By Jenny Higgins | March 25, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

      Good skin care — including sun protection and gentle cleansing — can keep your skin healthy and glowing for years to come. By Mayo Clinic Staff Don’t have time for intensive skin care? You can still pamper yourself by acing the basics. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural […]



  • Tori
    Get Healthy Challenge Giveaway
    By Tori | March 24, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    I would like to thank Lucie Dube for April’s Weigh-in prize, she has put together a bag of goodies for the winner!  Please feel free to contact her for more details about Isagenix.       (519) 829-5428 Your weigh-in must be by April 5th.



  • Tori
    The Importance of Sunscreen: How to Select, Apply, and Use It Correctly
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Now that the warm weather’s finally upon us, it’s important to remember that while we may love the outdoors, going to the beach and how we look with a tan, there are serious consequences when we get too much sun exposure. Overexposure to the sun causes sunburn, premature aging of the skin, wrinkling, and skin […]



  • Tori
    3 Myths About Lifting Heavy That Women Need to Quit Believing
    By Tori | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Can we please give the whole, “lifting heavy makes me bulky” notion a rest? By Melissa Edmonds, CSCS Do you avoid lifting heavy weights for the fear that you may injure yourself or get too bulky? Find yourself sticking to cardio in an attempt to shed those unwanted pounds? As a female strength and conditioning […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Ask to Understand
    By Diane Nelson | March 22, 2017 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    I love to ask questions. I’m naturally curious and I like to understand what’s going on in the mind of others. The better you understand the perspective, wants and needs, values and beliefs, rational and emotional reasoning of others, the better your ability to: Communicate more effectively Address their wishes and issues Engage in a […]



  • Tori
    Massage Benefits
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Regular Massage Benefits If you’ve ever had a massage, you know it is pleasant and relaxing. You may not have realized it can also have physical and emotional benefits if it is done regularly. There are several types of massage, from deep-tissue therapies to gentle Swedish treatments. They don’t replace medical treatment, but they can […]



  • Tori
    Photorejuvenation
    By Tori | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    What is Photorejuvenation? Photorejuvenation is a skin treatment that uses lasers, intense pulsed light, or photodynamic therapy to treat skin conditions and remove effects of photoaging such as wrinkles, spots, and textures. The process induces controlled wounds on the skin, prompting it to heal itself by creating new cells. The LumiPhase Is a light-emitting diode […]



  • Tori
    Yoga
    By Tori | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Yoga By Stephanie Watson How It Works Workout fads come and go, but virtually no other exercise program is as enduring as yoga. It’s been around for more than 5,000 years. Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s a total mind-body workout that combines strengthening and stretching poses with deep breathing and meditation or relaxation. There are more than 100 different forms […]



  • Tori
    The Truth about Soy – Part 1
    By Tori | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    The Truth about Soy – Busting the Myths PART 1 The great debate… People seem to be either for soy, or against soy. And people seem to have some very strong opinions. So we spent some time analysing the science and investigated further to find out why there’s so much conflicting opinion and confusion floating […]



  • Tori
    Importance of Workout Shoes
    By Tori | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Why Is It Important to Wear Proper Shoes While Working Out? by EDIE GRACE  Last Updated: Jun 29, 2015 Whether your workout involves running, walking, sports or gym equipment, a decent sports shoe is a must.  An injury caused by inappropriate shoes can needlessly derail your fitness or weight loss attempt. Investing in a quality shoe […]



  • Leanne Ballard
    5 Money Tips when starting a business
    By Leanne Ballard | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Starting a new business is a lot of work.  You are likely doing it to follow your passion and do something you love everyday.  Working on the Admin and financial part of a business rarely falls into that passion.  Here are some tips that will help you give your business it’s best start and make […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Are Your Beliefs Holding You Back? | Work Life Balance
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Consulting,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Have you ever felt that you were capable of more and yet regardless of how hard you tried to attempt something new, felt incredibly stuck?  Perhaps you made some progress and yet encountered a frustrating obstacle.  At my company, we believe in human potential.  We believe that although motivation is helpful, every person is capable […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    7 Things to Remember When You Deal With “Not Good Enough” Part 2
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Consulting,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    In part one of this article I mentioned how “I am not good enough” reaches most people – of course at different degrees of intensity. The process is as follows: all is good and the suddenly something happens. You make a mistake or don’t react as you think you should have. You were stunned maybe […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Part 1 – 7 Things to Remember When You Deal With Not Good Enough
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Consulting,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Most people deal with it. “I am not good enough”. It comes in fast and in an deceptive way even for the most self-confident person on earth. Something happens. It takes you by surprise. You make a mistake or don’t react as you think you should have. You were stunned. You had no strategies to […]



  • Mike Wolfer
    Canadians Contribute Less to their TFSAs in 2016
    By Mike Wolfer | March 21, 2017 | Business Consulting,Business Services,Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Eighty-five per cent of TFSA holders contributed an average of about $1,000 less than last year – with top cited reason being a lack of funds to invest Regionally, the report breaks down which provinces topped contributions for 2016, and which contributed the lowest amounts Seventy per cent have some knowledge about TFSAs, up 3 […]



  • Karen Toth
    Working with an Entrepreneur!
    By Karen Toth | March 20, 2017 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

      “Changes help to create powerful new insights and cognitions that enhance your business practices.”  Karen Toth While taking my business to a new market, it was extremely amazing to see the results work with an entrepreneur. It was very helpful that Lisa Reaume came to me as an enthusiastic, open and ready person.  She […]



  • Karen Toth
    Golfer Swings With More Power !
    By Karen Toth | March 16, 2017 | Travel/Recreation | MemberProfile

      As a golfer, have you ever really noticed how you swing your club? Which part of your body moves, such as weight transfer over feet and ankles, knees bending, thighs moving, pelvis moving, using your lower back, your tail bone and the rest of your spine, your sternum, shoulders, arms and finally neck, head and […]



  • Sajeev Ampadi
    Free Blood Pressure Check
    By Sajeev Ampadi | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile



  • Yolanda Vanleeuwen
    Every Wardrobe NEEDS a scarf or 2 or 3….!
    By Yolanda Vanleeuwen | March 14, 2017 | Fashion | MemberProfile

    This paragraph from the New York times Ruth La Ferla could not capture my thoughts about scarves being the #1 accessory better: For so long, fashion was about the “it” bag and the “it” shoe. But as Katherine Danneberg, the divisional merchandise manager for shoes and accessories at Anthropologie, said, “It’s definitely about an ‘it’ […]



  • Leanne Ballard
    Why use the Cloud to manage your business finances?
    By Leanne Ballard | March 13, 2017 | Accounting | MemberProfile

    You might be wondering why so many small businesses are moving their bookkeeping to the Cloud? Why change a system that has been working fine for so many years? If it’s not broke why are we fixing it? What you need to consider is what will your small business be missing out on if you […]



  • Karen Toth
    Susane Morning Movement Lesson
    By Karen Toth | March 8, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile



  • Karen Toth
    Observations from working with children at different stages and ages.
    By Karen Toth | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    I was working with a little one starting at 11 months for 3 months in a row.   He had no idea of how to move or that he was capable of moving.  Over the 3 month period, he started rolling over, being more aware of his surroundings, holding objects, holding his head up, and moving […]



  • Gary Brown
    Ten questions to help you avoid mortgage-penalty shock
    By Gary Brown | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Breaking a mortgage can incur very steep penalties, so it pays to be informed before making a move Source: Ten questions to help you avoid mortgage-penalty shock



  • David Barker
    Why the right side of your balance sheet can help or hinder financial success.
    By David Barker | March 6, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Balance your balance sheet!



  • David Barker
    Open 24/7? Really?
    By David Barker | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    I promote work-life balance to clients, so I live it myself.



  • David Barker
    Does your financial plan include giving?
    By David Barker | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Giving can be a financial goal!



  • Sonal Raje
    “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”..Picasso
    By Sonal Raje | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Do you ever get lost in a painting? Or feel like you’re transported to another time and place at a great live music show? That’s because art triggers a surge of dopamine into the same area of the brain that registers romantic love. Again, it’s activating that pleasure center in the brain.  In short, art […]



  • Sonal Raje
    A scarf can mean many things – but above all, prestige
    By Sonal Raje | March 5, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    The scarf is the most simple form of adornment: a single piece of cloth. For this reason, it’s one of the most versatile clothing accessories, used for centuries across a variety of cultures, for a range of purposes. Source: A scarf can mean many things – but above all, prestige



  • Sonal Raje
    Give Yourself a Good Vibrations Tune-Up: Clear & Balance Your Chakras 
    By Sonal Raje | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    All aspects of your well-being depend on the smooth flow of energy. Your body wants to feel great and will welcome your efforts to listen in and receive its messages.  You can give yourself a good vibrations tune-up by checking your body’s energy field, making sure that your chakras, the vital energy centers of your […]



  • Sonal Raje
    Why Wall Art Matters Most In Interior Design
    By Sonal Raje | | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Too often in interior design, we see wall art treated as an afterthought. It’s what gets dealt with last, long after the final coat of paint has dried on the walls and all of the furniture has been artfully arranged, if it gets dealt with at all.



  • Sonal Raje
    Art Heals the Mind, Body, and Heart
    By Sonal Raje | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    There’s so much to love about art. “Art is life, and life is art,” some say. It encompasses everything from drawing to painting, dancing to writing, music to theater – and more. It caters to our sense of pleasure and being alive. Another perk of art? Engaging in it actually helps heal our hearts and keeps our brains healthy.



  • Mahmood.Sheikh
    Powermind Credit Spread System Intro
    By Mahmood.Sheikh | March 4, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    If you are looking for another source of passive income, watch this video where I share my story on how I got started with this opportunity. If you study wealthy people, you will quickly realize that they have multiple sources of income. This is imperative to truly generate wealth. I encourage you to learn more […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Who is Your IDEAL CLIENT?
    By Lisa Reaume | February 26, 2017 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Do you know who YOUR IDEAL CLIENT is? Once you are crystal clear about what you offer and the results your clients can expect from working with you… the next step is to be focused on a NICHE MARKET, your unique ideal clients. Create a profile of who you best like to work with and […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    How to choose your Professional Partners and Strategic Alliances
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Once you are crystal clear as to the top one or two services you provide, the top one or two ideal clients are your lowest hanging fruit… then it is time to figure who you wish to align with. We recommend that you choose six (6) professionals on the following criteria: Do you trust them, […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    How to GROW Your Database
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    How to GROW Your Database, offering more to your Professional Partners | Strategic Alliances | Collaborative Reciprocity Team (CRT) Members First, you are clear about the top one or two services you provide. Next, you are clear about the top one or two ideal client profiles, which bring you the most business. You have picked out […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    The Power of “Giving”
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    “Another iGotPro Moment” A father and son were trying hard to get a calf into their barn. Both of them were pushing hard, but the calf wouldn’t move. A little girl asked if she could help. The two looked at each other in amusement, but thought “Why not see what she can do?” The little girl […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Are You the Cheiftain of your Tribe?
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    If you are running a business, you have clients. These clients are those who placed trust in your products and services. Since you have worked hard to win their trust, you want to keep building on it. Don’t let this relationship dwindle. A lot of times, Professionals ignore the clients after they bought their services. […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    What is Your Value Proposition?
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    All of us offer some products or services. Every day when we go out to work or run a business, we are doing something for the benefit of those who hire us, whether they are clients or our employers. As Professional Service Providers we are not only paid for the products which we offer, we are paid for the experience which we create for our clients.



  • Lisa Reaume
    Seven Ways to Build Marketing Relationships
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Here is a great example of sharing information, especially if you don’t consider yourself as “the best writer ever!”  C.J. Hayden is one of Lisa Reaume’s absolute favourite marketing coaches and author of “Get Clients Now TM” program, of which Lisa is a certified licensed Facilitator and Coach. “Relationship marketing.” “Get business by word of mouth.” “People […]



  • Tamsen Taylor
    Four Hours to Live
    By Tamsen Taylor | February 24, 2017 | Health & Wellness,Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    It’s a common question asked, sort of a meaning of life thing. What would you do if you only had a few hours to live? It’s supposed to give Source: Four Hours to Live



  • Tamsen Taylor
    5 Ways to Be More Creative
    By Tamsen Taylor | February 23, 2017 | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    Creativity, innovation, invention. Sound good? In essence, creativity involves coming up with ideas that are “outside the box”, or new ways of looking Source: 5 Ways to Be More Creative



  • Chris Keil
    Goliger’s Travel Plus + Transat Holidays
    By Chris Keil | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile



  • Lisa Reaume
    Orrin Woodward: Financial Matrix scam exposed
    By Lisa Reaume | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    1. Debt is Stupid 2. You’re a Victim 3. There’s a Way Out! In essence, this is the message of NY Times best selling author Orrin Woodward’s book, entitled The Financial Matrix. Cleverly relating today’s complicated financial environment to the popular 1999 smash hit movie The Matrix, Orrin Woodward draws upon deep scholarship to simplify […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    How to Create an Abundance Mentality
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Let’s carry the abundance mindset throughout all the months, weeks and days of the year!   You can mold your own business success by the way you think, so take hold of your future today! How to Create an Abundance Mentality Lately, I have been focusing quite a bit on creating and strengthening an abundance mentality […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    Four Reasons A Wrong Action Is Better Than No Action
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    This article was stimulated from some great conversations that took place during one of our Collaborative Reciprocity Team Building Sessions, in October 2016,  with some of our Lifetime Founding Members.  Thanks for the insight and engagement Carol Bremner and Diane Nelson! It’s well-known that busy people get the most done. Their secret is simple: They […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    25 Simple Ways to Grow Your Email List
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    During iGotPro’s Founding Member Meetings and our Collaborative Reciprocity Team Building Sessions, we have had many discussions on “how to grow your email lists”.  So, we checked in with our CRM company HubSpot and found this amazing article!  WOW!  Remember to take it one step at a time, doing only one new idea really well […]



  • Hemant Gham
    The Advantages of Video Conferencing
    By Hemant Gham | | Uncategorized | MemberProfile

    The Advantages of Video Conferencing There was a time when people had to send messages via a telegram or through the post office to get their message across. The telephone changed all that when you simply have to call the other party. Now that we are in the digital age, we get to hear and […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    What is customer relationship management? – Canada Business Network
    By Lisa Reaume | | Business Services | MemberProfile

    In today’s competitive market, it is vital for you to manage your relationships with your customers systematically, efficiently and profitably. Customer relationship management is a strategy for understanding your customers and their needs in order to optimize your interactions with them. This philosophy leverages technology to create stronger relationships with former, current and prospective customers […]



  • Lisa Reaume
    More Time Efficient with Sales – Tell Clients What they Want to Hear
    By Lisa Reaume | February 22, 2017 | Business Services | MemberProfile

    Recently, I was at a time share presentation. This was not, however, any sort of regular sales jaunt, it was an upsell from my existing investment and one that should have gone much better than it did given the professed experience of the sales person. From not listening intently to our needs, giving little attention […]



  • Ash Nandrajog
    Are you a Farmer or a Hunter?
    By Ash Nandrajog | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    You may have heard the popular phrase “Some business salespeople are farmers and some are hunters”. Some like to plant many seeds among prospects, water them, nurture them, and help them grow. Some people are hunters, scouting for prospects and pursuing people who could become customers.



  • Gary Brown
    ‘Simple but not easy’: The 50/30/20 solution for personal finances
    By Gary Brown | February 15, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    A roundup of what The Globe and Mail’s market strategist Scott Barlow is reading this morning on the Web Source: ‘Simple but not easy’: The 50/30/20 solution for personal finances



  • Jeff
    Know your customer/market
    By Jeff | February 14, 2017 | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Startups need to aim like a sniper at smaller markets first then grow into other adjacent market segments.



  • Gary Brown
    Increase to monthly mortgage premiums
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    The Globe and Mail offers the most authoritative news in Canada, featuring national and international news Be aware that the cost for high ratio mortgages is going up!  Read below for the details from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Source: Increase to monthly mortgage premiums



  • Varun Sharma, Barrister & Solicitor
    Preserving My Family Inc
    By Varun Sharma, Barrister & Solicitor | February 13, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    My Family Inc.’s journey to financial freedom also involves a consideration of protection and preservation of its assets through estate planning tools such as the preparation of wills and power of attorney. A will is a legal document that allows for your loved ones to know your intentions after you have passed away and act in accordance with the same. It is here that you select your executors – those responsible for administering your estate along with those who may be entitled to receive your property, known as beneficiaries.



  • Karen Toth
    When we move slowly we increase our brain power!
    By Karen Toth | February 7, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile



  • Karen Toth
    Help with Parkinson’s
    By Karen Toth | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    How doing 1-on-1 movement lessons and group classes have profoundly changed Sharon’s life! She has less pain in her legs, arms and hips than she has had in the past 20 years!



  • Louise Drygala
    Values of Realty Executives
    By Louise Drygala | February 5, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Louise Drygala shares her thoughts and values aligned with Realty Executives



  • Karen Toth
    About Karen Toth
    By Karen Toth | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Karen Toth shares her experience and case studies on her specialized skills to connect brain and body and increase thinking, imagination and production of your business, sport or personal life skills!



  • Ewa Klimczak
    Halotherapy, Dry Salt Aerosol Therapy – Mechanism of Action.
    By Ewa Klimczak | February 4, 2017 | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile



  • Vanessa Vance
    How Can You Wisely Choose Your Home?
    By Vanessa Vance | February 2, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Purchasing a home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. Make sure you use someone you trust and has your best interests in mind. If time is not of the essence, take your time. The right home will present itself at the right time. Just make sure you are ready so you don’t miss the opportunity.
    Here are some of the guidelines I give my clients BEFORE we start looking at homes.



  • Emily Seunarine
    How to make literacy a family affair
    By Emily Seunarine | January 27, 2017 | Finance - Personal,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    As a parent, you play a crucial role in ensuring your children develop their literacy skills. Here are 7 ways you can help them learn to love reading. Today marks Family Literacy Day in Canada, a national celebration highlighting learning and literacy in the home, at schools, libraries and learning centres from coast to coast. […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    2017 investment forecast: Recognizing the risk
    By Emily Seunarine | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    President Trump’s promise to stimulate the U.S. economy could drive global growth in the 1st half of the year. The 2nd half is less certain. Safe to say that political risk – that is, when government changes or instability has the potential to affect investment returns – will be the economic story of 2017. That’s […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    3 guaranteed investment products you should know about
    By Emily Seunarine | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Thanks to good nutrition and medical advances, Canadians are living longer than ever before. But will our savings last as long as we do? Today, many of us can expect to live into our 80s, 90s, and some us even into our 100s. . . When you add up today’s long life spans, economic uncertainty […]



  • Gary Brown
    Is Renewing My Mortgage My Best Option?
    By Gary Brown | January 26, 2017 | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    You might be approaching the end of your first mortgage term and without spending too much time thinking about it, your intention is to simply renew your mortgage with your current lender.

    It is worthwhile to take the time to explore your options at mortgage renewal time. A good choice today will be a reason to celebrate in the future.



  • Kathleen Proksch
    Start saving for retirement: A ‘how to’ for millennials | CTV News
    By Kathleen Proksch | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Brochures offering various retirement savings options are pictured February 3, 2012 in Montreal. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz) Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca Writer Published Monday, January 25, 2016 6:30AM EST Retirement is not on the radar for most 20-somethings that Toronto-based financial advisor Matthew Lekushoff has met. Between getting into their careers, moving into their own place […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    What is Mortgage Protection insurance?
    By Emily Seunarine | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    What is mortgage protection insurance?   If you’re buying a home, there’s a lot to think about. As you begin making choices from finding the best mortgage rates to choosing your colour scheme, it’s good to know you also have choices when it comes to protecting your mortgage and your family’s finances from the unexpected. […]



  • Joe Kudoba
    Discover How The NEWT Business Phone System Can Help Your Business – YouTube
    By Joe Kudoba | January 20, 2017 | Technology | MemberProfile



  • Joe Kudoba
    NEWT™ Managed PBX Phone System – Attendant/Desktop Console ~ New and Improved
    By Joe Kudoba | | Technology | MemberProfile

    Our new and improved NEWT™ Attendant/Desktop Console is the control panel for the NEWT Managed PBX & Polycom phone. The NEWT™ Attendant/Desktop Console with its web based graphical interface improves call management by increasing visibility of extensions and calls to your company. Features Include: • Click to answer, transfer or place a call • View […]



  • Joe Kudoba
    NEWT™ Managed PBX Business Phone System
    By Joe Kudoba | | Technology | MemberProfile



  • Vanessa Vance
    Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge Homes for Sale
    By Vanessa Vance | January 19, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    Source: Kitchener Waterloo Cambridge Homes for Sale



  • Tamsen Taylor
    Parent Resource Portal :: Is Vacation a Vacation?
    By Tamsen Taylor | | Parenting/Families | MemberProfile

    For many of us moms, vacation isn’t really a vacation! It may be a vacation from school for our kids and vacation from work for our spouse, but that often means more work for us. Do you need a vacation from this vacation? Still, I am grateful for Fridays. For about 500 miliseconds when I […]



  • Kathleen Proksch
    Scotiabank | Kathleen Proksch : Investment Specialist
    By Kathleen Proksch | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    “I am committed to fostering strong long-term relationships with my clients, where providing trusted and personalized advice is at the heart of my approach.”   As a Scotiabank Investment Specialist, I draw on my investment and financial planning experience to help you feel more confident in your financial future. You define investment success – I […]



  • Irina Benedict
    Workshop for Spiritual Entrepreneurs | Irina Benedict | Pulse | LinkedIn
    By Irina Benedict | | Business Consulting,Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Source: Workshop for Spiritual Entrepreneurs | Irina Benedict | Pulse | LinkedIn



  • Kervin Frey
    Horizon Quest | Seminars and Training Fergus | Safety Courses | Educational Seminars | local educational seminars in fergus, Horizon Quest seminars and trainings, safety courses, WHMIS training
    By Kervin Frey | | Manufacturing | MemberProfile

      Source: Horizon Quest | Seminars and Training Fergus | Safety Courses | Educational Seminars | local educational seminars in fergus, Horizon Quest seminars and trainings, safety courses, WHMIS training



  • Eric Johnson
    Goal Execution
    By Eric Johnson | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    We all have visions of our dream life. While a few are able to achieve it, most struggle to work towards it. Family and work responsibilities can sometimes feel like chains that are holding you back from achieving your full potential and the life you desire. At Goal Execution Inc. we help you break through […]



  • Arvinder Seehra
    Supreme Custom Framing in Toronto GTA
    By Arvinder Seehra | | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    Source: Supreme Custom Framing in Toronto GTA



  • Tori
    Get Healthy Blog – healthandbeauty911
    By Tori | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    Super Foods Thursday 19-Jan-2017 8:44 AM The humble egg has impressive health credentials. Nutritionist Jo Lewin shares recipes, nutritional highlights and tips on choosing a good egg. An introduction to eggs… Both the white and yolk of an egg are rich in nutrients – proteins, vitamins and minerals with the yolk also containing cholesterol, fat […]



  • Lorraine Graham
    Start with the basics
    By Lorraine Graham | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Start with the basics. Whether you are just starting out – or wondering how you will manage to retire, I can help. I work with my clients by starting with the basics – and developing a plan for managing their monthly cash flow – so they never have to worry about living month-to-month. Too often […]



  • Carol Bremner
    The Disqus Tool – YouTube
    By Carol Bremner | | Technology | MemberProfile

    The Disqus tool allows you to have comments and interaction on web platforms that don’t have a built-in comments area.



  • Steve Orr
    Uptown for Carbonless Business Forms & Other Printing
    By Steve Orr | | Marketing | MemberProfile

    Carbonless Business Forms, Labels and Cheques are our Specialty. Business forms come in a variety of styles and Uptown Printing can handle them all. Uptown Printing also offers a FULL range of other print services. Sure we do business cards, business forms and all manner of full colour printing, but instead of just one specialty […]



  • Diane Nelson
    Sales Training – Investment or Cost? | The Achievement Centre
    By Diane Nelson | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    by WAYNE VANWYCK on AUGUST 9, 2016 What do you consider a good return on investment? In the market, 5% looks pretty attractive right now and we are skeptical of financial planners who claim they can do much better. So a claim that you could double your money in 12 months and continue that return […]



  • Emily Seunarine
    Do you need mortgage insurance? | Sun Life Financial
    By Emily Seunarine | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Your home is likely the biggest asset you’ll ever own. So how should you ensure your home is protected should something happen to you? Source: Do you need mortgage insurance? | Sun Life Financial



  • Margaret Janecki
    Money for Life: Options for care as you age – YouTube
    By Margaret Janecki | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile



  • Margaret Janecki
    Money for Life starts with a conversation
    By Margaret Janecki | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    Money for Life is working with an advisor to get ready for retirement. Your advisor can help you plan for your retirement needs, and the risks you’ll face, by choosing the right mix of income, wealth and protection solutions. Source: Money for Life starts with a conversation



  • Margaret Janecki
    It’s time to MAKE YOUR MONEY WORK for YOU! – YouTube
    By Margaret Janecki | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile



  • Margaret Janecki
    What you Don’t Know Can Hurt You – YouTube
    By Margaret Janecki | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile



  • Sara Eyassu
    The Etiquette of Gift-Giving in Business
    By Sara Eyassu | | Business Consulting | MemberProfile

    Choosing a gift for your colleagues and clients during the holiday season can be a challenging task. It is not always easy to come up with the perfect present



  • Louise Drygala
    Fixer Upper Myths & Facts: What You Should Know Before You Buy
    By Louise Drygala | January 17, 2017 | Real Estate | MemberProfile

    By Louise Drygala “A home will only sell for what the market can bear. What this means is that no matter how many upgrades were made, or how much money has been invested in the upgrades, a home will only sell for what the majority of homebuyers are willing to pay.”  ​Before deciding that your […]



  • Karen Wilson
    BBC – Culture – Ten of the world’s most incredible rooftops
    By Karen Wilson | | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    A new book celebrates amazing urban spaces in the sky. Fiona Macdonald picks out ten projects that have helped transform cities across the globe. Source: BBC – Culture – Ten of the world’s most incredible rooftops



  • Karen Wilson
    Interior Wisdom: Winter is Coming
    By Karen Wilson | | Home Improvement | MemberProfile

    INTERIOR WISDOM By: Karen Wilson August 16, 2016 “WINTER IS COMING.” Yes it is.  Perhaps in a different way for those of us in Southern Ontario than those in Game of Thrones, but it’s coming nonetheless. It’s hard to imagine right now, with the humidity that has hit us this summer.  Days are getting shorter […]



  • Lynn Whetham
    What about Debt? – Stepright Capital Planning Inc.
    By Lynn Whetham | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    We hear a lot about debt today: Things like personal debt is at all-time highs; government debt is out of control. What does it all mean? What’s the truth? Is all debt bad? Where do you stand? Understand Your Debt… Source: What about Debt? – Stepright Capital Planning Inc.



  • Ewa Klimczak
    Salt Room Gudelines – YouTube
    By Ewa Klimczak | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile



  • Ewa Klimczak
    Karen Toth, Body Movement Specialist – Wellness Journeys with Taylor Jane Green – YouTube
    By Ewa Klimczak | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile



  • Ewa Klimczak
    Halotherapy, Dry Salt Aerosol Therapy – Mechanism of Action. – YouTube
    By Ewa Klimczak | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile



  • Ewa Klimczak
    Healing Salt Mines – YouTube
    By Ewa Klimczak | | Health & Wellness | MemberProfile

    This video explains in the most basic form the mechanism of action of Halotherapy or Dry Salt Aerosol Therapy. Halotherapy is performed in a specially designed salt rooms equipped with Dry Salt Aerosol Generator – Halogenerator. Information in this video is based on scientifical studies that have been conducted in Russia for over 20 years. […]



  • Gary Brown
    Ask for mortgage rate, but first do the due diligence.
    By Gary Brown | | Finance - Personal | MemberProfile

    When we get invested in a subject that needs deliberation, there is a danger that we put the proverbial cart before the horse. In the world of mortgages, there is a question that is frequently the first one asked by individuals seeking mortgage information. That question is, “what is the lowest rate can I get?” […]



  • Joe Kudoba
    How does “Find me Follow me” work?
    By Joe Kudoba | January 13, 2017 | Technology | MemberProfile

    Have you ever been out of the office and not been able to get back to a client that called earlier in the day? Perhaps due to your travel commitment? Or maybe you were just apprehensive to giving out your mobile number? As a business professional, maintaining open and effective communication with your clients could […]



  • Joe Kudoba
    Get Your Voicemail to Your Email
    By Joe Kudoba | | Technology | MemberProfile

    The pace of the world has changed immensely through technology including the methods used to communicate. Various technology solutions deliver faster and more effective ways to collaborate and connect. Not only in our personal lives but in business as well. Rarely do we go to our mailboxes expecting hand written letters from friends & family […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Professional Personality Assessment
    By Gunther Kramer | August 22, 2016 | Technology | MemberProfile

    Do you know your professional personality? Your professional personality is simply a conscious choice that you make as to how you present yourself as a person, within your profession. To clarify, let’s consider what may be a typical personality we may encounter within some of the more serious professions, such as lawyers, bankers, etc. Often […]



  • Hemant Gham
    You do the work? You should write your own instructions
    By Hemant Gham | November 19, 2015 | Manufacturing,Service | MemberProfile

      This question has been in debate for decades now. Why people who should do work should write their own work instructions? The question can be poised for both manufacturing and service industries. Coming to the basic question of whether people should write their own instructions, I think they definitely should, especially because they feel […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Is your website optimized for local SEO?
    By Gunther Kramer | September 24, 2015 | Technology | MemberProfile

    What is local SEO? Local SEO is simply search engine optimization for a local business or organization. For example, if you own an electronics store with just one shop, it helps greatly to let Google know that. If you take the appropriate steps to develop your website for local SEO, and you also setup your […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    What To Look For In Great WordPress Themes
    By Gunther Kramer | September 23, 2015 | Technology | MemberProfile

    There Are So Many Great WordPress Themes WordPress has become the most popular content management system around, and there are a lot of great WordPress themes to go along with it. While it’s good to have choice, it can become overwhelming to choose great WordPress themes for your website. There are so many things to […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    How often should I be updating website software?
    By Gunther Kramer | September 21, 2015 | Technology | MemberProfile

    Is updating website software a chore? Do you feel the pain of updating website software? Does it make you nervous because you’re afraid that it may break something on your website? Are you concerned that you may not be going about it the right way? When was the last time you worked on updating your […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Mobile Websites
    By Gunther Kramer | November 29, 2013 | Technology | MemberProfile

    Are Mobile Websites Important? Oh yes, mobile websites are extremely important! We all know that technology advances at a very quick pace. Things change so fast, it’s often hard to keep up. By now, most of us have a smart phone with a data plan. That allows us to browse the web, write email and […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    What if your WordPress gets hacked?
    By Gunther Kramer | June 14, 2013 | Technology | MemberProfile

    Ever wonder “What if your WordPress gets hacked?” If you haven’t yet taken your website security seriously, you may be wondering what if your WordPress gets hacked? There are a lot of things we should be doing to protect our data, but somehow we just never get around to it. That includes things such as […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    WordPress Security – Part 2
    By Gunther Kramer | June 10, 2013 | Technology | MemberProfile

    More WordPress Security Tips Here are ten additional WordPress security points, with an eleventh added as a bonus for SSL websites. 11) Hidden Admin Area All WordPress websites use the same folder structure. Be different and change things around so that automated hacking scripts can’t find ways to break into your website. If an automated […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    WordPress Security – Part 1
    By Gunther Kramer | May 4, 2013 | Technology | MemberProfile

    How Good Is Your WordPress Security? There are a lot of websites in existence which use WordPress. It’s a great choice for most situations. It simplifies the process of managing your website. However, there’s a lot more involved than just simply installing it out of the box and adding content. It’s too easy to just […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Understand your WordPress limitations.
    By Gunther Kramer | April 8, 2013 | Technology | MemberProfile

    Do You Understand Your WordPress Limitations? WordPress is a fantastic program which has brought website management to the masses. However, just like almost all software, reality can hit pretty hard. There are big promises about how easy it is to use, and I have to admit that it’s probably the easiest website management tool for […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Website Marketing
    By Gunther Kramer | March 18, 2013 | Technology | MemberProfile

    How Good Is Your Website Marketing? Most business owners I have been talking with have stated to me that their sales numbers have been down a lot during the last few years. The recession is hitting everyone pretty hard. I recently read a report that stated sales are down between 25 to 50% in the […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Why do you want a website?
    By Gunther Kramer | December 12, 2012 | Technology | MemberProfile

    The First Question Is … Why Do You Want A Website? When a potential client states that they would like to have a website developed for them, one of the very first questions we ask them is “Why do you want a website?” You may be surprised by the responses we get! Fact is, most […]



  • Gunther Kramer
    Facing website marketing realities.
    By Gunther Kramer | August 5, 2012 | Technology | MemberProfile

    It’s Time To Start Facing Website Marketing Realities We have been so busy with building websites for all our clients, that we never seem to have been able to find the time to work on our own. Of course potential clients are going to take a close look at our own website to get an […]