Excuse me while I wake from my slumber…

Where oh where did the summer go?  That seems to be what everyone is saying this week as we enter into the unofficial autumn… kids back to school, people back in “work mode”, phones ringing steadily again.  And although not a usual trend, I found myself taking a bit of a break from business… a […]

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Ontario Budget 2014… what does it mean?

I’m not sure if the news reel this past week was more succumb with election details and the rejection of the proposed Ontario Provincial Budget than the details of the budget itself, but politics aside I wanted to address the key points to this proposed budget and what it would mean to you.  Obviously, even […]

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Canada’s Banks thriving: what it means for you

After stumbling upon this article in the Globe and Mail online today, it got me thinking about the economic growth here in Canada, and how it’s affecting the average income-earner.  Canadian Banks seldom do poorly — but as publicly traded companies that bear an above-average influence on the stock markets they’re traded in, even the […]

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Tips for Successful Cashflow Management

Eeeek!  BUDGET!  No one likes to hear that word.  Even so, whether you’re having to budget because you have no other choice, or just want to get a handle on your personal finances, it doesn’t hurt to pay a little attention to where the dollars are going.  With the coupling of credit and debit card […]

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That beautiful relationship… Part I

A beautiful relationship does not depend upon how good we understand someone, but on how well we avoid misunderstandings. Now… don’t worry, this hasn’t suddenly turned into a love and relationship therapy newsletter.  I’ll leave that to the professionals!  I’m more interested in all types of relationships in life… from romantic, to business… and what […]

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That beautiful relationship… Part II

Now that we’ve discussed the marriage, and potential breakdown of one, we must recognize that a business relationship or partnership is no different.  This is how your business partnership should resemble a marriage: Legal documents in place when it’s entered into Clear understanding of assets held by each party prior to the beginning of the […]

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Prospecting Challenge: take a chance

The fear of rejection… It makes it difficult for most to take a chance when prospecting for their business.  All someone can do is say no – it’s not personal, they just don’t believe they need what you’re offering them.  When prospecting, it can be helpful for many in business to focus on an industry […]

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Demystify Your Retirement Planning

(From February’s Newsletter) You’ve seen them… those RRSP deposit reminders. Do you get that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you walk into your bank and see the signs? “RRSP Deposit Deadline!” “Are YOU Planning for Your Retirement?” “Is your home your retirement plan?” With all this pressure to be saving, and the […]

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Happy 2014!

A personal note from Jenn… It’s a new year, and with it comes the potential for new personal bests and new lessons to learn… all on your road to reaching your goals and your idea of success! I’ve never been one to believe in setting new years resolutions, because who are we kidding – they’re […]

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