Amy and Danielle: Mom Ink

Jun
02
2014
Who: Amber Parkinson, owner of Amber Parkinson Massage. Amber is a registered massage therapist, providing services for the whole family, specializing in prenatal and postpartum.

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Apr
30
2014

How To Craft The Perfect Elevator Pitch

how to define who you are and what you do in under a minute

Mar
18
2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Melissa Dimock

Meet The Founder Of Bytown Beanery

Mar
10
2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Sheree Wells

Meet The Founder Of Travelbug Baby Equipment Rentals

Who: Sheree Wells, owner of Travelbug Baby Equipment Rentals. Travelbug Baby "goes the distance," so your family can explore Toronto in comfort and style with their baby rental equipment. They rent top brands with an extensive inventory that includes strollers, car seats, cribs, and even bottle sterilizers. Their service includes delivery, set-up, and pick-up, so that you can focus more on the adventure rather than the packing.

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Feb
24
2014
Who: Karen Walker, owner of SwaggerTag. SwaggerTags are identification tags that reflect your personality and help you keep track of your gear. By customizing with your own photo, image, or logo, you can let everyone know it’s your stuff. You decide what personal information to include and your SwaggerTag reveals the information only if it is opened.

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Feb
18
2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Eileen Fisher

Meet The Founder Of B & R Laundry Soap

Who: Eileen Fisher, owner of B & R Laundry Soap. B & R Laundry Soap is a bio-degradable, eco-friendly laundry soap hand made in Abbotsford, BC.

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Feb
12
2014
Who: Larissa Stefani, owner of Lloyd & Wolf Couture. Lloyd & Wolf is a Vancouver-based brand of individual handcrafted, limited-run, luxury leather goods. Using the highest quality leathers from Italy, Spain, and the USA, bags are handcrafted in both Spain and Vancouver.

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Feb
05
2014

Entrepreneur Of The Week: Tara Sinclair Hingco

Meet The Founder Of Art & Design Studio

Who: Tara Sinclair Hingco, owner of Art & Design Studio, providing personalized prints and inspirational art for gift giving and home decor.
 
In Business Since: 2007   
 
Business Highlights: Being featured in several online blogs (Weddingbells, Etsy, SheKnows, Babble, Baby Centre) an

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Jan
29
2014
Who: Jo Mazgay, owner of Chic Tags
 
Chic Tags is custom designed personalized hand stamped sterling silver jewellery. Every piece is made for individual purchasing and can be modified in many ways, so it's a representation of the person it's intended for.

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Jan
24
2014

New Year, New Feature: Mompreneur Of The Week

would you like to be featured in an upcoming column on YMC?

Amy and Danielle
If you know anything about us, you know that we love all forms of entrepreneurship, but we have a soft spot for small businesses, and especially for moms who are raising businesses and families at the same time.
 
With more than one million self-employed women in Canada, there are thousands of incredibly talented moms who are doing amazing things in their own businesses.

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Dec
13
2013

How AIR MILES for Business Can Benefit Your Small Business

A new rewards program just for business owners

How AIR MILES for Business Can Benefit Your Small Business
We’re not coupon clippers, we’d never dream of leaving the house on December 26th, and we rarely open daily deal emails. That being said, we love a good rewards program. We collect points on everything from books to groceries. After all, what’s better than getting rewarded to do something we were going to do anyway?
 
But for years we lacked a rewards program for our business purchasing. Now, with the introduction of a new rewards program, business owners have it easy.

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Nov
25
2013

The Gift Of Giving Tuesday

Set aside some of your shopping budget to give back.

In our family, we celebrate all of the Jewish and Christian holidays, which makes for a busy and gift-filled time of year. Add to that my kid's birthday in the midst, and the amount of stuff can make us all feel a bit queasy.
 
We’ve tried to find some remedies to the excess. We no longer exchange gifts with any adults in our families, choosing instead to take turns picking a favourite charity, and then making a combined large donation.

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Nov
21
2013

Are Department Stores Dead?

One by one, they're closing up shop.

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Another one bites the dust. Sears Canada recently announced that it will soon close its flagship location at the Toronto Eaton Centre, in addition to four other stores. 
 
The concept of the department store was created to serve as a one-stop shop for everything you might need in your home: clothing, cosmetics, furniture, appliances—anything really.

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Oct
30
2013

State of the Union from Twitter’s Chief Evangelist

Not sure if Twitter is for you? Kirstine Stewart, Head of Twitter Canada, has some tips

Kristine Stewart Twitter
At Blissdom Canada, we heard from Twitter’s self-proclaimed Chief Evangelist, Kirstine Stewart.

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Oct
21
2013

Marketing To Kids: From Toy-In-The-Box To ‘Advergames’

Kids can now interact with brands online games. This is not a good thing.

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As a kid, I loved waking up early to watch Saturday morning cartoons. Some of those cereal commercials I watched during Looney Tunes are still seared in my brain. (Frosted Lucky Charms: They’re magically delicious!) Remember eating all the cereal in the box just to extract the plastic toy at the bottom? Well, it seems we’ve come a long way, baby.
 
The business of marketing to kids is tricky business — especially when it comes to food of questionable nutritional value.

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Oct
10
2013

Eating Expired Food

Trader Joe's Has Come Up With A Brand New Concept

expired food
Sometimes we meet would-be entrepreneurs who desperately want to work for themselves but the just “haven’t found the idea yet.” We often tell people that they don’t need to reinvent the wheel: You can take an idea that exists somewhere else and adapt it to your local market.

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