Jayne Huhtanen, FocalPoint Coaching of Toronto - Feb.24,2021

When developing a strategy for your business, whether the first time as you launch your business or part of an annual regular review, there are some key steps to guide you on a successful strategic journey.

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The New Reality: The Boomers' Concept of Home

Vivien Sharon, Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage - Feb.24,2021

As a real estate broker with Sotheby's International Realty Canada, in Toronto, I assist young urban professionals, couples and growing families and help Boomers plan for the next chapter in their life. 

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International Human Rights

By Arlene Hearn, Envision & Evolve - Jan.26,2021

Human rights recognize the “inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family”. The basic system of every society ensuring this dignity and equality is through care for children, parents and loved ones, both individually and through our institutions. This is fundamental to ensuring our individual and collective survival, yet that high value is not evident in the respect for the professions and salaries of care workers. By instituting equitable pay, we can support human dignity and facilitate our collective ability to reach gender and racial equality.

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Let Happiness Be Your Goal

Colleen Rooney, Coaching Connextions - Jan.26,2021

Let Happiness Be Your Goal Tips: 

Many of us set goals at the start of the year.  Goals are really great --- if we achieve them.  The following are tips to support a happier you in achieving your goals for 2021.  Happy New Year! 

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12 Tips for Menopause-Friendly Holidays

Teresa Isabel Dias, MenopausED - Dec.18,2020

Keeping your life under control while experiencing poor sleep, memory problems, hot flashes, fatigue, mood swings, and other unpleasant menopause challenges is hard enough. Add to that the stress of the pandemic, the “must dos” of the Holiday Season and you may want to get under the bed and resurface in (late) 2021!!!

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Volunteering in Your Community

Laura Pacheco, CGA CPA MBA - Dec.17,2020

We define volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone (individuals or groups) other than, or in addition to, close relatives.

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Wellness Strategies for Small Businesses

Rani Glick, Rani Glick Wellness - Dec.17,2020

Majority of people spend 90% of their time indoors. 4 out of 5 employees believe their employers are responsible for supporting their employees' physical and psychological health. 70% of health claim costs are due to mental illness or stress related issues.

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Creating a Philanthropic Culture in Your Small Business

Judi Hughes, Your Planning Partners - Nov.27,2020

According to a study conducted by, 76% of business owners believe they have a moral obligation to give back to their communities. The report also found that businesses earning $500,000 or less donate (cash, in-kind and employee time) approximately $22,800 a year to charitable causes.  Incredibly, that averages to almost 5 percent of their annual revenue.

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Reflections on 2020

Heather Freed, CFP®, CLU, CHS, - Nov.27,2020

We are all struggling with what some are referring to as the “new normal”.  Life is not the same as it was before March 2020 and it will never return to that state.  So we are all adjusting – in both our personal and business lives.  As a friend recently said to me, it’s important to maintain a LIFE / work balance.

There are some great advantages to Zoom – no travel time, you can get together cost effectively from anywhere that has an internet connection and we’re learning to be more effective communicators…..  But Zoom is NOT the same as in person meetings.

I’ve been thinking about the changes I need to continue to make in my business practices and here are some thoughts that I think are relevant to others as well, based on some talks I’ve attended recently.

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