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Are you a busy mom or entrepreneur? Take a deep breath and create a better life for you and your family! Elaine Tan Comeau, founder of Easy Daysies (www.easydaysies.com a favorite winning pitch on Dragons' Den, Canada's Shark Tank), mom of 3, wife, foodie, stroke survivor, former school teacher, author & speaker, and Mompreneur of the Year in Canada, talks to you about Creating Better family, health, mental health, business and self, all straight from the kitchen table - where it started for ...
 
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In his first ever podcast interview, Jim Treliving, owner of Boston Pizza and several other businesses, original Dragon on Dragons' Den, and investor in Elaine's company Easy Daysies, talks about going from police officer to head of a billion dollar business, and talks passionately about giving back to the community! Connect with Elaine: Website: h…
 
We continue our amazing conversation with Lori Joyce, founder of Betterwith Ice Cream (and co-founder of Cupcakes!), touching on deeply personal subjects like putting family first when society says put normal first. I hope this episode helps to empower you with the courage to make bold moves in your business, health, family and self! Show notes: ht…
 
The title is not a typo - Lori Joyce is the founder of Betterwith Ice Cream. We set out to talk about how her amazing career in food products, but we ended up talking about pretty much everything - family, business, health and self. We laughed and we cried. It was a perfect pairing - Create Better and Betterwith! Show notes: https://elaineskitchent…
 
More Mom Makers! Find out how Louise went from Etsy to opening 2 brick-and-mortar retail stores, and how Tara went from Etsy to getting her products on Walmart shelves! Show notes: www.elaineskitchentable.com/114 Connect with Louise: Website: https://gastownsoapworks.ca/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sogasoap/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.…
 
My guest Dunia Tozy is an experienced videographer and photographer who shares with us: 3 reasons video marketing is very important for your small business 3 top tips and strategies to create awesome videos and much more! If you have a product or service to promote on social media, you will want to get out your notebook! Connect with Dunia: Website…
 
Join me and Paul as we discuss small business online, in Part 2 of our interview! Connect with Paul:Website: https://solutions.ups.com/comebackstrong.htmlPulse of the Online Shopper: https://ups.com/pulseLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulgaspar/ Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.co…
 
Join me and Paul as we discuss small business online, particularly how to retrieve sales from the 2 out of 3 shopping carts that are abandoned by online shoppers! Connect with Paul:Website: https://solutions.ups.com/comebackstrong.htmlPulse of the Online Shopper: https://ups.com/pulseLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulgaspar/ Connect with El…
 
I got connected to Denise through the book project pursuit: 365, "Celebrating Canadian women in the pursuit of happiness, success, and fulfillment – every day of the year." We are 2 of the 365 women featured in the book! Listen in as Denise tells her literal "rags to riches" story, just like she did in here recent Tedx Talk. By the way, she is now …
 
Ann Douglas is back by popular demand! We first met her in Episode 90, where she talked about "parenting through the storm". Coincidentally, that is the title of one the more than 25 books Ann has authored! This time Ann is here to help guide us through the process of writing and publishing our own book! This interview was so juicy we had to split …
 
Ann Douglas is back by popular demand! We first met her in Episode 90, where she talked about "parenting through the storm". Coincidentally, that is the title of one the more than 25 books Ann has authored! This time Ann is here to help guide us through the process of writing and publishing our own book! This interview was so juicy we had to split …
 
In this episode, learn 2 key things to help you in business:• How to ask for advice• How not to ask for advice!Elaine gives you the ABC's of getting answers to your questions from people who have gone before you. The tricky part is that they are most often quite busy, but they are usually willing to help - IF you approach in the right way. Connect …
 
Ever have Mom guilt? No? Then you are probably not a Mom! Elaine talks with Michele, Linda and Petra, a group with 11 kids between them, about their experiences with Mom guilt, and how we can help each other to get over it, because guess what? Life is imperfect! Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancome…
 
Join us for a "foodie business" interview so epic, we split it into two parts! Charlene Li of Eatable and Lyndsay Scott of Kindred Cultures will inspire you with their brave stories of going from kitchen-table idea to grocery store shelves! Connect with Charlene: Website: https://eatable.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatableinc/ Faceboo…
 
Join us for a "foodie business" interview so epic, we split it into two parts! Charlene Li of Eatable and Lyndsay Scott of Kindred Cultures will inspire you with their brave stories of going from kitchen-table idea to grocery store shelves! Connect with Charlene: Website: https://eatable.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatableinc/ Faceboo…
 
Strap in an get ready to learn how to chart your own path to success with Jaclyn Harper! In a world of excuses, fear, and "I'm not good enough", Jaclyn stands out as an example of what to do to achieve your goals. This conversation was so loaded with actionable advice and great stories that I had to split it into 2 parts! I just adore this lady, an…
 
Strap in an get ready to learn how to chart your own path to success with Jaclyn Harper! In a world of excuses, fear, and "I'm not good enough", Jaclyn stands out as an example of what to do to achieve your goals. This conversation was so loaded with actionable advice and great stories that I had to split it into 2 parts! I just adore this lady, an…
 
Google "starting a business" and you'll get millions of pieces of advice. Ask your friends, family and colleagues, and you'll get the same. Except it's all different and contradictory! Here are 5 things I learned on my journey that they don't teach in business school. Be sure to check the Show Notes (http://www.elaineskitchentable.com/024) for a he…
 
Jody Vance of Vancouver City TV's Breakfast Television, and formerly SportsNet Canada, was Canada's first prime-time female sports anchor - one of the most male-dominated industries before Jody and others paved the way for the many female sports anchors today. Her secret? Tune in to find out, as well as:• The daily routine of a morning news host wh…
 
Elaine shares 10 top tips for entrepreneurial success that she has learned both from her own experience as a business owner, and from her guests on the podcast. Click for show notes... Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainetancomeau/ Facebook: https://ww…
 
Discover top tips on how to get your product on the shelves of big box retailers and how to keep your product on the shelves as Romy shares her experience and expertise of having her own product in over 10,000 US locations, including Target, CVS, and BabiesRUs.​ Do you have the three "must haves" Romy shares to embark on this journey? Show Notes: h…
 
This episode we are taking a quick break from the "Mom Makers" series to talk about something almost all Mom Maker businesses can leverage for their business - Instagram! My guest is Shannon Cox, marketing professor at Douglas College, and we talk about the latest tips and trends for small business Instagram users. Connect with Shannon: Website: ht…
 
Join me with 2 more lovely “Mom-Makers” – Wendy Armbruster, founder of Snugabell, and Natalie Wong, founder of Pep Soap, as we talk about: What inspired us to start our business How long we have all been at it (from a few years to more than a decade!) Things we would do differently next time around Manufacturing, scaling and financing for small bus…
 
In this episode we have 2 lovely ladies who have succeeded in inventing, manufacturing and selling their own baby products! Learn about: How to go from mom with a problem to mom inventor Manufacturing - on shore, off shore? Product testing and prototypes Patents, trademarks, and ripper-offers Mistakes we have all made - that hopefully you can now a…
 
Congratulations, we made it to 100 episodes - together! In this episode, we recap the first 100 episodes, and talk about what we would like to learn in the next 100! And be sure to listen to the end for a chance to win a free copy of Elaine's book, "Sell Your Passion". Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elaine…
 
COVID-19 is something we literally all have to deal with, and coincidentally Harpreet Hayer of Coast Capital Savings has 19 years experience helping small businesses to navigate the sea of challenges that are always present. In this episode, I dig in with Harpreet to discuss: How to have a contingency plan before disaster strikes Is it too late to …
 
Inventors Lori (founder of Safe Grate) and Christine (founder of Sola Skin Care), both went a very smart route when creating their products. They discovered a need in their life, did the research, and fulfilled the need themselves! Listen in as these ladies have a candid conversation about: Patents - Yay? Nay? What type? What type of research to do…
 
I know what you are thinking, Amazon is taking over the world and retail stores are dying by the day. Who would want to start or run a "brick and mortar" location now? Well, my 2 guests have been doing so successfully for over a decade (almost 30 years between them), so let's listen to them! Jacqueline De'Ath is the founder of Homeworks Etc. DIY, a…
 
Here is a quick preview of Season 7 of the Elaine's Kitchen Table Podcast, where we want to help you Create Better - better family, better self, better business, and a better self. This season our theme is "Mom Makers", and I am going to be talking to some dear friends who have created incredible products and services, and we are going to teach you…
 
Replay, on the 9th anniversary of the airing of my Dragons' Den episode: In this 3-part series, we recount our journey with Easy Daysies to the Dragons’ Den (the Canadian version of Shark Tank). This episode is all about the auditions, probably the most nerve-wracking part of the whole journey! Hopefully this will provide motivation and inspiration…
 
Who better to share tips about success in business and parenting than Julie Cole, co-founder of Mabel’s Labels. Hint: Don’t sweat the small stuff! Julie has become a friend and inspiration since I had the pleasure of meeting her. Find us on Twitter @chatwithelaine, and www.facebook.com/elaineskitchentable Resource from this episode: Mabel’s Labels …
 
"Balance is impossible. Memories are better." In this episode, I interview Marci Fair (www.marcifair.com), mom of 4, founder of www.kares4kids.com, and author of "TILT - 7 Solutions to be a Guilt-Free Working Mom" We talk about 3 of the 7 solutions, including: • Dreams and Goals - you don't have to give up on your own to help your children pursue t…
 
In this recap of Season 6, we discuss the themes that appeared throughout, including: "Create Better - Family, health, business and self" Small choices every day can make a huge difference Less but better Mental health awareness Enjoy this recap, then listen to your favorite episodes, and we will see you in Season 7! Show Notes: www.elaineskitchent…
 
Tony O'Brien has spent the past 39 years working with all sizes of business to assess their risks and help insure them. He has seen it all and has some great stories to tell to illustrate his points as well! In this episode, learn: 3 areas where small business owners are most often blindsided, and how to avoid it What factors impact your insurabili…
 
What if I told you some of the most important conversations you can have - almost nobody is having? Let Tara Teng give you a new perspective on "social justice", as we talk about: Feminist Economics - what is it and why it really matters to you Human Trafficking - the fastest growing criminal economy so many are suffering in, but very few are talki…
 
Brian Dixon will look you in the eye with a big smile, and tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. That's why I had to have him on the podcast, as he is a wealth of knowledge due to his experience in coaching high-performing entrepreneurs, and as the author of the best-selling book, Start With Your People. Brian has so much wisdo…
 
Ron here, aka "Elaine's Husband". As you know, 2020 has been a rough year for - basically the whole planet. For Elaine, she really has a passion for helping other women entrepreneurs and one way she has done that is by meeting with a local group of them in person, for about the past 5 years. And of course that is not happening anymore! So that's go…
 
Oh. My. Goodness. I have been searching all my life for a parenting expert who is at the same time a practicing Registered Psychologist, and will also use words like "grumpy bumps" and "yelly yells". Dr. Vanessa Lapointe is that person! I adore Dr. Vanessa (ever since I learned she was recommending my products from Easy Daysies to her clients), and…
 
It all started with a cup of tea while on vacation, and since then Tonia Jahshan and her husband Hatem have built a direct selling empire (like $20 million in annual sales big) in Sipology. Tonia slayed the Dragons on Dragons' Den (Canadian version of Shark Tank), was named the 2016 W100 female entrepreneur of the year for Canada, and she shares wi…
 
Imagine having 4 children, all with ADHD, one with depression, one on the autism spectrum, all while you are living with bipolar disorder. Then imagine writing 25 books, including "Happy Parents, Happy Kids" and "Parenting Through the Storm". You have just imagined Ann Douglas, an amazing woman, and besides all of the above, a parenting expert and …
 
You may know Erica Ehm as a pioneering “VJ” (video-jockey) on MuchMusic (Canada’s equivalent to MTV) in the 80’s and 90’s, but she is that and so much more! In this wide-ranging discussion, Erica shares her wisdom on: Asking for what you want, the simple strategy that got here started in the competitive entertainment TV business How to be an ally f…
 
Wow wow wow! Let me say that the first book I read while in stroke recovery, and a book that changed my life, is "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less" by New York Times Best-Selling author, Greg McKeown. So when Greg agreed to be on the podcast, it was a dream come true for me and my husband Ron, so for the first time Ron sat in on the in…
 
Season 6 of the Elaine's Kitchen Table Podcast is here! But why was I off for 2 years? F - Face - is it drooping? A - Arms - can you raise both? S - Speech - is it slurred or jumbled? T - Time - to call 911 right away! These are the symptoms I ignored / was ignorant of in April 2018 when I had a stroke. I wasn't a stroke candidate - not old enough,…
 
Elaine chats with parenting expert and award-winning author Debbie Pokornik of www.empoweringnrg.com about the touchy (“He’s touching me!”) subject of sibling rivalry. After hearing this, you will actually want your kids to have a disagreement so you can use these awesome proactive techniques to make your life easier! Originally published as episod…
 
This episode was originally published as Episode 046, Season 3. I've heard a lot of interviews with Kevin O’Leary, but none like this! We talk about family, his personal life, and what he does when he wakes up in the morning. It’s maybe the most personal Kevin O’Leary interview yet! Because he is maybe the world’s most productive person, this episo…
 
Did you know the average student loses up to 2.6 months in math skills and up to 2 months in grade level reading skills during summer holidays? Elaine gives you 5 fun, quick and free ways to bridge that summer learning gap! Originally published as episode 054, Season 3. See show notes here...By Elaine Tan Comeau: Business Woman, Entrepreneur, Mompreneur Founder of Easy
 
Yvonne Yua is a wife and mother of a 9-year-old girl. She is a proud Canadian immigrant from Malaysia. Being a triple minority, Yvonne worked hard to climb the corporate ladder. She is now a senior director of a financial literacy firm specializing in using words people don’t need to Wikipedia afterwards.…
 
"Plan, do, and measure." Learn four strategic questions you need to ask when planning the most successful marketing for your business. Shannon is both entrepreneur and educator (Professor, actually) in the marketing and management field. She works with business leaders to help them zero in on their customers and to increase sales by developing mark…
 
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