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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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We kick off Season 8 with a bang! Join "the Intuitive CFO" and money expert Lou Clarke as she teaches us: Her top 3 business tax write-offs that often go unclaimed Her "piggy bank" system of saving that uses - piggy banks! Show Notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/lou Connect with Lou: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insidelousworld Facebook…
 
We kick off Season 8 with a bang! Join "the Intuitive CFO" and money expert Lou Clarke as she recounts: How she went from $3 from bankruptcy to a $2Million net worth Top 5 Tips for Knowing and Growing Your Money as a Small Business Owner And stay tuned for a part 2, as she shared too much great info for one short and sweet episode! Show Notes: http…
 
Join Elaine and Ron as we give a quick recap of Season 7 of the Create Better Podcast, for any episodes you may have missed, and a sneak peek at the upcoming Season 8! Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainetancomeau/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/El…
 
Please excuse the background noise from our 11 combined kids, as 6 married people - Elaine and Ron, Noula and Jonathan, Linda, and Mel, sit on a patio and each give their #1 tip for keeping their marriage strong. Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainetan…
 
In this episode, we look at how a $5 coffee every day actually takes more than a dollar off your hourly wage, and how you can turn that into over $28,000 in 10 years! Follow along with the formula at www.elaineskitchentable.com/067 Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://www.linked…
 
In a speech from the Achieve & Lead Women's Conference which Elaine hosted in Vancouver, Elaine shares her 5 D.A.I.L.Y. habits of successful entrepreneurs. How many are you implementing daily? Show notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/053 Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://w…
 
Join Elaine and our 3 awesome mom guests who discuss the pros and cons of having their children in French Immersion, or any specialized school program. Show notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/007 Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainetancomeau/ Faceb…
 
Determination, resilience and support are vital for entrepreneurial survival. Learn the best tip Kim Vopni shares from her mentor that changed her business and how she views all aspects of her life to achieve success.As a mom of two boys, Kim not only shares the importance of going out and create your own life, do not just sit and watch others do i…
 
I have been able to get a lot of media exposure over the years - TV news, magazines, newspapers, websites, etc. One of my secrets? Rania! Rania Walker is the Founder and President of Front Door PR, an integrated PR, Media, Marketing and Event Management agency. A natural storyteller, Rania combines her expertise as a former television producer and …
 
Join Elaine, Angela, Yvonne and Joy, as these 4 moms, with a total of 14 children between them, discuss how they do screen time! There are many different approaches covered here, hopefully one resonates with you! Show notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/120 Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau…
 
Join Elaine, Angela, Yvonne and Joy, as these 4 moms, with a total of 14 children between them, discuss how they do (or do not do) allowance! There are many different approaches covered here, hopefully one resonates with you! Show notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/119 Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @el…
 
Do you feel like you could use a hand cutting through the clutter and overwhelm to create some calm with a more organized home, workspace and life? Join Rowena List, professional organizer as we tackle the down and dirty subject of practicing organization in your life. Reclaim your sanity and your time! Show notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/r…
 
Life is like sports - at least that is what my husband says! In this episode we cover Chapter 2 of my book, "Sell Your Passion" - Be a Triple Threat. It is the most popular chapter of the book as it has resonated with many people whether or not they know anything about basketball! Learn when to shoot, drive or pass on a sales opportunity with consi…
 
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…
 
On this show we discuss how to lessen anxiety in our children and help them succeed in our fast paced lifestyles. We also touch on the worth of "time outs". Are they good or bad? My guest today is ​an internationally recognized certified Parent Coach, Registered Psychiatric Nurse and Intuitive Guide. An expert in child and youth mental health with …
 
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…
 
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