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Sustainable Fashion “We do not need new clothes, we need a new look.” So, says the landing page on the Roupa Livra website.  Roupa Livra is all about sustainable fashion and eco-fashion. The sustainable and eco fashion industry has been growing from strength to strength as the alternative to mainstream fashion. It aims to reduce the carbon footprint and limit the environmental impact created by producing fashion products.  It is consciously driving and promoting social responsibility. Sustainable fashion brands are inclusive but not limited to […]

The Sustainable Fashion Movement, How to Use Fabric to Impact ...


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The Glass Ceiling Could be Shattered Forever The empowerment and encouragement for young girls to follow their own independent dreams are having powerful results in the world of business.   Armed with great education and a new sense of confidence women are founding businesses all over the world. USC Marshall […]

Women Entrepreneurs Are Founding Businesses At A Fast Rate



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Joni Lien, The SupperWorks Franchisor and Founder Making the leap from the world of social work to an entrepreneurial life and becoming a franchisor is a dramatic change.  Now with 10 franchised stores and expanding, Joni Lien, SupperWorks Franchisor, shares her journey with us. When her husband passed it was […]

A Leap from Social Work to SupperWorks Franchisor


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  From Healthcare to Home Staging  For over 30 years, Jill Ackerman had a nursing career, holding executive positions as Vice President Professional Services, Cornwall Hospital and as Manager in the Ontario Government Health Services.  In 2012, Jill decided to make a complete switch, from designing healthcare programs to home […]

A Successful Career Transition from Healthcare to Home Staging


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Many busy entrepreneurs struggle with Procrastination. Despite their Uber-Creativity and Enthusiasm for their ideas, they sadly aren’t able to consistently action them. Diane O’Reilly is a ADHD coach and says that 95% of her clients have this problem.   But in reality, all of us procrastinate even if we aren’t […]

A Simple Procrastination Fix



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Developing Good Habits If you want to see positive changes in different areas of your life, including becoming more productive, you should also start changing your bad habits into positive ones, ie good habits. It’s just logical that positive actions and behaviors would bring positive results. Saying this is easy, […]

7 Steps to Developing Good Habits


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Is There such a thing as ‘Fail Well’? Absolutely! most experts including millionaire and TV celebrity Dragon/Shark Robert Herjavec agree that entrepreneurs will fail many times before they find a product/service that hits the mark and is successful.  But Lauren Long knows how to fail well. Lauren Long knows this […]

How to Fail Well and Still Become a Successful Entrepreneur


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Career Transitions will be a way of life for this generation  According to Professor Dr. Eva Klein, during her keynote address at the McMaster DeGroote School of Business, Breakfast Series in May 2016, we are going to have at least 5 complete career transitions in our lifetime. Some of these careers […]

Confidence Is A Key Factor In Making Career Transitions



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Reading this week’s Sunday New York Times,  I came across an article by reporter Adam Bryant featuring U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James.  He asked her “What’s your advice on how to get a mentor?” Here’s part of Deborah’s reply: A mentor can be anybody in your […]

Are you tapping into the value of mentorship? Finding ...


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The Marci’s Bakery Story Marci’s Bakery in Hamilton, Ontario is the dream of Marci Prebianca-Upson.    She launched her wholesale gluten free bakery business in 2012 after some life changing events. Marci has so much experience in the food/restaurant business.   From front end manager of a restaurant, owning a vegan/healthy bakery […]

Marci’s Bakery, Feeding You Well


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Charlotte Anderson, Owner, Alpha Health Services I grew up in a family of business minded people. I was surrounded by MBA’s, business owners, presidents of companies… it was all I knew. My parents worked in business, my grandparents worked in business, and I always thought I would work in business… […]

Starting a Small Business: Alpha Health Services



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Living The Dream: Buying Julia Child’s House! A facebook post headline “So, I BOUGHT JULIA CHILD’S HOUSE” grabbed my attention on New Year’s day.   What came next is quite remarkable. It was shortly before Thanksgiving that Makenna Johnston first saw an article in her Smith College Alumnae forum that Julia Child’s […]

Buying Julia Child’s House: Living the Dream says ...


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A guest post by Serena Schwab, CEO of Tigris Events The A,B,C’s of How to Become An Entrepreneur Are you an entrepreneur? Or do you hope to become an entrepreneur someday? If you answered yes to either of these questions, read on. There are a few basics you should know! […]

How To Become An Entrepreneur?