Kathy sits down with Karen Cook, owner of KC Training Plus, Registered Practical Nurse, and Red Cross certified First Aid instructor. Kathy and Karen talk about the necessity for all workplaces to be compliant with Ministry of Labour, Occupational Health & Safety, and WSIB requirements. Karen discusses new Covid Ministry of Labour compliance and how important…

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Kathy talks with Becky Bryce, florist, and owner of St. Thomas Forest of Flowers about owning and operating a franchise business. Becky has over 30 years’ experience in the floral industry. An ambitious entrepreneur, Becky successfully invested in rental proprieties for a time, but her passion for flowers brought her back to the floral industry prompting…

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Kathy chats with Newfoudlnad-based artist, Kelli-Ann Pye-Beshara about life as a professional artist. Kelli-Ann shares insight for future artists and those wishing to begin a career in art. Keli-Ann Pye-Beshara is a professional visual artist in Holyrood, Newfoundland, known for her colourful stories and vibrant whimsical visions of architecture and landscapes. Her fun personality, ‘twisted’ style, and unique…

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The pandemic has impacted small businesses in a big way. Dance studios across the country were forced to change the way they interacted with their dancers or to shut their doors entirely depending on local regulations. Rebecca Brettingham-Filice, owner and artistic director of Dance Extreme Inc. located in London, Ontario, Canada, found that unacceptable and became…

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The Pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, and it seems small businesses have been hit the hardest. Katina Kritikos is the owner of Ethos Rejuvenation Centre in London, Ontario. Over the course of the past year, Katina has had to adapt her business operations, including altering the way she treats clients and extended closures. Kathy…

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Family-owned businesses make up 80% of all Canadian businesses and contribute 60% of Canada’s annual gross domestic product (GDP). Working with family comes with its own special challenges but there are many pluses too. This week Kathy has a candid conversation with her brother, co-worker, and business partner, John Cook. Tune in as they discuss the…

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Have you ever wondered what exactly defines a small business? Or why small businesses are vital to a thriving economy? Kathy gives you the inside scoop on the importance of small businesses and discusses some of the high and lows of small business ownership.

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So many things have changed over the last 12 months but one thing will remain the same – taxes are still due at the end of April. Have you adapted your tax plan for the ‘new normal’? Kathy talks about some of the changes for the 2020 tax season and how they may affect you,…

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Women who are smart, decisive, driven, ambitious, and in control are often described as “bitchy”. But is that the case? Or is it just a societal misrepresentation of women who challenge outdated gender roles? Maybe it’s time to be a B.I.T.C.H. and take control of yourself and your finances. After all, a B.I.T.C.H. isn’t afraid…

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