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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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Join us as Lisa tells her story of opening a non-pandemic proof business right before a pandemic, then pivoting and using her experience to create an even better company! We have all had to pivot in the Covid pandemic, Lisa's story will inspire you to re-examine areas where you can stop living by default, and live by design. Connect with Lisa: Inst…
 
Join us for a free master class in marketing from the CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in North America! Ashley may surprise you with what she has to say about reaching out to potential clients. HEY! Use promo code ELAINE15 at https://smashtess.com to save 15% on your order (certain exclusions apply, expires Dec 31, 2021) Connect with As…
 
Buckle your seat belt, Ashley Freeborn, co-founder of Smash + Tess (insanely comfortable clothing, insanely growing company), tells her story of going from high school teacher to romper queen. Like many success stories, it was not carefully planned - Ashley and her company went where their customers rewarded them for going. There are so many great …
 
Imagine being the last passenger off the Miracle On The Hudson airplane that landed on the Hudson River in New York City on Jan 15, 2009. Would that change your life? It did for my guest today, Dave Sanderson! He went on to become a motivational speaker, and ultimately wrote a book called Moments Matter. Listen to his incredible story and get his n…
 
Join Chris as he draws his decades of small business experience (both as an owner and banking advisor) to help you master your cash flow! What are the good and bad habits Tricks like liquidating old stock to improve cash flow How managing cash flow can help you sell your business How to prepare for the inevitable periods of negative cash flow Show …
 
Easy Daysies Blog post, Five G.R.E.A.T. Study Habits Every Kid Should Know Join us as we discuss 5 things every family should know about creating great study habits for students of any age. See these tips presented on CTV Morning Live... Show Notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/133 Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com In…
 
So many of my conversations during the pandemic have steered toward mental health, especially when talking about parenting. So, I thought who better to talk about it than Registered Child Psychologist, Dr Vanessa Lapointe? Episode 92 with Dr Vanessa on parenting is one of our most popular episodes, so I know you will get so much out of this intervi…
 
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 about what happens after the taping of the show – signing the deal, the airing of the show, and all the craziness that surrounds it! Hopefully this will provide motivation and inspiration to anyone who is thinkin…
 
This episode is being released on Sept 28, 2021 - exactly 10 years since Easy Daysies was featured on a Dragons' Den episode! If you are wondering how Dragons' Den and Shark Tank work behind the scenes, tune in to find out! Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com Instagram: @elainetancomeau LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/i…
 
Grace Moores is a "sponsorship guru" who has successfully navigated sponsorship agreements with companies large and small. Tune in as she gives us all her best tips for how to secure your first (or biggest) sponsor! Her advice applies to physical and online events, media such as podcasts and newsletters, and social media. Show Notes: https://elaine…
 
Join Maria as she recounts her amazing entrepreneurial journey, and shares what she has learned from working with top businesswomen at her companies Mompreneurs and RevolutionHer. Tissues are mandatory! Show Notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/Maria Episode Sponsor: RevolutionHer - Join the RevolutionHer Summit, Sept 27-29 2021! Made for women l…
 
Let’s talk easy and healthy school snacks for brain development and healthy growth! Our family is a definite foodie family! We get excited about food, new and delicious food, foods from different cultures, and eating snacks too. Listen in as I give you my top 5 Brain Foods and Growth Foods! Link to blog article: https://www.easydaysies.com/food-for…
 
Playologist Kirsten Anderson is back! And this time, she is talking about play in a family setting: What are the benefits of play? Structured vs free play - what is the right balance? Should you be happy if your kids are bored? And much more! Listen in and learn how to help your family develop more awesome humans through play! Show Notes: https://w…
 
Kirsten is a dear friend (and one of the first people to take Easy Daysies into her toy store). She is also a "Playologist"! In this episode, we discuss how PLAY can make you a better and more profitable business person. Play leads to discovery, lowers stress, and has a host of other benefits we discuss here! And stay tuned for episode 128, where w…
 
My friend said weight loss is 90% food, and 10% exercise - I said "That's me exactly! 90% food, 10% exercise!". I've got stats from 500 moms, and believe me, we are not alone if we would like to lose a few baby pounds. Tune in for a surprising and positive stat about mom weight as well! Connect with Elaine: Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com …
 
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…
 
Jae Park took over the family business, a local bakery, and said, "Let's not be a regular business, let's be the best in the world at something." Now Inno Foods sells more coconut cluster snacks than anybody (tens of millions of dollars per year)! Learn from Jae as he teaches us: How to "pick yourself" instead of waiting for others to do so How he …
 
Mellisa has an incredible story! Growing up without a lot, she used food bank facilities and breakfast clubs to stay nourished. Now, she regularly donates to these causes as founder and CEO of Spread'Em Kitchen Co., which produces deeeeeeelicious plant-based spreads, dips, cheese and more! Learn from Mellisa's journey as she found her place in the …
 
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…
 
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