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Crafting Her Ideal Life: The Inspirational Odyssey of Angela Mulrooney

What steps would one take to construct a life that resonates with their utmost passion and potential? Angela Mulrooney didn’t just ponder this; she actively sculpted her destiny, turning challenges into stepping stones to her dream life.  In our latest episode titled “Crafting Her Ideal Life: The Inspirational Odyssey of Angela Mulrooney,” she delves into how

October 17, 2023

Ever find yourself in a dimly lit room, a mysterious aura surrounding you, as you ponder the ultimate question: "What is the end game of my business?" No? Just me? Well, allow me to illuminate the room and unravel the cryptic tapestry of entrepreneurial exit strategies. Grab your detective hats, dear business aficionados, as we embark on an exhilarating journey through the labyrinth of entrepreneurial ventures and their grand finales.Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant realm of entrepreneurship, I found myself at a crossroads. Three paths lay before me, each echoing with the footsteps of entrepreneurs past. The first path, sprinkled with the essence of practicality, whispered, "Are you merely replacing a job?" A straightforward, no-nonsense kind ...

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Maximizing Your End Game: Strategies for Every Entrepreneur

October 10, 2023

Ever had that sneaky feeling that you've accidentally built a prison and then, in a twist of irony, locked yourself inside? No, I'm not talking about that DIY shed project gone wrong. I'm talking about your business. Welcome to the club of entrepreneurs who've become the sole linchpin of their operations. It's a fancy title, but the perks? Not so great.Now, don't get me wrong. Being deeply involved in your business can feel like a badge of honor. "Look at me, I'm indispensable!" But let's be real: being indispensable is just a fancy way of saying, "I can't take a vacation." And who wants that?Remember Your Ideal Day? Remember the days when you dreamt of what your ideal business ...

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Breaking Out of the Business Jail: Are You the Warden of Your Own Prison?

August 29, 2023

Welcome to the latest episode where we unpack the key drivers that make your business more valuable. We dive deep into the inspiring journey of Stephanie Breedlove, an accountant turned entrepreneur who capitalized on a gap in the U.S. nanny payroll system and grew her business to a staggering value. Through her story, we uncover the magic of monopoly control and how businesses can leverage their unique strengths to maximize their market value. But that's not all, as this episode goes beyond just one success story. We delve into the metrics that truly matter, challenging the conventional wisdom of just "increasing sales" or "cutting expenses". We introduce the concept of the manager versus the owner mindset and the ...

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Building Business Value: From Nanny Payroll to $54 Million

August 16, 2023

In this gripping episode of "The Real Bottom Line," Wendy welcomes the inspiring Monica Buzhanov straight out of Sweden. Monica reveals her personal journey, detailing a crucial point in her life referred to as "Monica's big breakdown." Dive into Monica's transformation from burnout and depression to a realization about her energy. The discussion touches on the subconscious, patterns from our past, and how they can silently shape our present. Monica emphasizes the significance of understanding these patterns, particularly when it comes to our relationship with money. Discover how generational trauma can span across multiple generations and the role it plays in our daily lives. This episode is a deep dive into the intricacies of the mind, the power ...

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Unmasking Success: Rewiring Your Inner Mindset with Monica Buzhanov

August 8, 2023

Brad Walsh is a successful photographer who laid the groundwork for his podcast in 2019 but didn’t launch it until the pandemic shut down his business. What makes this story so interesting isn’t that his podcast is in the top 3%, but that he has done so while creating a platform for women’s stories. Talk about allyship! Telling these stories is a huge passion for Brad and we discuss how this came about and The importance and responsibility we all have to tell our stories Why mentors and coaches can be game changers Who should consider becoming a podcaster and how Why asking for help is a sign of strength How often should be updating your headshot We cover ...

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The Power of Women’s Stories: A Conversation with Photographer Brad Walsh

July 31, 2023

So many entrepreneurs struggle with mental health – quietly, afraid to acknowledge and certainly not to discuss it.Rebecca Bitton was a successful marketing consultant before she burned out. Not looking after herself led to a months-long hospital stay -where she met other entrepreneurs who had all the outward trappings of success, but had burned out. And that is when Rebecca realized her true calling – to become a mental health coach for entrepreneurs.This episode delves intoThe cost of not listening to your bodyDefining sustainable success and creating your own definition of successThe roots of WorkaholismSigns of Physical and emotional BurnoutDifferent strategies for self-care. ...

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Overcoming Burnout and Prioritizing Self-Care in the Entrepreneurial Journey with Rebecca Bitton

July 24, 2023

In this second episode on entrepreneurship, Lisa Hrabluk assumes the role of interviewer as we explore strategies that business owners can employ to enhance the value of their business and transition from being a micro or small enterprise to a medium-sized one. These tactics are designed to prepare you in the event of an offer and enable you to scale and expand your business without becoming overwhelmed. It’s important to note that the tactics we discuss are applicable to all businesses, not just those that are being prepared for sale. ...

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Scaling Success: Unlocking Growth Strategies for Business Owners

July 18, 2023

Lisa Hrabluk is back in the two-part episode. In the first episode, we are going on a bit of deep dive into the eco-system of entrepreneurship. Why is it important overall and why your role as a business owner is critical to the overall success? We also talk about the role of government and the future of Entrepreneurship in the Atlantic region. How Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in Immigration.  How we need to think big and Why we need to move from a predominantly micro and small business region to a medium-sized business. ...

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The Eco-System of Entrepreneurship with Lisa Hrabluk

July 10, 2023

My guest on this episode of The Real Bottom Line is Giles Crouch. He is a digital anthropologist and a practical fore sighter – and our conversation covers some pretty interesting ground. Including What is innovation and why small businesses need to do more of it? What are the top innovation myths? The difference between internal and external innovation? Are surveys and focus groups still relevant? Why talking to your clients is more important than ever? What your current analytical stack may be missing. ...

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Episode 111 – Breaking Boundaries: Unleashing Innovation and Research with Gile Crouch

July 4, 2023

In this episode of “The Real Bottom Line” podcast, the host discusses the importance of planning for the end game of a business. While the podcast typically focuses on interviews with entrepreneurs at different stages of their business journey, this episode delves into the topic of succession planning and exit strategies. The host shares insights from a survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, which reveals that a significant number of Canadian business owners plan to exit their businesses in the next decade, representing a massive transfer of capital and assets. Surprisingly, only a small percentage of business owners have a formal transition plan in place. The podcast emphasizes the need for business owners to view ...

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Episode 111: Navigating the Succession Tsunami: Unlocking the Secrets to a Successful Business Exit