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Building Business Value: From Nanny Payroll to $54 Million

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

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 Bitten 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 into The cost of not listening to your body Defining sustainable success and creating your own definition of success The roots of Workaholism Signs of Physical and emotional Burnout Different 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

July 4, 2023

Planning for the future is crucial in all aspects of life, and running a business is no exception. In today's rapidly changing business landscape, it is essential for entrepreneurs to consider their exit strategies and the end game of their business. A recent survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses reveals some eye-opening statistics regarding business owners' plans for the future. In this blog post, we will delve into the importance of exit planning and discuss key insights from the survey, highlighting the need for business owners to view their businesses as valuable assets and explore succession strategies.The Survey Findings:The survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses in 2022 sheds light on the future ...

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The Importance of Exit Planning: Preparing for the Future of Your Business

June 28, 2023

Welcome to “Power Sharing for Profitability in Your Couple Partnership,” the latest episode of the Real Bottom Line podcast. In this unique roundtable slash webinar, we delve into the experiences of Anthea Mumby and Douglas Pinnell, a dynamic couple who have successfully navigated the world of entrepreneurial coupleship for over 25 years. Douglas and Anthea share their invaluable tips and tricks on how they’ve managed to work together harmoniously as spouses and business partners. Join us as they recount their journey and provide insights that can benefit anyone working with their significant other. Anthea Mumby and Douglas Pinnell were the owners of an insurance brokerage that provided life, living benefits, car, home, and business insurance.  A portion of the ...

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Episode 110: Power Sharing for Profitability in Your Couple Partnership

June 26, 2023

Matt Benvie is the owner of Evolve Fitness – a gym that focuses on group and semi-private training. The gym has grown to 4 locations and Matt is focused on total health – including good nutrition, sleep and weight training. We talked about Work/life balance is a myth Owning a business is going to be hard Finding and staying in your zone of genius How personal growth may result in a change of friends How music and travel is his self care How the 6 week challenge helped grow his business ...

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Episode 109: The Power Of A Challenge with Matt Benvie