MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Barclay, CHRL, Synapse Human Resources

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Sarah Barclay, CHRL, Synapse Human Resources

Synapse HR provides a full compliment of HR services to small business owners, where in house HR support may not be practical yet the expertise is required. We use business priorities and goals to develop and drive an HR strategy- whether to solve a short term problem, or an ongoing partnership.

On The Rocks Guest Inn

On The Rocks Guest Inn

Having spent a GORGEOUS weekend in the Bruce Peninsula at Valerie and Todd’s, I am thrilled to be able to share their small business story and some beautiful photos of their business, On The Rocks Guest Inn. Not only were the accommodations spectacular, Valerie and Todd went above and beyond to provide every bit of local knowledge and charm that the Bruce Peninsula and Tobermory has to offer!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Kozak, Mother Earth's Learning Village

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Stephanie Kozak, Mother Earth's Learning Village

“We serve our community, our children and their families. We believe providing children a interactive space to learn and grow they can become their authentic selves, They will be inspired to learn and invested in the process. Plus, when we forget to be our authentic self, we can come back to self love and replenish ourselves together. When children see us loving ourselves they will love themselves. “

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Siobhan Kukolic, The Treasure You Seek

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Siobhan Kukolic, The Treasure You Seek

“I write a blog three times a week to inspire entrepreneurs, leaders, students and anyone who needs to remember that they have what they need to be the change. I also speak at schools and businesses about embracing failure, having grit, being resilient and never giving up. I have a book, The Treasure You Seek, at Indigo and Amazon highlighting the same message. ”

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Deanne Shoyer, Small But Kinda Mighty

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Deanne Shoyer, Small But Kinda Mighty

“There's so many exciting things happening with SBKM it's kind of a challenge to come up with just one. (Good problem to have!) I think I'm most excited at the prospect of seeing other crocheters make my designs, seeing pictures on social media of the characters they make from my patterns gives me a thrill every time. My biggest goal in relation to this is to publish a book with my patterns and stories in.”

A Portrait of an Entrepreneur

A Portrait of an Entrepreneur

When I use the word Entrepreneur, I am referring to someone who puts everything on the line for the sole purpose of pursuing the success of a “Big Idea”.

The Entrepreneur personally assumes the risks in order to realize his or her dream. They work for themselves, not others. They forge their own destiny. Their success is entirely dependent on their ability to deliver. Sometimes, especially in the beginning, the Entrepreneur relies on their savings account or spouse to pay for the daily living expenses. But the ultimate goal is always, that the Entrepreneur will pay for the business AND their share of the living expenses. Someday. Sooner, rather than later.

Understanding your Financial Story

Understanding your Financial Story

During the process of completing a business' tax return, an accountant prepares financial results or statements. The statements provide details about the gross revenue generated through sales, the expenses required to generate those sales, and the taxes payable on the resulting income. Many business owners only look at those financial statements once a year while quickly reviewing their tax return.