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Getting Your Product on Big Box Shelves with Romy Taormina (Replay)

Getting Your Product on Big Box Shelves with Romy Taormina (Replay)

November 24, 2020

Discover top tips on how to get your product on the shelves of big box retailers and how to keep your product on the shelves as Romy shares her experience and expertise of having her own product in over 10,000 US locations, including Target, CVS, and BabiesRUs.​  

Do you have the three "must haves" Romy shares to embark on this journey?

Show Notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/049

About Romy:

Romy Taormina is Nausea Relief Chief/Co-Founder of Psi Health Solutions, Inc., the maker of Psi Bands, a medical device for the relief of nausea. Romy oversees the daily operations (including the entire supply chain), marketing, financials, and sales at Psi Health Solutions, Inc.  She is the mom to two teenage boys and a wife of 19 years.

Connect with Romy:

www.psibands.com – the website for her nausea-relief wrist bands

Romy’s LinkedIn profile

Connect with Elaine:

Website: https://elaineskitchentable.com

Instagram: @elainetancomeau

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elainetancomeau/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/chatwithelaine

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

103 - Small Business Instagram Tips with Shannon Cox

103 - Small Business Instagram Tips with Shannon Cox

November 17, 2020

This episode we are taking a quick break from the "Mom Makers" series to talk about something almost all Mom Maker businesses can leverage for their business - Instagram!

My guest is Shannon Cox, marketing professor at Douglas College, and we talk about the latest tips and trends for small business Instagram users.

Connect with Shannon:

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

Episode Sponsor:

TruShield Insurance – When I switched to TruShield Insurance 5 years ago, I saved money and got better coverage!

Visit https://www.trushieldinsurance.ca/createbetter/ for a free quote!

 

102 - More Mom Makers - Wendy Armbruster and Natalie Wong of Snugabell and Pep Soap

102 - More Mom Makers - Wendy Armbruster and Natalie Wong of Snugabell and Pep Soap

November 10, 2020

Join me with 2 more lovely “Mom-Makers” – Wendy Armbruster, founder of Snugabell, and Natalie Wong, founder of Pep Soap, as we talk about:

  • What inspired us to start our business
  • How long we have all been at it (from a few years to more than a decade!)
  • Things we would do differently next time around
  • Manufacturing, scaling and financing for small businesses
  • Our favourite tips for marketing to moms
  • And much more!

I have really loved these real, down-to-earth Mom-Maker conversations, and I am sure there are great actionable tips for you!

Show Notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/102

Connect with Wendy:

Connect with Natalie:

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

Episode Sponsor:

TruShield Insurance – When I switched to TruShield Insurance 5 years ago, I saved money and got better coverage!

Visit https://www.trushieldinsurance.ca/createbetter/ for a free quote!

101 - Mom Makers - Baby Products and Beyond - with Sharon Chai and Julie Steward

101 - Mom Makers - Baby Products and Beyond - with Sharon Chai and Julie Steward

November 3, 2020

In this episode we have 2 lovely ladies who have succeeded in inventing, manufacturing and selling their own baby products! Learn about:

  • How to go from mom with a problem to mom inventor
  • Manufacturing - on shore, off shore?
  • Product testing and prototypes
  • Patents, trademarks, and ripper-offers
  • Mistakes we have all made - that hopefully you can now avoid!

Show notes: www.elaineskitchentable.com/101

Connect with Sharon:

Connect with Julie:

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

This episode sponsored by Coast Capital Savings. Would you like to have a dedicated small-business relationship manager who knows you and your business? I have banked with Coast Capital the whole time I have had my business, Easy Daysies, and they are member-owned, which means my business is their business! Call 1-888-517-7000 opt. 3 for latest small-biz promotions! https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/

100 - Episode 100! Creating Better Together, a Look Back and a Look Forward

100 - Episode 100! Creating Better Together, a Look Back and a Look Forward

October 27, 2020

Congratulations, we made it to 100 episodes - together! In this episode, we recap the first 100 episodes, and talk about what we would like to learn in the next 100! And be sure to listen to the end for a chance to win a free copy of Elaine's book, "Sell Your Passion".

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

This episode sponsored by Coast Capital Savings. Would you like to have a dedicated small-business relationship manager who knows you and your business? I have banked with Coast Capital the whole time I have had my business, Easy Daysies, and they are member-owned, which means my business is their business! Call 1-888-517-7000 opt. 3 for latest small-biz promotions! https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/

099 - Navigating Small Business Through a Pandemic like COVID-19, with Harpreet Hayer

099 - Navigating Small Business Through a Pandemic like COVID-19, with Harpreet Hayer

October 20, 2020

COVID-19 is something we literally all have to deal with, and coincidentally Harpreet Hayer of Coast Capital Savings has 19 years experience helping small businesses to navigate the sea of challenges that are always present. In this episode, I dig in with Harpreet to discuss:

  • How to have a contingency plan before disaster strikes
  • Is it too late to start a contingency plan?
  • How to start a recovery process
  • How to attract and retain talent during and post-pandemic
  • The one thing most small business owners don't understand about Small Business Banking
  • Harpreet's top 3 things every small business owner should have in place
  • And much more!

Join us as we talk about all things small business, a passion for both of us!

Show notes: www.elaineskitchentable.com/harpreet

Connect with Harpreet:

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

This episode sponsored by Coast Capital Savings. Would you like to have a dedicated small-business relationship manager who knows you and your business? I have banked with Coast Capital the whole time I have had my business, Easy Daysies, and they are member-owned, which means my business is their business! Call 1-888-517-7000 opt. 3 for latest small-biz promotions! https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/

 

098 - Mom Makers - Mothers of Invention, With Lori Turk and Christine Kizik

098 - Mom Makers - Mothers of Invention, With Lori Turk and Christine Kizik

October 13, 2020

Inventors Lori (founder of Safe Grate) and Christine (founder of Sola Skin Care), both went a very smart route when creating their products. They discovered a need in their life, did the research, and fulfilled the need themselves!

Listen in as these ladies have a candid conversation about:

  • Patents - Yay? Nay? What type?
  • What type of research to do - and when to stop researching and get moving
  • Using your own needs as impetus to create products others like you will want
  • Their own founder stories
  • Going for it, making mistakes, making changes, and setting boundaries
  • What you start with is not what you end with
  • And much more!

Show notes: www.elaineskitchentable.com/098

Connect with Lori:

Connect with Christine:

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

This episode sponsored by Coast Capital Savings. Would you like to have a dedicated small-business relationship manager who knows you and your business? I have banked with Coast Capital the whole time I have had my business, Easy Daysies, and they are member-owned, which means my business is their business! Call 1-888-517-7000 opt. 3 for latest small-biz promotions! https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/

097 - Mom Makers - Making a Brick and Mortar Location Work, with Jacqueline De’Ath and Dana Shortt

097 - Mom Makers - Making a Brick and Mortar Location Work, with Jacqueline De’Ath and Dana Shortt

October 6, 2020

I know what you are thinking, Amazon is taking over the world and retail stores are dying by the day. Who would want to start or run a "brick and mortar" location now?

Well, my 2 guests have been doing so successfully for over a decade (almost 30 years between them), so let's listen to them!

Jacqueline De'Ath is the founder of Homeworks Etc. DIY, and she helps people create their own home decor through popular workshops, as well as retailing it in her workshop/store. She has been in business since 2007.

Dana Shortt founded Dana Shortt Gourmet in 2004. She moved from catering into a retail location that provides delicious foods for entertaining, and prepared meals.

I have samples both their wares and I can say they really know what they are doing!

So sit back and take some notes as we explore what it means to succeed in the challenging world of brick and mortar retail.

Show notes: www.elaineskitchentable.com/097

Connect with Jacqueline:

Connect with Dana:

Connect with Elaine:

Get a free chapter from Elaine’s book, Sell Your Passion: https://elaineskitchentable.com/book/

This episode sponsored by Coast Capital Savings. Would you like to have a dedicated small-business relationship manager who knows you and your business? I have banked with Coast Capital the whole time I have had my business, Easy Daysies, and they are member-owned, which means my business is their business! Call 1-888-517-7000 opt. 3 for latest small-biz promotions! https://www.coastcapitalsavings.com/

 

Season 7 Preview - Mom Makers Unite!

Season 7 Preview - Mom Makers Unite!

October 4, 2020

Here is a quick preview of Season 7 of the Elaine's Kitchen Table Podcast, where we want to help you Create Better - better family, better self, better business, and a better self. This season our theme is "Mom Makers", and I am going to be talking to some dear friends who have created incredible products and services, and we are going to teach you from our mistakes and successes how you can start up your own business or make your existing business better!

Journey to Dragons’ Den - Part 1 - Auditions (Replay)

Journey to Dragons’ Den - Part 1 - Auditions (Replay)

September 29, 2020

Replay, on the 9th anniversary of the airing of my Dragons' Den episode:

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 all about the auditions, probably the most nerve-wracking part of the whole journey! Hopefully this will provide motivation and inspiration to anyone who is thinking about applying for a business reality TV show.

Show notes: https://elaineskitchentable.com/011

Find Elaine’s Kitchen Table on Twitter @chatwithelaine, and Facebook @elaineskitchentable.

And you can find Easy Daysies online at www.easydaysies.com

Be sure to also check out episodes 12 and 13 – about our experience in the Den, and after the Den!

Why, Easy Daysies of course!

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