For the Love of Networking – Valentines Day Contest

We LOVE YOU!  And we LOVE networking!  So we just HAD to run a contest to share some networking LOVE.

There are two events going on Valentine’s Day!

Our first event is right here on this page!  Enter a comment below telling us about a great experience you had networking or how networking has helped your business.  It can be online or in person networking, and it doesn’t have to be one of our networking events.  You can also share your networking tips or any upcoming networking events in the GTA.  We will draw for an Online Membership on Friday from all of the comments entered here on this page!

You have until MIDNIGHT on FEB 14, 2013 to enter!  You’re already here.. enter a comment below now!



Sandra will be at Symposium Cafe in Thornhill from about 10am – 2pm on Valentine’s Day.  Come by to say hello, learn more about us, or just have a coffee and chat!  Please RSVP on FACEBOOK so we know to expect you.




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Snow Day Contest

Pasted_Image_13-02-08_6_19_PMWow!  We finally have snow!  I hope you’re enjoying (or enjoyed) our Twitter Party on “SnowDay!”.  I’m amazed at all the amazing prizes we’ve collected in just a couple hours!  It’s a great way to connect with other local businesses!

We are so excited about all of the snow, that we’ve come up with a great idea for a contest!  Get outside this weekend and have some fun in the snow before it all melts!  I heard they’re calling for rain on Sunday or Monday !


How to enter:

1. Build a snow sculpture that represents your business.

2. Take a picture

3. Email it to contest(at) by Tues. Feb 12th at midnight.

4. All photos will be posted on our blog on Wed. Feb 13th.

5. Get your friends to vote for your photo by leaving a comment on the blog page.

The business with the most votes will get first year of Online Membership for FREE!


We only had one entry!  So, congrats to Kal Makawy from Baba Good Nosh Catering in Newmarket! Check out the amazing snow cinnamon bun!


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#BIZCLUB Snow Day Twitter Party 2pm!

It’s messy today!  Let’s stay inside and tweet!


snowdayWhat is the Topic?: Networking for your Business

Where is the party?: Online on Twitter at #BIZCLUB

Why are we partying?: To connect Small Businesses together and to help learn from each other. and because it’s snowing!!!

How do you attend?:

  1. Make sure you have a Twitter account. Sign up on Twitter.
  3. Use #BIZCLUB in all your tweets during the chat

New to Twitter, Check out these resources:


We will be giving a free first year of an Online Membership!  If you would like to donate a prize please post it in the comments below and be sure to include your twitter handle!  You are responsible for getting in touch with the prize winner to make sure your prize is received!  We will tweet you and the prize winner to make the connection!

If you have any questions for discussion for the chat please post them below as well!


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Omegas and Salads and Air Quality, Oh my! The June posts from the YRSBiz Blogging Circle


Summer is here, and the guest blogs this month cover everything from salads and omegas to air quality and gym memberships.

Happy Reading!


If you are thinking about joining a gym, be sure you read the post from paralegal Samantha Glass over at Patricia Grace’s Out Of the Cosmic Closet. Samantha has some great information about our rights when it comes to gym membership.


Remax/Premier agent Lisa Sinopoli loves salad but finds making them a challenge.  Read her 5 shortcuts for salad  on Denise K. Livotti’s Petits Chefs Academy blog.


Dana Goldstein from Digital Shoebox shares what it’s like to wear slippers to work  with  Juliet Ume from Whole Woman Network.


Evelyn Avila-Palmacci from Tail Waggers knows animals and is not surprised  that Patricia Grace from Out Of the Cosmic Closet feels that animals are spiritual too.


Have you had trouble keeping track of your finances? Lola Coker-Esu from The Socialite’s Manual shares her experience on Lisa Sinopoli’s Vaughan Realty blog.


Kate Howes from shares her practical tips to improve the air quality of your home at  Gemil Lacroix’s G1000 Inspections.


At Tim Baker’s site, The HR Beaker, Tess Cyreks from Weld Done shares a story about perseverance.


Over at Digital Shoebox, Sandra Eamor from Seamor Consulting reveals what life is like now that she has switched to Mac.


If you want information about Omega fatty acids, then head on over to Dr Matthew Bortolussi of Vellore Chiropractic‘s blog to read what Denise K. Livotti from Petit Chef’s Academy has to say.


Have you ever been so busy that you cannot get anything done? Juliet Ume from Whole Woman Network  shares her busy life with Cyreks from Weld Done.


Gemil Lacroix of G1000 Inspections wrote about his success building his business with social media for Sandra Eamor of Seamor Consulting.


Tim Baker, aka The HR Beaker, really takes the party outside over at Kate Howes blog


A paralegal is a worthy investment says Dr Matthew Bortolussi of Vellore ChiropracticRead about his experience on paralegal Samantha Glass‘s blog.


Have a great summer everyone! We look forward to meeting/seeing you at future YRSBiz events!

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The YRSBiz Blogging Circle Round-up: May 2012


Want to read what our members have been sharing in the bloggy-verse?

Just click the links below.

“One treatment from a chiropractor changed my life!”  Gemil Lacroix of G1000 Inspections wrote about his experience with a chiropractor for Dr Matthew Bortolussi of Vellore Chiropractic.


“Rogers ticked me off, so I cancelled cable.”  Over at Digital Shoebox, you can read what Sandra Eamor from Seamor Consulting revealed about what life is like since she cancelled cable.


“Mold to the human body can be devastating.”  Denise K. Livotti of Petits Chefs Academy shared what she knows about mold and your health over at G1000 Inspections.


“The key to good kids party food is to make it fun.”  Kate Howes  from shares some tips about playing with your food on the Petits Chefs Academy blog.


“I’m looking forward to restoring myself.”  Dana Goldstein from Digital Shoebox comes out of the closet about her bad habits on Patricia Grace’s Out Of the Cosmic Closet.


“There’s nothing worse than having a room full of kids that are bored!”  Remax/Premier agent Lisa Sinopoli has some advice about party planning that you can read about at


“You have to learn to serve before you lead.”  At Tim Baker’s site, The HR Beaker, Lola Coker-ESU of The Socialities’ Manual wonders if being a good employee makes you a good boss.

“Living life with only intentions it is like living things up in the air!”  Evelyn Avila-Palmacci from Tail Waggers talks about her intention to get in touch with her Mexican roots again over at Cyrek’s from Weld Done blog.


“In order to love others, you must love yourself first.”  Juliet Ume from Whole Woman Network says you MUST READ the guest post about overcoming stress from Patricia Grace of Out Of the Cosmic Closet.


“That’s right folks, I am a chick welder.”  Cyreks from Weld Done shares the story of how she became a welder with Lola Coker-ESU of The Socialities’ Manual.


“Stop trying to chew gum and walk at the same time.”  If you’ve never heard of mono-tasking, Dr Matthew Bortolussi of Vellore Chiropractic explains it well for Sandra Eamor of Seamor Consulting.


“Get into the zone of ‘dog ownership’.”  If Juliet Ume from Whole Woman Network thinks she is ready for a dog again, the best place to ponder this is at Evelyn Avila-Palmacci’s Tail Waggers blog.


“Marketing myself as a subject matter expert”    If you’ve ever wondered how to make social media work for you, then visit Lisa Sinopoli’s blog to read how Tim Baker, of The HR Beaker (and HR Options) built his network.


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