Being an entrepreneur isn't always a day at the beach, but we can get you close. You're just one swap away from staying at a studio apartment stay in Freeport, Bahamas. Go off the grid there this winter or take a working vacation (we know how it is). Just you, the open water and the breeze through the palm trees.
How do you design your entrepreneurial venture so that it’s well-aligned with who you are, and meets the needs of your target market? What’s your entrepreneurial superpower? How do you express it through your business so that it rewards you with financial sustainability? Every tennis player knows that if the ball strikes the sweet spot it will result in a maximum response. What if you can apply the very same sweet idea to your business?
Meet a writer, editor, and design critic with Masters Degree in Philosophy who specializes in structure, conceptual clarity, and argumentation. Let this professional look over your website, grant proposal, or prospective publication to get it on the path to being cleaner and stronger. He can also enhance conceptual content like your business philosophy or website structure.
She is talented, she is 8-years seasoned and she is ready to take on your most creatively challenging tasks. Who doesn't need a Multidisciplinary Creative Design professional once in a while to bring marketing, branding and design ideas to the next level? If you're in a crunch for illustration, infographics, logo or any other type of visual work, we can hook you up with this passionate and innovative entrepreneur.
YouTube is the second larges search engine right now. Can you be found there? This member has spent 20 years shooting and editing professional videos for corporate clients, making sure that each project is polished, presented on time and on budget. Curious to see what he could do for you?
Stay on the right side of the law with a little help from a fellow swapper. Start a new business structure, draw up a partnership or shareholder agreement, incorporate, create a will, and get help with family or real estate law. She’s also experienced with meditation, arbitration and small claims.
Become an agent for change by learning tried, tested and alternative strategies for conflict resolution. Swap for a one-on-one consultation or an organization-wide workshop where you'll learn communication skills, conflict patterns, plus preparation and strategies for future conflicts and arguments. You'll be a conflict-quelling ninja in no time.
Successful entrepreneurs know that a healthy body goes hand-in-hand with a healthy business mind. “Game on” then for a vivacious personal trainer who keeps her clients motivated and in top shape through diverse and fun workout routines. She practices what she preaches too, so get ready to have your butt kicked into gear by a rugby playing fitness and figure competitor on a mission!
Are you a social entrepreneur? We know a seasoned organizational leader with a proven track record of delivering results at the board or C-Suite level who could soon be your mentor. Drawing from years of strategic and tactical experience around the world, this mentor would be a good match for a small business owner who wants to learn from someone who themselves is a results-driven entrepreneur. They are a creative problem solver, who values authenticity and integrity. Does that sound like someone you’d like guiding you on your journey?
Nothing makes a business event more welcoming like being able to meet over great food. We know a chef who has three decades of providing custom designed gourmet menus and full service catering for events. As far as menu options, he says the sky’s the limit! And the service doesn’t have to be limited to board meetings and office parties. If your special event, wedding, party or BBQ has more than 10 attendees, this professional catering chef has got your back with gourmet food, executed seamlessly.
User Experience Design pro left a full-time job in academia to indulge his entrepreneurial drive in technology. He has the skills to take you from conceptualizing and prototyping websites and mobile apps to creating a user-centered design and rapid prototyping. His references call him highly competent, a brilliant problem-solver, and point out his high quality of work and strong work ethic. He is interested in holistic services as well as opportunities to collaborate with fellow tech professionals.
Want to manage your own money? Meet a financial professional who can teach you how to better treat the money earned from your business and remain profitable. Become empowered and take control of your finances at home and at work with this member's proven coaching model. He can also assist with Investment Pitches and Pricing Psychology.
You only have 7 seconds to make an impeccable first impression. Are you using each moment wisely? Meet a storytelling marketer who is keen to help unleash your brand’s story. He has 15 years of marketing and sales experience and will use his background to identify your buyer’s journey and show you how to entice them with your own story. It’s like having your very own VP of Marketing!
This is not your typical dentist! This is a sociologically and psychologically aware dentist with 45 years experience in a range of settings, from public health to private practice in Toronto. He has a downtown clinic that’s friendly and truly cares about helping people, and is looking for website creation services or massage therapy in exchange. This trade can include partial cash expense to cover the cost of materials.
Get a full-time in-house marketing department with this trade. This ex-marketing manager is now an entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in graphic design, web design, brand strategy and copywriting. He's got the strong network of marketing connections to prove it. Cross-Canadian businesses, this is an opportunity to work with someone who can produce your marketing material in English and French.
Meet a PR pro who helps entrepreneurs and start-ups realize their full potential through their public image and marketing finesse. She’s been in the industry for over 6 years, so she fully understands how to think outside the box to make your marketing and public relations strategy innovative. She’s sharp, creative, goal-oriented and results driven.
Did you know that Arianna Huffington is a big fan of getting healthy amount of sleep? Research shows that sleep is undervalued and often neglected by entrepreneurs, yet it's proven that sleep deprivation dilutes one’s ability to perform and be productive. You have a chance here to connect with a certified cognitive behavioural therapist with over 15 years of experience under her belt. She will help you set a foundation for better sleep, figure out you individual sleep needs, implement strategies to manage stress, fine tune and optimize your sleep patterns, as well as create a healthy sleep schedule. How long has it been since you got a full night of ZZZs?
We all want to eat healthy and delicious meals but entrepreneurship just doesn’t always leave enough time in the day to shop for and prepare nutritionally balanced meals that taste great. We know someone who can take care of you! This Holistic Nutritionist (CNP) will start with a consultation to determine your tastes, dietary restrictions and preferences. From there, she will craft a custom menu of easy-to-make and non-restrictive meals, like almond flour muffins with raw honey, Thai curry, wild Sockeye salmon and chia pudding with vanilla, cinnamon and walnuts. Meal creation includes cooking, consulting and grocery shopping—busy entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about!
A Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture practitioner (R.TCMP, R.Ac) wants to help you reach your full potential through Chinese medicine, advanced herbal formulations, acupuncture, nutrition, life coaching, dream work and energy medicine. Say goodbye to chronic health problems, like stress management or digestion issues and say hello to health that is optimized for you to reach your goals. He has 10 years experience in health expertise (advanced training in Chinese Medicine Nutrition) and 5 years in acupuncture. Are you ready to optimize your health so you can embrace your life and business goals?
This cheerful Holistic Nutritionist (BSc, CNP) and wellness writer is ready to help you feel energized and healthy. But that’s not all. If you’d like help planning your meals creatively and intelligently or working through health imbalances or chronic issues then this is a connection you need to make. Her practical tips are guaranteed to be easy to incorporate into your regular routine so you can focus on your business instead of your belly.
Ad space is at a premium but you can get it on barter right now. Our member has available space in their quarterly magazine that gets circulated to 25,000 homes and businesses in Toronto’s Harbourfront community. Would this swap complement your marketing strategy? Get connected now to make it into the Spring 2016 edition.
Co-working is awesome, isn't? Connect with a melting pot of professionals in a space that's more conducive to work than the coffee shop down the street. This community of tech experts and graphic designers, creatives and like-minded entrepreneurs are looking for some marketing and social media to help expand their network. The space is located in the city's West end.
Effective marketing requires vision, clarity and creativity. This professional can can take the helm of your design, branding or marketing project and make your business shine. They are a creative powerhouse offering branding, website services, graphic design, videography, photography and social media. Could your brand use a makeover?
Among our members is a financial advisor for business owners who has worked on Bay Street for nearly 20 years, and is now an independent agent. With multiple designations under his belt (CSC, CPH, IFIC, LLQP and an MBA), he can help with independent financial audits (personal or business), money management, your future financial and life goals, developing a budget and providing follow-up financial consultations. Whatever your financial needs, you’ll want a knowledgeable advisor in your corner.
This expert brings together the power of WordPress and marketing to help entrepreneurs grow their profits, optimize business and formulate marketing strategies. He is best known for coaching and consulting with small business owners. At the heart of his approach is being aligned with one’s purpose: improving the health of people and the planet.
Offering neuroscience coaching and facilitation for mindfulness, wellbeing and transformation, this professional is seriously passionate about her work. As a life-long practitioner of mindfulness, Vipassana meditation and yoga, this Certified Neuro-Transformational Coach is a uniquely centred person who will help leverage your strengths, wisdom, and intuition as an individual and a leader to cultivate transformation. What could you be coached up on today to help with your tomorrow?
What would your employees say to homemade chocolates? What if you had delicious party trays delivered for client appreciation events? Or had fancy homemade soups brought to your home or office? We have a member who offers prepared foods, baked goods and from-scratch comfort baking. She has close relationships with local farmers, which means ingredients are farm fresh and beautifully seasonal. No need for preservatives. She has a big menu to pick from and will deliver anywhere in the GTA. Is your mouth watering already?
Everything about you is unique. Why shouldn't your yoga practice reflect that? Meet a Certified Yoga Therapist who uses her vast understanding of Yoga to assist your illness or injury healing journey. She will design an original practice that addresses your particular confluence of needs through one-on-one Yoga Therapy sessions.
Think of the time you could save by hiring a professional cleaner to take care of your home, office or home office! This member is a superstar of customer service; efficiency, trustworthiness and using all eco-friendly products are their utmost concerns. Not to mention the thoroughness of their clean! Gain time and mental clarity by leaving your cleaning chores in the hands of someone who cares.
When was the last time your space energized you and supported your trajectory to success? Become inspired by your space when you enlist the help of this holistic home and office design professional. Her approach is centred in the belief that the space one occupies has a huge influence on how happy, productive, relaxed, and creative they feel. This energetic and action-oriented entrepreneur who can help you with space consulting, organizing and professional cleaning services.
Hiring a cleaner might be one of the best business decisions you ever make. Focusing on your business is crucial to success; your time is too precious to be spent cleaning your home office. Connect with a barter-friendly cleaning company that offers professional and green, residential and office cleaning services. They can help you create a more productive space, complete with shiny floors, organized shelves and a dust-free desk.
Tune up your body, treat chronic pain and even maintain a healthy body weight through the natural healing power of Shiatsu massage. Regular Shiatsu treatment may strain the budget, but barter can get you there, stress-free. This swap would make a wonderful health benefit to offer your employees and to rejuvenate your health. For 20 years this certified Shiatsu massage therapist has successfully treated painfully tight muscles, pain stemming from acute injuries and discomfort from mental stress and anxiety. For something more rigorous, she also offers Thai Yoga Massage.
Got business to do in English and French Canada? This Bilingual Digital Marketing expert may be what you're missing. With over 6 years of experience in marketing, she can help you build a solid marketing plan that generates real and relevant sales leads. Using her creativity and strategy, she will create a marketing solutions that is customized to fit your small business' identity. Her areas of expertise include: email marketing campaigns, Mailchimp, social media management tools, Instagram and web analytics.
Meet a serial entrepreneur, experienced marketing executive and mentor who grew one company from $300,000 to $7 million in 8 months. He’s worked with every single fortune 500 company, 500 start-ups and each has grown at least 1000% a year. Think you could learn a thing or two from him? Take this opportunity to work with someone who is in the top 10 in his field. That's like sitting down for a personal coaching session with a Dragon’s Den dragon!
Tax season is right on our doorstep. So who can you count on to keep your business and personal accounts straight? Team up with a knowledgeable, friendly and reliable swapper who has over 15 years of professional accounting experience. She can assist you with personal and corporate tax returns, setting up a bookkeeping system, QuickBooks setup, GST/HST filings, customized business reports, and professional templates for invoices and orders.
Need someone to capture you in your element? Swap with a video documentarian who is skilled at catching pivotal moments to tell a compelling story. Allow him to capture candid moments of you and your clients together so you can use it in your content marketing strategy. He is passionate about film and studied at film school, so your video will be creative as well as technically brilliant. This entrepreneur typically uses his profits to fund his own documentaries that raise awareness for positive change.
Meet a tech savvy, detail-oriented and community-driven C-Suite Executive Assistant turned full-time entrepreneur with 25 years experience. Her wide scope of skills can help in the areas of appointment management, events coordination, business travel, report creation, Powerpoint presentations, Photoshop, WordPress and content creation. She can even do an efficiency audit to find the "leaky buckets" in your systems. Work with her one-on-one or introduce her to your entire team for a more collaborative approach to overcome the stumbling blocks to effective operations.
A great chiropractor is one who uses a vast toolkit of evidence-based techniques and then shows you some of those techniques so you can do corrective exercises at home. We know one of those! He utilizing joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy (Active Release Technique), acupuncture, electro-acupuncture (which amplifies the effects of acupuncture) and corrective exercise (you get a demo and then take it home) he is able to treat the underlying cause of a client’s injury. Treatments are very customized and work with the root cause of a problem. Not able to make it to his clinic? He makes house calls.
Meet a social media savvy writer with a Diploma in Journalism and a Bachelor of Fine Arts under her belt. Her star clients include the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Ford and Honda, plus her work has been showcased on BlogTO. She is whimsical and creative in her expression and cares a lot about crafting compelling content.
Most entrepreneurs are guilty of it: letting meals fall by the wayside and relying too heavily on that drawer of takeout menus. It's a recipe for health disaster. Well, we know a health-conscious personal chef (she trains other chefs) who can teach you easy ways to make whole, vegan (unprocessed and gluten-free) meals. Private lessons include learning recipes, new ways to cook, replicating recipes and more. You choose the ingredients you want to work with and she'll show you the way.
A small business is only as good as its books. No accounting background? No problem. Connect with this expert who can help you with the financial side of your business. Backed by 40-year experience, this accounting professional offers accounting and financial consulting, income tax returns, financial statement and personal returns.
Try Googling "recruiters are" and it auto-fills with some terrible things. But we know a recruiter who’s on a mission to change that stigma and you can benefit by making a swap deal. Let him show you unique recruitment techniques to hire for your company, sharpen your CV, look for a job, sharpen your interview skills and better navigate job searches and HR-related areas.
Stack your business’ creative deck by getting this high-level developer and marketing professional on your team. They have over 20 years of experience, providing custom solutions to help clients obtain their goals through digital marketing (SEO, social media marketing), website builds, and even app development. They have delivered projects all around the world, and for reputable clients such as the Royal Conservatory of Music and Purina. What can this creative powerhouse team bring to life for your business?
Need help organizing a large event or business conference? Tap into the brain of a seasoned events professional with 17 years of international business experience and 300 organized events under his belt. He currently runs several conferences and also has sponsorship opportunities to help generate more business for your brand.
Could your business use a skilled Developer/Designer who can help with everything from WordPress and graphic design to illustrations and making videos? Connect with a barter veteran who has experience creating motion graphics, animation and graphic designs for startups and large firms.
Connect with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist who works with clients to develop sustainable health habits, and skills around better nutrition. Her philosophy is that sticking to very simple goals will open new doors for you—in life and in business. She offers personalized education and nutritional plans, and she really aims to understand your unique and personal relationship with food.
New or established, all brands could use a health check up from time to time. Meet a branding expert with 20 years experience who has worked with the likes of BMO, Cosco, Tim Hortons, Magnum, and Rogers. He bring his rich corporate experience, genuine enthusiasm and unique perspective to help entrepreneurs create an impactful and memorable logo, newsletter, social media branding, print materials, infographics or Powerpoint presentations.
Seeking to position your business better on Google? Connect with this digital marketing professional who has proven success in e-commerce, optimization, and online marketing strategies in diverse industries. This polyglot is knowledgeable in more than just the language of Google. If you need a thorough SEO audit for your website, SEM analysis, or perhaps an SEO workshop for your team, let us know so we can make the connection.
Connect with a serial entrepreneur who has multiple successful businesses under her belt and is a sought-after business coach, strategist and keynote speaker. She’d love a chance to look at your business model, pain points and growth inhibitions, and come up with an action plan. It would be like having a co-CEO or business partner you don’t give equity. Need a devil’s advocate instead of a “yes man”? She’s available for that too!
Tap into the brain of a mentor and dynamic social entrepreneur who has 20 years of experience, holds and MBA and has started 5 businesses. She’s super passionate about supporting entrepreneurs in their ability to drive social impact. Her specialities? Social enterprise, business model development, strategy, lean start-up methodology for social enterprise and coaching social entrepreneurs.
This animal-loving entrepreneur has been pet sitting for the past 3 years and has owned pets all of her life. She can take care of everything from cats and dogs to the more exotic reptiles and birds. She even has a basic knowledge of medical treatment, picked up from time spent working with veterinarians and technicians. Put your VIP(et) into the caring and confident hands of this pet carer.
Think all of your business needs are taken care of? You might be overlooking one of the most important cogs in your business mechanism: a healthy you! If being more energetic, feeling more positive, getting better sleep and ironing out digestion kinks would make you more productive at work, then you have to consider working with a certified Holistic Nutritionist. She’ll take your health goals and chronic issues and turn them into a workable program of nutrition, natural supplements and lifestyle upgrades. Live beautifully, work beautifully.
Manage your chronic aches and pains with regular massage. This Swedish-style masseuse and RMT is based in North York and uses relaxing strokes and rehab-based techniques to get into muscles and increase your mobilization. She is professional and kind. and ready to take on the challenge of your chronic conditions, sports injuries and other interesting cases.
Here’s your chance to get mentored by an influencer, social media superstar, TEDx speaker and a personal branding pro. Using his background in brand marketing, this remarkable member has built a tremendous social media following and he'd be happy to help you leverage his experience, knowledge and connections to catapult your business, as well as mentor you one-on-one.
WordPress is among the most popular and customizable marketing tools used by businesses everywhere. If you have a WordPress site that needs some TLC, or if you'd like to jump on board but can't get past the idea stage, we have a 15-years experienced programmer who is ready to barter. He possesses a Degree in Computer Science and clients like Team Coco (Conan O'Brien) and Sick Kid's Hospital. Besides being an all-around computer brain, he changes into a bike mechanic when he needs a break from computers. How cool is that?
Meet a treasure trove of holistic knowledge with 22 years of expertise. She gets to the root of problems with top-quality massage work, including therapeutic/deep tissue, relaxation, trigger point release, hot stone, myofascial release, Thai yoga, lymphatic drainage and more. What would you give for her healing hands today?
Your business is a reflection of you, and sometimes business challenges are a reflection of personal challenges. If your business is not performing at full capacity and you are running into roadblocks, it’s time to lift the lid on your habits. In one session, we will go as deep as you are willing to go to understand the root of the problem. Learn what’s holding you back and design a solution to tackle it effectively, and with compassion.
You kick butt in business but you're looking for someone to kick your butt into shape. Here's a certified personal trainer and holistic nutritionist who has been helping clients achieve their goals for 10 years. She is a BEd in Physical Education, as well as a certified kickboxing and spinning instructor. Using her knowledge as both a fitness and nutrition expert, she helps client reach their potential through overall health.
Did entrepreneurship mean saying goodbye to the sweet health benefits of your 9-5? Now you’re working longer and harder with less health support. But never fear, you can swap for specialized care. Enlist this certified naturopathic doctor, Shiatsu massage therapist and acupuncturist, to help reach your wellness goals through natural medicine.
Meet a Toronto-based multimedia storyteller and creative producer with five years of interdisciplinary experience as a documentary filmmaker, journalist, and digital media producer. She studied psychology and journalism to feed her curiosity, leading to a career as a storyteller. Her specializations include: directing for documentary, editing, videography, production, writing and editing, copy and applications, interviewing on and off camera, community outreach, project management, workshop facilitation.
Never thought your presentations could get a standing ovation? This executive communication coach will help fine tune everything from your confidence to your presentation style. Beyond developing your keynote speech or PowerPoint presentation, he can help you deliver it with impact, audit your sales pitch, or apply storytelling to your business. He has worked with TD, BMO and CIBC, so you know your audience will be hanging on every last word.
As business advisor and mentor (specializing in business development, strategy, growth and purpose-driven business), this member has over 17 years of experience in leading and managing businesses. His life and work has taken him to three continents, taught him four languages and paved the way to conduct business transactions in over twenty countries, including Dubai, Singapore and India. This expert has diversified and grown struggling media, events, publishing, online, information and intelligence businesses—some even during the recession. If your business is struggling, you'll want this expert on your side.
Strike up a relationship with a hairdresser who would rather discuss art, design, politics and business than gossip. Her 20 years of experience, along with a Degree in Art and Design, has made her a pro with haircuts, wash and style for women and men, colouring, highlights, colour correction, root touch-ups, blow-dry, up-do service, bridal hair and perms. She can even do your makeup for a special event. If you can provide marketing expertise or web design for a North York hairdresser, this could be a beautiful match.
Designing, cultivating and nourishing a garden has long been used as a metaphor for growing a thriving business, and for good reason. The two have a lot of similarities and gardens seem to do a wonder for creativity and flow when brought into the workspace. We have a member who is offering garden designs that can be customized for office spaces, houses, condos and outdoor spaces, like patios or rooftops. He has over six years of experience doing exactly this as a social entrepreneur. How wonderful would it be if your startup team or company had access to healthy produce and herbs from your own edible garden?
Want to work with a business model and marketing systems superstar? A barter with this member will help define your business model and create a marketing system to deliver your prospects consistently and affordably. It includes a look at your vision, unique value proposition, identifying ideal client, mapping out parties and processes that will deliver value, developing lead generation strategy, benchmarking current metrics and formulating a strategy to increase leads, conversions and value for each of your clients.
We could see some busy entrepreneurs who want to gain and maintain focus benefitting our 8-year Hatha yoga expert. She's available to teach you mindfulness through movement. Book weekly one and half hour private class for some one-on-one mindful tutoring and learn how to build your own toolkit of strategies to focus, concentrate and improve overall health.
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