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!
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 8 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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