No one goes into a marriage expecting it to end, but it happens. Whether it’s you or one of your employees dealing with the dreaded d-word, the impact can be far-reaching. Divorce can take an emotional and financial toll, not to mention a toll on your business’ bottom line.Collaborative law aims to minimize the messiness and help soon-to-be-ex partners manage their issues—you guessed it—collaboratively.
Today, we talk to Renée Nichols, family lawyer with Bennet Waugh Corne, about why collaborative law works and how it can make a difficult time a little bit easier.
Tax planning may not be on your list of favourite activities, but doing it early and often can help you keep your hard-earned dollars in your pocket. Today’s podcast looks at the positives of tax planning, with tips and best practices to make the most of tax laws. Our guest is Scott McCamis and he is a lawyer with MLT Aikins .
If you think you’ll never have to worry about a data security breach, think again. Half of all businesses have already experienced a data security breach and cases continue to rise, yet most business leaders do not have an instant response plan in place.
Today, we talk to business lawyer Andrew Buck about how to prevent and manage the data security breaches that plague so many businesses. Tune in to the podcast to learn how to protect yours.
Today’s guest, Adam Herstein, is a business and technology lawyer who’s worked with startups at every stage of the game.
In other words, he’s the guy you want to call if you’re launching a tech company. Adam shares with us the first things to consider before you get started.
Imagine if your company’s leadership was 5% or 10% more effective. How would that impact your success?
Today, we talk to Ben Dueck, president and founder of Cantera Leadership, about what makes an effective leader. Ben’s passion is helping leaders grow to their full potential—so much so that he got a Master of Arts degree in Leadership. He’s also a certified Gallup CliftonStrengths coach and the host of the 10-Minute Leader podcast. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com/blog.
At 20 years old, Mike Fata co-founded a business that would later sell for $419 million. While that in itself is incredible, it’s Mike’s lifelong journey of hard work, perseverance and giving back that he measures his success on. He shares his story with us today, as our latest entrepreneurial feature on the podcast. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com/blog.
Our first entrepreneurial feature of 2022 welcomes Catherine Metrycki, Canadian owner and CEO of flower and gift delivery company, Callia. Our conversation dives into her expansion across Canada and the US and the culture and community that has made it all possible. She shares what she’s learned along the way, growing from a one-woman show to 60 employees. She also shares the importance of her incredible support system of fellow entrepreneurs (including those on hit CBC show, Dragon’s Den) that has helped her on her journey to the top. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Did you know that 30% of entrepreneurs believe they overpay taxes and could claim more deductions and credits? Fortunately, an expert joins us today to make sure you aren't one of them. Peyman Salari, investment advisor and founder of B.C.-based financial advisory firm Canadian WiseInvest™ Inc, joins us with his practical steps to maximize your tax savings as a business owner. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
There’s no handbook on operating a business through a pandemic—or, at least, there wasn’t when COVID-19 struck. Business leaders faced hard decisions, then and now, as they navigate vaccination policies in the workplace.
Today, we look to one business as an example of how to navigate the decisions and rollout surrounding a vaccination policy. Our guests, Dawn Haus and Dan Hursh join us from True North Sports + Entertainment, the owner and operator of Canada Life Centre in downtown Winnipeg, the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets and the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
Dawn joins us as the Vice President of Human Resources and Dan as Vice President & General Counsel of True North Sports + Entertainment. They both bring their professional faculties and their love of the game to True North - Dawn as a board member of the St. James Assiniboia Minor Hockey Association and Dan with his years on the ice playing four years of NCAA hockey at Princeton University. Together, they fill us in on what worked for their organization and the people in it, as they developed a vaccination policy that helped them get back to business. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Rapid cash flow is what most business owners dream of, but something we don’t talk enough about is - what do you do when business booms and you have excess cash on the table? Do you reinvest it in the business? Do you invest it elsewhere? Or do you book a first class ticket to Cabo to celebrate? Today's guest, Gerry Steckler is a financial and business strategist and the Co-Owner and President of Bridge to Prosperity. Join us as Gerry guides us on his best practices to make the absolute most of a good financial situation. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Today’s guests share their road to success as entrepreneurs and leaders in the restaurant business. Brad Houghton is owner and president of Eatz Enterprises, a franchise group for Moxies restaurants. He can add podcast co-host to his impressive list of accomplishments, as he takes the reins in our conversation with Mike Del Buono. Mike is managing owner of Burnley Place Hospitality Inc. and restaurants King + Bannatyne, Second Spot and Nola. Listen in to learn about Mike’s Top Chef connection and more in this entrepreneurial feature. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
What do the Coca-Cola logo and The Beatles classic, Let it Be, have in common?
They’re both pieces of intellectual property, or IP.
You don’t have to have an internationally known brand or music group to own IP. Chances are, you already do. On today’s episode, Silvia de Sousa, Lawyer at TDS Law, fills us in on what IP is, how and why to protect it, and how to save — and make — money while you’re at it. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
As your own boss, when the receipts and invoices pile up, you might think, "I’ll get to it later." You are busy running a company, after all. With guest Paul Van Walleghem CPA, accountant at Lazer Grant LLP, we talk about why staying on top of your finances makes good business sense (aside from saving you the hassle of tackling that growing pile eventually).
Listen in as Paul shares practical tips on how to manage the numbers side of your business, from the time your company launches until it’s established and beyond. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
Employers can agree that a safe return to work is necessary, but the topic of mandatory vaccinations is a controversial one. We look at the rights and responsibilities held by employers and employees, along with the role government has played in the vaccination debate. We also address the effects of the pandemic and the silver linings that have come out of it. Joining our discussion today is Nicole Stewart, Vice President of Human Resources at Payworks and Bram Strain, President and CEO of the Business Council of Manitoba. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
As an employer, it’s necessary to expect the unexpected. Whether it’s an employee’s sudden health issue or a global pandemic, you need to know how to handle it—and fast. Having the right policies in place can help. So can a labour and employment lawyer. In this episode, we talk to celebrated Canadian labour and employment lawyers, Dany Théberge and Devin Wehrle, for their take on adapting during unprecedented times. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
If you’ve ever had that nagging feeling that you don’t belong, you’re not alone. It’s called imposter syndrome, and it affects even the most successful CEOs and celebrities (Tina Fey and Michelle Obama, to name a couple).
Our guest on today’s podcast, Marina Byezhanova, is no stranger to imposter syndrome. She shares with us how she managed the imposter syndrome that weighed on her and how she helps her clients do the same. An entrepreneur, global speaker, show host and branding expert, Marina also gives us invaluable tips on how to build our brands through social media and beyond. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
Employment agreements protect your interests — and those of your employees — from day one. In this week’s podcast, we get Fillmore Riley LLP Partner, Celia Fergusson’s take on why you need a solid employment agreement and what it should include. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
In this episode, Todd Andres, partner at Pitblado Law, speaks about the delicate balance of terminating an employee and how a small investment towards legal advice before you terminate an employee’s position can save you substantial time and money down the road. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
They’re not among the favourite topics of conversation for most couples, but prenups have a lengthy list of benefits. Partner at Stevenson Hood Thornton Beaubier, Kim Visram, likens them to house insurance.
“We want that house insurance in place in case there is a fire,” she says. We hope to never experience a fire, but having insurance makes the unexpected a tiny bit more tolerable. These agreements are your insurance, should the unexpected ever happen in your personal relationship. We talked with Kim about what they entail and why they need to be addressed, especially if you own or have a stake in a business. Visit vexxit.com for the full show notes.
In this episode, investment veteran Jen Snyder dives into the critical importance of building positive relationships and how exactly that factors into your success. Jen is the President of two companies led by all-female teams, Doyenne Financial Ltd., a portfolio management firm licensed in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec, and Doyenne Insurance and Estate Planning Ltd. licensed in Manitoba and Ontario. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
In 2017, the #metoo hashtag went viral shining a spotlight on the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace and beyond. The Black Lives Matter movement followed bringing to the light the horrific extent of discrimination and racial injustice.
While it’s critical that this misbehaviour is getting attention and being condemned, these movements have uncovered that discrimination, harassment and injustice appears to be more prevalent than anyone wanted to believe. Today, we welcome Canadian lawyer, Scott Hoeppner to navigate this conversation. A partner at renowned firm, TDS Law, Scott is an expert in labour and employment law. He’s also guided numerous organizations through workplace investigations, providing legal support along the way. In this episode, Scott shares his expertise on how to make employees feel supported should they experience sexual assault, harassment or discrimination on the job, and the steps a company can take to investigate such allegations. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Today's guest shares how entrepreneurs can set themselves up for success when working with professionals. With more than 30 years in the field, Tim has guided businesses from small to large and local to multinational through the legal ropes. A managing partner at Taylor McCaffrey Lawyers in Winnipeg, Tim has been recognized by Best Lawyers as one of the best lawyers in Canada in corporate law and is a past recipient of its Lawyer of the Year award in Manitoba. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
While many of us have moved to working from home this past year, many still have ties to business properties. Maybe you own a storefront, an office building or a condominium complex. Maybe you’re considering building one. Or maybe your company is contracted to build these properties.
Whatever your circumstance, if you have any stake in a business or even a residential property, you’ll want to listen to this podcast.
Our guest today is Kirk Mason of HMC Lawyers, a firm based in Calgary, Alberta. Kirk specializes in construction litigation, condominium property litigation, contract review and negotiation, and other legal matters that affect the construction industry. He fills us in on what we need to know before we start the process and what to do if we run into trouble after the fact. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Diversity and gender are two topics dominating conversations on and offline over the last year. As business owners, we strive to create diverse workforces because it’s the right thing to do. But we may not talk about the real benefits to business as often as we should.
Our guest on today’s podcast, Mickaela Maxwell, is a numbers guru who thrives on serving her clients and championing diversity in the workplace. As Director of Private Company Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mickaela shares her advice on prepping for tax season before we shift our focus to the how and why behind fostering diversity in leadership. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Some say that we’ve never been more strongly divided in terms of our viewpoints. But is that true? And even when passions run high and viewpoints clash, how can we remain respectful and productive? Michael Juce of Prairie Sky Strategy brings his wealth of knowledge in public affairs and government relations to shed light on keeping the lines of communication open and how to best move forward when teams or groups seem starkly on two sides of an issue. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
66% of employees say they would likely leave their job if they didn't feel appreciated. This is up from 51% in 2012. Today's podcast with Legacy Bowes' Lisa Cefali talks about the importance of showing appreciation for employees and how tailoring your approach positively impacts individuals, teams and your bottom line. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Award-winning family lawyer, Robynne Kazina, shares how family law and the law itself are shifting to keep up with our modern families. Listen to her illuminating perspective on divorce and separation alternatives, practical advice for parents, and updates to the law that are coming in 2021 tied to a hallmark case she led as an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Anita Janzen-Gemmell has made a name for herself helping businesses create actionable plans. Anita is a partner at BDO and she’s been excelling in the corporate community for more than 15 years in business succession planning, with a specialty in tax and accounting. In this episode, we learn about how creating a plan can be one of the best de-stressors out there. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
As the digital world expands our options, people are looking more closely at how businesses measure up on environmental, social, and governance criteria. In this episode, we look at how businesses can improve and communicate their commitments to the greater community with award-winning lawyer, John Stefaniuk.
John is a partner with TDS Law with a broad practice that includes natural resource and environmental law. With more than 25 years of experience, he’s gained global recognition for his work. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.
Rob Tétrault is an award-winning Portfolio Manager ranked in Wealth Professional’s Top 10 Wealth Advisors in Canada 3 times in the last 4 years. Rob identified the art of listening as one of the most critical life skills on the road to his success in wealth management. In this episode, Rob walks us through active listening, empathetic listening, and his own best practices. Read the full show notes at vexxit.com.