Take a Rest - Without feeling Guilty!

Today is Wednesay October 25th and I am struggling to keep up with my work and I know deep down I will feel guilty later on in the day if I give up and take a rest. As the founder of Motivational Steps I have faced many challenges in my business and personal life over the past few years. In fact, my business only came to be because I had made the decision to go back to school after having both my breasts removed due to breast cancer for the second time.

Platypi Designs receives Outstanding Customer Service Award

On October 17, 2006 at the Bridges for Better Business Awards Reception the Outstanding Customer Service Award 2006 was presented to Platypi Designs.
In the photo above Tanya Riemann of Platypi Designs received the award from Frank Valeriote of Smith Valeriote. Guelph-Wellington Business Enterprise Centre were the event organizers and Smith Valeriote was the Customer Service Award sponsor.

RFID privacy and security article published in Stepping Stone

The below article was recently published in Linda Ockwell-Jenner's Stepping Stone newsletter issue 39. The "Remove before washing" tag on the inside of your new sweater, the special key that is needed to start your car, and the dashboard mounted device that lets you use the fast lane, these are examples of Radio Tags. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), or Radio Tags, are an automatic identification technology, used in similar applications as bar

Scott Hache - Platinum Synergy Group Inc - Speaker on Tuesday 17th October at the SBCN Meeting

Come along and see how this presentation can help your business. Registration 7 p.m. meet and greet until 7.30. Ask Scott questions after the presentation, meeting finishes at 9 p.m. Refreshments and Prize Draw! Members $5 - Guests $10.

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Member of the SBCN registered as a Candidate for Waterloo Region Council

Like other Members of the Small Business Community Network, I have a geat passion for our community, and believe that it is important that active business people be willing to put their names forward for public service. I have therefore registered as a Candidate for one of 4 Kitchener seats on Waterloo Region Council, and would appreciate your support in the municipal election on Monday, November 13.

Information on how to Advertise on the SBCN Website

For those of you out there who have a business you want to promote but do not want to join a networking group why not advertise on the Small Business Community Network groups website. Please email to find out more. Advertising on the SBCN website can offer opportunities to reach customers worldwide!

Business and Professional Women's Club of Kitchener-Waterloo

First dinner meeting Monday October 16th 2006. Registration 6.30 - 7.00 pm. Dinner 7.00 pm, Program 7.45 - 9.00 pm. Rosedale Room, The Waterloo Inn, 475 King Street North, Waterloo. Members $30, Non-members $35. Featurning guest speaker Karen Redman, MP Kitchener Centre to speak on Women in Politics.

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Kiss My Tiara - 3rd Annual X-treme Xmas Event

Adele Alfano Canada's Diamond Coach will be launching her new keynote ICE, ICE, BABY! Discovering Your Inner Bling. How bright do you sparkle? Join Adele and her guests in a guaranteed fun-filled evening and discover your inner bling!

Wednesday November 29th, 2006, Burlington Holiday Inn. www.KissMyTiara.Ca

For more information contact Rose Keating at

Classique Decor - Excellent Resource for your next Event!

As the SBCN is a networking group I find it beneficial to pass on information about small business owners I have worked with and maybe the visitors to this site will take a look at the websites posted here and in the future may well find they need to use the particular businesses themselves.

One such business is owned by Tamara Gollob and is called Classique Decor