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Feeling Lonely in my Home Office

Hi - my name is Linda Ockwell-Jenner and when I decided to take the step of becoming a sole-proprietor and founded Motivational Steps almost 5 years ago I had an idea I would feel lonely working from home. I was proved right,but recently I acquired a new friend, who was willing to become my company director, and when I say company I mean "company" in the sense my new friend actually does keep me company! My new friend is called Trek the Hope Bear and I found him quite by accident when I was in a store discussing a fashion show I am organizing.

Oktoberfest Idol, Alisha Nauth singing at Runway for the Cure

Local Oktoberfest Idol winner, Alisha Nauth, will be singing live at the Runway For The Cure fashion show event on September 11th. The Small Business Community Network is a sponsor of this event, aimed at raising awareness of Breast Cancer.

Geek to Live: Top 10 free and cheap productivity tools

I just read this excellent blog entry that lists 10 great tips to help you be more productive. These certainly apply to Small Business owners such as ourselves, so take a look! Some of the items on the list may seem like common-sense, but a few will surprise you, I'm sure.

If you have some hints not on the list, why not share them with us - leave a comment! 

Author Jane Orend....

President and Founder of Working Lifestyles Research & Training has the ideal book for anyone with a home based office - Making Working from Home Work - THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR A SUCCESSFUL HOME OFFICE by Jane Orend This remarkable book shows the reader how to maximize their productivity and enjoyment of working from home by guiding them through the fundementals of home office success. Check out Janes book via her web site.

CIBC Run For the Cure - Fashion Show Tickets

Tickets for the upcoming Runway for the Cure: Our Vision of Hope Fashion Show to be held on Monday September 11, 2006, can be pre-ordered by contacting Linda Ockwell-Jenner 519 - 893 1598 or by accessing this link and clicking on "Register for this Event". Door prizes $500 gift certificate, White Gold Necklace, Swarovski Crystal Pin, entertainment, and refreshments.

Men Wanted...

... to send me comments on what they do not understand about women for my new book! I am looking for content for my new book. Men who really do not know what their significant other is really saying, what they really mean and what they really want. Men often say they are misunderstood but did they read the script? Want to know more? Contact me: linda@motivationalsteps.com

Platypi Designs awarded 2 Guelph Quality Award Certificates

At the 7th annual Guelph Awards of Excellence Gala on June 14th, Platypi Designs was awarded the Guelph Quality Awards (GQA) certificates in the categories of Planning and People Focus. These certificates are given to companies who have demonstrated excellent quality in each particular area of focus, and three companies were presented certificates for 2006.

Runway for the Cure: Our Vision of Hope

Linda Ockwell-Jenner and Melissa Stephens of the Small Business Community Network are co-chairing the premier Runway for the Cure: Our Vision of Hope event. This event will showcase breast cancer survivors and features some of the latest fashions. The event will be held at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, on September 11th. More details to follow...

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