December 2014

Dec 31 2014
Hello beautiful souls, I hope you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Christmas/Holidays! It’s the last day of 2014 and as Drew and I prepare to head out and usher in the new year with some friends, I thought it was … Continue reading more...

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Dec 31 2014
As an entrepreneur wether you like it or not..there will be a bit of Techy stuff you will need to get your business and brand up and running. Plugins, coding, graphics, software integration , html , widgets, wordpress, hosting, pixels …..shoot me now! BUT… it its necessary and we need to get these things done… […] more...

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Dec 31 2014
New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular nights during the year to go out with loved ones to party, have a nice dinner, or do something else that is fun, like skating if you’re Canadian. But unlike many people, I don’t like New Year’s Eve. I never have. I’m a New Year’s Eve […] more...

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Dec 31 2014

Top Taxi Apps Holiday parties, Christmas get-togethers, family dinner’s, secret-santa swarees, the events during this season are never ending! With that being said, sometimes it is easier, and definitely safer to use a taxi opposed to driving. However, hailing a cab in the cold, while rocking your RfR dress and killer heels is not the most […]

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Dec 31 2014

How to Style a Sequin New Year’s Eve Dress Stand out this New Year’s Eve in this gorgeous Sapphire Sequin Cocktail Dress that playfully catches the light as you move about with your champagne. Great for any black tie event, including galas and winter weddings! If you are attending a New Year’s Eve wedding this […]

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Dec 30 2014
Would you like to make your writing more dynamic?  Do you want to move from logical linear writing to more creative engaging ideas? Have you got a great idea but when you go to write it, it sounds nothing like what you have in your mind? Well you need to move from left brain to Read the full article... more...

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Dec 30 2014
Special 2015 New Years Offer 
Wo-Built's Roadmap for Your Renovation


The New Year is here and true to our New Year’s resolution we would like to start the year off by giving back and offer something truly unique.

Spring, the busy renovation season, is only 4 months away. If you are planning a renovation, now is the time to start putting all the pieces in play. Four months is not a long time and contractors get busy very soon in Spring as everyone wants to start then. It does not matter where you are in the process, you will have many questions. Who do you ask? Your friends and family who may only have anecdotal information or an independent professional who has your best interest at heart?

Over the last weeks we have introduced our ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ process which is a great planning tool for your renovation. As you know, the wrong decision in a renovation can cost you $1,000's of dollars. Good and thorough planning and getting the necessary know-how of the process, pitfalls and risk management will save you a lot of your hard earned money.

The Wo-Built ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Assessment helps you formulate your ideal home and your ideal home renovation and enables you to communicate your visions to your contractor. In addition it outlines the process for you, teaches you what steps to do when, plan the project in great detail and gives you the confidence to embark on your project to achieve your ‘Dream House’.

We developed the ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Assessment to provide you with an invaluable tool which will enable optimum understanding of your dream house and your own abilities to deal with the renovation. By exploring your individuality and your unique problems and situations you can really determine what you want and what will suit you ultimately. Communication will be so much more effective between all parties and the results so much more satisfying.

The Assessment will enable you to voice your vision so much better than just showing the contractor magazines articles, pictures or design references from home improvement shows. This is seldom effective as the shows and magazines represent someone else's taste and situation. So the concept is the same, but different and the difference is left to the interpretation of the contractor. Hence, often the results will fall short of expectations and disappointment is possible as everyone envisages similar things differently according to his or her own experience.

The findings of the assessment are captured in the Wo-Built ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Report. If design options are required concept designs are explored in Wo-Built ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Design Options.

The Wo-Built ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Assessment is the basis for the detailed design by an Interior Designer or Architect, a rough estimate of the costs and construction process, methods and timing. Having gone through the Assessment you are ready to proceed with confidence with your own designer/contractor or if you wish continue with Wo-Built into the Design and Build phase.

We like to celebrate the New Year and we always have something special* for a limited time for our clients.

From now to Chinese New Year 2015 we offer a great deal on our ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Assessment and the ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Report. You not only save on $1,000's of dollars during the renovation with the know-how you are getting, you also get a great bargain on the education.

* For $350 you will get the ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Assessment and the ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Report in a bundle. You save $125.

Invest in your peace of mind. Get a truly unique education and let us help you beat the system.

Call us now to learn more on 416-402-2679 for more information. We would be happy to help.

** Offer valid for the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, Brampton only. Applicable taxes apply.

Martina Ernst
President/CEO
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build
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Dec 30 2014
Special 2015 New Years Offer 
Wo-Built's Roadmap for Your Renovation


The New Year is here and true to our New Year’s resolution we would like to start the year off by giving back and offer something truly unique.

Spring, the busy renovation season, is only 4 months away. If you are planning a renovation, now is the time to start putting all the pieces in play. Four months is not a long time and contractors get busy very soon in Spring as everyone wants to start then. It does not matter where you are in the process, you will have many questions. Who do you ask? Your friends and family who may only have anecdotal information or an independent professional who has your best interest at heart?

Over the last weeks we have introduced our ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ process which is a great planning tool for your renovation. As you know, the wrong decision in a renovation can cost you $1,000's of dollars. Good and thorough planning and getting the necessary know-how of the process, pitfalls and risk management will save you a lot of your hard earned money.

The Wo-Built ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Assessment helps you formulate your ideal home and your ideal home renovation and enables you to communicate your visions to your contractor. In addition it outlines the process for you, teaches you what steps to do when, plan the project in great detail and gives you the confidence to embark on your project to achieve your ‘Dream House’.

We developed the ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Assessment to provide you with an invaluable tool which will enable optimum understanding of your dream house and your own abilities to deal with the renovation. By exploring your individuality and your unique problems and situations you can really determine what you want and what will suit you ultimately. Communication will be so much more effective between all parties and the results so much more satisfying.

The Assessment will enable you to voice your vision so much better than just showing the contractor magazines articles, pictures or design references from home improvement shows. This is seldom effective as the shows and magazines represent someone else's taste and situation. So the concept is the same, but different and the difference is left to the interpretation of the contractor. Hence, often the results will fall short of expectations and disappointment is possible as everyone envisages similar things differently according to his or her own experience.

The findings of the assessment are captured in the Wo-Built ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Report. If design options are required concept designs are explored in Wo-Built ‘Roadmap for your Renovation’ Design Options.

The Wo-Built ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Assessment is the basis for the detailed design by an Interior Designer or Architect, a rough estimate of the costs and construction process, methods and timing. Having gone through the Assessment you are ready to proceed with confidence with your own designer/contractor or if you wish continue with Wo-Built into the Design and Build phase.

We like to celebrate the New Year and we always have something special* for a limited time for our clients.

From now to Chinese New Year 2015 we offer a great deal on our ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Assessment and the ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Report. You not only save on $1,000's of dollars during the renovation with the know-how you are getting, you also get a great bargain on the education.

* For $350 you will get the ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Assessment and the ‘Roadmap to your Renovation’ Report in a bundle. You save $125.

Invest in your peace of mind. Get a truly unique education and let us help you beat the system.

Call us now to learn more on 416-402-2679 for more information. We would be happy to help.

** Offer valid for the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga, Brampton only. Applicable taxes apply.

Martina Ernst
President/CEO
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build
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Dec 30 2014
The #1 Most Important to-do as an Expert The biggest secret to successful brand is… being the expert! Most people start blogging and posting and then quit…massive fail. Why? Because they didn’t do the one thing that matters more than anything else – being consistent. With the beauty of social media it is easier than […] more...

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Dec 30 2014
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Dec 30 2014

This week’s dress created on Polyvore. How to Wear a Grey Gown on New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve  is the one of those rare nights that you can get away with wearing dresses with sparkles, sequins, and beading. Let us guide you on how to wear a grey gown on New Year’s Eve! Aidan […]

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Dec 30 2014

Trending: Perfect Parkas It is official ladies, we have hit that very unfortunate time of the year where fall fashion has come to an end and we are left to face winter. We are left to face the dreary, mushy, ice-cold chills that is winter. Although this is a sad time, not all is as depressing as it […]

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Dec 30 2014

Average reading time: Approximately 4 minutes Good News! Plastic Surgery Not Required Personal presence is key to getting promotions, sales, and business results. In the end, character and communication skills are more important, but first impressions count very much. Your Image Matters The good news is that attention to polish and grooming can enhance your […]

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Dec 29 2014
When someone looks at your site and social media, you want them to be impressed! You want them to think… “ya this person has their sh*t together and they mean business”! When is that last time you thought about what happens when someone else googles you? Or… When is the last time you googled someone […] more...

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Dec 29 2014

  RfR has partnered with the YWCA’s Rose Campaign to help raise awareness and start a dialogue about this important issue. As part of our efforts to raise awareness, our writer, Sarah Bella, had a conversation with Paulette Senior, the CEO of YWCA Canada about the Rose Campaign and the many facets of violence against […]

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Dec 29 2014

Event Coordinator Do you love attending and coordinating events? Do you love being at the centre of all the action? Then we’d love to have you work for us! We’re looking for an Event Coordinator to assist our business development manager with the attendance of events that help promote our new launch and services in […]

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Dec 29 2014

Ask Lisa and Kristy: What’s the One Thing You Can’t Live Without? In case you didn’t know, our co-founders, Lisa and Kristy, started, Rent frock Repeat from the ground up. It all started when Lisa and Kristy were invited to a wedding one March. Neither wanted to spend the money or time on yet another dress that […]

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Dec 29 2014

“You’re too subtle.” my friend advised.  “I know that is your comfort zone, but being nice doesn’t always win the race.” she added as she told me to buck up, promote myself and get out of my own way.  By her take on the situation, I needed to toot my own horn more about what we do and how much we offer women business owners.


Now deep down I know she’s right – on all counts – putting myself out there, bragging or aggressively going after potential members – has never been my style.  I don’t like to pressure people, but I am realizing, that in staying low profile and not telling people about what we offer, I am actually doing them a disservice.  They’re missing out on a great opportunity.  Because, as my mother would say, we’re the best thing since sliced bread.  There, that wasn’t so difficult.


Plus it’s a bargain at the price.  I checked around and other groups charge a lot more and their members don’t get that much for their investment – maybe two meetings a month if they’re lucky. 


Compare that to the 80+ events a year that we offer.  Now it could be argued that not all are conveniently located for everyone, but that’s why we host webinars.  With webinars you can stay home, be in your PJs if you like, and learn at your own pace and time slot.  What could be better than that, and if you’re a member, they are free, so the price is right.


I’ve been doing this for 12 years now – a long time in a business where groups come and go - often starting with great flourish to disappear into the sunset a couple of years later. Why is that?   Well if you are out to make a quick buck, this isn’t the gig for you.  It’s not that you don’t make any money, but it is a hard slog.  No, this is a labour of love. 


So what keeps me going?  I want to make a difference and I firmly believe at Company of Women we do just that.  Success to me is when I see one of my members, blossom, grow and make a real success of her business, or when I connect two people and the synergy takes over.


I feel we’re a class act, and I am proud of what we offer.  There, that wasn’t too difficult, but still not comfortable press-ganging people to join.  You see I want you to discover it for yourself – so check out our website –  www.companyofwomen.ca  Our slogan is Be bold. Be brave. Belong.   

Isn’t it time you did?  Make 2015 the year you invest in yourself.


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Dec 29 2014

“You’re too subtle.” my friend advised.  “I know that is your comfort zone, but being nice doesn’t always win the race.” she added as she told me to buck up, promote myself and get out of my own way.  By her take on the situation, I needed to toot my own horn more about what we do and how much we offer women business owners.


Now deep down I know she’s right – on all counts – putting myself out there, bragging or aggressively going after potential members – has never been my style.  I don’t like to pressure people, but I am realizing, that in staying low profile and not telling people about what we offer, I am actually doing them a disservice.  They’re missing out on a great opportunity.  Because, as my mother would say, we’re the best thing since sliced bread.  There, that wasn’t so difficult.


Plus it’s a bargain at the price.  I checked around and other groups charge a lot more and their members don’t get that much for their investment – maybe two meetings a month if they’re lucky. 


Compare that to the 80+ events a year that we offer.  Now it could be argued that not all are conveniently located for everyone, but that’s why we host webinars.  With webinars you can stay home, be in your PJs if you like, and learn at your own pace and time slot.  What could be better than that, and if you’re a member, they are free, so the price is right.


I’ve been doing this for 12 years now – a long time in a business where groups come and go - often starting with great flourish to disappear into the sunset a couple of years later. Why is that?   Well if you are out to make a quick buck, this isn’t the gig for you.  It’s not that you don’t make any money, but it is a hard slog.  No, this is a labour of love. 


So what keeps me going?  I want to make a difference and I firmly believe at Company of Women we do just that.  Success to me is when I see one of my members, blossom, grow and make a real success of her business, or when I connect two people and the synergy takes over.


I feel we’re a class act, and I am proud of what we offer.  There, that wasn’t too difficult, but still not comfortable press-ganging people to join.  You see I want you to discover it for yourself – so check out our website –  www.companyofwomen.ca  Our slogan is Be bold. Be brave. Belong.   

Isn’t it time you did?  Make 2015 the year you invest in yourself.


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Dec 29 2014
As we end another year, it’s important to reflect on the lessons life brought you in 2014. The end of the year is the perfect time to think about what you want your life to look like in 2015, and how … Continue reading more...

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Dec 28 2014
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Dec 28 2014
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Dec 27 2014
The question I get asked the most is: “How did you get your brand all over the media?”. The truth is, when I started, I had no idea what I was doing. My “business” was non-existent; I was working at a gym selling memberships on salary. I was doing okay…but I knew there was more […] more...

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Dec 27 2014
I L-O-V-E Instagram… it has become my go to social media source. Not just for pointless entertainment and shenanigans but also for lead generation. Building a Brand and communicating with your target audience is easier than ever thanks to Instagram. Its time for some real talk doe…. What the heck is the deal with everyone Instagram? Is […] more...

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Dec 26 2014
Clarity, Direction and Organization are likely the most important factors when it comes to making moves with your brand and business. Today training is all about showing you how to nail all 3 so that you set up and ready to rock! Over the next 7 days I will be sharing all kinds of goodness […] more...

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Dec 24 2014
Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world. As a decorated Olympian, she has led her team to four gold and one silver medal as well as being named the tournaments’ most valuable player in both 2002 and 2006. The five-time Olympic medalist, former Team Canada captain and... more...

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Dec 24 2014

From celebrity predictions to world headlines – Psychic Nikki tells it all for 2015!
Check out her website here or give her a call at 416-961-7976!  Tune into our fantastic interview!

 

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Dec 24 2014

Getting ready to start of 2015 with something a little different! Here is a fantastic interview with psychic medium Ursula Darby!

 

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Dec 24 2014

Happy Holidays to You

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Dec 23 2014
Image: Season's Greetings and Holiday Wishes from Wo-Built Inc.
Credit: MS Office ClipArt MH900440289

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Another year comes to an end and we at Wo-Built are contemplating the many good things that happened this year. We did some fantastic projects and met and worked with amazing people.

During this season, we want to say 'Thank You' to our wonderful clients – we would not be here without you.

For me personally, the Christmas season is full of joy and good will. I spend time with my friends and family and think of the great people I encountered during the year. At this special time of year, I am very grateful for all the help and advice I received on the way, both to advance personally and, of course, in business.

Very often it felt like that the spirit of giving which is so prevalent during the Christmas season was extended to me during the year. I hope I will be able to give some back in 2015.


Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays to all!

Martina Ernst
President/CEO
Wo-Built Inc. - Innovative Design and Build

To view our Season’s Greetings e-card, please click on the following link: http://tinyurl.com/happynewyear-wobuilt
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Dec 23 2014
© Irene Becker, Just Coach It-The 3Q Edge™ | Leadership, Communication, Career Reach-Resonance Results | 3Q Leadership™ Blog- 50,000+ Social Media Followers & Growing!   There is no time like the end of the year to reflect, re-charge, re-purpose and optimize!    Instructions: Check the statement is consistently true for you. If the statement doesn’t apply to you, replace …

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Dec 23 2014

Kayla Biron is the Rent frock Repeat employee of the month! Kayla joined our team August 2014 and has been an asset ever since. From what began as a part-time internship, has now bloomed into part-time work. Kayla is energetic, motivated and goal oriented — and we are so lucky to call her Rent frock […]

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Dec 23 2014
John Warrillow is the founder of five companies, a regular contributor toInc.com and The Globe and Mail, and the author of Built To Sell: Creating A Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by bothFortune and Inc magazines as one of the best books of 2011. Called one of the “Top Ten Business-To-Business Marketers”  by B2B Marketing, John has been... more...

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Dec 23 2014
Treatment for depression saved my life, but it was up to me to break self-defeating mental habits and make a life worth living. I'll tell you how I did it at Women and Wellness Kingston. Laughter and life lessons guaranteed! more...

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Dec 23 2014
I'm honored to be sharing my journey out of depression at Women and Wellness Niagara's Fifth Annual Fundraising Event. It's free, it's fun and it's your chance to support a great cause: free walk-in care for anyone who needs help with a mental health problem. more...

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Dec 22 2014
Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation. more...

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Dec 22 2014
Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of only 200,000, it is the world's capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland's second largest city for business, there is plenty to offer travellers seeking a vacation. more...

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Dec 22 2014
Loved by audiences across Canada for making complex scientific issues understandable, meaningful, and fun, Bob McDonald is in high demand. A fixture in broadcasting for more than 30 years, he is currently the host of CBC Radio’s Quirks & Quarks–the award-winning science program that is heard by 500,000 people each week–and is the author of numerous... more...

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Dec 22 2014
SHANNON’S TRAVEL BAG: travel tips for women Shannon Skinner visits Geneva, Switzerland, a small city with a big heart.        Geneva is small city with a big heart. With a population of nearly 200,000, it is the world’s capital of peace. While many visitors come to Switzerland’s second largest city for business, there […] more...

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Dec 22 2014

Holiday Nail Colours Now, I know quirky holiday nail designs are not everyone’s thing. Some people like to keep it bold and simple — which is just as fabulous as opting for a nail design. If my last blog on holiday nail art designs didn’t entice you, maybe my color selections will. This year, specifically, […]

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Dec 22 2014

Fun and Easy DIY Holiday Pillows During the holidays, nothing beats getting home after a busy day and curling up to some cozy pillows to unwind and relax with. Not only do pillows add a sense of comfort, but they have the ability to brighten up any space and add personal touches as needed. With […]

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Dec 22 2014

Ask Lisa and Kristy: What Does Collaborative Consumption Mean to You? In case you didn’t know, our co-founders, Lisa and Kristy, started, Rent frock Repeat from the ground up. It all started when Lisa and Kristy were invited to a wedding one March. Neither wanted to spend the money or time on yet another dress that would […]

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Dec 20 2014
What if you didn’t spend a lot of money for the holidays this year? The pressure to give in to Christmas wish lists and to buy gifts for friends, guests and extended family can be hard to resist during the … Continue reading more...

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Dec 20 2014
It is more important now than ever to make it known loud and freakin’ clear that YOU are the Expert. Its all about creating demand…its all about standing out from the competition and this is exactly what I’m talking about in this quick video. Once you’ve watched it…leave a comment below and tell me.. what […] more...

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Dec 20 2014
Hello beautiful souls, Happy Weekend. I cannot believe that Christmas is a mere 5 days away! I feel like it was just yesterday that I was thinking “it’s already December?” Santa came early this year and showered me with some … Continue reading more...

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