Elaine's Kitchen Table Podcast | The Business of Real Life | Lessons for Success in Business and Parenting

Inspirational, motivational, and practical. Elaine Tan Comeau, founder of Easy Daysies ( a favorite winning pitch on Dragons' Den, Canada's Shark Tank), Mom of 3, former school teacher, and Mompreneur of the Year in Canada, talks to you about the business of real life, success as an entrepreneur and parenting, advice from people like Kevin O'Leary, Jim Treliving, Julie Cole and Jack Canfield all straight from the kitchen table - where it started for her and where it can start for you!
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Elaine's Kitchen Table Podcast | The Business of Real Life | Lessons for Success in Business and Parenting




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Nov 25, 2016

In this episode, we talk about how the famous "latte factor" for personal finance can be applied in a business setting - and the results are jaw-dropping!  Listen in if you want to increase your spending discipline, and therefore increase your business profits.

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Nov 18, 2016

In this episode, we look at how a $5 coffee every day actually takes more than a dollar off your hourly wage, and how you can turn that into over $28,000 in 10 years!  Follow along with the formula at

Nov 4, 2016

Grab the top three tips from social media marketing expert, Nicole Christen!  Learn how this entrepreneur, PhD student and single mom of four children, makes "practice" her way of survival and path to success!  My favourite insight from Nicole was that we need to realize that we are responsible for making things happen but at the same time need to realize that we do not have to be the one to make them happen.

Oct 27, 2016

Learn the valuable difference between Branding and Marketing

Find out what this Branding Expert says are the four biggest mistakes small businesses do when it comes to branding and what you can do to avoid these mistakes!

Discover the best practice or strategy for drawing attention to your website!

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Oct 21, 2016

These days, basic fundamental business advice like "Grow sales, ensure everyone gets billed and collect the money" is passed over as people look for the latest "tricks" and "get-rich-quick" schemes.

Listen to accounting whiz Kelly Burkholder as she describes how some of the most successful steps your business can take are some of the least glamorous: Hiring the right help, tracking your expenses, and putting the right systems in place.

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Oct 13, 2016

Elaine shares 10 top tips for entrepreneurial success that she has learned both from her own experience as a business owner, and from her guests on the podcast.

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Oct 5, 2016

Join Elaine on the set of filming a CBC Dragons' Den update for Easy Daysies with producer Adam Avrashi, audio engineer Matt Wolfson and Cameraman David Hill, as they share what they see in common amongst the most successful of the hundreds and thousands of business people who pitch to Dragons' Den (Canadian version of Shark Tank) every year.

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Sep 29, 2016

Elaine, Sharon, Wendy and Maria all work from home at least part of the time to run their businesses. They all previously worked out of the home, and are now "living the dream". So, what's it like? In this episode, they go over the positives and negatives, with advice on how to make the most of your home office.

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Sep 22, 2016

Elaine shares 10 tips in 10 minutes which will help you implement chores with your kid(s) that will not only make your life easier, but set them up for lifelong success! Be sure to get your free age-appropriate chore charts below as well :)


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Sep 14, 2016

Shoveling dirt at the age of nine was his first job helping others and where Mike learned to "show up and be committed".  Learn to avoid these top 3 mistakes small businesses make when it comes to protecting themselves.

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Aug 16, 2016

The last thing you want is for your social media efforts to go unseen. By posting at the right time, you greatly increase your chances of success! Here are some tips on when during the day and week to post for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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Jul 21, 2016

Chores teach children so many life skills: socially, ethically, and personally. It is important for children to realize the importance of each person’s contribution in the world and it begins at home, where they can realize their own part in the big picture!

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Jul 15, 2016

We wear multiple hats as entrepreneurs and it is hard to be an expert at it all.  But one topic that we can always learn more about is how to have a great social media presence!

Learn the three most common social media mistakes small business do and how to avoid them! My personal favourite is the Content Creation "Push and Pull" conundrum!

To connect with Katy, check out here website at, or on Facebook at or at

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Jun 28, 2016

Did you know the average student loses up to 2.6 months in math skills and up to 2 months in grade level reading skills during summer holidays?

Elaine gives you 5 fun, quick and free ways to bridge that summer learning gap!

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Jun 24, 2016

In a speech from the Achieve & Lead Women's Conference which Elaine hosted in Vancouver in June 2016, Elaine shares her 5 D.A.I.L.Y. habits of successful entrepreneurs. How many are you implementing daily?

Jun 17, 2016

Kick "brag shame" to the curb and acknowledge and share your awesomeness so that others can benefit from it! Learn why it is important to not believe everything you think! Lisa van Reeuwyk is part media maven with a background in producing, hosting and financing travel documentary television, along with a whole lot of experience in business development and strategy know-how.

She is a passionate coach to entrepreneurs and professional women, guiding and supporting them to advance in their lives and their careers. Since becoming a mom to two beautiful girls, she feels even more dedicated to her role in serving women in business as they smash the statistics and shift the paradigm facing women in business today. Here with me today is Lisa van Reeuwyk, founder of Bloom Business Development and Bloom Lisa Coaching.

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Jun 3, 2016

Mary Purcaro is the Founder and CEO of Cuddlecloth® and Cuddlepet®, bath towels designed for safety. Mary shares how perseverance and the love of learning keep you going when things are good or bad in business. Are you thinking about patenting, listen as Mary share how and why she has three patents! To connect with Mary or order her fabulous product check out here website:​

May 25, 2016

In this episode, Elaine and Ron, trade show veterans both and partners in Easy Daysies (, discuss how to be most effective with "B2C", or Business-to-Consumer Trade Shows. A must-listen if you are selling directly to the consuming public!

Be sure to pick up the free PDF cheat-sheet in the show notes.

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May 19, 2016

Discover top tips on how to get your product on the shelves of big box retailers and how to keep your product on the shelves as Romy shares her experience and expertise of having her own product in over 10,000 US locations, including Target, CVS, and BabiesRUs.​  

Do you have the three "must haves" Romy shares to embark on this journey?

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Apr 28, 2016

Determination, resilience and support are vital for entrepreneurial survival. Learn the best tip Kim Vopni shares from her mentor that changed her business and how she views all aspects of her life to achieve success.

As a mom of two boys, Kim not only shares the importance of going out and create your own life, do not just sit and watch others do it on YouTube, but she is a living example!

Kim is a self described "pelvic floor geek".  She is known as The Fitness Doula and is the author of Prepare To Push™ - What Your Pelvic Floor and Abdomen Want You To Know About Pregnancy And Birth.  Kim is the owner of Pelvienne Wellness Inc, and Co-Founder of Bellies Inc.  She is also the founder of a pelvic health event called Kegels and Cocktails with events across Canada.  All this while being a mom of 2 busy boys.

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Apr 22, 2016

When Priska and Dana set out to start a company from scratch with a patentable, complex manufactured product, they couldn't do it all themselves.  Listen to their story of how choosing partners to work with in your business, whether manufacturing, distribution, legal, sales or marketing is critical.  Also, what to do if you've got the wrong partner.

I won't spoil it, but their product, the Bare Bottle, is available in Babies 'R Us locations across the USA.  Think they figured the partnership thing out?

Apr 4, 2016

Show Notes:

I've heard a lot of interviews with Kevin O'Leary, but none like this!  We talk about family, his personal life, and what he does when he wakes up in the morning.  It's maybe the most personal Kevin O'Leary interview yet!

Because he is maybe the world's most productive person, this episode is 17 minutes, and we get 17 gold information nuggets - 1 per minute!  Learn:

• What every parent needs to teach their kids about money (the family "MBA")
• At what age we should start teaching our kids about money
• What a "Secret 10" is
• The 2 relationships you can have with money
• Kevin's views on allowance
• Kevin's advice to his 18-year old self
• Why he puts so much effort into having a weekly family meal
• How many guitars he owns, plus his favorite thing to play on guitar and his "bucket list" song to learn
• Kevin's favorite vacation spots
• Whether he is a morning or night person
• Kevin's favorite meals and wine
• Who would he like to take a portrait of?
• Who would play Kevin in the movie of his life?
• Kevin's (world's-most-productive-person's) morning routine
• What he likes to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner
• Who is his mentor
• One thing more important than dollars!

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Mar 31, 2016

Joyelle tells her story about starting her own business - why would anyone choose to live almost completely outside their comfort zone?

Because that's what entrepreneurs do, and they trade comfort for freedom, including the freedom to help others.

And she reminds us that taking care of yourself first is not only not a bad and selfish thing - it's essential!

Mar 4, 2016

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Does the thought of adding one more thing to your plate sound impossible?

Christy shares 4 steps to move from a mindset of lack and limitation to one of abundance, which she describes as a large amount of all good things.

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