Happiness, good times, and great memories are often associated with delicious food. Everybody loves food that makes taste buds delighted.
The Gourmet Pantry by Priyanka Malhotra is adding some zing to your meals by converting simple everyday meals into exotic cuisine. Priyanka got the idea of starting The Gourmet Pantry business in her kitchen.
Officially started in December 2020, The Gourmet Pantry offers more authentic, and more flavors to your food. She believes that food is the medium through which we speak and describe our passion. When we prepare our food, all fancy and delectable, no matter how many times you have tasted it earlier, you love it the moment you see it creatively transformed.
Small things together make significant changes, like the ingredients that you put into your food. It is the simplest of ingredients that could make the magical transformation to your table. You really don't need to go out to big brand restaurants searching for taste, flavors, and presentation. You can have that quality time with your family.
The Gourmet Pantry is very good at creating dishes from locally procured food products and food items made by family-run businesses in small batches. The aroma and flavor of the food do not get lost on the way before it reaches your table. They just convert your simple pantry with few products into gourmet art.
They produce various food products, flavors, and seasonings that they've been trying in their own private kitchen. Their main specialty is combining locally procured fresh food products that are native to their regions with passion. Their lovely customer care and service is what makes them special and reliable. The food production of the pantry gets excellent feedback from their loyal and repeat customers. Whether it's infused maple syrup, relish, or their exquisite jams, their entire range has got exceptional reviews and great accolades.
The Gourmet Pantry is an online store that delivers your favorite food. They are enthusiastic about food, loves trying new things, enjoys inventing new dishes with the simplest of ingredients available.
The business markets their products through social media platforms and continuously improve its deals and promotion to give their customers quality and delicious food that is fresh and well presented to enjoy at their events, dinners, and parties. They are evolving with confidence and hope that food lovers would choose their favorites from The Gourmet Pantry.
Not many understand nature’s healing powers, much less take a total leap of faith when it comes to starting a new business.
A famous quote by Benjamin Franklin states that: “Out of adversity comes opportunity.” Susanne Heaton had two significant losses in her life prior to 2009 that had profound impacts that made her understand and appreciate the fundamental healing properties of nature for people.
In 2008 she decided to write a book in the memory of Sarah, her friend’s little girl who died young in 2003 due to a rare type of brain tumor. Susanne named the book "ABC Field Guide to Fairies." And in 2009 after her beloved father passed away due to cancer, she left her job, finished the book and started a unique and fabulous small business called 'Motivated by Nature.'
A compassionate and determined entrepreneur, Susanne started researching the benefits of nature and embarked on a lifelong transformational journey of nature exploration and healing, starting with climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in 2011.
Today in her business, 'Motivated by Nature’, Susanne teaches individuals and teams through speaking engagements and her online nature challenges to get out, move outdoors and be mindful. By doing this, people become aware of slowing down, looking and listening to what has always been around them.
Even the pandemic with its full force did not hinder her resolve. In fact, during the pandemic, people realized how important it was to get out in nature. She was thrilled to see many individuals and families getting outdoors that previously had not.
Some prominent benefits of nature are:
Susanne connects people with nature using online forums and challenges. Her sessions are quite unique. After the pandemic, she aims to provide both physical and online motivational services.
What puts her ahead of the curve is her distinct offerings. She offers movement, mindfulness mentorship, as well as a safe community which was lacking during COVID-19.
Susanne’s ultimate goal is to do whatever it takes to help make this planet a better place for seven generations to come. Inspired by nature and feeling one with nature, she is striving to impart this knowledge to the world through any available avenue and platform.
Susanne diligently believes in trying hard and not being afraid of losing. She succinctly advises other entrepreneurs:
"I love the acronym of fail being ‘First Attempt In Learning’. Because when you fail, that is when the biggest learning happens. As declared before by many experts, If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough."
Fundraising for charities is an essential necessity as the bloodstream for humans. Throughout the Canadian charitable landscape, many charities are still living in the past and trying to raise funds the old way, as they have done back in the 1990s. However, the world of philanthropy and fundraising has evolved so much since then.
Enter “Pounce Support Services™.” This gangbuster firm was established in February 2020 by its founder Kathleen (Kat) Mooney, a superlative professional fundraising and communications consultant who has served the sector for over two decades.
"I wanted to create a company where we could make a difference on multiple levels by helping each other succeed," Kat explains eloquently.
The name of the business was inspired by a quote of Sigmund Freud: “Success comes to those who pounce on it.”
Pounce Support Services™ seizes fundraising and communications opportunities for their clients by ‘pouncing’ on it; not in the form of prey but in the form of being the first one to seek out that opportunity to be front and center and to work with their clients where they can help them.
The team of expert consultants working with Kat are fierce advocates who empower nonprofit organizations, charities, small business, and entrepreneurs who need help.
Pounce Support Services™ helps nonprofit organizations that are interested in fundraising support with donor acquisition, retention, recognition, and stewardship. Their wide array of services includes providing fund development services to organizations all over Canada, such as: one-on-one team coaching, developing fund development plans based on each organization's missions, goals and needs; as well as writing annual reports, direct mail campaigns, building automated email campaigns, digital fundraising and marketing campaigns, case for support creation, crowdfunding campaigns, grant writing, and planned giving also known as legacy giving.
In addition, their services can expand to create and generate publicity and newsworthy stories, for organizations that don't have large budgets for advertising, and one of their amazing services is that they can work with clients to develop a philanthropic culture for the client’s organization.
Running an organization successfully is a mammoth challenge, in many cases small to medium size nonprofits, and businesses, cannot afford hiring full time skilled professionals. To surmount that challenge, Pounce Support Services™ provide a ‘Fractional CMO,’ and ‘Fractional FDO,’ service. Simply put, a Fractional CMO is having a fractional Chief Marketing Officer or a fractional Fund Development Officer to help an organization increase and diversify its return on marketing/fundraising spend through the digitization of fundraising and marketing strategies, team development, implementation management, donor acquisition, and organizational capacity building. The organization gets executive experience without the full-time cost.
While the primary target market of Pounce Support Services™ is nonprofits and charities, they also provide professional business support services to new entrepreneurs, small businesses, and medium size corporations.
Since they have been in the fundraising and communication trenches for decades, they have worked with limited budgets, and have always had to do more with less. So, they are creative, experienced, and multifaceted, as well as multilingual.
At the end, Kat had excellent advice for other small business owners and entrepreneurs, which she learned from John Mooney, her father’s work ethics:
“Do what you love, because you're going to be doing it for a long time” and “Do what you love, and the money will follow.”
Bullying, sexual harassment, and workplace abuse are the multi-headed ‘Hydra’ beast pillaging our societies today. It affects workplace morale, decreases productivity, and puts victims into a pit of depression and despair. Ruining in its path many promising bright careers and lives.
Enter 'Harmony In The Workplace' an Alberta based business that was established in 2016 by Ruthann Weeks, Founder and principal Slayer of the Beast. Ruthann herself had a run in with the beast years ago that caused her to lose her own job. However, being a strong willed and resilient warrior, Ruthann got back on her horse and resumed combat against the beast by helping employers create “Workplace Harmony and Psychological Safety.” Thus, avoiding being burnt by the beast.
Ruthann assists businesses in boosting their employees' productivity by creating an environment that is free from toxicity and where the workers are encouraged to participate with devotion without any lingering fear of being bullied or harassed or harmed.
"I really help businesses and industries capitalize on their human talent by creating environments where people are free and encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and participate fully."
When Covid-19 hit the world, many businesses pivoted to the online world, wisely, Ruthann also pivoted to the online space. She launched an online learning and training academy to cater to the needs of companies in creating a peaceful environment. Her learning modules include details about human behavior suffering from bullying, how to identify that the environment of your office is getting toxic, and how to rectify the unpleasant and unsafe surroundings. She creates plans, policies, and procedures to instill a harmonious workplace.
One may wonder what difference her sessions would make in the workplace environment or how they would help increase the overall productivity of businesses and organizations. The answer lies in the following shocking statistics: about 45% of Canadians are bullied at work, and around 52% of women suffer from sexual harassment. The more these incidents prevail in a work environment, the more the organization will suffer in low morale, productivity loss, bad reputation, and ultimately future sustainability. This is where the services of 'Harmony In The Workplace' come to their rescue.
Ruthann is an experienced speaker armed with advanced relational skills, as well as possessing excellent acumen in intercepting human behaviors to help identify a person suffering from workplace abuse. This being one of the competitive advantages setting her apart from others in the industry.
Ruthann is on an unwavering life mission to help the corporate world get rid of this social disease. She is a visionary with high hopes for the future of 'Harmony In The Workplace.' She plans to publish a book and aims to be an international speaker to address the devastating effects of this multi-headed beast that has been pillaging the corporate world for ages.
Her last words of advice to other small business owners are:
“Don't quit. Hang in there. Just stay forward focused. That's something I've learned, as long as you keep moving forward. Turtle pace is okay. And the world really needs what you bring to the table.”
Out of the womb of adversity, a star is born. Founded by DeeAnne Riendeau, due to personal childhood health challenges, ‘Your Holistic Earth’ launched in September 2014, based upon a vision of creating the first holistic health care system in Canada.
A vision that is all about the community. "I had this incredible vision; it was a vision of creating community, helping people, and bridging health gaps." DeeAnne put it succinctly.
‘Your Holistic Earth’ has helped thousands of individuals heal spiritually and physically. It is a platform that helps educate people about the power of prevention to lead a happy and healthy life and assist the ailing in getting back on their feet. It is the ‘bridge that connects individuals to local and national experts in the field of holistic medicine.’
The team includes certified nutritionists, homeopaths, naturopaths and a wide variety of health practitioners and uses a holistic rather than conventional approach to medicine to improve the overall well-being of people’s lives.
Eloquently describing what they do, DeeAnne said:
“Your Holistic Earth is a holistic health care system. And by that, I mean that we help the public to access care and educate themselves on holistic natural medicine and modalities. In another way, we also help the businesses, the health entrepreneurs, that want to serve other people. We help them to gain exposure, confidence, credibility, and support them in the success of their business. So we work with both sides, the practitioner and the public, bridging the gap between the two, so that both can be served in the way that really helps to create sustainable lives for themselves.”
Upon reaching success in the field, DeeAnne created a compilation book called “Heal” which narrates the stories of people who have gone through their healing journeys, whether it's mental, physical, or spiritual. The book was well received by the public, and now its fourth edition is being put together for launch in early 2022.
Their latest endeavor is launching a program called “Wellness Warriors”. Where people can sign up as a wellness warrior, which is all about advocating empowering people, helping people to have the tools in order to have a better quality of life. This is acutely needed in the current pandemic environment the world is going through. This will be launching later this year.
What puts the business ahead of the curve is their uniqueness of bridging the gap between the public and the provider. As other organizations focus mainly on health practitioner, ‘Your Holistic Earth’ believes in having the approach of encompassing both the public and the provider under the same umbrella.
The other factor providing them the edge in their field among all others is that they genuinely care, and they are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for people.
Being true to their word and vision of creating community and being passionate about having an impact, they added a non-profit component to their business to help uplift community members and advocate on behalf of people. This business is more people driven than money driven.
DeeAnne’s vision for the future of Your Holistic Earth is to be recognized internationally and to spread the word about the holistic approach of healthcare far and wide.
DeeAnne’s last words of advice are: “Walk the talk, if you tell people to do something like living holistically or leading with your heart, you should be living that as well.”
She explained it more profoundly: “Fill your soul bank first. Listen to your heart, listen to your passion, and it will become fulfilling for you on so many levels. When we fill our soul bank, when we do what we know in our hearts is the right thing to do, then the money bank fills just naturally and you will have all you need.”