Mom Accountant Talk - A Finances & Life Podcast
By Danielle Pilon
Welcome to Mom Accountant Talk - A Finances and Life Podcast, where amazing things happen. I am a busy mom, entrepreneur and the owner & passionate accountant at Danielle's SOS Bookkeeping Services Ltd in Edmonton Alberta Canada. Join me in exploring talks about: Accounting & Bookkeeping, Tax Savings, Being an Entrepreneur, Setting Goals, Budgeting, Balancing Mental health & More!
Stick To Your Goals For Life – Make It A Habit!
How many days does it take to create a habit? Just one. Today. Choose one habit you’d like to create or change and just get started. Set smart goals and reach them! Lets find out how in this week's episode!
December 12, 2019
Time To Get Accountable – No More Backing Out On Your Goals
Ditch the resolutions this year and make some smart goals instead. Stay on track with a little motivation. Find out how in this week's episode!
December 5, 2019
10 Sure-Fire Steps to take the Fear out of Public Speaking
Do you "feel the fear" when asked to do some Public Speaking? Public Speaking is still one of our greatest fears and it turns grown men and women into nervous wrecks. The mere thought of it turns our tongue to cotton wool, causes our internal plumbing to act up and turns our knees to jelly. Well, there's no need for all of this because help is at hand. All you need to remember are your P's and Q's!
November 23, 2019
The Nasty Ten: 10 Ways To Disrupt Your Success!
Most people who are failing to become successful, are their own worst enemies. From time to time, we are all guilty of behaviors that hinder our own success. If you commit the following blunders, you will be undermining your own success. "Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire". Come join us as we discuss, break down and build action plans to tackle the 10 biggest blunders we are ALL guilty of .... Are you guilty of these? How do you tackle them?
November 14, 2019
The Dollars and Cents of Financial Stress
You’ve checked your bank account and found you have only $42 left in your savings account. You’ve received at least three phone calls this morning from creditors who are wondering why your payments are late. Your car payment is due in three days and you’re not sure how you’ll pay the bill. Last month, your landlord threatened to evict you when your rent check did not arrive on the first of the month. If this scenario sounds familiar, you may be experiencing finance-induced stress. From time to time, all of us suffer from it, to one degree or another. Financial stress is simply a fact of modern life. No matter how hard we work, no matter how diligent we are at trying to save our money, we may find that we have great difficulty paying all of our bills. So how do you handle it? Break it down into some simple strategies! Come chat with us to get a few tips and tricks!
November 7, 2019
What SOS Solutions do you need?!
We're talking money and finance, marketing and managing your business on a daily basis! Featuring Mitch Cammidge Coaching & SOS Marketing Solutions *Taken from Facebook Live video*
November 2, 2019
Keeping Your Cool: Managing Your Reactions to Stress
Imagine: The television is blaring…the phone is ringing…and someone has just arrived at the door. You are under stress—big-time. As a result, you may feel a loss of control. If it’s a particularly bad day, you might even feel as if there is no way out. You feel overwhelmed and ill-equipped to deal with the stress you’re under...... What you may not realize is that it is entirely within your power to manage stress in a healthier way. You may not have control over what happens in your life—but you can control your reaction to various stressors. All it takes is a little advanced planning on your part. Join us for some real talk on managing your reactions to stress!
October 31, 2019
Learn to take a breath for your business.
We all know it's important... but why don't we do it?
August 28, 2019
Partners For Business
Do you know about these 2 amazing partners you need in your business life?
August 20, 2019
5 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Grateful For
Not that this is the entire list by a long shot... but here's a few good points to ponder.
August 6, 2019
Tax Tips: 7 Things To Know About Child Care Expenses
With all of the love and joy that kids bring into our lives, the reality is they also bring more expenses. Luckily, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) recognizes this and makes room on your tax return for some childcare expenses. We’ve broken down how to claim these expenses here, so you can take the guesswork out of your childcare costs.
July 13, 2019
Speaking Up For Yourself
If you need encouragement and assurance that this is important listen now for some thoughts, tips & tricks and encouragement to keep pushing through!
July 4, 2019
We are living in a generation where people confuse Fame with self-esteem!
Self-renowned fame is becoming more and more common in today’s culture due to the influx of social media, and the “fame” that it inspires. Many employers require that you have a certain level of “following” in order to qualify for various positions, because of the traffic that you will bring to the company. It pays to be admired; but seeking this level of prestige can be detrimental to your self-esteem....
June 27, 2019
Change Your Relationship With Money Today!
You either love or hate money... Building these good habits will reshape the way you see your relationship with money!
May 23, 2019
How Do I Increase My Net Worth?
With these 6 easy steps! Find out what "Net Worth" is and why it is SO important!
May 19, 2019
6 Easy Budgeting Tips
Finding it difficult to get this habit down? Try these simple tricks and get on track in a hurry!
May 17, 2019
Interview: Renata Rae -Ambassador for the "KNOW Book & Tribe" Edmonton
Today's episode is an interview with Renata, one of the three amazing women responsible as brand ambassadors for bringing "The KNOW Book & Tribe" project to Edmonton! The KNOW Book is a bit of a whose who of major boss babes! The first volume launches June 21st 2019! It will feature almost 100 local bad asses! As an included member it is my absolute honor to spend some time around this project and hopefully provide a bit of insight and buzz as this is one of the coolest projects I've come across in a long time! And it's all about women supporting other women! You can visit the website: https://theknowtribe.com/ Also nominate your network's best babes for Volume 2 Coming 2020!!! Nominations will open in October!
May 12, 2019
Five #metoo Business Challenges And How To Fight Them!
Female business founders are no strangers to the often uphill battles we face as a relative minority in what is still largely a man’s world. But we gladly confront the challenges because, like it or not, we are as ambitious and passionate about our work as men are. In the spirit of a new level of awareness in our current climate, and to help us maintain some focus as we move through these tumultuous times, here are five sexist misconceptions about female business founders that really need to be discarded.
April 14, 2019
Are you Frugal or Cheap?
When it comes to dealing with money, we all want to appear sophisticated and wise. What we don’t want to appear is cheap. I’m sure you know people who boast about the amount of money they saved on the car they just bought … or the deal they got on their latest home refinance … or on the amount of money they saved on a big vacation. But nobody wants to be known as a "cheapskate."
April 10, 2019
Recovering from burnout!
In this episode, we'll look at what burnout is and how you can recover from it.
April 7, 2019
Personal Financial Planning 101
Financial planning is a big concept that includes things like budgeting, retirement planning, saving, insurance and getting out of debt. You don't, however, need to be a financial planning expert to have a firm grasp on what each of these concepts means and how they impact you. Use this guide to gain a deeper understanding of how they work together to lay the groundwork of a solid financial foundation for you and your family.
April 4, 2019
Smart Mama Budgeting Tips
It’s the dreaded "B" word—budgeting. Unfortunately, the word budget has gotten a bad rap. When it all boils down, a budget is basically just a plan for your money. Budgeting means you’re spending with purpose before the month begins. But many people view a budget as a straitjacket that will keep them from doing what they want. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! A budget doesn’t limit your freedom, it gives you freedom! It’s really all about being intentional with where your money goes.
March 31, 2019
Budget Marketing & Cash Flow Strategies!
When it comes to budgeting, cashflow and spending your money in a smart and efficient manner, these two are here to help with some easy master-level strategies for your business! Featuring: Scott from SOS Marketing Featuring: Mitch from Mitch Cammidge Coaching We are on a full blown budgeting kick this week and next so stay tuned for lots more!
March 29, 2019
"Why you need to create better boundaries to take control of your life"
We all have them…those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to. We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us. So how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around? Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.
March 26, 2019
"How to stay calm when you are extremely stressed."
Being in a hurry all the time drains your energy. Your work and routine life make you feel overwhelmed. Getting caught up in things beyond your control stresses you out… If you’d like to stay calm and cool in stressful situations, put the following 8 steps into practice:
March 22, 2019
"My favorite Self Improvement Skills to Learn!"
Everyone gets to a certain point where they learn the same thing: Life is hard. There’s so much to learn, and, as you get older, so little time to do so. However, though there are endless bits of knowledge and and abilities that a person can learn throughout his life, there are many self improvement skills you can focus on to ensure that the rest come a bit more easily to you.
March 19, 2019
"Personal Growth Is Important No Matter How Old You Are"
Self-improvement products in the U.S. bring in an estimated 9.9 billion dollars annually according to the latest data, a seemingly massive industry. That is until you compare it to the music and film industries, which come in at a whopping 61 billion dollars combined. Or the beauty industry at an enormous 265 billion. Now that’s a behemoth. What these impressive numbers tell us is that Americans spend nearly 33 times more of their hard-earned cash on music, movies, and personal appearance than they do on personal growth.
March 16, 2019
"Year End Prep 101"
If your business has a year end coming up, you need to be prepared. Listen to my handy dandy guide to make your next fiscal year end process as smooth as possible.
March 13, 2019
"Does My Business Need A GST Number?"
If you're unsure of the tipping point, give this a listen! Along with Four Frequently Asked Questions!
March 10, 2019
"What Home Expenses Can I Claim?"
If you're running a business you are entitled to a home office credit. Do you know how much? Let me fill in the blanks.
March 8, 2019
"Let's talk about The Disability Tax Credit"
Let's talk about The Disability Tax Credit Do you qualify for yourself, or for your children or for other eligible dependents? Check out the list of conditions that apply: https://www.canadabenefit.ca/eligible-medical-conditions A bit more explanation about what qualifies: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/segments/tax-credits-deductions-persons-disabilities/information-medical-practitioners/eligibility-criteria-disability-tax-credit.html Download the application here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-publications/forms/t2201.html
March 5, 2019
"Re-ignite the flame of passion with your own business!"
Don’t lose hope if you’re not currently feeling fondness for your business like you used to. Although the spark of adoration may have dimmed as you face the day-in-day-out realities and challenges of entrepreneurship, all is not lost. With a little effort, adjustments, and patience, you can revive your affection and keep your love alive.
March 3, 2019
"10 Tips for Women in Business to Achieve Their Goals"
Goals help you map out events so that you can achieve what you want in life and business. They can also give you focus, which increases your chances for success. When you achieve one of your business goals, it empowers you, giving you the momentum to become more successful.
March 2, 2019
"Why do I need a clearance certificate?"
The worst thing to experience is CRA going in to audit your deceased loved ones estate years after the fact. This is the only way you stop that!
March 1, 2019
"10 Tips to Empower Female Entrepreneurs"
Female entrepreneurship is growing -- but it still has a long way to go. Here are ten tips and resources that will empower you to get started today.
March 1, 2019
"I am not a pinterest mom! Part 1"
Have you ever felt like you dont measure up? As a struggling entrepreneur mama I can tell you it's okay! Let's just talk about how to be realistic.
February 28, 2019
"What Motor Vehicle Expenses Can I Claim?"
Here's the skinny on what is and is not acceptable when you own your own small business.
February 27, 2019
"Tax Tips for Single Parents"
Raising a child on your own is a big job! Managing a family is a lot of work, so when it comes to your tax bill, there’s a few ways the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) helps out with expenses. We know it takes a village, so we’re helping out with some tax tips that are sure to come in handy when you’re flying solo with kids.
February 24, 2019
"Looking for business ideas? Use your own experience"
Looking for business ideas? Use your own experience Thinking of starting a business can seem overwhelming when you are not sure what type you should start.
February 23, 2019
"Mental health and small business owners"
Read: Mental health and small business owners Running your own business can be hugely rewarding, but for many small business owners having sole responsibility for the company’s success or failure can take its toll.
February 22, 2019
"Had a baby? Here’s 5 ways to make your taxes easier"
Congrats! Your little bundle of joy has arrived. Life is suddenly full of tiny socks, little toques and sleepless nights. A new baby can be a little bit chaotic, and though your taxes might not be top of mind, there are a few things you can do now to help make sure things go smoothly down the road.
February 20, 2019
"5 Time Management Tips for Stay at Home Moms"
As a stay-at-home mom, you’ve already got the world’s most important job: managing a home. Juggling through multiple roles every day, from chores to micro-management, kids, and providing the right environment for the family to grow mentally, spiritually and emotionally, everyday is battle against the clock.
February 17, 2019
"How do I pay myself?"
I want to talk to you as owners, both of corporations and home based small business sole proprietorships. How do you pay yourself? Here's the inside scoop.
February 16, 2019
"I am self employed and I need to protect myself - what are my options?"
Let's take a few moments and consider being self employed and getting hurt.... sure at work you may have WCB coverage, but what happens on the weekend... when you roll your ankle or break your arm. No one is there to take care of you and your business except you. Let's talk about personal 24/7 coverage disability policies.
February 14, 2019
"My name is Danielle and I'm a recovering workaholic"
Lets talk about the struggle of being a driven entrepreneur and a mom.
February 12, 2019
Let's talk about some tips and tricks for you to know when it comes to bookkeeping. I'll explain why having control of your bookkeeping is a critical move in your business.
February 11, 2019
We're officially a Podcast!
3 Episodes in, I suppose I should put this in here! We have officially launched! I am so excited! I hope you are too!
February 11, 2019
"Am I Ready To File My Personal Taxes - 2018"
This is my get ready for tax season advice talk. I will provide some habit for you and tips and tricks to make this year as painless as possible for you. Please follow my social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielleSOSBookkeepingServices/ Facebook Group: Tax Tips - Personal & Business: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2188598318042869/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellesoservices/ Website: www.daniellesosbookkeeping.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/daniellesosbookkeeping/pins/
February 11, 2019
"Incorporating & GST 101"
My name is Danielle, and I run Danielle's SOS Bookkeeping Services. I am passionate about accounting and personal finances. This video is about Incorporating & GST 101 Find the resources here: 1.https://www.facebook.com/notes/danielles-sos-bookkeeping-services-ltd/self-employed-taxes-4-key-questions-to-ask-yourself-before-filing/2123582564630997/ 2.https://www.facebook.com/notes/danielles-sos-bookkeeping-services-ltd/does-your-small-business-need-a-gst-number/2123572067965380/ Please follow my social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielleSOSBookkeepingServices/ Facebook Group: Tax Tips - Personal & Business: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2188598318042869/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellesoservices/ Website: www.daniellesosbookkeeping.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/daniellesosbookkeeping/pins/
February 10, 2019
"Commonly Missed Tax Deductions"
My name is Danielle, and I run Dnielle's SOS Bookkeeping Services. I am passionate about accounting and personal finances. This video is about Commonly Missed Tax Deductions. Check out the full resource on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notes/danielles-sos-bookkeeping-services-ltd/commonly-missed-tax-deductions/2116612938661293/ Please follow my social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielleSOSBookkeepingServices/ Facebook Group: Tax Tips - Personal & Business: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2188598318042869/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniellesoservices/ Website: www.daniellesosbookkeeping.com Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ca/daniellesosbookkeeping/pins/
February 10, 2019