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HaliBlab is a show for small businesses in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'll talkto businesses you may be watching and some you haven't heard of yet. I love to hear stories of local businesses--how they started and where they're going--and of course, how they're leveraging social media.About the Music:Medi… read more

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Ep 27: Using Social Media to Promote and Build with Michelle McCann

March 29th, 2019


Join me for the season finale of HaliBlab with guest Michelle McCann of Bold and Italic Social Communications as we recap our trip to Social Media …

HaliBlab Ep 26: Doing "Women’s Work" with Jessie Harrold

March 22nd, 2019


On episode 26 of HaliBlab: A Halifax Small Business Podcast, meet Jessie Harrold, coach, mentor, doula & author. She offers mentorship & …

Ep 25: Saving Vintage Decor and Accessories from the Landfill with Brigid Milway

March 16th, 2019


Meet the multi-passionate entrepreneur who’s saving vintage decor & accessories from the landfill. Brigid Milway owns What These Old Things? plus …

Ep 24: Trying to Save the World One Reusable Product at a Time with Shannon Shields

March 9th, 2019


I’m talking to an entrepreneur who is trying to save the world, one reusable product at a time. Join me as I chat with Shannon Shields of Body Honour about her entrepreneurial endeavours making reusable feminine hygiene …

Ep 23: How to Be Secure Online in Biz and Life with Victoria McIntosh

March 1st, 2019


For Episode 23, meet our guest, Victoria McIntosh, an online privacy specialist. We discuss online privacy, passwords, browsers, and more to help you be secure online in both your business and your life.


Ep 20: Going Viral with Katelyn Bourgoin

February 9th, 2019


Episode 20 of HaliBlab features Katelyn Bourgoin, the queen of qualitative customer research. She shares what it’s like to have a tweet or two go viral.

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Ep 19: How a Chemical Engineer Became a Floatation Therapy Expert with Lindsay MacPhee

February 2nd, 2019


How does a chemical engineer become a meditation and relaxation expert? Episode 19 of HaliBlab features Lindsay MacPhee of The Floatation Centre. Join us as she shares the surprising ways floatation therapy can elevate …

Ep 18: Get to Know Events Designer Extraordinaire, Menna Riley

January 25th, 2019


Episode 18 of HaliBlab features events designer extraordinaire, Menna Riley! Listen to us chat about amazing events Menna has organized, her ideal client, and her favourite social media platform. And don’t miss her …

Ep 17 : Natural Skin Care with Carolyn Crewe

January 19th, 2019


Episode 17 features Carolyn Crewe of Duckish, a local company with a variety of natural skin care & bath products, including my personal …

Ep 16: Travel and Work Remotely with Amy Schwartz

January 11th, 2019


Episode 16 of HaliBlab features Amy Schwartz of Unleash Surf, a company that sets up everything you need to work-from-away in a surf-friendly environment.

SPECIAL for HaliBlab listeners: Unleash is offering 50% off for …

Ep 15: Businesses to Watch with Peter Moreira

January 4th, 2019


Episode 15 of HaliBlab features Peter Moreira of Entrevestor. Join us as we chat about the year ahead for startups in the Maritimes and learn about some of the new and exciting businesses to watch this year! Plus learn …

Ep 14: Helping Nova Scotians with Disabilities with Easter Seals

December 15th, 2018


Episode 14 of HaliBlab features Joanne Bernard from Easter Seals. Their mission is helping Nova Scotians with disabilities seek equality and inclusion, and access to independence and opportunities. Join me to learn more …

Ep 13: Creating Prosthetic Limbs from Recycled Caps with Jacob Boudreau

December 8th, 2018


Episode 13 features Jacob Boudreau, a 3D printing enthusiast and Founder & CEO of Kindness3D. K3D started out as a chapter of E-Nable, a non …

Ep 12: Website Legal Essentials with Corinne Boudreau

December 1st, 2018


Episode 12 features everyone’s favourite guitar-picking, hockey-playing, lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Corinne Boudreau! We chat about shooting down stereotypes by showing your personal side on social media and the …

Ep 11: Creating Courses & Workshops with Sandra Currie-Samson

November 24th, 2018


On this week’s episode of HaliBlab, meet Sandra Currie-Samson! She specializes in helping entrepreneurs build captivating courses. If you’re trying to get a workshop or course off the ground, don’t miss this interview.

Ep 10: Inspiration for the Entrepreneur with Meryl Cook

November 17th, 2018


Meryl Cook is an author, journal writer, speaker, and workshop leader. Currently, Meryl is the Craft Local Artist in Residence at the Centre for Craft, Nova Scotia. Her story will inspire the entrepreneur in all of us.

Ep 9: Fighting Period Poverty with Erin Casey and Suzanne Lively

November 10th, 2018


As the holiday season approaches, we focus more on charities. This week, we chat about what period poverty is, what Erin Casey of Dignity Period …

Ep 8: Wifi Marketing with Shaun Whynacht

November 2nd, 2018


Episode 8 with guest Shaun Whynacht of Blue Cow Marketing Inc. We chat about wifi marketing, Zenreach, and other marketing tips. You’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished through offering free wifi at your place of …

Ep 7: Chatting Chat Bots with Janet Chiang

October 27th, 2018


Episode 7 with guest Janet Chiang of GoSky AI Digital Marketing, an award-winning chat bot creator based right here in Halifax. Chat bots are the new wave in social media marketing.

Freebie: Free messenger bot trend …

Ep 6: Applying for Post-Secondary Education and Scholarships with Janet MacDonald

October 19th, 2018


Guest Janet MacDonald of MycampusGPS Education Consulting discusses post-secondary education options and surprising scholarships available for high …

Ep 5: The Art of Junk with Ginny Sterling Boddie

October 12th, 2018


Episode 5 of HaliBlab: A Small Business Podcast with guest Ginny Sterling Boddie of Junkery. This award winning Halifax business was the first junk …

Ep 4: Growing a Small Business with David Moore

October 5th, 2018


Episode 4 of HaliBlab: A Halifax Small Business Podcast with guest David Moore of Tea North! Learn all about how this small but rapidly growing business started here in Halifax and where it’s going next.

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Ep 3 How Small Businesses Can Work with Influencers with Jen Naugler

September 28th, 2018


Episode 3 of HaliBlab: A Halifax Small Business Podcast with guest Jen Naugler of Simple Local Life. Learn how small businesses can work with influencers/bloggers and all that entails!

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Ep 2 101 Ways to Use Social Media to Do Good with Frances Leary

September 14th, 2018


Episode 2 of HaliBlab with guest Frances Leary of Wired Flare. We chat about her new book and the #101Days4Good challenge. Can social media have a positive impact on our lives? You bet it can...and we talk about how to …

Ep. 1: SEO Chat with Michael Macmillan

September 7th, 2018


Our first guest is Micheal MacMillan, SEO expert from SEO Brunch. We rant a little about bad SEO companies and practices, and give you a few tips and things to look for if you’re DIYing, or hiring someone for your SEO.

Ep 21: Revolutionizing the Academic Research Industry with Cora Cole

January 1st, 1970


Episode 21 of HaliBlab: A Halifax Small Business Podcast features Cora Cole, a true disruptor and innovator in the academic research industry. Did …

Ep 22: How a Toronto-based Sales and Marketing Leader Ended Up Owning a Gym in Halifax

January 1st, 1970


How does a Toronto-based sales and marketing leader end up owning a personal fitness studio in Halifax? Join us for Episode 22 of HaliBlab!

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