42 episodes

Welcome to The Finance Cafe, the business podcast for women entrepreneurs that breaks through the money taboo and explores what’s behind the numbers.

Join your hosts, founders of the financial literacy platform designed by women entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, The Finance Cafe Shannon Pestun, Business Strategist and Former Banker and Shauna Frederick, Chartered Professional Accountant and CFO On the Go, every week as they dive into conversations about business and finance with women entrepreneurs and the experts that support them.

The Finance Cafe The Finance Cafe

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Welcome to The Finance Cafe, the business podcast for women entrepreneurs that breaks through the money taboo and explores what’s behind the numbers.

Join your hosts, founders of the financial literacy platform designed by women entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, The Finance Cafe Shannon Pestun, Business Strategist and Former Banker and Shauna Frederick, Chartered Professional Accountant and CFO On the Go, every week as they dive into conversations about business and finance with women entrepreneurs and the experts that support them.

    The Connection Between Financial Health and Mental Health

    The Connection Between Financial Health and Mental Health

    In this episode Shannon will sit down with Tara Adams, Founder of Abridge Consulting and Workplace Mental Health Specialist to discuss how our financial wellness and mental health are connected, why it’s so difficult to talk about money, why financial stress is found to be higher in women than men, what mental wellness warning signs to look out for & tips for building financial wellness as an entrepreneur.

    Tara founded Abridge Consulting based on a simple, but not easy, goal - to get more people, more help, sooner. Tara believes we can all learn how to be a bridge between people struggling with their mental health and getting them the support they need and deserve. Abridge Consulting clients are organizations and teams who are ready to invest in their people, culture, and bottom line.

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    With a strong background in learning and facilitation and a passion for workplace mental health, Tara spent several years as a Corporate Wellness Manager. During that time, she championed workplace mental health and overall employee total health for 6,000 employees by building enterprise-wide strategies for mental, physical, emotional, and financial wellness. The results of her workplace mental health training program were closely measured and outperformed similar organizations across Canada positioning her as an industry leader in workplace mental health.



    Tara calls herself a “relatable” role model who does the best she can to invest in her own mental, physical and sleep health but like most of us, she knows she can always do more. She’s a busy working mom of two, a previous semi-competitive tennis player and has big plans to conquer the amateur senior’s tennis tour someday.



    Resources



    Connect with Tara

    Webiste: http://abridgeconsulting.ca

    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/taraabridgeconsulting

    Business LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/abridge-consulting

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tara.adams.abridgeconsulting

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaraAdamsCgy



    References

    Mercer Pyramid: https://www.mercer.com/our-thinking/flipping-the-pyramid-to-build-inclusive-health-programs.html



    Sponsor

    For more resources and information for women entrepreneurs be sure to connect to our incredible podcast sponsor the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 



    Connect with Us

    Website: thefinancecafe.ca/

    Instagram: @thefinancecafeofficial 

    LinkedIn: The Finance Cafe 



    Learn more about our financial literacy program designed specifically for you and don’t forget to use code PODCAST10 to save 10% off at www.thefinancecafe.ca/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Increasing Procurement Opportunities: Certification as a Way to Grow Your Business

    Increasing Procurement Opportunities: Certification as a Way to Grow Your Business

    In this episode Shannon will sit down with Stephanie Fontaine, the Regional Director for Canada and the US at WEConnect International, to discuss the importance of inclusive supply chains, connecting access to capital for women-owned businesses, barriers women-owned businesses face and how we can drive change to move the needle.

    WEConnect International is a global organization whose mission is to help drive money into the hands of women business owners by enabling them to compete in the global marketplace. Stephanie provides leadership for the North American market and helps women-owned businesses leverage certification and corporate supply chains as tools for growth.

    Following a decade in the corporate world, where she held operational, sales and procurement roles, Stephanie used her knowledge and expertise to assist some of North America’s largest corporations to fulfill their objective of a more diversified supply chain. Through building programs and facilitating connections between buyers and suppliers, Stephanie has championed supplier diversity and inclusion efforts and has been a driving force for increased awareness, collaboration and innovation in the space.

    Stephanie is a well-known leader in the supplier diversity community, having worked closely with entrepreneurs, corporations, not for profit organizations and government to increase procurement opportunities and visibility for diverse suppliers.



    Resources



    Connect with WEConnect International

    Twitter: @WEConnectCanad1 and @WEConnection

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WEConnection

    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/weconnect-international



    Connect with Stephanie

    Twitter: @SKFontaine

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephaniefontaine



    References

    Member buyers of WEConnect International

    Rise2theChallenge Member Commitments

    Certification Application

    Council on Scaling Women-Owned Businesses Report

    Bias in Supply Chain Video

    Success Stories



    Sponsor

    For more resources and information for women entrepreneurs be sure to connect to our incredible podcast sponsor the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 



    Connect with Us

    Website: thefinancecafe.ca/

    Instagram: @thefinancecafeofficial 

    LinkedIn: The Finance Cafe 



    Learn more about our financial literacy program designed specifically for you and don’t forget to use code PODCAST10 to save 10% off at www.thefinancecafe.ca/

    • 35 min
    Interest, Inflation, and Recessions – What This Means to Your Small Business

    Interest, Inflation, and Recessions – What This Means to Your Small Business

    In this episode Shauna will sit down with Taheera Fidaali, Founder, Tula CPA, to provide tangible tools & actions women entrepreneurs can take with respect to rising interest and inflation rates along with tips to prepare for a recession as a small business. They will be discussing the implications these situations could have on a small business in an easily digestible way while giving key insights on how to mitigate these risks.

    Taheera is a CPA with 12 years of progressive experience in accounting & finance, and holds a B.Com from McGill University. She obtained her CA in London UK, at KPMG LLP and while at the firm, she developed a passion for providing quality customer service and delivering value to her clients. Following this, she spent four years in Toronto working at McCain Foods Limited on their global finance team in a number of different roles.

    For the last four years, she has been supporting business owners with financial management, accounting and taxation to ensure financial success. Their mission at Tula CPA is to empower visionaries to grow financially sustainable enterprises that promote the well-being of both the people and the planet.



    Resources



    Connect with Taheera

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/taheera-fidaali-cpa-ca-0818a71a/

    Instagram: @tula.cpa

    Website: www.tulacpa.com



    Sponsor

    For more resources and information for women entrepreneurs be sure to connect to our incredible podcast sponsor the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 



    Connect with Us

    Website: thefinancecafe.ca/

    Instagram: @thefinancecafeofficial 

    LinkedIn: The Finance Cafe 



    Learn more about our financial literacy program designed specifically for you and don’t forget to use code PODCAST10 to save 10% off at www.thefinancecafe.ca/

    • 35 min
    Diving Into a September Reset for Your Business, with Alicia Fowler

    Diving Into a September Reset for Your Business, with Alicia Fowler

    In this episode, Shauna sits down with Alicia Fowler to discuss setting goals for your business and how to set your business up for success as we head into Q4. Alicia is the owner of MOD Accounting & Tax, a feminist online accounting firm supporting impact-driven business leaders in accounting, tax, fractional CFO, and back office services. She shares her key tips for setting business goals and how to tie it to your business financially. We also talk about the importance of rest as an entrepreneur and aligning business goals to personal goals in order to avoid burnout.

    Alicia is a CPA, CA and is the owner of her own professional online accounting practice, MOD Accounting & Tax.  With her team of superstar women professionals, she focuses on supporting inclusion, recognizing women-led initiatives and social enterprise.  She loves collaborating with smart professionals in accounting, tech and tax.  She is a mom to two rockstar daughters and married to a talented and supportive husband (also a CPA, CA!  Yes, they chat budgets and tax plans over dinner.).  Alicia draws inspiration from her daughters and other women change makers ...  and loves to salsa dance!



    Resources



    Connect with Alicia

    Twitter: mod_accounting

    LinkedIn: MOD Accounting & Tax: Overview | LinkedIn 

    Instagram: mod.accounting.tax

    Website: www.modaccountingtax.ca



    Sponsor

    For more resources and information for women entrepreneurs be sure to connect to our incredible podcast sponsor the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 



    Connect with Us

    Website: thefinancecafe.ca/

    Instagram: @thefinancecafeofficial 

    LinkedIn: The Finance Cafe 

    Learn more about our financial literacy program designed specifically for you and don’t forget to use code PODCAST10 to save 10% off at www.thefinancecafe.ca/

    • 52 min
    From Humble Beginnings to Entrepreneurial Success with Danièle Henkel

    From Humble Beginnings to Entrepreneurial Success with Danièle Henkel

    In this episode, Shannon sits down with Danièle Henkel to talk about her career in entrepreneurship. Shannon gets personal with Danièle, who shares her journey from humble beginnings to entrepreneurial success. From talking about money mindset to building resilience, to financial growth and growing into a multi-million dollar success story, Danièle will leave you inspired and ready to embrace all that is the entrepreneurial journey.

    After immigrating to Canada in 1990, with her mother, husband and four children, Danièle Henkel decided to become an entrepreneur after having had an Aha moment! Daniele Henkel Enterprises Inc. recognized today as the Canadian leader in the medical-aesthetic field was created in 1996 from a simple exfoliation product: the Renaissance TM Glove. An initiative that for the most part was doomed to failure. Today, it is

    the best-selling product of its category in Canada and around the world. Her strong values then led to the success of AcademyTM, which has a mission to improve and upgrade the skills of thousands of professionals working in the medical-aesthetic world, therefore enabling them to better contribute to the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Danièle Henkel is known to be a committed businesswoman who, during five seasons of Dans l’oeil du Dragon aired on ICI Radio-Canada Télé, instantly charmed the audience. Now, considered an essential media personality, Danièle is highly sought after for various commitments, sponsorships, and events.



    Resources:



    Connect with Daniele

    Website: https://danielehenkel.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniele_henkel/



    Sponsor

    For more resources and information for women entrepreneurs be sure to connect to our incredible podcast sponsor the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 



    Connect with Us

    Website: thefinancecafe.ca/

    Instagram: @thefinancecafeofficial 

    LinkedIn: The Finance Cafe 

    Learn more about our financial literacy program designed specifically for you and don’t forget to use code PODCAST10 to save 10% off at www.thefinancecafe.ca/

    • 45 min
    Disrupting The Shipping Industry.

    Disrupting The Shipping Industry.

    In this episode Shauna sits down with Shelvie Fernan & Victoria Celi, the Co-Founders of Fly and Fetch to talk about how they are optimizing technology to provide up to 80% cheaper and 2x faster international shipping. Fly and Fetch is a start-up company based in Edmonton, Canada with a mission to provide affordable and reliable international shipping, by hiring travelers to transport packages.

    Shauna, Shelvie and Victoria discuss how Fly and Fetch is solving the shipping and logistics issues that have resulted from the pandemic including the increase in prices, their experience with raising capital for their business as immigrant, women entrepreneurs, the importance of financials in an expanding business, and advice for women entering into entrepreneurship.

    Shelvie is the CEO and Co-founder of Fly and Fetch. She is aiming to disrupt international shipping worldwide by providing an alternative solution that is faster and cheaper with superb delivery services. Before she started her start-up, she worked in business development for a tech program in Edmonton and had multiple years of sales experience. She was also a community leader serving as the President for Filipino-Canadian student group for three years and she also used to be a beauty queen and competed in various regional and national beauty pageants in Canada and Philippines.

    Victoria is the COO and Co-founder of Fly and Fetch. She is in charge of operations and finance and her main goal is to make Fly and Fetch the next global solution for international shipping. Victoria was born and raised in Ecuador and she moved to Canada 4 years ago. She has Bachelor of Economics and a BBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Before starting Fly and Fetch, she worked for the Government of Ecuador in Public Finance for four years and founded a company that helped small businesses to increase sales and revenue by giving them access to the Ecuadorian national market.



    Resources:

    Connect with Fly and Fetch

    Website: https://flyandfetch.com/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flyandfetch/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flyandfetch/



    Sponsor

    For more resources and information for women entrepreneurs be sure to connect to our incredible podcast sponsor the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 



    Connect with Us

    Website: thefinancecafe.ca/

    Instagram: @thefinancecafeofficial 

    LinkedIn: The Finance Cafe 



    Learn more about our financial literacy program designed specifically for you and don’t forget to use code PODCAST10 to save 10% off at www.thefinancecafe.ca/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Cozy Intentions ,

A must listen for Women Entrepreneurs

I listen with a notepad, pausing and writing down the tips, tools and sage advice from Shauna, Shannon and their guests.

CPAYYC ,

Must listen

Appreciate the honesty and key takeaways shared through the episodes!

spestun ,

A must listen for women entrepreneurs

Finally a business podcast that makes listening to finance interesting. Tons of amazing insights about how to understand the numbers in your business. Thank you for changing the way talk about managing money and for making it focused on women entrepreneurs.

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