FREE HEAT FROM THE SUN!!! The Benefits of Solar Heating Your Pool

FREE HEAT FROM THE SUN!!! The Benefits of Solar Heating Your Pool

When considering a heat source for your pool, you only have to look up to realize the primary benefit of solar heat – it’s free heat from the sun! With uncertainty and rising costs in the gas and power markets, the price for solar will not change. It will be free for life. Using your existing pump and filter, an easy-to-install solar pool heater ensures warmer pool temperatures, no monthly heating bills, and is proven to be the most cost effective way to heat your pool. Get the most out of your pool by extending the swimming season and have ... Read More »

Demerit Points – What Are They and How Can They Hurt You?

Demerit Points – What Are They and How Can They Hurt You?

Many drivers in Ontario don't know the first thing about Demerit points. Did you know, for instance, that you don't have demerit points subtracted from your license, but they're added, instead?

Of course, many drivers DO know all about them. The court cases, spikes in insurance, license suspensions...it would be wise to know just what violations add points to your license, and what to do when your faced with the possibility of points.

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Where Rustic Meets Modern – Juxtaposing Style Advice from Decorium

Where Rustic Meets Modern – Juxtaposing Style Advice from Decorium

Modern and rustic are two different styles that most people would not think can be combined. Modern means clean, sleek lines, whereas rustic is full of warm reclaimed woods.

Rustic is very trendy right now, and a lot of people are wondering how they can use this style to warm up their modern homes, which can be typically thought of as cold and streamlined. Incorporating a trend like the rustic look can make your home feel fresh and current.

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Thinking About Email Marketing for Your Business? Get a Free Trial at Constant Contact

Thinking About Email Marketing for Your Business? Get a Free Trial at Constant Contact

We understand running your business can be challenging in today's fast paced world and keeping up can be a very complicated process to do on your own. One of the biggest opportunities we have as small business owners is with email marketing - it is more powerful than ever and has a 4300% return on investment.

That's why we're pleased to announce our partnership with Constant Contact - the number one email marketing tool for small businesses.

Ready to give it a try? Get started with a free trial today!

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5 Tips For Reducing The Size, Severity and Duration of Bruises

5 Tips For Reducing The Size, Severity and Duration of Bruises

Tis the season for all sorts of outdoor activity, and along with all the benefits of increased exercise come the risk of injury. And while playing sports definitely opens you up to more serious pains, if you're at all serious and especially playing a competitive team sport, you're definitely going to get a few bruises.

In our house, we call them a badge of honour, but the fact is that a big bruise can be painful and because summer means baring more skin, who wants a nasty old bruise hanging around longer than it needs to?

With advice from our friends, FS Local Expert Zax Healthcare, we thought we'd share 5 Tips for dealing with bruises.

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Behind the Business with Cory Budovitch of Budovitch Legacy Planning

Behind the Business with Cory Budovitch of Budovitch Legacy Planning

Many people might get the impression that working in the financial industry is dry. But far from being a maze of numbers, charts, lists, and spreadsheets, shaping a financial future is best achieved thorough a keen understanding of the psychology of the individual.

For Cory Budovitch of Budovitch Legacy Planning, the key to a successful client relationship lies in understanding more than just the financial goals - it means learning the underlying passions of the person, the lifestyle preferences, the dreams.

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Pretty and Posh Event Management – Behind the Business with Christine Sikorski

Pretty and Posh Event Management – Behind the Business with Christine Sikorski

At FS Local, we love stories of new businesses that got off the ground by accident. We find it so fun to tell the tales of enthusiastic, ambitious folk, who found themselves faced with an opportunity, and rather than letting it pass by, grabbed on with both hands. Such is the story behind Pretty and Posh Event Management. Owner Christine Sikorski had a different career in mind when fate intervened. Today, two years later, Pretty and Posh is thriving. Read More »

Soaps For The Body and Spirit – Janis Baigent-Chase & Rad Kat, A Mompreneur® Success Story

Soaps For The Body and Spirit – Janis Baigent-Chase & Rad Kat, A Mompreneur® Success Story

Many people dream of owning their own businesses and the reasons are often as unique as the people themselves. For Janis Baigent-Chase, spending time with her young daughter was a driving factor. And when it came to what type of business she wanted to own, Janis decided to follow her passion for beauty products.

What makes Rad Kat so special comes from another of Janis' passions - animal rights. Rad Kat's organic and natural soaps are not just chemical-free and handmade, they're certified cruelty-free by PETA.

We interviewed Janis and spoke about the inspiration behind Rad Kat as well as the struggles - and rewards - of building a business from scratch while starting a new family.

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