What’s The Cost Of Living In Your City?

Yesterday (April 6, 2017), we were at a GenY Entreprenuer Seminar in Markham, Toronto. (We love going to GenY events! Lots of energy, fresh ideas, never boring 😉 )

What caught my attention when they talked about what the picture looks like concerning the cost of living in Toronto. It really drives home many issues that comes to mind.

But, let’s first jump in and see what this picture looks like.

We wanted to double-check with other evaluation of the picture and we found the following after some quick search.

The variation is expected because it depends on the basket of items used to determine the cost of living, the lifestyle etc.

Notably, cost like mortgages and loan financing is totally excluded from these estimates. And we know very well that most people are saddled with this category of financial commitment to some degree.

Nevertheless, it drives home the message that it is quite some financial discipline is required to earn and make sure to make ends meet for the average person living in the modern economy.

This segment of the Entrepreneurship Seminar also raise some questions:

  • What does it take to be able to bring in the income to sustain the required standard of living? That is, the amount over and above the cost of living, so that one will not dip into negative income
  • With the quality of job falling into temp and contract, it takes discipline to set aside buffer for period of unemployment or under-employent
  • How do one manage to earn, save and pay off mortgage and loans
  • Is it necessary to work for a side or Plan-B income stream that can generate a good source of on-going revenue

Perhaps you can think of even more questions!

What are your thoughts?

 

 

 

 

Sarah Tugender, Field Development Manager, NutraMetrix in Vancouver

On October 28, 2016, we have Sarah Tugender, Field Development Manager, NutraMetrix with us right here in Vancouver.

She conducted a training session at BCIT covering the business division of Health-Care Professional (HP) Program and Health-Care Professional 1 (HP1) Program in our UnFranchise Business.

There was much eagerness in learning about these programs that we had to arrange for simultaneous Mandarin translation as well!

It was very well received with over 100 attendees for the event at BCIT.

Thanks Sarah, we look forward to having you with us again 🙂

Following are some of the photos of Sarah’s visit and training session.

Sarah Tugender with Lily Zhou

Sarah Tugender with Lily Zhou

 

BCIT Session in progress

BCIT Session in progress

 

Sarah addressing the attendees

Sarah addressing the attendees

 

An attentive class at Sarah's training event

An attentive class at Sarah’s training event

 

Tony and Annette with Sarah

Tony and Annette with Sarah

 

Sarah with Field Leaders in Vancouver

Sarah with Field Leaders in Vancouver

Sushi Platter at Kimu Japanese Cuisine in Burnaby

Sushi Platter at Kimu Japanese Cuisine in Burnaby

 

Looking good and tasting even better! - Kimu Japanese Cuisine, Burnaby

Looking good and tasting even better! – Kimu Japanese Cuisine, Burnaby

 

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINKS TO VANCOUVER UBP AND BUSINESS BUILDING EVENTS WITH DENNIS FRANKS

Standing room only at the Grand Ballroom

It was a fun and inspiring weekend of business training and development with Dennis Franks, Executive Vice President of Market America | SHOP.COM right here in Vancouver.

Video links to Vancouver NMTSS events with Dennis Franks:

Vancouver UBP with Dennis Franks – 2 min
https://youtu.be/_pFGxeM9-HY

Vancouver UBP with Dennis Franks – 6 mins
https://youtu.be/7LF9VD0pGZk

Vancouver Business Building Seminar with Dennis Franks
https://youtu.be/Rc1Gxutrm0k

 

VANCOUVER NMTSS EVENTS WITH DENNIS FRANKS FEATURED ON CEO JR RIDINGER AND MA UNFRANCHISE BLOGS

It was an energetic and inspiring 2-day events with Mr. Dennis Franks, Executive Vice President, Market America!

The UnFranchise Business Presentation was a pack-out event and so was the Business Building Seminar.

Both of our NMTSS events are featured in Market America|SHOP.COM CEO JR Ridinger’s blog ( http://www.beingjrridinger.com/business-building/business-building-dennis-franks-shares-unfranchise-vancouver/ ) and UnFranchise Business blog (https://blog.unfranchise.com/blog/business-building-dennis-franks-shares-unfranchise-vancouver ).

Now all eyes are on #TeamVancouver!

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JR Wrote :

I’d like to take a moment to share with you a very exciting update we just received from Tony and Annette Chia in Vancouver where they discuss an action packed weekend of business building events with Executive Vice President, Dennis Franks. Anyone who’s ever seen Dennis present the plan knows what type of energy and passion he brings to the table, so it’s no wonder there was standing room only for the UBP on Friday night! As you can see in the photos below, no one can energize and inspire a crowd quite like Dennis Franks.

Have a look at the following message from Tony and Annette along with some marvelous pictures that capture the essence of this weekend’s events in Vancouver with Dennis Franks. It’ll be very interesting to watch this area continue to flourish as we introduce this life-changing business with new people here. A special thanks to Dennis Franks for your continued support and unwavering passion for the UnFranchise, and congratulations to #TeamVancouver!

Keep Growing!
-JR Ridinger

 

Greetings from gorgeous Vancouver!!  It was an invigorating weekend in Vancouver with the UBP, B5 and GPT by Dennis Franks, Executive Vice President, Market America|SHOP.COM.

On the evening of June 24, 2016, even at a much larger venue than usual for our UBP, the Grand Ballroom at the Executive Suites Hotel was packed-out with standing room only! Mr. Dennis Franks delivered his powerful trade mark UnFranchise Business Plan concluding with his passion-filled Call To Action. Our Vancouver UFOs were engaged with many guests staying back asking more information and follow-up meetings to register their online business.

The business building event with B5 & GPT on June 25, 2016 was at the combined lecture theatres, at British Columbia Institute of Technology – a befitting venue for our Chancellor of Market America University – to accommodate the enthusiastic turn-out. Vancouver and Western Canada UFOs had an excellent opportunity to learn from none other than our own Executive Vice President of Market America, who is truly a Grand Master in the industry! Mr. Dennis Franks shared on the Basic 5 with special emphasis on Retailing and the ABC Pattern of Follow-up, knowing that these will greatly help our UFOs in creating positive retail experience and strengthen their business building efforts. We were delighted to have Mr. Dennis Franks feature several products for the GPT segment leaving us wanting more of his lively and practical tips.

The events were well attended by UFOs and Field Leaders in Western Canada, especially the Greater Vancouver area, Vancouver Island, Calgary and Edmonton.

Alex, thank you as our Field Consultant for Western Canada for inviting Mr. Dennis Franks to share his wealth of experience for the benefit of our UFOs in Western Canada. We are much encouraged by Mr. Dennis Franks’ insightful advice and goals on how to grow Market America|SHOP.COM in our cities and will be making follow-up efforts to carry them out in the coming months.

We are thankful to the ASP Teams in preparing & pulling off this weekend’s events. Kudos to Juliana Chen (A-Team Chair), Moses Tang (P-Team Chair), Loma and Cathy (S-Team co-Chairs), and their enthusiastic team of volunteers. Thanks and appreciation to our translation team: Iris Ye, Sherry Zhao, Annie Wang and many others behind the scenes volunteering their time to translate the PowerPoints into Chinese – Lily Zou, Juliana Chen, Andrew Lee, Kathy Zhu & Annie Wang. Could not have done this without ALL of you!!

Most of all, we are indebted to Cristina Salvador for her steadfast support and Mr. Dennis Franks himself for making time to be with us over the weekend.

Cheers,
Tony & Annette Chia
UBP Coordinators, English
Vancouver, Canada

Moving #TeamVancouver Forward

* Below are some pictures of the events in Vancouver for the weekend of June 24/25, 2016

An attentive congregation of guest and UFOs at Vancouver UBP

An attentive congregation of guest and UFOs at Vancouver UBP

 

Dennis Franks captivated the audience at Vancouver UBP

Dennis Franks captivated the audience at Vancouver UBP

 

Recognition Of Successful UFO

Recognition Of Successful UFO

 

Standing room only at the Grand Ballroom

Standing room only at the Grand Ballroom

 

Having interative session with Vancouver UFOs

Having interative session with Vancouver UFOs

 

Both lecture rooms are packed for Dennis Frank's training

Both lecture rooms are packed for Dennis Frank’s training

 

Chinese slides and simul interpretation were done by UFO Volunteers for the Business Building Seminar

Chinese slides and simul interpretation were done by UFO Volunteers for the Business Building Seminar

 

Dennis Franks, Chancellor of MA University at BCIT Campus, Vancouver

Dennis Franks, Chancellor of MA University at BCIT Campus, Vancouver

 

Getting Ready

Getting Ready

 

Group Picture at Business Building Event at BCIT

Group Picture at Business Building Event at BCIT

#TeamVancouver   #SHOP.COM  #Convert Spending Into Earning #NMTSS  #Dennis Franks

Gen-Y Business Presentation Apr 26, 2016

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Our Gen-Y Entrepreneurs led by Moses Tang put forth a Great Presentation on Apr 26, 2016.

Joanne, the Host of the evening is a young mom coming from the Financial industry.

Tobias Tang had tried running his business as well as managing restaurant and other managerial duties. However, he wants more out of what he is currently doing and seeking to build an asset he can count on.

Mimi learnt the importance of having a Plan B and is enthusiastic and eager to build her business while she is young.

Moses Tang shared about realizing how building the Market America | SHOP.COM business has enabled his family to have a lifestyle they enjoy and is fully committed to build his team and create wealth together.

 

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Joanne hosted the event with much poise and professionalism

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Tobias shared his entrepreneurship journey with much passion

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Mimi delivered her presentation with much confidence and grace

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Moses captured the audience’s attention from slide to slide, expounding what he learnt about the business