A Few Tips Before Moving to the USA

Lisa Wright, one of The Toronto Star’s business journalists, wrote in the”Wealth” section on 2/21/2017 that before moving to the United States, Canadians should consider these two important opportunities, along with several other points of interest:

  1. If you have RRSP contribution room available, which I do from the past several years, contribute before you leave so deductions can be used to reduce the tax liability in the year of departure, which for me could be 2017 as an entrepreneur … only time will tell.
  2. One can also keep our TFSA, Tax Free Savings Account, while we are a non-resident of Canada. Can continue to benefit from the exemption from Canadian tax on investment income and withdrawals … another opportunity to seize … though we cannot contribute to a TFSA while a non-resident and contribution room will not increase.

In general, Lisa suggested we map out our assets before making a move abroad and to connect with an American tax lawyer if the states is the relocation country of choice.

Sorry Canadian Snowbirds, California, not Florida is my choice, though I won’t be retiring, but growing and expanding my company with my relocation.

Thanks for the important tips Lisa! I’ve much to learn, but that’s great as it is one of my favorite things to do. And of course, securing the best advice will ensure the right and legal choices are made also for Canada, the United States, my company, and me.

All is well.

February 27, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

BECAUSE EVERYONE MATTERS

Assuming A Poor Person …

Assuming a poor person is a bad person is like assuming a rich person is a good person.

February 16, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Getting Over Ourselves …

WE are all different … and it’s a good thing … too much of the same is nothing but too much of the same thing … no matter how good it is … humanity would never advance, would never create and develop new ideas, would never become what humanity has become and has yet to be … and that each of us can be if we stop trying to shove everyone into our box of understanding, choices, and actions … or punish them by judgment, condemnation, exclusion, isolation, and worse, including mistreatment with words or actions that inflicts intense psychological, emotional, or physical pain that could even end in death.

WE need to get over ourselves, erroneously believing that if someone isn’t like us, doesn’t choose as we do, acts differently there is a problem with them … it isn’t. It’s with US.

IF someone isn’t harming others, let’s do ourselves a favor by living and learning to let live.

February 25, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

Creative Nonfiction? Seriously …

Not what you think … creative nonfiction is not about making things up, but is about using the tools of great fictional storytelling to tell true stories.

Or in Professor Tilar’s words, “The art of bringing all the strategies of storytelling to the narration of factual events.”

I’m reviewing Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo’s books and lecture series for Writing Creative Nonfiction again in preparation for revisions to what I initially deemed a novel, but in truth, is nonfiction and needs to be written and cited as nonfiction because, in essence, the nonfiction books reveals not only my history, but also how I became the expert that developed the Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle concept and company, plus its diverse range of books, products, and services.

Learn more about Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo, the Clara C. Piper Professor of English, Colby College and the best-selling author of The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It, the story of the first international businesswoman in history and The Secret of Change No. 5: The Intimate History of the World’s Most Famous Perfume @

http://www.tilar-mazzeo-author.com

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Best & Blessings,

Kaitlin

February 19, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

Writing …

Currently in a period of further developing my writing skills to write creative (literary) non-fiction (Thanks to The Great Courses’ Professor Tilar J. Mazzeo) and writing for the company, so blog entries will be sparser for a while; however, I do post on Facebook the most frequently, though I apologize in advance because I only accept “friend” connections with people I’ve met, but I’m happy to connect with people I don’t know through Twitter and LinkedIn.

And, of course, it’s always great to see that visitors from around the world have stopped by here … so thank you!

As always, gratefully and respectfully … and remember, develop a high enough Respect Level in order be who you truly are!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier

February 17, 2017

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While I’ve Been Working On Other Company Business …

Discovered this week that my ebook, available on most ebook retailer sites, Under The Influence … What We Don’t Know Does Hurt Us, the manifesto for the core concept of my social business venture, Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle, has been downloaded 124 X’s … and added to people’s libraries!!!

124 two days ago … 126 downloads as of today February 9th, 2017

Visit www.smashwords.com or your favourite ebook retailer to learn more or check it out!!!

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

Been Weeks Since I’ve Been Able To Access LinkedIn

As a result, I have not been able to update my profile with the new company header/banner nor all the different things happening as the company continues to evolve.

I have changed my browser as suggested, but I’m still waiting for the right fix.

Any suggestions?

As always, best & blessings,

Respectfully,
Kaitlin

February 7, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Last Year’s Pitch “Success” Lead To …

This post is in response to a Kaitlin Ann Trepanier Facebook post I shared last year that Facebook reminded me of this morning, which I’ve re-shared today because of the impact last year’s experience had, plus to share what’s happened lately and what is on the horizon.
THEN … I made it to the “pitch” session but since being awarded the angels’ investment meant I would have to keep my business in catchment area of Bruce County and surrounding area, I withdrew from the contest. My company and concept had also secured interest from the local community futures development corporation, but for the same reason of not wanting to stay in the area, plus with no interest in acquiring company debt with a loan, I moved on. A very brief stay in London, three months, proved unfruitful on many levels and revealed that was not where I needed to be either.
NOW … However, my relocation to the Town of Georgina was fortuitous because a special funding program for businesses resulted in my recent application to another local community futures development corporation for an Eastern Ontario Development Grant. However, since I didn’t have enough financial leverage already secured, last week I was denied the $100,000 business development grant and therefore had to put the production and filming of the school and community play, Charles’ Choice on hold.
SOON … However, I will be running a StartSomeGood crowdfunding campaign to raise the money for the play’s production and filming for this spring since the budget is in place, the professionals and location are secured, as are some of the part-time staff.
AUGUST 2017 … Another relocation is on the horizon, though I still expect to be using this area for the company’s east coast Canadian location.
As always, thanks for dropping by and your interest!
Best & Blessings,
Respectfully,
Kaitlin
February 5, 2017
Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

Revised Job #EA17 Executive Assistant

The opportunity is no longer location based, but virtual!

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Looking forward to working with you … whomever you turn out to be!

Best & Blessings,

Kaitlin

February 4, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

 

New Book Covers For 2 Compelling Reads!

DARK HORSES … More Than You Believe … A Love Story, an ebook short story available at your favourite ebook retailer, just got a new look and it’s only $1.99 US! But the story is not new, just told very differently about the choice the wounded, sometimes even the broken-spirited must make … death or life.

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CONNECTING THE DOTS WITH THE RESPECT PRINCIPLE not only sports a new book cover, but now also a subtitle, Getting Personal.

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This one-to-one inspirational and educational non-fiction speaks directly to those with wounded or broken spirits providing them a wealth of information with the intent to raise hope and develop new ways of thinking and doing to raise one’s quality of life, standard of living, and to aid the development of healthier relationships.

Mini workbook is included at the end of the book.

Ebook for $5.99 USD

Print Version $14.99 USD

Ebooks available at  https://www.smashwords.com  and other EBook retailers for individuals, organizations, schools, and libraries.

Print Version $14.99 USD. Order direct from author using blog’s Contact Form, though ecommerce ordering coming soon!

February 3, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services www.therespectprinciple.com  ©All Rights Reserved 2016