When I feel like I need a surge of productivity with flair I head to Staples Canada. I find navigating the store easy and it has a good mix of business services and products. I love that I can shop for my podcast supplies and also pick up fancy invitations for my next party in one shopping visit.

If you are like me and find yourself catching a bit of the spring fever, then you will love this mix of product ideas for business and life.

My product selections focus on the priorities in my life. I have never followed work-life balance, instead, I focus on work-life integration. Work and play overlap for me. For example, I work out during work hours and play at networking events! My business community has provided me with trusted friendships and I have designed a business that aligns with my values.  My priorities include:

  • Prioritizing Health
  • Mindful Leadership
  • Business Success/ Financial WellbeingThe following product recommendations match the above areas.

3 Fabulous Finds for Women Entrepreneurs

1. Fitbit Versa

Coming soon | $299.95


Fitbit just announced the newest addition to its smartwatch line: the Versa. This device offers a host of health and fitness tracking features, including heart rate and sleep monitoring. It also has a Coach app offering guided workouts that are upgraded over time based on your feedback. Even better, the Versa has on-board memory, Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities allowing you to listen to your favourite workout playlist on the go.

The Versa also has a sleek design, making it a worthy competitor to devices like the Apple Watch. It features a lightweight, rounded square face that lies surprisingly flat to the wrist. Thanks to swappable bands, you can style the Versa in any way that suits you.

When it comes to complementing your smartphone, the Versa works with both iOS and Android devices. This is great for users who aren’t too tied down to anyone operating system. Like other smartwatches, the Versa pairs with your phone to deliver notifications about things like text messages and emails. It even allows you to generate simple canned or customized responses to text messages and email.

In addition to its fitness-forward features and compatibility across both Android and iOS, what sets the Versa (and Fitbit smartwatches in general) apart is its impressive battery life. On a single charge, this watch can last up to four days!

2. Aromatherapy Diffuser

Priority: Leadership/Health

The PureGuardian Aromatherapy Diffuser uses ultrasonic humidifier technology to fill a room with a natural aroma by adding a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. If you like that idea, but aren’t crazy about scented oils, check out the Sunbeam Mist Me Personal Ultrasonic Humidifer. This colourful humidifier provides relief from dry, uncomfortable air and allows you to breathe easier, which is especially helpful during a stressful day at your desk.

3. TurboTax Business Incorporated

Priority: Business Success/ Financial Wellbeing

With step-by-step guidance and simplified forms, TurboTax Business Incorporated gives you the support you need to file your incorporated business tax return accurately for you or your accountant.

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