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If you’re tired of hearing about disruption, rejoice, it will soon be replaced by business intelligence (BI). The buzzword of 2017-18, the mention of BI may exceed everyone’s forecasts. Lucky for you, the BI phenomenon hasn’t reached its pinnacle… in fact, the groundswell just started in Canada. Enterprises in the [Canadian] utilities sector (50.9%) had […]

The biggest obstacle to achieving success is you. The truth is: we are unique individuals. There is no one else like you. And equally as unique, is your contribution to the world. When you truly understand this, you can become as successful as you dare to. Sabotage is the critical voice behind our procrastination, excuses, […]

Unbelievable as it may sound, many small business owners do not have a business operation manual. A business operation manual is of utmost importance for the success of your business and having one may add up to more than 25% to the value of your business. The secret to putting together a good operations manual […]

              A professional bio is a vital tool that gives others their first impression of who you are and what you do. What you highlight in your bio will affect how readers perceive you as a leader, business owner, speaker, author or entrepreneur. It is essential that the content […]

In my last blog I discussed why it important to work on your Start-up costs, business competition and customer acquisition in order to create a successful business. Let us look at product inventory and legal regulations in this blog. 4. Building product inventory Do as much research as you can, then stock your literal (or […]

The term ‘feminism’ is often misunderstood, as people think it means putting men down or replacing them with women in power. But, put simply, feminism just means equality for everyone. In 2017, ‘feminism’ was declared Word of the Year by Merriam-Webster, as millions of people around the world explored what it means to be a […]

Fast on the heels of the 2018 federal ‘gender budget,’ representatives from both the Ministry of Small Business and Tourism and Industry Canada visited Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) BC on International Women’s Day for a roundtable to see how the budget will affect real women business owners. Our VIP guests included Alaina Lockhart, Parliamentary Secretary […]

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) announced a collaboration to boost support for women entrepreneurs. This partnership, which includes Women’s Enterprise Centre, British Columbia, lays the framework to target women entrepreneurs at all business stages and assist them in taking their business […]

There are many details to consider and seemingly endless tasks to keep organized after the initial excitement of being your own boss and keeping your own hours has faded. Here are 5 things to consider when creating a business of your own: 1. Startup cost The startup cost of your business depends on the type […]

The most talked about investing mistakes are made by men; trading too often, over confidence, market timing etc. The most common mistake that women make is not investing at all. Only 30% of women aged 55-64 feel prepared for retirement while 55% worry about outliving their assets (1). Even though women feel this way they […]

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