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Are you an early stage women entrepreneur? Yes! You know well how steep the learning curve is in the first few years of business. Knowledge gaps, lack of confidence, emotional roller coaster, work/life balance and the lack of a regular paycheck can prove to be very challenging. It is easy for a new entrepreneur to […]

This holiday season make your business shine a bit brighter. During any time of the year that business is a bit slower paced, you have plenty of opportunities to make an impression with a “Stop & Drop”.It’s this in a nutshell: you “Stop” in on a client or a prospect unexpectedly to say hello, “Drop” […]

Stress management is the final area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how well we cope with change, the unfamiliar, and our daily challenges. Here, we examine how well we manage stress. These competencies make up the Stress Management area of the EQ model: Flexibility Stress Tolerance Optimism In my last blog, Stretch […]

Doing things green is no longer optional: it’s a necessity. It is crucial to understand the importance of sustainability throughout your business life cycle. By including sustainable practices in your business environment, you contribute to creating a better planet. The key to sustainable design isn’t doing less; it’s doing more with less.Here are a few […]

You are selling  a great product or service but how good is  your customer service? Your customer care skills can bring great value and a competitive advantage to your business. Ask yourself these three questions: Do you  know  your  customer? It’s important to identify who your customers are and to understand what values they hold. […]

The first step to maximizing your LinkedIn presence is to fully complete your profile. LinkedIn will tell you how complete your profile is, and what you can do to add to it. Then it will rate your Profile Strength on the right hand side. Additional things you can do to beef up your profile are: […]

As a business owner in an ideal world: You attend a trade mission and walk away with a signed deal. Unfortunately, most of us don’t live in an ideal world. So what’s the real value of attending a trade mission? Participating in a trade mission fits into the Market Research section of your Export Plan. […]

Stress management is the final area that contributes to emotional intelligence. This is about how well we cope with change, the unfamiliar, and our daily challenges. These competencies make up the stress management area of the model: Flexibility Stress Tolerance Optimism Let’s begin with the first competency under the Stress Management Composite, Flexibility. Flexibility is […]

Your customers are more than just an account number. Want to stand out from the crowd? Here are 4 simple tips to create a great customer service experience for your clients. 1. Leave your office and visit customers in person Nothing can compare to face2face meetings. It may be unrealistic for some of you to […]

This is called a “cash flow problem”. It means that the cash coming into the business is out of sync with the cash going out. Poor financial management is the most common reason for business failure. It is probably more accurate to say business failure is largely due to poor cash management. This is partly […]

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