By admin|June 17, 2013|Category: Social Media

You can tweet, post, pin, plus one it or share. Overwhelmed yet? How do you still manage a business without getting overwhelmed with everything you need to do on Social Media? This is one of the most commonly asked questions from business owners.

For businesses that want to leverage the power of social media without losing their minds, here are a few tips:

By admin|June 12, 2013|Category: Sales

During the last week of May, I was hired to make a presentation for Canada Life, a large insurance company that sells living benefits. They hired me to deliver my new keynote speech, “Selling Insurance – How to Avoid Leaving Money on the Table” during their five-city, five-day road show.

By admin|June 5, 2013|Category: Business Growth

If you think the above four words are the beginning of a children’s rhyme, I’m sorry but you’re wrong. They are four words that should be uppermost in the mind of everyone who calls themselves a ‘networker’. In my capacity as Membership Recruitment Associate for the University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft, I attend approximately 4 networking events per month. Here are my steps for productive and effective networking.

By admin|May 29, 2013|Category: General

The process to organize your office is to first identify what is important and then prioritize into categories. There are 5 process categories to organize your office. They are recycle, shred, current, reference and historical.

Recycle and Shred Process

Begin by making a decision to keep it, recycle it, or shred it for all your documents. Ease into the process by dividing into two piles. One pile is for your recycling material, the other is for shredding confidential material.

Recycle material is all your generic information for example newspapers, magazines, vouchers, advertisement flyers, anything considered safe for public viewing. Magazine and newspapers can also be donated to interest groups.

By admin|May 22, 2013|Category: Business Growth

We all have them. Call them goals, dreams, aspirations - but you just can’t seem to achieve them.  Why does it seem so hard? Especially with being so plugged into social media, you hear all these success stories and incredible achievements.  You feel like you’re the only one not doing it. Not true.

It’s not about being lucky or special or whatever. It’s about creating a logical plan and then doing it!

There are four simple reasons why people fail when it comes to achieving their goals:

By admin|May 14, 2013|Category: Business Growth

Many big corporations support diversity in their supply chain. This means that these companies encourage procurement of their supplies from minority or women-owned businesses. Supplier Diversity opens a door of opportunity for women entrepreneurs to take their business to the next level. Getting certified as a Woman Business Owner, or, WBE (pronounced Wee-Bee) is the first step in this process and can connect you to new supply chains. WEConnect Canada certifies women-owned businesses in Canada.

How do you access corporations once you are certified?