Chaos is what happens when you do not have a definitive path with a course of action to follow. Reactions to every circumstance are impulsive; responses are spontaneous and lead to quick conclusions. Instead of looking for a solution the chaotic businesses choose to stay in the problem.

How do I stop chaos?

Chaos loves clutter, excessive materials, damaged and antiquated equipment as well as a sloppy work environment. The more chaos is allowed to control your environment, the more disorder, scarcity and unpredictability will be created.

Where to start managing your office?

By admin|October 2, 2013|Category: Business Growth

Every entrepreneur understands that our mindset plays a large part when it comes to creating a successful venture and leaving a mark on the world.

To find out what accomplished business leaders consider as important traits for success, I approached seven female entrepreneurs from different industries with one common thread – they are re-defining stereotypes and norms we are used to.

Here is what they believe is critical to excel as an entrepreneur in their industries:

Patience and Positivity

By admin|September 25, 2013|Category: Funding

When you apply for a loan for your small business, your personal credit rating often plays a role in whether or not you are able to obtain financing. Your credit report tells a story about how well you’ve managed credit. You can obtain a free copy of your credit report from one of the two main credit bureaus in Canada, Equifax or TransUnion.

Here are some tips on how to maintain or improve your credit score.

1. Pay bills on time: Ideally, you should pay your bills in full and on time. If you can’t make the full payment, then at least pay the minimum amount by the due date.

By admin|September 16, 2013|Category: Business Growth

Entrepreneurship is exhilarating! Entrepreneurs are confident, optimistic passionate and determined self-starters. Yet, working solo can be very challenging.

Entrepreneurs, freshly picked or well-seasoned, can benefit from working with a mentor who can play a major role in their continued personal and professional development. Here are six reasons why mentors are important to your business success.

Mentorship is a relationship of learning that develops over time, toggling between the past (experiences and knowledge) and the future (visioning and strategic thinking). The importance of celebrating wins and learning from mistakes grounds the basis for this relationship.

By admin|September 12, 2013|Category: Technology

In today’s competitive business world, it’s essential for entrepreneurs to use more technology and to learn to use it better.

Technology can not only boost sales, increase productivity and improve management control but also provide an essential platform for business innovation of all kinds, including the development of new products and services.

Yet, Canadian businesses invest just 60% per employee in this area compared with their U.S. peers. The good news is that it has never been easier for smaller businesses to make the most of technology.

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

I have learned in my two years of attending the WEConnect/Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) conference that it’s easy to spot those who have done a lot of networking and handshaking and those who have not.

There is always the lure of landing that big contract with that big corporation that will propel your business to another level. However, these opportunities evolve from networking and building relationships.