Category: Business Growth

From my research, I noticed that a lot of startups do not track their metrics. At first, I thought it was because some founders are not analytical. But one day, a startup told me the answer. “I don’t have enough data to track! [It is not reflective of my business.]”- Montreal Startup What is data? […]

I know, I know. Another year is going by and you’re not where you want to be in your business. First off don’t panic! Prospects can sense desperation in sales people from a mile away and they’ll cross the street just to pretend they didn’t see you coming. Take a deep breath, be calm and […]

Following up with clients and contacts is all about consistency. Entrepreneurs that make the initial effort to follow up do really well in the first few months and then gradually fizzle out. Here are some ideas to implement that will create a culture of consistent connections! 1. Spread out your follow up. Follow up throughout […]

In this last of our 3-part series on stories, let’s go ‘live.’ Effective business stories should be memorable and repeatable. How else to know than to test them out loud and with an audience? Stand and deliver to an audience in person or craft your stories for online platforms. Know that practice lends consistency to […]

Entrepreneurship is hard. Excuse me, not hard. It’s mind changing, life shifting, mood swinging, energy draining, hard. You’re out there, embracing risk to give life to a whole new business. Every day, you’re out there, pitching for opportunities. No matter how much of a great speaker you are, that’s a tough challenge. So, make your […]

Baseball cards, tea cozies, stamps—humans love to collect things. Even time pressed entrepreneurs may find the time to acquire a collection of antique dolls or ceramic frogs. Business cards, however are not simply for collection. After you leave that networking event, it is essential that you follow up. Otherwise all you’ve done is stuff your […]

Problem solving is a key skill that can make a huge difference to your business. Whether resolving a problem between you and your client, you and your employees, or you and your union, three things need to exist: 1.Shared goals: The thing about shared goals is that you have to walk the talk. In good […]

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 general area of Emotional Intelligence Flexibility Stress Tolerance Optimism Let’s finish examining the third competency under […]

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 […]

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 […]

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