Category: General

Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, LinkedIn, Google+, Reddit, Yelp … and the list goes on.Have we forgotten how to have a real conversation? We are so ‘connected’, we are disconnected. I understand that technology is a part of our lives but there are way too many people who ‘live’ in front of their monitors and […]

One of the major reasons businesses fail is their inability to anticipate and adapt to change. As the head of your organization, you set the tone for your business so a commitment to knowledge and learning will help you gain a competitive edge. Here are 5 ways you can stay motivated and informed so you […]

Mentoring is the key to unlocking hidden potential. We know that Mentoring is not just a North American phenomenon. Globally, organizations are recognizing mentoring as crucial to women’s growth and success. This is even more the case in developing countries. In India, while the number of women employees is around 29 percent in the workforce […]

By now most of us know that networking is an essential part of entrepreneurial success. However, those of us not blessed with natural networking skills need a strategy to get the most out of the practice. One component of a successful networking plan is buddy networking. The key to making the buddy approach work for […]

The paperless work environment has changed the business landscape forever. Earlier, I wrote a blog about why switching to a paperless office makes good business sense. In this blog, I am going to talk about the process of transitioning to a digital office in a few simple steps. Step 1: Begin with a clear plan […]

Look around. Does this describe your work place? • Clutter,• Procrastination,• No system for storing or filing items and• Being reactive rather than proactive When there is no plan you are wasting valuable time and energy reacting to every circumstance. Make every minute count. Start building systems to bring efficiency to your work place. Make […]

Research and years of experience tell us that business owners benefit from support. No surprises there. But just what kind of support is needed? At Women’s Enterprise Centre, we have just the right support -depending on your needs. We have complimentary Business Advising services and 3 types of Mentoring Programs. As the new Mentor Program […]

Productive is not the same as busyness. A hamster wheel provides a great analogy of burning time and excessive energy with no direction or purpose. You can run fast but it is tough to reach anywhere if you do not have a plan in place. Here are 3 ways to stay productive. Prioritize for maximum […]

Earlier this week, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) revealed an infographic on how small business is big business in Canada. The infographic celebrates BDC Small Business Week from October 20 to 26 and shares some powerful statistics for small business owners: for example, more than 98% of business have fewer than 100 employees, […]

We all want to look polished and professional when we are in front of an audience. You can do simple things to make that possible. Here are some tips: Avoid filler words Many people use filler words when speaking. Filler words include any word that is not necessary in your communication such as ah, um, […]