Category: General

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, […]

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 […]

We have all come across business names that make us cringe and scratch our heads. A business name serves as first impression. Professional naming companies charge big bucks for a reason. A good and appropriate name inspires trust, intrigue and a desire to do business. On the other hand, a poorly chosen name triggers negative […]

Along with the festive stresses of the holiday season, for many business owners this time of year means fiscal year end, another year in business is coming to a close. Reflecting on this milestone is a great confidence builder. How are you celebrating the end of the year in your business? What are you personally […]

As a Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, I have spoken at many functions. The one thing I have consistently noted, especially in business conferences and sales organizations – almost without exception the top business/sales people are seated at or very close to the front, depending on their vision and the angle of the seats. Those […]