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Ask the Expert: Export Sales Strategies & Tools for Profiting Beyond the Comox Valley | Courtenay

Looking to diversify your customer base and increase profitability? Join us for an informative update and discussion with leading export trade officials and service providers on current market trends, international and inter-provincial tradeshows, as well as grant and financing opportunities to extend your business beyond borders. Hosted by Export Navigator & Comox Valley Economic Development […]

Event - 2018/10/01

Porter’s 5 Forces: Understanding Competitive Forces to Maximize Profitability by MindTools

This tool helps you understand the five forces that impact your business environment: competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, threat of substitution, and threat of new entry.

Resources - 2018/01/01

Using Tech Tools to Increase Productivity and Profits

As women entrepreneurs we are masters at multi-tasking. We know how to schedule an appointment in our calendar while texting our teenager about dinner and sending an email to a client. Below are a few tech tools to help increase your business productivity. 1. Social media. Facebook and Twitter are THE‘ blast’ communication portal for […]

Post - 2012/05/31

Keep Pointed Towards Profit

Why do some business owner/managers hit the profit target more often than others? They do it because they keep their operation pointed in that direction. This aid gives suggestions that should help an owner/manager to zero in on profit. It points out that you must keep informed, make timely decisions, and take effective action. In […]

Resources - 2011/11/16

How to Improve the Profitability of Your Business

Profit is residual. It is the consequence of what happens in and to your business.  Some of these things are within your control and some of them are outside your control. If you’re going to have any effect on your profit, you have to focus on those things over which you have control… so, what […]

Resources - 2011/11/16

Re-Branding Your Retail Store for Profit

Retail is all about your unique brand. Once you have decided on a concept, completed your business plan, signed your lease, and placed orders for stock to fill your store, the actual day-to-day running of the business can seem like a blur. Taking time to regularly re-visit your brand will keep you focused and increase […]

Post - 2011/08/03

Kelowna Small Business Information Expo

Looking to Start or Grow your Business? Join Women’s Enterprise Centre at the 2019 Kelowna Small Business Information Expo (SBIE) for FREE! The 2019 Kelowna SBIE will feature face-to-face opportunities to interact with experts from government and not-for-profit support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. There are also moderated panel sessions on a number of interesting topics throughout the […]

Event - 2019/04/08

Kamloops Small Business Info Expo

Looking to Start or Grow your Business? Connect with Women’s Enterprise Centre at the 2019 Kamloops Small Business Information Expo (SBIE) for FREE! The 2019 Kamloops SBIE will feature face-to-face opportunities to interact with experts from government and not-for-profit support programs who provide valuable resources to small businesses. There are also moderated panel sessions on a […]

Event - 2019/04/08

3 Ways to Improve Your Cash Flow

In part 1 of this post, we looked at the 5 Factors that Impact Your Cash flow. Now, let’s review some strategies for improving your company’s cash flow: 1. Look at your assets Review your inventory management system. Is there room to tighten up, so you’re not sitting on large amounts of inventory or carrying […]

Post - 2019/03/25

It’s All in the Timing: 5 Factors that Impact Your Cash flow

Every business will experience the need for more cash from time to time. The key to improving your cash flow is to accelerate your inflows and delay or reduce your cash outflows. In other words: make sure more money is coming in than going out. It sounds easy, but there are several factors at play. […]

Post - 2019/03/19

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