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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

The Future of Work

As many as 85% of future jobs don’t exist today. Wait, what? Yes, 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been invented yet, according to a report commissioned by Dell. As someone with young boys, how on earth am I supposed to prepare them for future work then? How do I prepare them […]

Post - 2019/07/10

Action Plan: Mapping Out Your Export Strategy

You may have heard that companies that sell beyond Canada’s borders are more profitable, resilient and innovative, but how do you know if your business is export-ready? Whether your company is small or large, the first step to global success is developing an export plan that will help you understand the ins and out of […]

Event - 2019/07/08

Join Our Team

Women’s Enterprise Centre is the leading full-service business resource for women entrepreneurs across BC. We are a non-profit that provides business loans, business advice, skills training, mentoring, practical resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential. Business Advisor, Vancouver […]

Page - 2019/07/02

Burnaby Business Excellence Awards

The Burnaby Business Excellence awards is an award initiative of the Burnaby Board of Trade and the City of Burnaby which honours and celebrates businesses, entrepreneurs and not-for-profit organizations for their contributions to the local economy and community. Now in its 20th year, the BBEAs represent the highest business honour in Burnaby and the BBEA events, culminating […]

Event - 2019/06/27

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