Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

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It’s the start of a new year and you’re pumped! You’ve set some goals, you have systems in place, and you’ve even downloaded an app that’s going to keep you organized. But let’s face it, no matter how determined you are, there will be times when you can’t see much progress, you’re worried about finances, […]

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Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women launch, lead and scale their own businesses. Every month we answer thousands of phone calls and emails from women in every stage of business; we listen to their challenges, questions, issues and successes as they start and grow their businesses. Hearing directly from […]

We’re pleased to share that our Board Chair, Jill Earthy, has been honoured by Women’s Executive Network (WXN) as a Top 100™ Award Winner! Jill Earthy is making a difference in advancing gender diversity in the business world and she is being recognized as one of the RBC champions for making “a describable difference to […]

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Every year in business is an accomplishment worth celebrating! Here are 7 ways you can finish strong: LOOK BACK 1. Thank your customers. Show your gratitude for the people who support you! The size of your customer base and your budget will determine what this looks like, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. A […]

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If you’re seriously looking at self-employment, you’ve likely begun to add up some strong reasons for embracing the change that’s beckoning you. From the wrong angle, that little crevasse in your way begins to look like the Grand Canyon. If you want to start a business but can’t seem to make that final decision, try […]

Understanding and using a diverse mix of online marketing tools can help you save time and grow your business. Even if you do contract out things like website development, it’s important to have a basic understanding of online marketing so that you can develop the right marketing strategy and make the most effective use of […]

For small business owners, there are always so many overhead costs that the advertising budget ends up getting the least amount of attention. But it is important to realize that building up brand awareness through advertising is an ongoing process. It does not have to be costly such as buying spots in newspapers or on […]

Trouble finding and retaining great talent? You’re not alone. Businesses across Canada struggle to retain top people. Some say it’s too expensive to train, it’s easier to hire… but the reality is, it’s tough to find the right fit and then keep good people happy. Here are 10 talent tips for small businesses. Talent tips […]

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Earmarking funding for women business owners can be a strong strategy to ensure women entrepreneurs can access the financing they need to start or grow their business. To achieve targets, lenders will need to employ strategies to connect with, track and deliver solutions to women business owners – and there’s a long way to go. […]

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Sole proprietorships, general partnerships and corporations aren’t your only options when you’re considering the right structure for your business. If you’re exploring social entrepreneurship, you may have heard of Co-operatives, Community Contribution Companies (C3 or CCC), Not-for-Profit Societies and Charities, but how do they differ and which one is right for you? Read more to […]

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