Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

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When you think tech, you might picture a person slumped over the computer, coding until the wee hours of the night. But, in fact, your business might be considered a “tech” venture and you don’t even know it! Why does it matter if you’re a tech entrepreneur? Because BC tech is expanding faster than we […]

One positive outcome of the past year has been the increased awareness about the importance of supporting our local businesses. Buying locally-made products is no longer a trend and is a welcome lifestyle change. Women’s Enterprise Centre recently signed on as a partner of the Island Good initiative, a licensee program that supports producers on […]

Tips for Business owners dealing with pandemic debt

A year ago last week, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Since then, Canadian small businesses have racked up a collective $135 billion in debt as a result of the pandemic, with the average business’ debt load approximately $170,000, according to a recent estimate by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). If […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre is excited to be joining the celebrations for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8. This year’s theme is looking at challenging norms so we can achieve a more inclusive and equal future. After all, women in business are driving change. Here are a few areas in which some incredible […]

In an age where your business’ online presence is one of your most important assets, it’s important to market your business online the right way, especially when you’re spending money on it. Google Ads are a great way to reach both new and existing customers while they’re searching for products or services similar to the […]

To celebrate Black History Month this February, Women’s Enterprise Centre reached out to Nerissa Allen, the President of the Black Business Association of BC. Her organization is on a mission to support Black business owners with the tools and resources they need in their entrepreneurial journey. Nerissa shared information on the work of her organization […]

The last 12 months have brought a lot of changes to the workforce, including an increase in remote hiring and recruiting, people working from home, job transitions, and adjusting time-off policies, to name a few. Whether you’re looking to grow your team now or find new ways to re-engage your existing staff, learning or brushing […]

The beginning of a New Year is a great time to sit down to brainstorm and strategize what you’d like to pursue, achieve and change in the next 12 months and beyond. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself! Remember that nothing is set in stone, and that you can always adjust and recalibrate along […]

The holiday season is upon us and with that can come some extra stress for business owners who have been working tirelessly all year. This year (and every year), we encourage you to take advantage of this much needed holiday break and step away from your business. Even if you’re only able to step away […]

With over 1 billion Instagram users worldwide, this social media platform can be an important tool in promoting your business. By establishing a strong visual presence you can reach new customers, grow your audience and engage with existing clients. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you maximize your social presence on Instagram. […]

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