Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

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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Have you ever felt like a fraud? Do you think that you’re successful just because you got lucky and not because you deserve it? Do you question whether you get the best deal at the negotiating table? You’re not alone! A recent survey shows half of women have self-doubt about their job performance and careers […]

Burning the candle on both ends? This post provides easy ways to strike a better work life balance and to relieve some pressure with the help of technology. As a business owner, you’re expected to be everywhere, give explicit instructions, and do everything (if you want it done right)—all just to put food on the […]

Wondering how collaboration can turn misses into hurrahs? This post uncovers a hidden productivity secret, often dispelled by business owners as frivolous and unproductive. Well, turns out, chat is pure productivity fuel. Employees already chat on their devices or online messenger, so how can real-time chat for business boost their productivity? Chat for business Chat […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre congratulates Board Chair Jill Earthy KELOWNA, May 29, 2018 – BC residents commit thousands of hours to causes that reflect their values. Not for the recognition, but for their desire to make a difference. But in the case of Jill Earthy, board chair of Women’s Enterprise Centre, these two are coming together […]

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In Canada, women make up 5% of tech founders and receive less than 4% of venture capital. They face unique challenges in raising capital, entering established networks and adapting their needs to the current tech-focused support programs around the country. It’s important to focus the needs of female founders of tech ventures as distinct from […]

Is the office experience dead? This post discusses the benefits of the work-from-home model and how employers can finally gain the cost benefits of no real estate. Most employers hate the idea of going virtual, but companies in Canada increasingly choose to shrink their real estate footprint and adopt work-from-home. But who watches the staff? […]

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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 […]