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Author: Women's Enterprise Centre

Research and years of experience tell us that business owners benefit from support. No surprises there. But just what kind of support is needed? At Women’s Enterprise Centre, we have just the right support -depending on your needs. We have complimentary Business Advising services and 3 types of Mentoring Programs. As the new Mentor Program […]

Whether you are an aspiring small business owner looking to offer a traditional product or service, or an energetic entrepreneur passionate about your new and innovative idea, drive and desire are not enough to get your business started. To start off on the right foot, potential new business owners should strongly consider conducting secondary market […]

The task of updating your website can be intimidating. Many business owners think they need to defer any changes or updates to web developers. The truth is there are simple things you can do to update your website and make it an enjoyable place for your customers to visit. Here are six steps you can […]

As a business owner, your days are full and there never seems to be enough time. Spending some of that precious time tracking what you did in a day may seem like a luxury you can’t afford. And really, why bother? You know pretty much what you do each day…right? Well, probably not. Tracking your […]

Going beyond Canadian borders is a smart strategy. There are many opportunities for certified Canadian Woman Business Owners, or, WBE (pronounced Wee-Bee) within the US – our largest trading partner. However, there are also opportunities elsewhere in the world that are supported by WeConnect International, a global nonprofit that facilitates opportunities for women owned businesses […]

Earlier this week, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) revealed an infographic on how small business is big business in Canada. The infographic celebrates BDC Small Business Week from October 20 to 26 and shares some powerful statistics for small business owners: for example, more than 98% of business have fewer than 100 employees, […]

In today’s competitive business world, it’s essential for entrepreneurs to use more technology and to learn to use it better. Technology can not only boost sales, increase productivity and improve management control but also provide an essential platform for business innovation of all kinds, including the development of new products and services. Yet, Canadian businesses […]

I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share with others the impact that mentorship had on me, personally, and in my business to date. After a full year of business, I decided it was time to find a mentor who could help assist me in areas that I’ve found challenging and difficult. I contacted […]

Recruiting a manager is extra work crammed into your already bursting schedule. It’s also work you do infrequently (we hope!), meaning you may get rusty between cycles. Most people have great intentions when they start to recruit, but the process can be draining. When fatigue sets in, remind yourself of the goal. Recruiting takes a […]

Do you have an amazing deal to offer your clients/customers? Everybody wants to get a deal. Getting a deal gives you bragging rights, “Hey, did you hear about the great deal I got?” Imagine you’re in a jewelry store and a necklace catches your eye. It screams, “Buy me!” The price tag is $199. As […]