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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? […]

Negotiation is a complex skill, one which requires practice, patience and a keen understanding of many moving parts. These difficulties are only compounded for women, who are often at a disadvantage merely due to their gender. Stereotypes, social norms and expectations all result in women negotiating less and obtaining worse outcomes than their male counterparts. (1) […]

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No economic skill has as much riding on it as does negotiation. ~ Leigh Thompson, Northwestern University This is especially true for women. Research shows that in simple negotiations – like a salary or a car negotiation – women do worse than men. Two things most women will negotiate several times in their lives! 1. […]

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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 […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Over 100 women business owners around BC will receive mentoring from Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) this year, opening the door for a backlog of applicants who want to gain skills and insights from an experienced entrepreneur. Thanks to financial support from the BC Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology, WEC has […]

What is one of the key factors that leads to business success? If you guessed “mentoring,” you are absolutely right. Entrepreneurship can be very isolating. When you start a business, being your own boss can seem exciting. However, success doesn’t come easy and it’s tough to face all the business challenges on your own. Global […]

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