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As an entrepreneur, you’re used to moving forward with little guidance or team support. However, sometimes you need feedback or reassurance that you’re on the right path. A peer-mentoring group is an excellent way to work through a new idea or help you choose which direction to take your business. I recently attended a peer […]

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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, […]

A new year is a great time for planning and putting into practice those plans that will propel us into the new year and beyond. Business is built on relationships and relationships traditionally start with that ‘face to face’ meeting. So where and how do you meet these people? Here are some strategies to determine […]

(Shawmadithit (1801-1829): Portrait Source Link) Have you ever been so discouraged or humiliated by someone or something that you have never gotten over it even if what caused you to feel this way might be many years in the past? If so, I would like to focus on some strategies that can help you to […]

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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 […]

(Photo credit: Unsplash, Sergio Souza) Modifying, improving and refining your systems is an essential practice in keeping your business running smoothly. If you’re finding that your business systems aren’t operating as well as they used to, it’s time to refine them. Perhaps you’ve grown considerably in the last year, or hired new staff. In the […]

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 […]

As an entrepreneur, do you ever feel that “Greening your business” is something additional to your core business strategy? Do you regard it as an extra added cost? Think again. Sustainability is good business sense and is an excellent return on investment. It is economically beneficial, creates a loyal customer base, builds a strong brand […]

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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 […]

You probably know you need to network, and the primary reason you are willing to do so is to grow your business. Yet there’s a difference between just going to events and high value networking. Done well, networking gets you exposure, helps you find potential clients and customers, and opens possible joint ventures and deals. […]

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