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Hiring is usually a big challenge for businesses. How to hire, how to interview and how to trust are some of the challenges that small business owners face. Based on my experience as a small business owner, here are my tips if you plan to hire a new team member: Post an employment opportunity on […]

The domain name that you choose matters and is an important foundation for online success. It’s a representation of your brand online that will be referenced in everything you do, from digital advertisements, to social media posts, business cards and car decals. Getting a top-notch domain name is one of the best marketing investments you […]

I began working as the Interim CEO beginning in late March, and I’m thrilled to now be continuing in the ongoing role. Yet, the timing of my transition has been… interesting. Prior to this global pandemic, women entrepreneurs represented 28% of entrepreneurs in Canada, and we were seeing encouraging trends in exporting, business growth, lending […]

WEC 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL This spotlight is part of a series in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Women’s Enterprise Centre! Our impact would not be possible without our volunteers, partners and clients so we’re sharing the stories of some of the women who have played a part in our success. Sign up for our […]

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BC-based organization recognized as using ‘Business as a Force for Good’ from INSEAD Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), a BC-based non-profit organization, has been honoured with a national award for its work supporting women entrepreneurs to start, lead and grow their own businesses in BC. Women’s Enterprise Centre provides business loans, advisory services, training, mentoring and […]

One question that comes up quite often working as a social media consultant, is, “Do I need to use social media to promote my brand?” The short answer: it depends. The longer answer is that it depends on your marketing objectives, your target audience, and how much time and money you’re willing to invest. There […]

With an entrepreneurial mindset comes a knack for finding opportunity in seemingly unrelated events, including solutions, services, or products that fit the moment. This has been especially evident during the coronavirus pandemic where a need for alternative work arrangements and diversification of income sources has fueled a burst of freelancing, entrepreneurship and new business ideas. […]

You have a great idea, and you wonder why no one has thought of it yet. Before you start filling out loan applications or renting office space, ask yourself some tough questions – and be prepared to do your homework. 1. Do you have what it takes to be your own boss? To manage a […]

July 29, 2020- The Board of Women’s Enterprise Centre has announced Jill Earthy as the incoming CEO. Jill is an experienced mission driven leader with deep knowledge of the entrepreneurial ecosystem and has been supporting women entrepreneurs throughout her career. Most recently, Jill has been accelerating the advancement of female leaders and entrepreneurs through her […]

On June 10, we hosted social media consultant, Jennifer Kolbuc who shared tips on how to deliver content that engages your followers while saving time in the process. You can listen to the complete webinar recording here. Read below Jennifer’s blog on some awesome writing prompts for your social media content calendar. Social media is […]

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