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Do you get up a few minutes early in the morning to brew your own coffee, or sleep a little later and then whip through a drive-thru for your morning pick-me-up? The next time you go through a drive thru for that cup o’ joe, picture your financial strategy shouting and waving its metaphorical arms […]

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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? […]

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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