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Considering business growth options in 2019? You can boost your business through exports. If you are selling just to the domestic market, you are limiting your growth potential. In 2016, BC’s small businesses were the source of “43 per cent of the province’s total exports and shipped almost $18.0 billion worth of merchandise from the […]

Canada is known for having excellent maternity leave, especially in light of the recent extension to 18 months. However, many women do head back to work reluctantly when it’s over as they find their priorities have shifted, commutes may not easily line up with daycare hours, and the time away from little one begins to […]

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 […]