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We all try our best to ensure that the companies that we work for align with our values and that are of interest to us personally. This not only makes doing our jobs easier because of our vested interests, but also allows us to more authentically represent the company’s brand.  While it’s important to represent […]

Hashtags. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear that word? Frustration? Excitement? Indifference? Love them or hate them, when used properly hashtags can be a great tool to help your content be discovered by more people on Instagram. As a social media coach, I often spend part of a session going […]

Carla is sharing her story as part of #WEcreateBC, an initiative of Women’s Enterprise Centre and Forum for Women Entrepreneurs that celebrates women entrepreneurs in BC and the communities who support them. Learn more at wecreatebc.ca My name is Carla Halvorsen, I am a member of the Uchucklesaht Tribe and I grew up in the […]

Throughout my 30-year-career, I’ve worked in the private and public sector. Positions ranged from unpaid intern to director. Today, I have my own business, based at home. I’ve always gathered learnings along the way, but looking backwards at a career provides nuggets you just don’t see at the beginning. Here are five things I wish […]

Non-profit says Directors’ diverse experiences will benefit women entrepreneurs throughout BC Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC) has announced the appointment of three new members to their Board of Directors: Pilar Portela in Kaslo, Trish Mandewo in Coquitlam, and Brandi Wingrove in Vancouver. Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization that provides business loans, advisory services, training, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

How to choose a domain name

The domain name that you choose matters, and it’s 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 […]