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There is a lot of attention on growing business via export these days, enhanced by things like the NAFTA renegotiation discussions and the signing of new trade agreements. Hopefully, as a business owner, you are asking yourself, “How can I benefit from these opportunities?” All experts will agree that a good Export Plan should not […]

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), has been included in the new book Canada 150 Women: Conversations with Leaders, Champions, and Luminaries, which profiles 150 ground-breaking Canadian females. She is in good company, featured among such Canadian role models as Lisa LaFlamme, Kim Campbell, and Hayley Wickenheiser. She is also joined by the […]

As a startup in this digital age, you bet that there are creative solutions out there to help entrepreneurs save time, money, or headache. Here are our top 5. Vidyard Vidyard (Chrome extension) captures videos and uploads it for you. You share the link to the video/upload it directly into Gmail or Youtube. With one […]

So you’ve started your accounts and are building your followership. You know how to use the tools, but want to take it to the next level. Here are some more intermediate steps you can take to get closer to your ideal customer or client through social media. 1. Use all of the tools and connect […]

Every year companies have holiday office parties and every year someone will become the ‘talk of the town’ but not for the best reasons! Here are the answers to 5 key questions to ask yourself BEFORE you attend that next holiday get together. 1. Do I have to go? Just being there is 80 percent […]

From my research, I noticed that a lot of startups do not track their metrics. At first, I thought it was because some founders are not analytical. But one day, a startup told me the answer. “I don’t have enough data to track! [It is not reflective of my business.]”- Montreal Startup What is data? […]

I know, I know. Another year is going by and you’re not where you want to be in your business. First off don’t panic! Prospects can sense desperation in sales people from a mile away and they’ll cross the street just to pretend they didn’t see you coming. Take a deep breath, be calm and […]

As an entrepreneur, you have to stay motivated and energized to make your business a success. Regular physical activity can help you reduce stress, stay motivated and be healthier. Below is an extract from Heart and Stroke Foundation publication “100 HEALTHY THINGS YOU CAN DO IN MINUTES.” Get Active Research shows that being physically active […]

You’ve got a good lead but you’re not sure your call will be welcome. You’ve decided to sort your files, put on a pot of coffee or worst yet, clean the bathroom just to put off calling. Yup! You’ve got Call Reluctance and it’s a common affliction. Over 80% of sales people report the experience […]

In part 1 and Part 2 of my blog on “Own Your Financial Future,” I discussed why it is important for women to take control of their financial future and how to do it. This blog continues the discussion on the importance of “Emergency Funds” and “Income Protection” in your financial plan. Have an Emergency […]