Category: General

Mentoring is the key to unlocking hidden potential. We know that Mentoring is not just a North American phenomenon. Globally, organizations are recognizing mentoring as crucial to women’s growth and success. This is even more the case in developing countries. In India, while the number of women employees is around 29 percent in the workforce […]

By now most of us know that networking is an essential part of entrepreneurial success. However, those of us not blessed with natural networking skills need a strategy to get the most out of the practice. One component of a successful networking plan is buddy networking. The key to making the buddy approach work for […]

The paperless work environment has changed the business landscape forever. Earlier, I wrote a blog about why switching to a paperless office makes good business sense. In this blog, I am going to talk about the process of transitioning to a digital office in a few simple steps. Step 1: Begin with a clear plan […]

Look around. Does this describe your work place? • Clutter,• Procrastination,• No system for storing or filing items and• Being reactive rather than proactive When there is no plan you are wasting valuable time and energy reacting to every circumstance. Make every minute count. Start building systems to bring efficiency to your work place. Make […]

Research and years of experience tell us that business owners benefit from support. No surprises there. But just what kind of support is needed? At Women’s Enterprise Centre, we have just the right support -depending on your needs. We have complimentary Business Advising services and 3 types of Mentoring Programs. As the new Mentor Program […]

Productive is not the same as busyness. A hamster wheel provides a great analogy of burning time and excessive energy with no direction or purpose. You can run fast but it is tough to reach anywhere if you do not have a plan in place. Here are 3 ways to stay productive. Prioritize for maximum […]

Earlier this week, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) revealed an infographic on how small business is big business in Canada. The infographic celebrates BDC Small Business Week from October 20 to 26 and shares some powerful statistics for small business owners: for example, more than 98% of business have fewer than 100 employees, […]

We all want to look polished and professional when we are in front of an audience. You can do simple things to make that possible. Here are some tips: Avoid filler words Many people use filler words when speaking. Filler words include any word that is not necessary in your communication such as ah, um, […]

The process to organize your office is to first identify what is important and then prioritize into categories. There are 5 process categories to organize your office. They are recycle, shred, current, reference and historical. Recycle and Shred Process Begin by making a decision to keep it, recycle it, or shred it for all your […]

We have all come across business names that make us cringe and scratch our heads. A business name serves as first impression. Professional naming companies charge big bucks for a reason. A good and appropriate name inspires trust, intrigue and a desire to do business. On the other hand, a poorly chosen name triggers negative […]