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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 […]

Along with the festive stresses of the holiday season, for many business owners this time of year means fiscal year end, another year in business is coming to a close. Reflecting on this milestone is a great confidence builder. How are you celebrating the end of the year in your business? What are you personally […]

As a Keynote Speaker and Workshop Facilitator, I have spoken at many functions. The one thing I have consistently noted, especially in business conferences and sales organizations – almost without exception the top business/sales people are seated at or very close to the front, depending on their vision and the angle of the seats. Those […]

If you have ever been asked to speak in front of a group, you likely know the fear that experience can bring on.  Whether public speaking or making a presentation, you want to craft a meaningful message and deliver it to create results for your audience. Here are some strategies and tips for a powerful […]

Ask Mary Kay Ash or Oprah Winfrey. Or how about Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay? Successful women know the importance of having a mentor. Choosing a mentor is one of the most important decisions you can make as an entrepreneur and business woman. A mentor should be . . . ► an expert within […]

Women’s Enterprise Centre is the go-to place for women entrepreneurs all over BC, providing business advice, loans, training, resources, and mentors to help women start, purchase or grow a small business. Every month we answer thousands of phone calls and emails from women in every stage of business; we listen to their challenges, questions, issues […]