Thursday, November 26th, 2020

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  • The Accidental Entrepreneur


    For Robyn Land, owner of Yoga Spirit, becoming an entrepreneur has been a journey of self-discovery. While going to school, she never envisioned that one day she'd open her own Yoga Studio and offer wellness retreats.

    In fact, she fully expected a career as an environmental educator and spent several years working towards it, first obtaining a Diploma of Technology in Renewable Resources and then taking a degree in Environmental Geography.

    Yoga was just something she did on the side to help her relax while holding down three jobs and going to school. She enjoyed it so much, she decided to train as a yoga teacher and had just completed her certification around the same time she graduated from university.

    "Working in the environmental field, I was working mostly for non-profit, and wasn't really making a lot of money," she says. "I was [teaching] yoga to supplement my income."

    Originally, she thought she'd teach a few nights a week. However, "the more I taught, the more I wanted to be teaching and sharing it," she says.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 7/12/10 ]
  • From Bay Street to Beach Street: creating the life she wants


    A corporate worker in Toronto, Canada, became an entrepreneur so she could build the life she wanted: being her own boss and taking business trips to the Caribbean.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 7/05/10 ]
  • Grow your business! – BC program matches owners with mentors


    So, you’ve got your business up and running. Maybe things are chugging along very nicely. Maybe you’re struggling. Whichever the case, as a new-ish business owner (in business for one to three years) you may find that you have a lot of questions, or you have ideas you’d like to bounce off someone with more experience, or maybe, just maybe, you’re wondering how to take your business to a higher level.

    [ Read More ] • [ 6 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 6/24/10 ]
  • Success through mentorship: a personal story


    Ever since I started my journey as an entrepreneur, the one thing I have heard over and over again is that you need to surround yourself with people that you most admire, the people that have reached the goals that you are currently looking to achieve, have cleared the hurdles standing before you and the ones that never stop advancing their reach, knowledge and expertise.

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 6/14/10 ]
  • Social Entrepreneurship: the business of charity


    Catherine Van Alstine is business-savvy and socially-minded. A senior partner of the executive recruiting firm Odgers Berndtson, she has found a way to use her 25+ years of experience to benefit charity.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 6/07/10 ]
  • Mompreneurs Navigate the New Economic Highway


    With big business failing all around us, the world needs entrepreneurs, however a recent study done by Inc. magazine and National Business Incubator Association revealed 80% of new businesses fail within the first five years. Throw tough economic times into the mix, and how will new mom-businesses ever survive?

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/31/10 ]
  • Frugal student writes book, becomes mompreneur


    Sarah Deveau, owner of Cater Tot Consignment, is an expert at being frugal which, combined with her entrepreneurial spirit, lead to her writing her first book, Sink or Swim: Get Your Degree Without Drowning in Debt, while in university.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/25/10 ]
  • A Tale of Two Mompreneurs


    Entrepreneurship was something Camilla Havlik-Patten was lucky enough to have been born into. Her father started a machine tool company years ago and she was introduced to the business – Carmen Roberts Watkins, on the other hand, had no family figure to guide her way into entrepreneurship. She had the security of a corporate job, and a background in financial services and business, but no experience starting an entrepreneurial venture.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/17/10 ]
  • Mompreneur opened store to spend more time with kids


    Sarah Deveau, owner of Cater Tot Consignment and mother of three, had her first child in 2005. “I knew right away I didn’t want to go back to a full-time career,” she says. What she really wanted was a career on her own terms: something that would allow her flexibility to spend time with her children and earn an income.

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/10/10 ]
  • Reinventing Success – Family First


    Deborah Gillam-Harry remembers the day she decided it was time to make a change. She was sitting in the living room with her pre-schooler. He was playing with his toy cars and she was working on her computer. An hour had gone by and they hadn’t spoken a word to each other.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/03/10 ]
  • Transitioning to Self-Employment


    Liz Doyle-Harmer interviews two women who took different approaches to starting their own businesses: Mompreneur Veronika Roux-Vlachova and accountant Cheryl Mont.

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 5/03/10 ]
  • Making the change to Self-Employment


    One of the most difficult things in life can be recognizing that the career path you’re following – the one you spent years working on — is not in alignment with your current passion or life-goals. Michele Partridge and Chen Lizra are two women who made the change.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 4/06/10 ]
  • Fashionably Business Minded


    “Good-looking, well-fitting clothes can help women feel beautiful and empowered,” says Malene Grotrian. She and her business partner, Jenna Fortin, own Malene Grotrian Design, a company that creates fashionable clothes for women.

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 4/05/10 ]
  • Offering Peace of Mind


    Over the past couple of months we have delved into the things that a Virtual Assistant can do for you and your business. We have also talked about what to look for and how to go about hiring a VA. This month I would like to share another piece of information with you…

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/08/10 ]
  • Financing your Business


    Finding money for your business can be challenging. The usual advice — to get a bank loan, hit up family and friends for “love money” or get “angel investors” — may work for some people, but it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution.

    [ Read More ] • [ 4 Comments ] • [ Filed under Business ] • [ 3/01/10 ]