Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

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  • 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.

    There are several ways you can get there. You can create an advisory board (check out Chris Green’s article, Mentoring for Small Business: Advisory Boards). You can hire a business coach. You can also look for a mentor who can work with you, one-on-one, to help you talk through your ideas and get a clearer idea of where you’d like to take your business.

    [ 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 ]
  • How-To: Help your child get organized


    The last thing we enjoy doing as parents is relentlessly sounding like a broken record and nagging our children to clean their rooms. But no parent likes to walk into their kid’s room and find a week old, half full glass of chocolate milk or piles of laundry and dirty dishes shoved under the bed. There is a system that will put an end to all of this madness – it’s time to help your child get organized!

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 5/17/10 ]
  • 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 ]
  • Kids and Exercise: Fitting it in


    I meet a lot of busy parents that ask me if I can help them get in shape or how to exercise with a busy family schedule. I tend to hear a few common themes, important to moms; “I can’t seem to fit in exercise in my parenting routine,” “I want to be able to keep up with my kids,” and “I want to set a good example for my children.”

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Health ] • [ 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 ]
  • How-To: Organize Your Time


    As virtual assistant who on average has 7 – 10 clients at any one time, it is incredibly important to keep everything well-organized.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under How-To ] • [ 4/12/10 ]
  • 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 ]
  • How colour affects mood


    Choosing just the “right colour” is often the most daunting part of any decorating project or shopping excursion. How many times have you lost sleep trying to decide how to choose that perfect outfit for the interview, or the right shade of red shoes?

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Life ] • [ 4/05/10 ]
  • 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 ]