October is International Small Business Month. Throughout the month various aspects of small business – that great economic driver – are celebrated by communities, chambers of commerce, banks and lending agencies such as the Business Development Bank of Canada, and professional organizations. October 20-24, 2014 National Business Women’s Week. NBWW helps to promote leadership roles ... Read More »
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Tips for female entrepreneurs
Starting a business is no small task. But as the 21st century progresses, more and more female entrepreneurs are embracing the challenge of starting their own businesses. Though each entrepreneur has his or her own motivation for starting a business, the chance to be your own boss and turn an idea into a successful business ... Read More »
What does it mean to be a mentor?
Mentors can serve as trusted confidantes to young people in need of professional guidance, providing the support or advice many need to break into a given industry. While mentoring is most commonly associated with the professional arena, it need not be restricted to corporate environments. When looking to give back to their communities, men and ... Read More »
This is a great time to be a Canadian woman in business.
More Canadian women are self-employed than ever before – more than 800,000 of them, according to StatsCan. And this growth is occurring in all provinces across Canada. In fact, growth in the number of Canadian unincorporated businesses owned by women has surpassed the U.S. since 1989. And women-owned businesses are just as successful as any ... Read More »