Tania DeSa is a Personal Branding Strategist, Leadership Coach and Corporate Trainer whose mission is to inspire professionals to own their awesomeness to be seen and heard in any community. She inspires professionals to see themselves differently then kick up their communication style to add value and achieve results- in business and in life. www.taniadesa.com Tania draws from intercultural experiences of traveling to over 70 countries and living, studying and working in Australia, Japan, Hungary,
So we’ve passed the midway point of 2014. How are those goals that you established at the beginning of the year coming along? Are you making the progress you anticipated by this point in the year, or have you lost steam somewhere along the way? If you’re not careful, time can pass by so quickly that you’re left wondering what you’ve really accomplished. I’ve been there. Trust me, I know that feeling where you wonder
It’s great when someone tells a new business owner that they “have” to be on Social Media. But, what does that look like? Where do you start? What can I spend the least amount of time on? What’s essential? Entrepreneurship in the 21st century demands a knowledge of so much more than just what your specialty is. A business owner today needs to be adept at all facets of business, or at least how
In business, as in life, sometimes you just need a break. Whether it is to step away for five minutes, 5 hours or even (yes, dare I say it) 5 days…sometimes you need the perspective that time and distance can offer in order to come back refreshed, renewed and reenergized. As soloprenuers we are often given the advice to “never let up, even for a day.” I recently attended a seminar on how to network
Negative feedback – it’s something all professionals deal with. Not everyone is going to love you, your products and services or the way you do business. Negative comments and feedback can either bring out the best or the worst in you as a professional. How you handle it is entirely up to you. Here are a few tips for handling negative feedback with poise and professionalism: 1. Don’t take it personally This is
Khalilah was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia on September 10, 1977. Like most singers, Khalilah grew up in the church singing with her family. Khalilah learned through song, there was joy, tears and praise. At the tender age of 16 Khalilah really began to flourish when recognized by David Woods, the Artistic Director of the Black Artists Network of Nova Scotia. David Woods gave Khalilah her first break to dance for his production group” Voices”.
Can you believe that half the year is over? I personally can’t. Time goes by really quickly when you are busy planning for all your events. In your planning, please keep the events below in mind. We have featured events from us at Canadian Small Business Women, as well as events from some of our supporters. We look forward to seeing you soon. SMALL BUSINESS SEMINAR – AUGUST 2014 Join us for our 3rd Small
I’ve heard the term solopreneur used quite a lot recently, and there was a time when I identified with it. I am, after all, doing my business solo, am I not? What I am now realizing is that just because I’m the sole owner of the business, it doesn’t mean that I’m really doing it “on my own”. Whether it’s the business coaches I’ve worked with, colleagues I’ve masterminded with or the team that I
I don’t like to reinvent the wheel. It’s been done and frankly it seems to work rather well. So when I hear a concept that intuitively makes sense, I like to think about its adaptability to the business environment and in particular, the small entrepreneur. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle seems a natural concept to reuse in the business world and here’s why. As small business owners we don’t have the budget for multiple and varied
Business. It’s a man’s world so to speak. Being an entrepreneur is challenging enough but being a female entrepreneur is even tougher. Women in business are constantly subjected to stereotypes and double standards; this makes focusing on growing your business and watching your bottom line even more challenging. Although being a female entrepreneur has its challenges it is not without its perks as well. It’s always nice to have doors opened for you
Dwainia Grey is the woman behind Awesome Biz Online and Supporting Small Biz.ca. Dwainia has over fourteen years experience in marketing / merchandising. Since 2000, she has been helping small businesses develop business and marketing plans, as well as providing online marketing through web design, search engine optimization and social media. Dwainia is dedicated to not only promoting what’s awesome and unique about your company but also helping you increase your sales with online marketing. Awesome Biz Online’s
Last year has been quite a ride for us here at Canadian Small Business Women. With one year under our belt, we have made some important connections in the business world to help us host valuable events for our business community. We invite you to be a guest, exhibitor or a partner at some of our upcoming events. I hope to meet you all very soon. IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS EXPO This year, we are
We all have goals. Some are more concrete than others. Do you track your progress? Do you set benchmarks that help you to know when the finish line is approaching? Or are you just stumbling through, hoping that you will be guided somehow towards the path to accomplishing your goals? I know that I get more done when I have concrete targets established for any goal I’m pursuing. When I was writing my book, the
Whether in business or in life, the importance of effective communication is paramount. We have all been on the receiving end of a text that came across the wrong way or an email that was peppered with 13 completely unnecessary exclamation points! These leave an impression and not always a favorable one. Make your words matter. Don’t leave people guessing and don’t inadvertently assign them the difficult task of attempting to decipher your true meaning.
Business meetings are a great way to share information, regroup and discuss upcoming projects and initiatives. Meetings are usually between 1-2 hours long (can be longer in some cases) so it’s best to be prepared and maximize the meeting time you do have. Here are a few etiquette tips for a successful business meeting : 1. Schedule your meeting well in advance Make sure you provide enough notice for your meeting so participants