As a business woman you’re constantly on the go. Many times your purse doubles as both an accessory and mobile office. As we get busier our purses often get bulkier and heavier but do we really need all that stuff or are we just carrying it around? I often find myself carrying around way too many things in my purse so I’ve come up withRead More
The Woman My name is Michelle Herscu from Vaughan, ON, Canada; A wife and a mother of two adorable young kids. As an Economist, I always pursued a career in the financial industry, but deep in my heart I’ve always had a passion for fashion and I knew I wanted to have my own business one day. Apricot Collection was founded in lateRead More
“What’s your niche?” It’s become one of the most common questions at networking events after “what do you do?” Some of us are clear on who it is we want to work with, others are still a bit foggy. When I first started out in my coaching practice, I thought I wanted to serve everyone who needed my help. The thought of narrowingRead More
It’s one thing to have a Twitter account, it’s another thing to ‘Tweet’. The world of networking on Twitter can seem like a new way of thinking about marketing your business and connecting with clients and colleagues in addition to learning a new language. As such, it’s important to take your time to get to know Twitter before taking the plunge intoRead More
There are a slew of networking events in and around the GTA this week. If you are a serious networker and interested in making valuable connections, then you need to be at these events. Personally, I will be making an appearance at all of them because they are worth it!
AUGUST 9TH: BROUGHT TO YOU BY CANADIAN SMALL BUSINESS WOMEN
This event features vendors and 6 Business Building Workshops. You will have endlessRead More
I was having a great chat the other day with the founder of Canadian Small Business Women. I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing this story. The chat meandered from topic to topic but was memorable because as I thanked her taking time from her busy schedule to meet with me we both commented on the value of investing in developing relationships, even those thatRead More
A few years ago I was boarding a flight from Colombo to London, returning back to Ottawa after a business trip. The flight was taking off at an ungodly hour and I was in no mood to be chatty with anyone prior to take-off, so I did what anyone would do and decided to check my phone. I was in fact sending off some lastRead More
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 overRead More
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 beenRead More
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.Read More
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 aRead More
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 withRead More
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. DavidRead More
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
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 workedRead More