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
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 businessRead More
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 asRead More
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 companyRead More
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,Read More
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 anyRead More
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 themRead More