A Step-By-Step Guide to Starting an At-Home Business

Starting an at-home business on the side is an excellent way to bring in an extra bit of money in, and also help set yourself up for retirement. You don’t want to work in an office your whole life, after all, and yet many people are facing the reality of outliving their savings. By having an at-home business that is even modestly successful, you can save yourself from ever experiencing that reality. Build up a successful business, however, and you could even quit your job and make your passion … [Read more...]

How To Improve Team Communication

If you run a small business or manage a team, then you will know how important good communication between team members is. Without it, your employees may not enjoy the working environment, staff sickness may rise, and your business may suffer. There are ways that you can help to improve team communication, from group bonding activities to making your staff meetings more effective. Follow these tips to make sure your team is at the top of their game and communication is fluid and effective … [Read more...]

INSPIRED TO ACTION Conference – March 8 – Toronto

Inspired to Action for YOU How to find the magical thinking necessary to start your small biz planning, how to find your target market, how to test-drive your idea in that market, and what steps to take next! You shouldn’t live always wanting more. That’s where we came in & created Inspired to Action for YOU Thu, 8 March 2018 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST JOEY Eaton Centre 1 Dundas St W Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z3 View Map A Celebration of Women's CODE Saves YOU 20% on Your … [Read more...]

How to master the art of networking

If you want to make the most of your career and take up every growth opportunity, it's essential to actively network. By meeting and getting to know people who can assist you or whom you can help in return, you can build solid, long-term business relationships and enhance your reputation in your chosen field. Networking is vital because it can increase the level of knowledge you have about an industry, help secure new clients and contracts and can even lead to job offers. The more you … [Read more...]

BOLD ACTION 2017 Conference, NOV 17

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST Four Points by Sheraton 6090 Dixie Rd, Mississauga This year's theme is BOLD ACTION 2017 This year's conference features the best minds in mindset, sales, and marketing to help you build your business and experience phenomenal success. Discover what to focus on to get more clients in less time Learn the 5 most effective P's to follow and the do's and don'ts behind engaging and effective social storytelling on various platforms including … [Read more...]

Going Beyond the Bank: A Female Entrepreneur

There remains a lot of unfamiliarity with financing options available to businesses, more specifically female entrepreneurs. Securing finance in any economic climate can be daunting, whether it is for expansion plans or an initial startup. However, with the use of comparison sites, women can now see a range of options available to them beyond traditional bank lending. Impact of Unawareness According to research done by Just Cash Flow, almost 35% of female entrepreneurs continue to … [Read more...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Start Freelancing: 5 Tips for Women

A career in freelancing brings a multitude of perks for professionals, like being your own boss, managing your own schedule and the freedom to work from anywhere. It's a growing career path and the Intuit 2020 Report estimates that contingent work is expected to exceed 40 percent of the workforce by 2020. But women especially thrive as freelancers because they can establish their own career trajectory that’s not manipulated by gender inequities like pay, workplace sexism and sexual … [Read more...]

SUMMER NETWORKING BASH – TORONTO Aug 16

SUMMER NETWORKING BASH Wed, Aug 16 @ The Old Mill Toronto www.SummerNetworkingBash.com Turn the slowest month of the year into your busiest at the summer’s largest networking event on Wed, August 16, 2017 at the Old Mill, 21 Old Mill St, Toronto. Join +1,000 business owners and professionals and make meaningful, highly probable and profitable connections. The event features: *Referral Breakfast with 200 potential referral partners *Keynote speakers Camilita Nuttall, If Your … [Read more...]

Take control and become your own boss

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to give up the office job and become your own boss? It might sound like the ideal situation, being able to be at home with a cup of coffee working in your pajamas. However, there is more to it than that; it can be hard work, and you will have to do all the jobs that others would normally do for you. Financial Independence One of the first things you need to know before you become your own boss is whether you can survive with the income you … [Read more...]

Reasons To Make Your Business Official

Let Your Female-Run Business Roar It can be difficult to conduct a business that’s privately owned, especially if you’re a woman. Oftentimes the business community will refrain from properly respecting your operation for one reason or another, so if you want to ensure you get the exposure you deserve, it is imperative that you dot your “i’s” and cross your “t’s”. Additionally, you want your business to be as visible as possible. The greater the visibility on the internet, the more … [Read more...]

Minority Women Are the Fastest Growing Group of Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Entrepreneurs play a massive role in the country’s success, bringing with them new ideas and ways of business. What’s really exciting as of late is that minority women are in fact the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S. Women are stepping out into the business world like never before and are truly a force to be reckoned with, as the numbers show. This means women are now bringing their ideas to fruition, securing financing on their own from banks and places such as … [Read more...]

Happy Women’s Small Business Month

If you are a woman who is interested in starting or is currently running your own business, the next two weeks are dedicated to you! Join us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about our resources and the amazing women who used them to start and grow their businesses. When to Change Your Business Plan‏ Sometimes you need to stick to your business plan to make it work. Even a mediocre strategy consistently executed over time is better than a series of brilliant strategies that keep going … [Read more...]

Women Living BIG Workshop, OCT 28 in Toronto!

Can you imagine a community where women are living true to themselves, in their fullest self-expression, allowing themselves to be happy as they dream, play, and live BIG (or even BIGGER?!?) Opening keynote speaker, two-time Gold Medal Olympian Heather Moyse Musical performance by the incredible Angie Nussey Five ‘real’ women sharing their living big stories   Workshops under the three arms including African dance, intro to Sign Language, drumming & percussion, learn to juggle, … [Read more...]

Overcoming Fear of “Entrepreneurship”

Mary Kipsang’ lives in Mitume area within Trans Nzoia County Rift Valley, Kenya. She is one of those women entrepreneurs who have always dreamed of venturing into a business but were scared of failure. This fear was mainly nurtured by the lack of sufficient capital and business knowledge. After some period of unemployment, she decided to attend a workshop called Jitihada Business Plan Training for Entrepreneurs during which she closely interacted with some of the participants. She was inspired … [Read more...]

Female Entrepreneurs, Successful in South Africa

It’s 4 a.m. and while her children sleep, Angel is already up baking scones and cake while simultaneously whipping up beef and chicken stews—all to be sold by her mother, 49-year-old entrepreneur Mbali Luvuno, who will open the family shop at 8 a.m. Located at a taxi stand in Vosloorus community, close to Johannesburg, South Africa, “Mbali’s Fast Food” catering and takeaway offers sweets, snacks and home-cooked lunch meals to drivers and commuters alike. Without understanding how to price … [Read more...]

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