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How to plan for retirement as a small business owner

By | March 4th, 2021|Member Contributed|

If you’re a business owner, you’re probably focused on the day-to-day tasks with your business.  You may not be thinking about retirement – even if it’s a few years away. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. More than three quarters of small business owners don’t have retirement plans for themselves or their employees.1Footnote 1 Some [...]

Black History Month – Raising the Bar

By | February 23rd, 2021|Member Contributed|

Eventually the fresh paint on Washington’s Black Lives Matter Boulevard begins to chip… In February, people around the world celebrate Black History Month to honour and celebrate Black contributions and achievements throughout history. History is important to celebrate and recognize. However, I believe that we should put an equal emphasis on looking forward and pushing [...]

A letter from the WBN President

By | December 18th, 2020|President's View, WBN News|

Dear WBN members,  We’ve nearly made it to the end of 2020. One of the most challenging years I think we are likely to face in our lifetimes. This pandemic has disrupted our workplaces, lives and businesses in ways we could have never imagined. No one is experiencing business as usual. As the world started [...]

Finding Certainty in Uncertain Times

By | November 13th, 2020|Member Contributed|

I don’t know about you, but I have been in a loop of anxiety lately. With so much going on that is beyond our control, it’s been really easy to get stuck thinking about all of the “what if’s”. BUT here’s the thing: When we feel like we’re spinning out of control, what do we [...]

Connect your investments to your real-life goals

By | November 13th, 2020|Member Contributed|

Have you heard about goals-based investing? With goals-based investing, you’re in control. You can focus on how your investments are helping you reach your goals. You’re probably thinking, “I already invest to help fund my goals and dreams.”  But, how’s this working for you? Can you connect your account balance with your real-life activities and [...]

WBN Members are Open for Business!

By | August 4th, 2020|WBN News|

The WBN promotes and inspires women in business to develop their brand and grow their careers. The success of our organization is paramount to our member volunteers and their commitment to dedicating a few hours a month on their committees. We are excited to see that many of our members' businesses are continuing to reopen [...]

Considering Diversity in your Marketing

By | July 27th, 2020|Member Contributed|

Some people feel that trying to incorporate diversity into their marketing is a challenging and complex task. Here’s my personal take on it – it matters. Be real. Be authentic. Be respectful. Be aware and be inclusive. It matters, but it’s not always easy to implement. I have made mistakes in the past and I’ve [...]

Call for Proposals for Administrative Support Services to the WBN

By | June 29th, 2020|WBN News|

The WBN is looking for proposals to be submitted by individuals and/or companies interested in providing administrative support services to our organization. If you or anyone in your network is interested in applying, please see the RFP documents for the statement of work here and the evaluation criteria here. Submissions close August 31, 2020. If you have any [...]

Communicating in a Crisis 

By | June 12th, 2020|Member Contributed|

  The flurry of messaging we’ve seen since the shutdown has been fascinating from a communications point of view. I’m finding a distinction between regular crisis communications, in which the issue affects your company and you become the story, and communicating in crisis, where an issue is affecting everyone, your company included.   Some companies [...]

Simi Silver

By | February 26th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Silver Dental Centre, Dentist and Owner  We love to help people improve and maintain their oral health. We provide you with a comforting environment including massage chairs and essential oils. While also providing regular dental care, we also offer no shot laser dentistry for any age or laughing gas for light sedation leaving you able [...]

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