“Hello. Have we met yet?”

By | May 11th, 2022|Member Contributed|

This is one of the tips Sue B. Zimmerman uses on Instagram. The idea is to create a short introduction so that people visiting your page for the first time will have a pretty good idea of who you are, and why they should (or shouldn’t) follow you. Today I’m borrowing Sue’s idea for a [...]

Get Excited About Setting Marketing Goals

By | February 16th, 2022|Member Contributed|

By Catherine Priestman, CEO, CP Business Solutions Technically, we are almost 2 months into the new year - but didn’t January feel like a blur? I can’t believe it’s almost March! Thanks to Omicron, the first month of 2022 brought a lot of challenges for businesses that were probably not in your original plans and [...]

Catherine Priestman – At Your Service

By | November 29th, 2021|Member Spotlight|

"Instill hope where there is none, inspire dreams where they are absent, and develop opportunities where talent exists.” This is a vision Catherine Priestman developed years ago and she continues to follow it every day. When the pandemic hit, Catherine re-focused time, energy and resources to helping other businesses survive. Because she is in the [...]

WANT A PIECE OF THE PIE? Tips for Selling to the Government of Canada

By | July 8th, 2021|Member Contributed|

According to its Buy and Sell website, the Government of Canada is one of the largest public buyers ofgoods and services in Canada, purchasing approximately $22 billion worth every year on behalf offederal departments and agencies. Wouldn’t it be nice to get a piece of that pie for your business? Hereare some tips to help you [...]

Call for Proposals for Website Redesign for the WBN

By | July 7th, 2021|WBN News|

The WBN is looking for proposals to be submitted by individuals and/or companies interested in redesigning the WBN website. If you are interested in applying, please refer to the complete RFP by clicking here. Submissions close August 31, 2021. If you have any questions please contact Victoria Stewart, VP Operations of the Women's Business Network: victoria@obj.ca

Call for nominations for 2021-2022 Board of Directors

By | June 11th, 2021|Member Contributed|

The WBN is seeking nominations for a number of positions for its 2021-2022 Board of Directors Open positions (those without a returning incumbent) include: PresidentVice president of Strategic InitiativesVice president of OperationsTreasurerChair of the BYA Nominations committee If you are interested in getting involved please contact Victoria Stewart at victoria@obj.ca. The term for each position is [...]

Get involved in running this year’s Businesswoman of the Year awards!

By | May 18th, 2021|Member Contributed|

The WBN is seeking an incoming chair of the BYA Nominations Committee. This is a volunteer position and comprises of two main responsibilities: Nominations chair:Select and set up your committee for the 2021-22 term (typically 2-4 individuals)Managing the committee through the nominations and section process Solicit and promote nominations in each of professional, entrepreneur and corporate [...]

Staying in touch during lockdown: Five practical tips

By | May 10th, 2021|Member Contributed|

It’s been a long year of learning to live in a pandemic. The string of lockdowns has been extremely difficult on small businesses, and mentally tough on a LOT of people. I’m really thankful that I’ve been able to use this time to work on my business. But it’s also been a great opportunity to [...]

The Business Case for Women in Leadership

By | March 31st, 2021|Member Contributed|

Despite efforts to increase gender parity in the workplace, organizations still face barriers to achieving equity. In Canada, only 36.9% of management positions are held by female employees.Women make up just 19.5% of the board members for Canada’s top 500 companies. While diversity in the workplace is important, research has also shown that women in [...]

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 [...]

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