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“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 [...]

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 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 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 [...]

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 [...]

What’s the difference between a TFSA vs. RRSP?

By | February 10th, 2021|Member Contributed|

When you decide to invest your money, the options can seem endless. Among the choices are usually RRSPs and TFSAs – but what’s the difference between the two? More importantly, what are the benefits of each? What’s an RRSP? An RRSP is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan where you can contribute until you’re 71. Here’s how you [...]

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