Event: A Brand Called You – Learn, Improve, Build and Grow | Personal Branding 2.0

Keynote Speaker:  Lydia Fernandes, MotivMode  Kick-off Speaker:  Laura Furtado, DivaGirl Inc. Join the Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre and Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation on March 6 for a morning of networking.  I will be the keynote speaker at this event and the focus of this informative and fun-filled morning is business imageContinue reading “Event: A Brand Called You – Learn, Improve, Build and Grow | Personal Branding 2.0”

Online Marketing: Re-frame Your Perceptions

Why Internet Marketing Is The Best Way To Build High Trust For A Low Budget – guest post by Cathy Presland   I know, the words “internet marketing” and “trust” in the same sentence sound incongruous don’t they? You probably have that image of big red headlines and lots of yellow highlighting – and IContinue reading “Online Marketing: Re-frame Your Perceptions”

Canada’s Hot Mommas 2011

  Inspiration…Self-development…Groupthink…Immigration…Self-worth…Addiction These are just some of the themes represented in the newest cases written by Canadian women for the Hot Mommas Project this year.  In honour of International Women’s Day, here’s a sneak peak at some of our nation’s “everyday revolutionaries”.     Teresa Ierullo & Just the Facts!  – 500 million Facebook users canContinue reading “Canada’s Hot Mommas 2011”

Can you save your business?

Being an entrepreneur is very liberating and fulfilling, but sometimes it can be downright scary.  A study done by Inc. magazine and the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA) revealed that 80 percent of new businesses fail within the first five years. Yikes!! While external factors are always at play, there are plenty of internal factorsContinue reading “Can you save your business?”

FOCUS in Business

I’ve been speaking to women a lot lately about the idea of “focus” in business in terms of understanding their target audience.  Then I came across a great interview that spoke about “focus” in product and service offerings.  The interview is led by public relations expert Marsha Friedman  and she chats with Al Ries – author of “The 22-ImmutableContinue reading “FOCUS in Business”

Lessons Learned – 2010 Edition

This year was chock full of lessons learned for me as an entrepreneur.  I think if I were to assign a theme to my 2010 it would be “The Year of Focus” along with a heavy dose of mentoring.  While there are principles of entrepreneurship that I know on an intellectual level, my experience this past year was thatContinue reading “Lessons Learned – 2010 Edition”

Not All Friends Are Created Equal

Written by Ali Brown “True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in their worth and choice.” – Samuel Johnston They are your closest confidants and most passionate cheerleaders who make the bad times bearable and the good times even better. Your gal pals know you better than anyone else. But no matterContinue reading “Not All Friends Are Created Equal”

Interview Series: Marielle Smith, Young Women’s Discovery Society

Transformative.  Dynamic.  Empowering. —————————————————————————————————– NEW!! – The next 2011 Young Women’s Discovery Weekend will be held in the Spring/Summer of 2011 —————————————————————————————————– In 1997 a group of 12 women created a one time “higher purpose” project called the Young Women’s Weekend.  Its purpose was to create the space for young women to share in beingContinue reading “Interview Series: Marielle Smith, Young Women’s Discovery Society”

Meet Canada’s Hot Mommas!

  The first wave of Canada’s Hot Mommas secured their spot in history earlier this year.  These women have taken mentoring to the next level, offering their stories of personal and professional challenges and a-ha moments to  the world’s largest online library of role models for women and girls – The Hot Mommas Project.  IContinue reading “Meet Canada’s Hot Mommas!”