November 2014

Look around. Does this describe your work place?

• Clutter,
• Procrastination,
• No system for storing or filing items and
• Being reactive rather than proactive

When there is no plan you are wasting valuable time and energy reacting to every circumstance.

Make every minute count. Start building systems to bring efficiency to your work place. Make it an ongoing project.

The first step starts with having a firm grasp on every aspect of your business process. For a business to function at top capacity it needs customized, built in systems, processes and procedures. Done correctly, all three operate together as an entity.

Research and years of experience tell us that business owners benefit from support. No surprises there. But just what kind of support is needed?

At Women’s Enterprise Centre, we have just the right support -depending on your needs. We have complimentary Business Advising services and 3 types of Mentoring Programs.

As the new Mentor Program Coordinator I’ve had the unique opportunity to speak with many women about their businesses, the challenges they face and the goals they’re trying to achieve. What I’ve learned is that the term “Mentor” means different things to different people. 

Whether you are a business professional or a small business owner, it is important to stay on top of what's happening in and around the digital sphere of things if you are the one in charge of the business strategy and objectives. Staying on top of trends keeps you aware and helps you adjust your plans appropriately, especially when social media has become an important tool today.

We all know we need to connect but how do we connect with the ‘right’ people? You can have a great time at a networking but is it “thought”ful networking.

Here are 5 tips to make the most of your networking experience.

Make Realistic Goals: The best way to actually follow through with your goals is to make them realistic. A realistic goal would be to meet 1 new person a week. Introduce yourself to the person next to you at a café or in ameeting . Step outside your comfort zone and reach out.

Reach Out: Re-connect with existing connections. A quick email to say hi, a postcard to let them know they’re appreciated or perhaps a coffee together.