DIY versus hiring a pro: graphic & web design

“Just GOOGLE it!” We live in a world where information is accessible at the tip of our fingers. We can youtube how to fix that plumbing problem, sign up for that free or low-cost software-as-a-service (SAAS) that’ll do a “quick and dirty” version of what we need. Instant gratification and saving money… that’s what it’s[…]

Empowered Women, Empower Women

“Women Empowerment refers to the creation of an environment for women where they can make decisions of their own for their personal benefits as well as for the society.” as stated in “Essay on Women Empowerment: Its Meaning and Importance” (www.ImportantIndia.com, August 6, 2015). Looking at how an India-based resource defines Women Empowerment may seem[…]

Tap Into the Power of a Mastermind

Owning and operating a business can be isolating. Whether you have staff, a team that you work with, or are a solo-superwoman, who can you turn to for business advice, experience and idea sharing? Who is there to hold you accountable to your goals, and to run those quirky 3am ideas past? Having a business[…]

Increased support for Women Entrepreneurs!

There is increased acknowledgement of women entrepreneurs, in Niagara and throughout Canada.  Last week the nominees for the 2014 Niagara Entrepreneur of the Year Awards were announced and we saw 21 of 70 nominees were women!  We’re coming a long way, and with increased resources specifically to encourage (and fund) women entrepreneurs, these numbers will[…]

Redefining Success… from Laura T. Ricciuto

  What does success look like to you? This has got to be one of the most difficult questions to answer. I say it is difficult to answer because so often, we as entrepreneurs, can get caught up in defining success as what others deem success to be. We catch ourselves thinking that we need[…]

Leadership… as seen by Allie Hughes

When I was asked to write a blog post about what leadership means to me, I naively agreed, thinking it would be a breeze. Every time I sat down to write this post for the past few weeks, I have had the same frustration: What I define as leadership isn’t necessarily the great piece of[…]