Meet Four Franchising Entrepreneurs Bringing Business Ownership to Moms Across Canada

In celebration of Mothers’ Day, the Canadian Franchise Association connected us with four ‘mompreneurs’ who’ve discovered the secret to balancing business ownership and running a family (their secret? There’s no such thing as balance). From a mobile spray-tanning business with celebrity clients, to a paint-your-own pottery studio and a franchise built on taking the embarrassment […]

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How to create an award-winning RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards application

With the nomination period for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards closed, it’s time to begin putting together a winning application. Official Due Diligence Sponsor, Deloitte Private, offers the top items to consider for this crucial next step.     By Marie Moore     In Canada, just 15.7% of entrepreneurial businesses are majority-owned by women. […]

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When perseverance pays off: Terry Sugar lacked education and experience, now she’s VP of Business Development and Finance

When Terry Sugar was a young mom of two with financial troubles, she told her father she’d take any job in the family business that he would give her. She had a tough road learning the ropes as bookkeeper, but thirty years later she’s earned her CMA and the title of VP of Business Development […]

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May 12, 2017

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Built from the Ground Up: Meet the Woman Who Has Made a Career Out of Defying Expectations

Amanda Shuchat was given the keys to Vision7 International’s newest PR agency, The Colony Project, at an age when many doubted her capabilities. Yet in just over a year as Managing Director, she has made a name for the shop as one that offers something the big guys simply can’t compete with. Which to those who […]

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This Website Just Launched in Canada and Every Professional Woman in the Country Needs to Know

Women hold just 12% of board positions in corporate companies worldwide, and chair only 4% of them. This is a startling statistic considering that it’s proven that when women are in the boardroom, companies are more prosperous — a 2016 Catalyst report found that companies with the highest percentage of women board of directors outperformed […]

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When Deviance Works to Your Advantage

Tired of mediocrity and negativity at work? Jana Raver, Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Smith School of Business, offers five strategies to give you the power to inspire organizational change.   By Alan Morantz     When we think of deviance, we typically think of social outcasts who behave in some abhorrent way outside the […]

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April 21, 2017

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Kate Ross LeBlanc, Winner of the RBC Momentum Award

Name: Kate Ross LeBlanc, Co-Founder and CEOCompany: Saje Natural WellnessAward: RBC Momentum AwardStatus: Winner   About the RBC Momentum Award This entrepreneur has successfully capitalized on opportunities to deliver 10% or more growth, year-over-year for three years or more. Through expanded management, empowered employees, and demonstrated excellence, she has created a flexible and responsive business […]

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How Brenda Rideout became the first female CEO of a major Canadian financial institution

In just one leap of faith, Brenda Rideout entered the new world of fintech in the 90s, kick-starting a nearly 20 year tenure at one of Canada’s most innovative financial institutions, Tangerine Bank, where she is now CEO. Learn how her personal passion, several influential women, and a desire to be bold has helped shape Brenda’s impressive career.   By Shelley White […]

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April 15, 2017

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