Welcome to For Love And Business! My name is Doreen and host of this Community. My passion is to help small business owners, especially female entrepreneurs based in rural areas.
Check out our latest posts and musings about female entrepreneurship and balancing LOVE and BUSINESS!
Does negotiating feel like haggling to you? How do you feel when a client wants a discount? Are you at ease making a counter-offer or maintaining your position without feeling like you could be losing the deal? After The Business Sisters 2018, we asked participants what areas they felt uncomfortable with in their business and[…]
It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce the renewal of support from the Eastern Ontario Training Board (EOTB) for The Business Sisters Conference! With The Business Sisters delivering business education to established and new women business owners, the EOTB was eager to help. “An event like this helps us engage with the[…]
Block Out the Noise The crowd at Flushing Meadows is notorious in the tennis world for being very vocal. No surprise therefore that Bianca had to put her fingers in her ears between sets to block out the noise. “I could hardly hear myself THINK,” she said in a post-game interview. Sound familiar? Isn’t it[…]
When you see more communication in French this year for the Business Sisters, thank the Cornwall and the Counties’ Community Future Development Corporation! In Eastern Ontario we are proud of our unique bilingual character. With the creation of The Business Sisters Conference, it had always been our intention to be more bilingual in our communication[…]
Support for projects that help the local community grow and prosper has been one of the hallmarks of the Caisse Populaire movement. As a credit union or “co-op” as we affectionately call them, the Caisse in Alexandria has been part of my own businesses for over 20 years. That’s why I am so immensely grateful[…]
I am so pleased to announce the return of The Business Sisters Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 8 am to 5 pm at the Glengarry Sports Palace in Alexandria. After our inaugural event in 2018, we heard from many women entrepreneurs in our region that they wanted this type of event again. It’s[…]
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well when your “baby” is an event, it takes a whole bunch of people to put it together! To our wonderful partners, thank you for the financial support. Without you, this event simply would not have been viable: Chantal Lajoie and her entire team at[…]
Business Sisters Conference – Sat. Nov. 3, 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm, Glengarry Sports Palace, Alexandria, ON Join Us! The All-Day Pass is $149 per person. This includes all education and networking sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks and wine & cheese reception. We are thrilled to announce that we will be offering FREE Professional headshots to participants at The[…]
Business Sisters Conference – Sat. Nov. 3, 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm, Glengarry Sports Palace, Alexandria, ON Join Us! The All-Day Pass is $149 per person. This includes all education and networking sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks and wine & cheese reception. The opening session for The Business Sisters Conference will be led by South Glengarry-based Monica Piotrowski. Monica is[…]
In this week’s vlog I explain the background on a BIG change I am making in my life: going BACK TO SCHOOL at 54 (eeek!). And what this means for you as a supporter and member of the For Love And Business Community! VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi everyone! You may have noticed that it’s been several[…]