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.
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Getting practical, actionable advice for your business can take time and a whole lot of effort. But at The Business Sisters Conference on Saturday, October 26, we make it easy for you with our Expert Tables session, a series of facilitated round table discussions on practical business subjects. PLUS, since we know healthy businesses need[…]
All is progressing well for The Business Sisters on Sat. Oct. 26 and I wanted to make sure you’re aware of more exciting program announcements: After a yummy breakfast and the kick-off, Diana Lidstone will share her best tips to create a value statement for your networking introduction so you can Network Like a CEO.[…]
Whether you’ve been in business for 10 years or 10 days, networking isn’t always something that comes easily. Yet it’s proven that business, social network can make a BIG difference in your success. In this session we’ll learn from Diana Lidstone, The Entrepreneur’s G.P.S. how to network with ease, turning business cards into opportunity. On Saturday, October[…]
Women entrepreneurs still are a minority. Sometimes we’re the ONLY woman in the room – something tech entrepreneur Shannon Ferguson of FanSaves knows well. Growing up Shannon Ferguson loved sports and when she decided to start playing hockey at the age of eight, she had to join a boys league and was one of only[…]
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, topics[…]
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[…]