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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Rural Women Business Owners need networking! I had an “ah-ha” moment several weeks ago when I was talking to a local service provider — whose identity I’m keeping secret because (a) it doesn’t matter to the story, and (b) my purpose is not to embarrass anyone here! We were talking about gift/Christmas shopping. She was[…]
Article reproduced with permissionBy Tara MacDonald, News StaffGlengarry News, Wednesday, November 6, 2019 The second annual Business Sisters Conference attracted 88 business women from across Stormont, Dundas and Glengary. According to organizer Doreen Ashton Wagner, the purpose of the conference in Alexandria was to nurture a culture that encourages and educate women on how to[…]
There are so many individuals and organizations to thank for the success of the Business Sisters Conference 2019. To me, Saturday, October 26 was magical because I saw people coming together, learning and sharing. The feedback has been tremendous, and we are already planning for 2020. First though a HUGE expression of gratitude is in[…]
The COUNTDOWN is ON! The Business Sisters Conference in Alexandria is only 10 days away! With the Thanksgiving long weekend, I thought it best to delay this Business Sisters weekly update. Here’s what you need to know this week: Get ready to meet our TRAILBLAZERS! In our last session of the day, get ready to meet four very[…]
Leadership Féminin Prescott-Russell to launch a new campaign to fund the development of women leaders Not only will the participants of The Business Sisters Conference be experiencing wonderful education and networking but they will also partake in the launch of a new awareness and fundraising campaign to develop and support women leaders. Leadership Féminin Prescott-Russell[…]
And now for the FINALE: The Business Sisters’ Lessons Learned panel with Entrepreneurial Trailblazers! We are so incredibly lucky to have another roster of fantastic women entrepreneurs again this year for our Lessons Learned Panel. This is the last education of the Business Sisters conference agenda, where we have a “fireside chat” with Entrepreneurial Trailblazers.[…]
In exactly 20 days, on Sat. Oct. 26, we will be gathering at The Business Sisters Conference in Alexandria! You are in for a packed agenda on Oct. 26 with the Business Sisters! Here’s your weekly update: Spotlight on Expert Tables: Right after lunch at the event you will have a chance to customize your conference experience by picking from[…]
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[…]