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Announcing The Business Sisters Conference

This week’s vlog is an exciting announcement: the launch of a new event: the Business Sisters Conference! It’s taking place Saturday, November 3 in Alexandria, ON. Listen to the reasons I have wanted to create this event for a long time and how YOU can benefit!


Hello and welcome to the weekly vlog!

Well those of you who are members of our For Love And Business Community on Facebook already know this and they have known about this for a while… But this is the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

I am really, REALLY excited to be telling you all about our new event this fall, called The Business Sisters Conference. It’s going to be taking place on Saturday, November 3 at the Glengarry Sports Palace right here, in Alexandria.

If you know my background from my meetings industry days, you know that I absolutely LOVE to bring people together and have them share their stories. While running our Glengarry Women Entrepreneurs Network mastermind groups, for instance, for the last two years, I’d been thinking about doing something for a larger group of women, in THIS area.

Because I have been uncovering some absolutely INCREDIBLE female business owners, some with really unusual niches, and many who are incredibly successful, on their own terms.

And you know what?

Many of them don’t know about one another!

And that’s a shame because they’re toiling away at their business, often times stressing about stuff from accounting to marketing, and to how to manage their family demands and deal with unexpected things like snow days and sickness…

Now if they were in Ottawa or Montreal or Toronto, as women entrepreneurs, they’d have dozens and even hundreds of different events they could attend to network, and create a supportive group around them. In the country, unfortunately, we have very little.

And that’s the main reason I decided to create this event:

Because women in small towns and rural areas deserve quality networking and business education opportunities.

Of course we can drive to the nearest city or hop on a webinar at any time. But there’s something magical that happens when you are interacting in person, with people who understand where you’re coming from.

And in our case, it’s understanding what it’s like to own a business that’s literally 24-7, like some of our farming women, for instance. Or people who understand what it’s like to have to drive 30-50 km just to get to the nearest Staples! People who understand what it’s like to have a business in a town where everyone knows you or thinks they know you — because it’s a really small community.

This event will be drawing women from my home county, that’s Glengarry, and the rest of Stormont and Dundas. As well as lots of women, hopefully, from Prescott-Russell, Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston and hopefully Western Quebec and parts in between.

We welcome our Business Sisters from the larger centres with open arms!

Because we can absolutely learn from one another. And the education is going to be top-notch no matter where you’re from.

We need to get to know each other, because as a group, we are incredibly strong. In some of our communities like Alexandria and Vankleek Hill, women entrepreneurs are leading the way in revitalizing our main streets with really cool businesses and events.

And whether in the country or the city, women are starting businesses at 1 and ½ times the rate of men. Did you know that?

Anyway, The Business Sisters Conference is going to be a very collaborative event, with lots of “from the trenches” stories and actionable strategies. So I hope you can join us!

And because you took the time to listen till the end, I’m going to tell you this:

We have a very special rate for you if register RIGHT NOW. It’s a really super-deal, only available until Labour Day. The regular registration for the full Business Sisters Conference is $149, but until Labour Day, it’s $74.50. That’s HALF off. Literally our break-even point!

So click the button below to register:

The Super-Early Bird registration rate was available only until Sept. 3, 11:30 pm! Sorry you missed it.

Until Monday, Oct.8 at 11:30 pm (Thanksgiving!) the best available rate is now $99.00 for an All-Access Pass:

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Check out the agenda too. We’ll be announcing the speakers very soon, but for now you have the top-level topics.

So there you have it. The big announcement! And if you have any thoughts, any questions, PLEASE contact me. You have my information below.

And maybe you want to help? Drop me a line! And as always, thank you so much for watching. Have a great week ahead!

Yours for love and business,

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P.S. My contact info: info@forloveandbusiness.com or 613-362-4474!

Featured Image: Logo of the event, design by Anick Bauer.

2 thoughts on “Announcing The Business Sisters Conference

  • This looks very interesting to me. I’ve just moved to the area (South Glengarry) and am opening a studio to teach art. I can’t seem to find a link to the agenda of this conference. Can you send it to me please?
    Thank you so much.

    • Hi Robin! Welcome to Glengarry! Glad to have you here. 🙂 Your business sounds wonderful! We have a great need for more appreciation for the visual arts in this area. The schedule is still being finalized, though I will forward you what we have via email. And it will be posted here on the site shortly. Thanks for your very kind comments about the event and I hope you can make it!!

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