Five Friday Links: Venturing Out for Success!

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Happy Friday! We hope you had a great week and are looking forward to enjoying a slightly cooler weekend. As always, we have a list of inspiring links for you, beginning with another amazing woman entrepreneur from Manitoba!

Venturing Out for Success
We love stories from Manitoba! Suzanne Braun, co-founder of Quipped is heading to New York City to participate in a private conference for the world’s top education-technology founders. One of only 12 companies accepted to participate, the conference is a great opportunity to get the company in front of industry players. Congratulations Suzanne!!

A Sweet Story: 12-Year-Old Best Friends Run Their Own Candy Business
A story to prove, you’re never too old or too young to start a business. Grade 8 students, Alyssa Barrett and Karlie Squires decided it would be “really cool” to open a business, so they went for it! The pair opened A&K Candy Boutique after being inspired by a Youth Ventures presentation on turning hobbies into businesses, a sweet venture that has allowed their creativity to flourish.

The Complete Instagram Hashtag Guide for Business
With all the hashtags out there, which ones are right for your business? How should you use them? When should you use them? This guide from Hootsuite will guide you in the right direction, answering all of these questions and more in this hashtags 101 guide.

Four Things to Consider Before Taking Your Business Online
In a time when just about everyone is online, it’s important to take your time and consider a few important components before jumping on the bandwagon with your business. This Futurpreneur article walks you through four areas to think about before taking your business online.

18 Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
…and because it’s Friday (movie night) this list of films may interest you! We can’t say that we’ve seen many of them ourselves, but if you’re looking for inspiration, check them out!

Have a great weekend!