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Last month, my son informed me that he quit his job. Even though he has formal education in the field, was the only staffer under 40 with his own office, and was good at doing what he was hired to do, working in the accounting department of a company is not his passion. He was doing it because it paid the bills but it is not the thing he wants to do in his life.  The security of a job was not enough to keep the entrepreneurial yearnings at bay. As a Mom, my heart skipped a beat when he…

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Posted 12/18/17 in Our News, Uncategorized

I’m the Mom of an entrepreneur…

Last month, my son informed me that he quit his job. Even though he has formal education in the field, was the only staffer under 40 with his own office, and was good at doing what he was hired to do, working in the accounting department of a company is not his passion. He was doing it because it paid the bills but it is not the thing he wants to do in his... View Full story

Posted 11/23/17 in Uncategorized

Digital transformation. What is it and why should you care?

By Emma Da Silva, VP of Marketing and Operations, Small, Medium and Corporate at Microsoft Canada Digital transformation. Whether you work in the private or public sector, these two words should mean a lot to you. As the Canadian economy rapidly digitizes, the organizations that best keep up with the fast and furious pace of technological change will outperform those who don’t. “Canadian small businesses who adopt the latest IT outperform their peers. They... View Full story

Posted 11/06/17 in Our News, Women of Manitoba

“When Life Hands You an Appendicitis Attack 3 Days Before Opening Your Business…”

When you feel in the mood to poke around and shop for truly unique, authentic and interesting home décor items that can either be used as is, or given a new life with your creative touch, you will want to check out Prairie Pickers Café. “Antiques, without the clutter and the dust,” is how Amanda Kehler, the proud owner of Prairie Pickers Café and one of our newest entrepreneurs describes her combination shop/café. This... View Full story

Posted 09/28/17 in Our News, Uncategorized, Women of Manitoba

Finalists for National Woman Entrepreneur Awards Announced

Finalists for the 2017 RBC Woman Entrepreneur Awards were announced on September 27. The 18 finalists, selected from a record breaking 6,400 nominations, were chosen for their accomplishments in industries as diverse as finance, technology, construction, hospitality and health services. These awards recognize female business owners from across Canada who make impressive and substantial contributions to the local, Canadian or global economy. Candidates share a strong entrepreneurial vision and a relentless passion in pursing... View Full story
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