Five Friday Links: A Local Round-Up


Happy Friday! This is a special list because three of the five links feature Manitoba women entrepreneurs! We love shining light on success stories like these. If you have any links or stories you’d like to share with us, please leave them in the comments below.

Daring to Dream: Heidi Reimer-Epp’s Journey Starting a Business + Helpful Tips
Heidi Reimer-Epp is an advocate for entrepreneurship and giving back to the community. In this short piece, she shares the story of how she founded Botanical PaperWorks and offers some ‘expert tips’ about starting a business.

Suzanne Gessler: The Pennyloaf Bakery
In this beautifully photographed piece from the Full Winnipeg blog, learn about the passion, hard-work and very early mornings that go into making The Pennyloaf Bakery run smoothly.

Should You Start a Business? 51 Female Entrepreneurs Weigh In
“The most important thing isn’t to be correctly prepared or to have a perfect idea, the most important thing is to start.” A quote from the article by Winnipeg’s own, Kyla Roma. Read more to learn the opinion of 51 successful female entrepreneurs and what they have to say about starting a business.

Building a Business Brand vs. a Personal Brand
In this short question and answer piece, entrepreneur and business strategist Jasmine Star, shares the questions one must ask before even beginning to create a marketing plan. Learn how to build a brand that works for your business.

Heather Payne: How to Turn Your Side Project into a Full-Time Gig
Every business starts with an idea, that may turn into a project and eventually a full-time business. In this short talk, Heather Payne, creator of Ladies Learning Code, shares how she turned her dreams into a reality and how she still has so much more to accomplish.

Have a great weekend!