Five Friday Links: Learn How CanExport Can Work for You!

Happy Friday!

We hope you had a productive and positive week. Here’s your latest list of links, just in time for the weekend!

Business Women – Get to know how the CANEXPORT Program Can Work for You
In January 2016, The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade announced a new program called CanExport. With a mission to increase competitiveness of Canadian companies, it will provide up to $50 million over five years to small and medium-sized businesses looking to develop new export opportunities.  On March 15 and March 17, Business Women in International Trade is hosting a free webinar for anyone  interested in learning more. The above link is for the March 15 webinar. This one is for the later date.

12 Canadian Culinary Women We Admire
The food and beverage industry has historically been male-dominated , but times are changing . We were excited to see not one but two Winnipeg women featured in this blog post.

Why Marion Smith Turned Down a 6-Figure Salary to Become an Entrepreneur
Risk is a constant component of entrepreneurship and for many people, this means walking away from a secure and comfy salary into the abyss of uncertainty. In this podcast, designer Marion Smith talks about turning  down a $150K salary in the paper crafts industry to create her own business. She’s now bringing in six-figures a month.

Stephanie Drake and Asal Khan: Today’s Notable Young Entrepreneurs
We recently discovered the Notable Young Entrepreneurs section on and we love it! It features interviews with young entrepreneurs from across Canada, many of whom are women. This is the latest interview posted, but be sure to scroll through some past interviews as well, they’re quite inspiring!

5 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Shouldn’t Be Ignored
Social influencers (individuals who have large social media and blog followings) have an enormous amount of power and are able to influence the decisions of thousands (sometimes millions) of people. These people can be a valuable resource for your marketing strategy.

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Have a great weekend!