Five Friday Links: Makers

Happy Friday!

Here’s your weekly dose of inspiration with our Five Friday Links:

15 Simple Moves That Will Change Your Career
Tips on how to get organized, remain focused and grow success

The word ‘career’ means something different to everyone. Corporate, non-profit, 9-5, shift-work, or in our case, self-employed. These helpful tips can be applied to any business and with the exception of points #4 and #8, are beneficial to entrepreneurs as well.

Jessica Murnane: One Part Podcast
A weekly conversation with some of the most interesting and inspiring minds in wellness, music, food, fashion, business, and design. You’ll hear revealing stories of successes and setbacks. Some sweet motivational secrets and a whole lot of actionable advice.

Have you heard the One Part Podcast? I often listen to it while I edit photos for my personal blog. Jessica mostly features Americans but has included a few Canadians such as Laura Wright of the First Mess (award winning food blog). The conversations are always real, inspiring, informative and motivating.

Small Businesses See Need for Online Presence, Mobility
“More Manitoba small businesses are recognizing the need to invest more money in their online operations and in technology that makes their workforce more mobile, according to the results of a new survey.”

It’s so important to recognize how crucial it is, as a business owner, to have an online presence. I understand that being online is intimidating and frightening for some people but you can always start small and grow as your comfort level grows.

The largest video collection of women’s stories

I chose to include the entire website in this link, rather than one story, because after watching a few of the videos, I found them so inspiring that I couldn’t choose just one. Innovation is born from passion. Follow your passion and success will follow.

22 Lessons from Successful Female Entrepreneurs
The finalists for the 2014 RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards share their biggest lessons.

Does advice on success ever get old? This post has been around for a while but is one of the most popular to date on the Women of Influence site. I love the wide variety of expertise that is captured in the opinions of successful Canadian women whose businesses range from retail and communications to industrial services.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to enter our Facebook contest, here!

– Ashley Wood