Five Friday Links: #UNWRAPWPG

Happy Friday, Manitoba!

Here are some links to get your weekend started!

If you’re looking for some ‘shop local’ inspiration this holiday season, check out the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s #Unwrap Wpg campaign for interesting stories behind local Winnipeg shops.

goop Gift Guides: For the Centered Soul
Exciting news! Little Box of Rocks, a local woman-owned business  is featured on Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop Gift Guide. Check out the gift guide to spot her box of rocks!

The 4 Easiest Ways to Supercharge Your Social-Media Marketing
According to We Are Social’s Digital, Social and Mobile in 2015 stats report, two out of three Internet users are on social media. For this reason (among many others) remaining on top of social media marketing is important for any business owner.

Nice Girls Don’t Finish Last: Why Empathy Isn’t a Business Liability
”I always tell my mentees that being confident and assertive has nothing to do with being aggressive, inconsiderate or pushy.” Eileen O’Mara, Senior area vice president of commercial sales at Salesforce, explains in this article how bullying in the boardroom isn’t the way to do business.

16 Books that Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur
If reading more is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, entrepreneur and author John Rampton, provides his literary recommendations for doing better business. Reading keeps the mind sharp, is a great way to practice focus and also aids in relaxation.

Stay warm!

– Ashley Wood