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Category: President’s Message

Canada Day 2020

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day from the entire WBE Canada Team! What an experience these past few months have been. Looking back I appreciate the resilience of our community – we watched supply chains support their communities, Certified WBEs pivot and grow, our community come together, respond to the call for supplies and services, step out of their comfort zone and bring… Read More

COVID-19

By Silvia Pencak COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented amount of change to the business world and economies around the world in a very short period of time.  There are 3 types of businesses coping with this crisis. The first group is directly impacted by this pandemic and they have had to shut their doors due to social distancing requirements, like… Read More

Silvia Pencak

We are in unprecedented times. The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, and things are changing quickly. I wanted to provide an update on the actions WBE Canada is taking to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our clients, our team and their families. We have taken the following preventive measures: restricting non essential business travel;… Read More

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By Silvia Pencak When Canadian Press released their analysis of D&I initiatives at the top Canada’s corporations in August 2018, many of us were in shock realizing that corporations might be going  backwards. If you missed their article, their findings were that “despite pressure to improve gender equality in Canadian workplaces – and a myriad of initiatives and corporate pledges… Read More

Silvia Pencak

By Silvia Pencak Running a small business requires leadership – a skill to influence people. As you promote your business, negotiate deals, grow your team, you need a great dose of intentionality around how you show up and get stuff done. Following are 7 tips to help you be more intentional and achieve greater results with less stress.  1. Have… Read More

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Selling to large supply chains can be time consuming. Competition is fierce and stakes are high for both sides. Let’s look at the top 5 biggest challenges every salesperson faces and how you can overcome them to close more deals in the upcoming year.  1. Sales cycle is too long This is perhaps the biggest challenge SMEs face when selling… Read More

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By Silvia Pencak We live in a fast moving world where new innovations are bombarding us daily, leaders rise and fail with the speed of light, customer preferences shift almost daily and stakeholders are easily influenced by the latest and brightest shiny objects.  The real question is how can you, a serious business owner, industry leader, stay the course and… Read More

Silvia Pencak

Happy New Year! I hope you are as excited as I am for 2020!  At WBE Canada we managed to squeeze in a long overdue two week vacation and we’re recharged and ready to roll.  Whether you were able to enjoy some time off or had to work through the Holidays, I hope this new year heralds new opportunities to… Read More

Silvia Pencak

2020 is just around the corner and I wanted to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for your support and partnership in 2019. WBE Canada had a great year and I want to pause for a few minutes to celebrate and share a couple of important achievements with you.  WBE Canada marked its 10th anniversary this year. We celebrated our… Read More

Silvia Pencak

Preparation is the key to getting the most out of these opportunities. Here are a couple tips to help you maximize your time and resources. 1. Select the Right Networking Event To Attend Look for a match between your business/organizational goals and the event focus or attendees. 2. Research Companies in Attendance Find out what companies will be represented at… Read More

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