The Highs and Lows for Women Entrepreneurs: A Check in With WBEs

By Lisa Haydon “In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, WBE Canada partnered with Lisa Haydon and Pivotal Coaching, a Certified WBE company to identify the strengths and weaknesses within our community to better understand the value our WBEs bring to corporate and government supply chains as well as the areas for improvement,” said…

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Stronger Together – 2020 in Review

The pandemic experiences of women entrepreneurs are especially acute because of structural inequalities¹. 2020 – The year of COVID-19, was a difficult one. The impacts were severe on certain groups and communities, including Canadian women entrepreneurs. About 61 percent of women-owned businesses were challenged with the loss of contracts, customers, or clients and 45.7% of…

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Re-Opening Your Business During Phase 3

Business woman with face mask

As we slowly begin to approach phase 3 of this global pandemic, the world is slowly starting to adjust to a “new norm”. So what does this mean for businesses that plan to re-open? Policy A business owner is now required to create a mask policy. They are required to communicate the policy to staff…

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Happy Canada Day!

Canada Day 2020

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…

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Keep Selling, Keep Going

Are all Canadian businesses suffering due to COVID-19? Beyond restaurants that have adjusted to take-out and grocery stores who are experiencing record sales, are there any Canadian businesses that are doing well during this time? If so, how and what are they doing? In this webinar, you will discover examples of two Canadian companies, consumer and…

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Financial Support & Taxes during Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19

WBE Canada compiled the following resources to help you cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on your business. Financial support COVID-19 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund– $675 million to support regional economies, businesses, organizations and communities in regions across Canada and $287 million to support the national network of Community Futures Development Corporations.…

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How Top Leaders Think During a Crisis

Leadership Training Kim Ades

A Virtual Presentation with Kim Ades Experience how your thinking affects your decision making and performance under stressful conditions. Explore 3 thinking strategies that top leaders leverage when faced with adversity. Demo: learn how to deal with debilitating thinking traps. There is no question that the Coronavirus has triggered feelings of fear, insecurity and uncertainty.…

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Canadian Banks Join Forces To Support Canadian Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

COVID-19

Last update: April 20, 2020 On April 9th, 2020 WBE Canada had the pleasure of hosting a ground breaking webinar with senior women leaders from all of its member financial institutions to discuss business financing during COVID-19. Moderated by Ashlee Froese, Lawyer at Froese Law, a Canadian Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Company, this event…

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Government Funding & Financial Support For Businesses During COVID-19

Government Funding COVID-19

Access to government funding can be a real game changer for Canadian women-owned businesses hit by the COVID-19 crisis. It can help your business to minimize the immediate impact of COVID-19, survive through the challenging times while shifting your focus on preparing your business and team for life after the crisis. Ashlee Froese is keeping…

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