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The Business Sisters blog posts will keep you up to date on what’s happening! Find out the back-story to our events and conferences and more – we will be featuring reflections and more from local rural women entrepreneurs.

Business Sisters is Hiring a Summer Student

Business Sisters is Hiring a Summer Student

We are looking for a student to fill the position of Marketing Coordinator; 35 hours per week, for 8 weeks starting on or about June 20 at a pay of $18 per hour! This is mostly an on-site position with expectation that the student be working in Alexandria, ON. This...

Time for gratitude & simplicity

Time for gratitude & simplicity

Note: the content of this post was first released in our bi-weekly e-Newsletter. If you want access to this content first, sign up here. In the last e-news message, I described how my spinning plates (aka all the priorities I was trying to juggle) came crashing...

Are You an Acrobat Too?

Are You an Acrobat Too?

Do you ever feel like a circus acrobat performing crazy tricks while spinning plates in the air? It can be so exhausting to keep a business going — marketing, accounting, inventory (insert the long list of tasks here) — while taking care of kids or parents, or...

Are You Wasting Your Time on a Business Plan?

Are You Wasting Your Time on a Business Plan?

Most aspiring business owners waste an enormous amount of time and energy. “How do I write a Business Plan?” they ask, often after they’ve downloaded countless templates. I’ve been a business owner for 25 years. I also work with an economic development agency and run...

Entrepreneurship Myth #1: Myriam’s Story

Entrepreneurship Myth #1: Myriam’s Story

There is a myth that entrepreneurs are the hero of their business and it’s solely up to them to find all the solutions. In my first business I bought into that myth; I guarded my ideas fiercely until I felt they were “perfect,” ready for public consumption. It was an...