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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.

An Ode to The Quirky Carrot

An Ode to The Quirky Carrot

The most important starting point for a rural community to reverse economic decline is to have a place where people can connect. In our small Eastern Ontario town, that anchor was The Quirky Carrot. It was a point of reference, a place where people of all ages and...

What is Entrepreneurial Resilience?

What is Entrepreneurial Resilience?

The American Psychological Association defines resilience as a process of overcoming adversity, where individuals recover from significant stress by applying mindsets and behaviors that can be learned and developed over time. Some psychologists think resilience is no...

Overcoming Bitchphobia in Business

Overcoming Bitchphobia in Business

The number one reason keeping women small in business is the fear of being a bitch. We’re afraid to disagree to take a stance, for fear of offending. I see this most vividly in my work with rural women business owners. In a small town, where tongues love to wag,...

6 Years ago TODAY…

6 Years ago TODAY…

The above photo from 2015 shows my dear friend Betty Healey and I at the Rachel's Kids 11th Annual Garden Party at the Ramada in Cornwall. I remember the day so well because that's when I told Betty of my plans to significantly cut...

Sister Showcase

Sister Showcase

Sister ShowcaseWe'd like to take the time to thank some of the amazing women who have worked hard and been pillars in the rural community.Alyson Graham Cedarwood Services A big virtual shoutout to our neighbour (we live on the same concession) and Business...