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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.

Family Business – What’s Love Gotta Do With It?

Family Business – What’s Love Gotta Do With It?

Entrepreneurship often is discussed in individualistic terms, and we forget that around the world small business is a family affair. According to the Conference Board of Canada family enterprises generate just under half of GDP, and account for almost 2/3 of all...

An Open Letter to Women Business Owners

An Open Letter to Women Business Owners

Owning your own business can be a long and lonely journey. That’s why, dear Business Sisters, it’s OK to… Increase your fees, especially if you’ve had higher costs. You can’t continue to take the hit. When you explain it, most will understand. Those who don’t aren’t...

Give Yourself Permission to be Human

Give Yourself Permission to be Human

As Business Relief Advisor for a rural development agency during this pandemic I have witnessed immense pain, fear, and frustration amongst entrepreneurs. Just yesterday a business owner left me a voice mail to explain why she hadn’t returned forms for a loan...

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...