Bold(h)er: Inspired to Invent

Bold(h)er: Inspired to Invent

When you think of an inventor, what comes to mind? Well, now think of a 19-year-old woman in first-year biomedical engineering at University. Lianna Genovese is an award-winning inventor. As she tells Lisa Bragg, she’s inspired by the people she’s helping.   About the show: Brought to you by BMO for Women and hosted by journalist and award-winning entrepreneur Lisa Bragg, Bold(h)er delivers thought-provoking conversations that inspire listeners to make their own bold moves in business and...
Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Name: Pauleanna Reid Business: WritersBlok Industry: Celebrity Ghostwriter and Journalist   Tanya: Let’s get right into it. You speak often enough about your path to entrepreneurship. Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur? Pauleanna: Absolutely. I’ve always been fascinated by entrepreneurship because my father had a company for numerous years. He was a professional photographer for about 30 years. I have always been curious and found my way into books and memoirs,...
Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Name: Valrie Grant Business: GeoTechVision and Marlie Technology Park Industry: Technology   Tanya: So, question one – what was your path to entrepreneurship? Valrie: I kind of got there a little bit around about. I was a senior manager in government. I’m a science person. I studied geology at university and then I ended up getting into geographic information systems purely by accident. I ended up leaving the private sector and going into government and it was while I was in...
How To Start An Online Business

How To Start An Online Business

So you want to learn how to start an online business? While this used to be a novel idea, most businesses are now online businesses of some sort — but unfortunately, only 16% of Canadian businesses are owned by women. And despite an increase in female-founded startups across the country, the number of digital businesses founded by women are growing at a much slower rate. According to a recent report, no matter the type of business, developing an online presence is one of the smartest ways to...
How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide

Starting a business can be incredibly exciting, and also incredibly daunting. There are so many things to consider, steps to follow, and it all rests on your shoulders. That’s a lot of pressure for new entrepreneurs or even seasoned pros. Thankfully, enough business owners have done it before that you can learn from their successes, and their failures. We’ve created a step-by-step guide to help you learn how to start a business. It covers things like pre-launch to post-launch: the legal and...
13 Tips for Starting and Managing a Small Business

13 Tips for Starting and Managing a Small Business

Managing a small business is not easy. Without the resources that large corporations have come to rely on to make business run smoothly (think HR departments, finance, legal, etc.), it can be difficult to learn how to start and manage a small business. Between incorporating, hiring, firing, and learning how to manage a small business budget, entrepreneurs have their hands full with just the basics of how to manage a small business effectively. Here, we’ll share all the best tips and tricks to...