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Entries Tagged as 'Entrepreneurial Inspiration'

Announcing the Vancouver Grassroots Business Association

September 29th, 2009 by Lauren · 4 Comments

Today we’re pulling the wrapping paper off something very, very exciting. We are beyond thrilled to unveil a project we’ve been scheming about for a few months, which is to bring a chapter of the Grassroots Business Association to our hometown of Vancouver. As some of you may know, the gals who run the Seattle […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Events · Our Story · Resources for Women in Business

Sign of the times: The decline of family businesses

August 10th, 2009 by Lauren · 5 Comments

Things are tough all over right now, but since we like to keep things focused on small businesses, I want to zoom in on a story that started with The New York Times and which is garnering responses from around the web. It started with this article in the Times that points to some very […]

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Dude on a Yacht: The Legend Lives On

July 31st, 2009 by Lauren · 4 Comments

It’s Friday, so I’m taking a tangent. As some of you are aware, there is a particular breed of business book to which we are itchily, madly allergic, and that is the type we refer affectionately to as the Dude on a Yacht book. The Dude on a Yacht book promises a life of luxury, […]

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The Slow Growth is Smart Growth Manifesto

July 28th, 2009 by Lauren · 17 Comments

I’ve been asking myself lately whether there is a common set of values that is shared by the various creative, values-driven entrepreneurs I know and admire. Sometimes it seems difficult even to agree on a definition or label under which we can unite: Some of us consider ourselves grassroots businesses; others go by “small & […]

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Women entrepreneurs over 55 are holding strong

July 27th, 2009 by Lauren · 1 Comment

A good friend drew my attention to the front cover of the Globe and Mail this weekend, which featured an enticing cover story (also noted by Leah in her response to our post about the NY Times’s new blog): Women over the age of 55 seem to be pulling through the current economic downturn with […]

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Read This: The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp

July 24th, 2009 by Lauren · 4 Comments

Confession: I don’t read a lot of “artist” books. I’m a designer, and a sometime musician, but I don’t really identify with the “artist” thing for some reason — probably because I don’t draw well and I don’t wake up in the dead of night with an insatiable urge to write songs or poems, paint […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business

Yes, yes, and yes.

July 3rd, 2009 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I went to Danielle Laporte’s blog this morning for a dose of inspiration — she’s a neverending source of it — and read a post that brought tears of recognition to my eyes, and a great big inner “Yes!” My beloved, creative, entrepreneurial friends, if you read one blog post today, make it this one. […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Business Advice · Entrepreneurial Inspiration

Win a pair of tickets to Handmade Nation!

July 2nd, 2009 by Lauren · 6 Comments

I mentioned last week that the movie Handmade Nation is coming to Vancouver next week, and we are delighted to announce that we have a free pair of tickets to give away! The screening is next Thursday, July 9th, at 8:00 PM and there’s a craft showcase beforehand which promises to be lots of fun, […]

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Diverse Relationships and Sharing Information: The Keys to an Effective Network

June 26th, 2009 by Lauren · 2 Comments

I just finished reading “The 10 Secrets of a Master Networker” over at — and before you gag on how cheesy that sounds, hear me out, because it’s kind of awesome. There’s a lot in it I don’t relate to, because the subject of the piece, Keith Ferrazzi, is a relentlessly ambitious guy who […]

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HandMade Nation coming to Vancouver

June 18th, 2009 by Lauren · Comments Off

There’s a fun movie night coming up soon for all you fans of indie, DIY, crafty stuff. Faythe Levine is bringing her film, Handmade Nation, to Vancouver. The film features some of our favourite artist-designer-crafters, like Jenny Hart (whom we interviewed for our book, The Boss of You) and Nikki McClure, among many, many others. […]

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