Employees – the Greatest Asset of Your Company

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Share  This post is by By Gina Mollicone-Long: Do you get the most out of your employees? Do you know how to motivate them? Do you realize that if you or your employees aren’t operating at full potential then you are leaving money on the table? We’ve all heard the old adage that the people […]

The Brilliant “Entrepreneurial” Woman – You are in Excellent Company

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Share   This post is by  Nance Williams Jonkman: For years I have dreamt of being an entrepreneur.  I searched for the next great thing I could offer and found myself frequently in conversations with other women who had successfully launched their own businesses, but were struggling in one area or another.  I found the […]

A Business Based on Family Values

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: Looking for a safer life, she arrived in Toronto in the middle of the winter 14 years ago. Cindy Sacks and her husband Ronnie left South Africa with very little knowledge about the work opportunity in Canada. Our Brilliant Woman of the Week knew she could pursue […]

A New Life After Breast Cancer

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: Hearing that you have ‘cancer’ must be a moment one never forgets. For this woman that moment was a reality. After one month of crying and despair our Brilliant Woman of the week said to her husband: “Don’t worry. Everything is going to be ok” and she […]

Download the BrilliantWoman Guide to Starting a Business and the Brilliant Businesswoman Reading List for Free

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Share  Thinking about starting your own business? We have some tips. Starting a business can be overwhelming, especially, if you are new to this country and don’t have any network to help you get the business idea off the ground. Getting started is also challenging for those with no business background or for people who […]

Starting an On-Line Business

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Share   This post is by Renata Runge: A lot of people have been talking these days about starting an online business.  There certainly is no shortage of great products and ideas to sell online and the appeal of a mass market at your fingertips gets many people motivated to take that great leap.  An […]

Looking for a Better Future

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Share   This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: You might ask yourself why a successful doctor leaves everything behind to start over in a new country with three kids and no one to help. Her reason is familiar to many immigrant women in this country: to provide a better future for her kids. Habibah Surani, […]

A Search Within

Puh-Nash Boutique

Share  This post is by Fabiana Bacchini: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou This is the perfect quote to introduce you to Nashly Mathews, our Brilliant Woman of the Week.  Thursday morning 9.30am. She […]

Discovering a New Passion in Challenging Times

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Share      This post is by Fabiana Bacchini:   Brazilian women in Toronto get excited to be invited to a child’s birthday party or a wedding because of her cakes. It’s not just any cake.  It’s the cake made by Beth, our Brilliant Woman of the week. The admiration and enthusiasm of all the […]

How to Network with Excellence

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Share  This post is by Maria Ushakova: When we immigrate to a new country, we not only leave behind our relatives and friends. We also leave behind our network – people who are valuable contacts and can assist us in finding a dream job or developing a business. So, what should you do to meet […]

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