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Anne Day

Founder, Company of Women

Anne Day is the Founder of Company of Women, an organization that supports women in business -- www.companyofwomen.ca.

She is the author of Day by Day - Tales of business, life and everything in between. and Editor of One Red Lipstick Contact her at anne@companyofwomen.ca

She has recently launched Full Circle Publishing to help authors take their books from concept to completion. http://fullcirclepublishing.ca
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Why I Felt Intimidated By Other Women

We are measuring ourselves against society's definitions of success, which may not necessarily be a fit with our own. So often people measure success by how much money you make, as if the dollars earned equate to happiness. I run a successful business, but I don't measure it in financial terms, but more by the number of people positively impacted by being part of our organization.
06/17/2014 12:59 EDT

Cooking by the Book: Is That the Way to Run Your Business?

Think about your business. Have you found the recipe for success? Often people are so focused on their end goal, that they put on blinkers, and truly miss the side trips along the way, that yes, may take them a bit off track, but the scenic route can also lead to unexpected opportunities.
05/04/2014 10:10 EDT
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Why I Wouldn't Want To Be A 20-Something Today

Part of me questions how that pays the bills, or pays off the debt you've incurred in getting these qualifications? What I would advocate is not locking yourself into a career or job, finding you don't like it, and thinking this is forever. You need to explore what is out there and not feel trapped. Plus with maturity comes clarity.
04/18/2014 06:06 EDT
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Useful Business Tips From An Astronaut

Much is written in business circles of visualizing your success. Well for astronauts, it is quite the reverse, they spend considerable time visualizing failure; simulating what they would do if something went wrong -- and in space, the scope is unlimited. As business owners we need to do that too and be prepared for what could go wrong, with a plan B (or C) in our back pocket.
04/09/2014 12:47 EDT
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Are You Ready to Expand Your Business?

Recently I received a call from a woman who wanted to take her program on the road. She wanted my advice on how to proceed and how to take her business to the next level. I cautioned her about leaping in and trying to expand too quickly, especially if she didn't have the staffing or resources in place to manage the growth.
03/04/2014 12:34 EST
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How Parenting Relates to Business

Years ago in another life, I used to teach a parenting course and lately I am finding that the lessons I learned and taught in that program have some relevance to what I see today, and especially in running a business.
02/14/2014 12:26 EST
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What Surviving the Ice Storm Taught Me About Business

Like others in Ontario, the ice storm caught us by surprise and we spent a very chilly few days without power and, living in the country, without water too. To be honest we weren't that prepared. We are now, I can tell you. But as business owners, we also have some lessons to learn from those tough few days that we can use in our business lives.
12/31/2013 12:32 EST
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I Feel 14 Again: Making New Friends After Moving

Have you ever noticed that history has a way of repeating itself, especially if you haven't paid attention and learned the lesson the first time around? I say this because I have just realized that I am facing the same situation I first dealt with when I was 14. A couple of months ago we moved full time to our farm, just an hour from where we used to live. Now, I can see that I need to focus my energies on making new friends.
12/19/2013 12:17 EST
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Where Were You When JFK Was Shot?

Where were you on November 22, 1963? For some of you this may be before you time, but for me, I was a 12-year-old living in Edinburgh, Scotland and it is a day I will never forget. And for those of you who have no recall of what happened 50 years ago, it was the day that John F. Kennedy was shot and assassinated.
11/20/2013 05:24 EST
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If Other People Think Your Creative Ideas Are Crazy, Ignore Them

One story that Shapiro shared was of the challenges facing Houston Airport, where luggage would be available within eight minutes but passengers were at the luggage carousel within one minute and disgruntled about having to wait. The answer: airport staff created a longer path to collect luggage which took eight minutes, so luggage and passengers arrived at the same time.
11/02/2013 06:43 EDT
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Do You Believe in Synchronicity?

Jung describes synchronicity as "a meaningful coincidence of two or more events, where something other than probability of chance is involved." And that is what I have found. When I am on the right path, I meet the people I am meant to meet and suddenly my journey has more meaning and depth.
10/28/2013 12:23 EDT