I am so honoured and excited to be nominated again for the Bell Trailblazer Award, part of the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. I feel so blessed to be included within this amazing group of women and wish them all the best of luck. Congrats ladies! You deserve it!

So what are these awards all about?

The RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards encourages Canadian women entrepreneurs by recognizing their hard work and dedication.

Here are some facts and information about the Awards Program that I gleaned from the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards website:

  • Over 7,000 women ranging from their early 20s to their mid-eighties, from every sector of the economy, have been nominated for these awards
  • Women entrepreneurs are one of the fastest growing business segments in Canada
  • There are 821,000 self employed women contributing $18 Billion to the Canadian economy
  • Women are creating not just jobs, but entire companies, at double the rate of the national average
  • The number of women with incorporated businesses more than doubled during the last decade

This really shows just how far women have come and what a difference its making on the Canadian economy. Way to go girls!

Your business is your baby –  love, cherish and protect it!

Running your own business is a challenge. It can be just as stressful as it is rewarding. But at the end of the day, it’s your baby. It’s your passion. You care for it, protect it and love it wholeheartedly. (Even it makes you want to pull your hair out sometimes!)

The bottom line is that you are doing what you love to do and hopefully helping others in the process. We should all strive to achieve this goal, no matter the industry or field.

Remember the wise words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day.