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Ravina Anand On South Asian Representation & Desi Women in Tech

South Asian women are often underrepresented in the entrepreneurship and tech space. But Canadian entrepreneur…

This Fresh New Lifestyle Platform is Helping Us Stay Grounded in A Strange World

We are living in historic times, from a global pandemic to social and racial injustice.…

Let’s Talk Money: 3 Financial Decisions Every New Business Owner Should Make

Anthea Austin is an entrepreneur, accountant, and founder of Clear Margin Consulting, a Vancouver-based accounting…

These Co-Founders Share How They Landed Their Dream Collaborations – And How You Can, Too

As entrepreneurs and creatives, we all have those people we dream of collaborating with. But…

These Podcast Co-Hosts are On a Mission to Empower 20Somethings

It’s no secret that your 20s are an absolute rollercoaster and a defining decade in…

3 Inspiring Black Female Entrepreneurs You Should Know About

We’ve seen an outpouring of action and solidarity across the world in support of #BlackLivesMatter,…

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7 Fun, Uplifting and Powerful Reads That Have Kept Me Sane in 2020

Like the other women here at Coffee & Smiles, I was a reader before I was a writer. And if this pandemic-filled, truly exhausting 2020 summer has reminded me of anything, it’s…

On the Road Again: The Owner of Vancouver Fashion Truck Shares Her Top Styling Tips

When we imagine mobile truck businesses, our minds conjure up food, coffee or even a library. But when Meghan Currie’s business launched, she had her fashion and retail interests riding shotgun. In…

Let’s Talk Money: 3 Financial Decisions Every New Business Owner Should Make

Anthea Austin is an entrepreneur, accountant, and founder of Clear Margin Consulting, a Vancouver-based accounting and bookkeeping firm. Anthea assists small business owners to build successful, compliant, and profit-driven businesses. It’s 3…

The Founders of Clothing Brand Boss Lady Collective Talk COVID-19, Style Tips and Biz Advice

Annie and Savneet are the founders of Boss Lady Collective, a gorgeous clothing brand that modernizes women’s workwear while empowering future female leaders. We had a chance to chat with these two…

10 Zero Waste Habits for Plastic-Free July

Can anyone believe it’s July? JULY. I’m pretty sure many of us, myself included, are still emotionally processing May, so I think we deserve a round of applause for making it this…

The Founder of Clothing Retailer Little Mountain Talks Business Growth and Self Belief

For many people, the idea of running their own business summons two emotions – both of equal measure and magnitude. Firstly, excitement. Hot on its heels, a substantial dose of terror. Of…