5-Minutes of inspiration with Grécie Van Innis from Just Waldo

Sustainability is the word we have all learned to add to our vocabulary and lifestyle recently! What does this mean in terms of fashion sustainability?  Is fast fashion being replaced by secondhand vintage clothes where quality and pricing offer individuals the opportunity to constantly have a new wardrobe and give their clothes a second chance … Continue reading 5-Minutes of inspiration with Grécie Van Innis from Just Waldo

Marketing Fundamentals Workshop

The Marketing Fundamentals Worshop is for everyone that is starting their business or entrepreneurs wanting to have a refresher on the basics. Working with entrepreneurs, I very often hear that marketing is social media. Social media is an important part of marketing but marketing goes a lot further than communicating your message with your audience. … Continue reading Marketing Fundamentals Workshop

5-Minutes of inspiration with Nick Boury from Franchise.be

Version française ⎮ Nederlandse versie The Great Resignation is our new reality, and people want to work differently. They want to have their future in their own hands, and as a result, the franchise industry has been turned to for a better work-life balance.I had the opportunity to speak to Nick Boury, the Managing Director … Continue reading 5-Minutes of inspiration with Nick Boury from Franchise.be

5-Minutes of Inspiration with Lore Aerts from Yeat.

NEVER MISS OUT ON YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT Lore Aerts - Co-founder - Yeat Finally, a new app that lets you know when a table becomes available in a Michelin starred or Gault & Millau restaurant, now that's innovative! I had the chance to sit down with Lore Aerts, co-founder of Yeat, and discuss her journey … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with Lore Aerts from Yeat.

Mindset Monday: SMART Goals

"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score." –Bill Copeland Setting goals and then working ridiculously hard to achieve them sets you on the path of living a purpose-driven life. Learn how to set S.M.A.R.T. goals so that you can … Continue reading Mindset Monday: SMART Goals

Mindset Monday: Don’t Give Up

Jumping into entrepreneurship is not an easy decision and it requires a lot of perseverance. For those of you in your entrepreneurship journey, you will know that every day is different and it's like a bumpy ride with days you are ruling the world and days where you take an unexpected turn and are navigating … Continue reading Mindset Monday: Don’t Give Up

Mindset Monday: Results Matter

Every week should start with an analysis of the previous week's initiatives in order to learn from the results and make better decisions for upcoming initiatives. Before launching an initiative, there are 3 fundamental questions that need to be answered:1. What is the goal for this initiative?2. How will I reach my goal?3. How will … Continue reading Mindset Monday: Results Matter

Mindset Monday: Invest Smart

When was the last time you did an in-depth analysis of your return on investment? How about planning time this week to review your forecasted investments for the rest of the year and start budgeting for next year?As many industries continue to rethink their strategy and as consumers are shifting their way of working, buying, … Continue reading Mindset Monday: Invest Smart

Mindset Monday: Motivation

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Winston Churchill In the past week, I have heard and read about there being a lack of motivation, not sleeping well, climate change disasters, vacations being cancelled, and of course, this pandemic that doesn't seem to end. The result is … Continue reading Mindset Monday: Motivation

Customer Service

As many of you know, I'm a stickler for a great customer experience. A memorable experience as a customer will stay with you forever, and you will be sharing this experience with the people around you for a long time.  I wanted to share a great example of this that happened when I stayed at … Continue reading Customer Service

5-Minutes of Inspiration with Walter Vendel from fit20

GET FIT IN 20 MINUTES ONCE PER WEEK Can you imagine getting a full-body workout in 20 minutes per week in your street clothes and strengthening all your muscle groups?  This is the revolutionary concept at the base of the fit20 franchise.  Curious to know more about how this concept was started and their success?  We had … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with Walter Vendel from fit20

5-Minutes of Inspiration with Elliot Walker from The Massage Company

Making Massage Mainstream As the Covid-19 pandemic is leaving a lot of people with physical stress from the long terms effects of being sick, emotional stress from lack of social contact and generally less energy, massages are more and more in demand and no longer need to be for the wealthy. Massages are known to … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with Elliot Walker from The Massage Company

Business Mentoring vs. Business Consulting

Is your company at a standstill or are you just turning your idea into a business? What is the best support for you? While a lot of information is available online and through different associations, workshops, blogs and your network, if you are starting your business or looking to grow your business, you will save … Continue reading Business Mentoring vs. Business Consulting

5-Minutes of Inspiration with Christine Kelly from Little Kickers

Success in FranchisingMore Than Just Football Franchising is a business model that is not always thought about when looking at expanding a business domestically and internationally.  According to Forbes, over 35,000 franchises are sold each year, representing $27 billion dollars in investment capital.  Franchises are available in growing sectors including food, hotels, sports, education, health, retail, and … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with Christine Kelly from Little Kickers

5-Minutes of Inspiration with Shari Roosens from Luxeparel

Offering a second life to luxury goods Sustainability is in!  Consumers are looking for sustainability and have shifted to thrift buying.  We sat down with Shari Roosens who jumped right into the trend and started her own online business this year selling vintage luxury products (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories (jewellery, scarves, shoes) and even Louis Vuitton travel books … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with Shari Roosens from Luxeparel

5-Minutes of Inspiration with Anneleen Callewaert

Creativity = happiness Anneleen grew up in Eke, a town near Ghent in Belgium.  When it was time to decide what she would study at university, she wasn't sure which direction she wanted to take. What would lead her way to a career, while still being true to herself? One day, she was reading an article … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with Anneleen Callewaert

5-Minutes of Inspiration with An Block

An Block has been my inspiration by introducing me to the world of yoga and bringing in balance in my hectic life as a business woman, mom and wife.  I had the pleasure of sitting down with An for my first interview in a new series I’m launching called “5 minutes of inspiration”.  In this series, I … Continue reading 5-Minutes of Inspiration with An Block

Your business strategy post Covid N°4: Analysing your costs

In general, we tend to not spend enough time on rethinking our general costs.  Now that you are revising your yearly budget, it's important to have a brainstorm with your team to determine your strategy for the next 12 to 24 months and how to best invest your hard earned money. Below are a couple of … Continue reading Your business strategy post Covid N°4: Analysing your costs

Your business strategy post Covid N°3: Your marketing

With Covid-19 coming out of nowhere and completely changing our habits and way of operating our businesses, one of the very first thing to be cut was the marketing investments in order to control costs.  Was this the correct strategy for your business? QUESTION 1: What have you put in place to retain your customers during the … Continue reading Your business strategy post Covid N°3: Your marketing

Your business strategy post Covid N°2: Your team

Your team and their well-being is the key to your success.  From the moment an employee onboards, it's important to have an open communication and growth plan for them.   QUESTION 1: Is your team still home working?  If so, have you done an evaluation of how that is working out for them and what you can improve to make their work/life balance better?  QUESTION 2:How has Covid redefined your company's vision?  Have you included … Continue reading Your business strategy post Covid N°2: Your team

Your business strategy post Covid N°1: Your products / services offering

Schedule a full day with your team to brainstorm and ask yourself: QUESTION 1:Analyse your sales numbers and have a base for discussion.  What percentage of your sales and profit do your top 5 products / services represent? QUESTION 2:Which of your product/services bring in the most profit?  How has this evolved since Covid? QUESTIONS 3:Do you … Continue reading Your business strategy post Covid N°1: Your products / services offering