Published on September 1st, 2014 | by Lorraine Leslie


abc’s of Business

The ABC’s of business start small…with a thought, a goal and a long term vision. Sixteen years has passed since Women with Vision!® started, and what a ride it’s been.

Working with entrepreneurs most of my life, I’ve learned the three most valuable ABC’s of Business are:

Acquire business knowledge;
Build and develop skills; and
Cultivate relationships

Lorraine LeslieIn 1998, the very first Women with Vision conference was held in Collingwood Ontario. Shortly afterward a one page black-and-white newsletter was distributed at the region’s first chapter of Women with Vision Networking Meetings; I’ve dedicated my life to educating, motivating, inspiring and promoting women in business and daily living. Through this commitment, I have acquired business knowledge to sustain a growing and successful magazine, networking association, television show as well as coaching and mentoring practice supporting many new start up businesses and entrepreneurs.

The magazine you are reading has gone through numerous transformations. As I continually build and developed my skills in the publishing industry along with my team of writers, we collectively contribute to the ‘vision’ of bringing you the most up to date information on running a business, enhancing your daily living and most importantly keeping the lines of communication open for women of all ages and from all walks of life.

Through cultivating relationships I have seen the impact on small business owners who need assistance in sustaining their business or encouragement to continue and follow their dream. I’ve certainly built a following of faithful customers, business colleagues and made new and lasting friends along the way. It’s certainly been a pleasure to work with so many confident and professional colleagues.

I am proud to announce that we are now ready to launch the Women with Vision Institute!© in October 2014. It’s been a long time coming. The Women with Vision Institute will educate women entrepreneurs in various modalities through workshops, seminars and training modules taught by seasoned entrepreneurs.

More than 50% of small businesses in Canada are run by women, so it’s the natural thing to do – work together to assist each other in creating and growing our visions and make our businesses a reality.

Join me and my team and celebrate Women with Vision and the NEW Women with Vision Institute as we move forward at this exciting time. We’re here to assist you with the ABC’s of your business – that’s what we are all about.

Women with Vision!® was created for YOU! You are all women with vision…I’m the woman who cares about your goals in life and how collectively we can all help pave the way for other like-minded women in business.

Our vision is your mission –
your mission is our vision!©

Lorraine LeslieFootnote: Thank you for your continuous calls, emails, letters and cards; but most of all, thank you for your continued support over the past sixteen years 🙂

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About the Author

Lorraine Leslie

Publisher, Certified Life Coach, Personal Trainer, Psycho Spiritual Life Coach and Business Mentor founded Women with Vision!® in 1998. Her vision continues to educate, motivate, inspire and promote women of all ages and career backgrounds. As a professional speaker Lorraine helps groups and individuals to understand their true life passion and to bring that passion forward to create the life they want to live. With over 45 years as a Professional Life Coach Lorraine specializes in validation therapy, personal and business development through her writing, television show, conferences and trade shows. In creating a niche market with her Women with Vision!® Magazine she now oversees many Women with Vision!® Networking Chapters. Her philanthropic goal continues as she builds the Women with Vision!® Institute and Bursary that will assist young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 to 29 to follow their vision...in their life and career.

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