10 Steps to Writing a Book

I’ll be honest, writing a book was never something I thought I would do. It wasn’t something I dreamed of doing as a kid and in fact, up until a few years ago, I wouldn’t have even described myself as a writer. If you’re an entrepreneur, you are constantly creating new content. Whether it’s for… Read the rest of the post…

How to Thrive in a Crisis

Laura Beauparlant drinking a cup of tea

How are you really doing? Every conversation now starts with discussing the current state of the world. My social media and news feed are filled with information about the Covid-19. My email is inundated with cancelled events. My kids’ schools are closed for the next 3 weeks. And beyond the obvious need to focus on… Read the rest of the post…

5 Key Ingredients for Authenticity

Laura Beauparlant - Lab Creative - Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Author, Designer, Creative Director

…and why it’s essential for business success People want to work with people they know, like and trust. Have you heard that before? Well it’s never been more true than it is today. You need to create a heart to heart connection with the people you want to work with. When you can connect with… Read the rest of the post…

Visibility and Vulnerability

Laura Beauparlant - visibility and vulnerability and branding

How the right kind of vulnerability can help your business   Vulnerability is a HOT topic these days. And I see a lot of people crushing it and equally as many who being crushed by it. So how do you know which camp you are in? . . . If you are in the midst… Read the rest of the post…

What’s Your Vision for 2020?

Laura Beauparlant - Founder of Lab Creative Inc

December is always a time of reflection. It’s a time to see if I did what I set out to achieve this year. It reminds me of what I’ve accomplished… Things like launching my book, speaking on more than a dozen stages (both locally and internationally) and being interviewed on so many podcasts I lost… Read the rest of the post…

The Best Way to Give This Holiday Season

Wonderkind Custom stamp

I struggle with giving. Not because I’m not generous. I’m very generous with my time and energy, and with gift giving – when I find something perfect and meaningful for the person I’m buying for. (The Christmas gift for my husband this year fits the bill!) However, I am NOT generous with giving when it’s an… Read the rest of the post…

The Evolution of the Toronto Raptors Brand

We the north - Toronto Raptors NBA champions

And why they are the most important brand in Canada [UPDATE: WE WON!! THE TORONTO RAPTORS WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP] At the time I write this post – our entire country awaits game 6 of the NBA Championship with the Toronto Raptors and the Warriors. So basically Canada is closed. Don’t call, don’t text…because we… Read the rest of the post…

3 Key Ingredients for Business Success

    | “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney In my 15 years as an entrepreneur I’ve learned a few things about running a small business. And I’m still learning. In fact, I’ve probably learned more in the past 3 years than all the previous years combined…. Read the rest of the post…

Our Favourite Before And After Logo Designs

Nothing makes me happier than going back through our projects and seeing the difference we’ve made to our clients businesses. Helping them gain confidence and clarity around the essence of their brand and then expressing it through design (i.e. their logo, social media, website etc…). As I’ve said many times before, your brand isn’t just about… Read the rest of the post…