Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Make IT Happen

Laura Beauparlant Keynote speaker Love Mexico Conference

I believe that life is what you make of it. It’s not what happens to you – it’s how you react and what you learn that matters. It’s what you make happen. Nine years ago I won a motivational speaking competition (I shared my story of strength and determination after a serious car accident at… Read the rest of the post…

From International Speaker to the Emergency Room

Laura Beauparlant International Keynote Speaker

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you felt like a total rock star? Everything in your business and life is going your way and you are feeling great and powerful? I had one of those a couple of weeks ago. I went from speaking at a conference in Niagara Falls, to London,… Read the rest of the post…

Does your title define you?

Laura Beauparlant - How do you define yourself?

Do you consider yourself an entrepreneur, a business owner, a freelancer, a solopreneur, a mompreneur? Did you ever think that people might define how they see you by how you refer to yourself? Years ago, I remember telling someone about my business and when they found out I worked alone and from home, they said… Read the rest of the post…

7 Seconds…

Laura Beauparlant

That’s all the time you have to make an impression. Are you making a good one? Years ago I met a wedding planner at a trade show and very shortly after meeting her I thought “I’d never hire this person to plan my wedding”. (Don’t worry I didn’t say this out loud!) But it did… Read the rest of the post…

Revolutionizing my business

Laura Beauparlant - Founder Lab Creative

April 1st is a significant date in my life and business. For starters, my husband proposed to me on that day 15 years ago. We often joke that it is the longest running April Fools joke going. But seriously, we couldn’t be crazier about each other! As for business, on April 1st, 2016, I officially… Read the rest of the post…

Filling The Well

Laura Beauparlant Filling the well in mexico

As an entrepreneur, a mom, a speaker and professor – my attention is needed in many different places on any given day. At times I feel like I can’t focus on a task because my brain is thinking about all the other things I need to do. Does that ever happen to you? I’ve realized… Read the rest of the post…

What Teaching Has Taught Me

Laura Beauparlant teaching

Last year I decided that I wanted to help create the next generation of designers. I LOVE typography and was thrilled when an opportunity came up for me to teach this subject at George Brown College here in Toronto. I’m now into my second semester and I have to say that learning the curriculum and… Read the rest of the post…

7 Lessons From An Entrepreneur

Laura Beauparlant - Founder, Lab Creative Inc

Things I learned about running my business in 2017 2017 has been an exciting and challenging year and it’s hard to believe it is almost over. I’ve learned so much about myself and about running my business (despite the fact that I’ve been an entrepreneur for close to 14 years) and I wanted to share the top… Read the rest of the post…