Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

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…

Have An Opinion

And don’t be afraid to share it. I actually have quite strong opinions. But I’m also not a boat rocker. I’m a “try to make everyone happy” kind of person and I avoid conflict like the plague in both my personal and professional life. But what I’ve realized, in business anyway, is that people really… Read the rest of the post…