Tag Archives: small business

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…

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…

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…

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…

Are Business Cards Dead?

I had to share a story about something that happened to me last week…and yes it does relate to business cards! I went to a great networking event on Wednesday evening and met many new people and reconnected with others I had met at a previous event a few months ago. One of the women said she… Read the rest of the post…