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Pivoting and Resetting for the Future

These resources were shared during the Ready, Set, Get Back to Business symposium May 12-14, 2020

Panel 3: Pivoting and Resetting for the Future

Panel overview: COVID-19 has shown us how quickly things can change. As a business owner, are you nimble enough to pivot when necessary and take advantage of opportunities when they appear? The entrepreneurs on this panel each made the decision to explore new opportunities. Hear why they did it and how they succeeded.

Facilitated by: Sandra Altner, MBA, FCMC, CEO – Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, Chair – WEOC Board of Directors

Panelists: Pina Romolo, President & CEO, Piccola Cucina Inc. and Alicia Soulier, Founder & CEO, SalonScale Technology Inc


Are you considering pivoting your business? Pina Romolo and Alicia Soulier are two entrepreneurs who’ve successfully done so. They spoke during WEOC’s virtual symposium and offered some great advice:

  • Make your brand known.
  • Pay attention to what’s going on in the world.
  • Give people what they need, not what they want.
  • Ask for help when you need it.
  • Become financially literate.
  • Realize that it’s okay to make mistakes.
  • Take care of yourself.

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