Why should you have a bilingual website?

Nowadays, every business and non-profit should have a website. This is a must to promote their products, services or a cause. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, many have had to quickly create a brand-new website, while others had to update their existing one in order to be able to take orders and payments online. This has become crucial to the survival of their business in the last two months. While having a website…
Networking in social distancing times

Networking in social distancing times

If you are an entrepreneur, I’m sure you’ve attended at least one networking event in the last few years. If you’re reading this, chances are we met at a networking event. Networking is a great way to make new connections and to reconnect with people you don’t get to see often. However, in these social distancing times, in-person networking, just like any other event, has become a non-essential activity… Enter virtual, aka online networking! The “new…

Tips on working from home

Today, more than ever, many people have traded the daily commute and connections with colleagues for a walk to the kitchen and connecting to a laptop. I’ve been working from home for almost 14 years. If you count the time I was put on preventive maternity leave, I have been home for over 14 years! I went into business when my daughter was 3 months old. At the time, like many of us feel today…alone,…

Increasing your odds of finding employees during a labour shortage

If you’re an employer, you’re well aware that the Québec province is tackling a chronic labour shortage. Conseil du patronat du Québec figures that there are approximately 120,000 unfilled jobs. This could result in businesses being closed. As the average age of the Québec population increases and as more people are retiring at the same time, this could make matters worse. As an employer, you might be affected by this shortage and having a hard…

A New Year calls for new words!

Do you have a hard time keeping up with the English language? How about understanding all those new food choices? Or worse, keeping up with your teen’s texting language? So many factors affect changes and trends when it comes to any language. Whether it be the rise of social media platforms or trends popularized in films, tv shows and on YouTube. Some terms are also specific to countries or regions, and knowing these can help…
French conjugation Julie Bourbeau Translation

Need help conjugating?

French conjugation is not your forte and you sometimes have trouble conjugating a verb? You're confused with regular vs irregular verbs? Présent, passé composé, futur simple (...everything but simple)? I get it! In the last few months, I've been helping my 10-year old son with his French verbs conjugation. Though we speak French at home, it's a struggle for him. You might be struggling too. Let me share with you how the web can help.…

Business is growing!

I’m super excited to share that Julie Bourbeau, Translation Services, is growing. I’ve been working with the same two proofreaders and translators for the last 13 years and, two weeks ago, I hired Edwige Bouyer from www.adjointevirtuelle.ca to help out with various admin tasks (such as adding to this blog section). Don’t be surprised if you receive emails from her on my behalf. Also, In the last month, I've worked on various translation projects for…

West Island Blog

Great news, ! On top of being translator-in-chief at Julie Bourbeau, Translation Services and creator of the Follow-up Essentials for Solopreneurs Course, I am now a blogger/reporter for the West Island Blog! Founded by master connector Rhonda Massad, the West Island Blog is a modern-format community paper written for – and by – the community. Make sure to like the Facebook page here.

Networking 101

For the first nine years of my business, I like to say that I was working behind the scenes. I don't mean that in a way that I was doing all the work and people were taking credit for it. I mean that I was running my business solely from home and, unless you knew me personally or you were one of my clients, you wouldn't know of me – I was invisible. I started…