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Posted: April 24, 2014
by Jacob Serebrin

Five things your startup needs to know about lawyers

  Even though your business might be unique, your legal issues and... More
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Posted: April 23, 2014
by Eleanor Healy

Staycation: how to stay sane, relax...

As a frenzied business person, you may fantasize about taking six months off one day to live in a Portuguese... More
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Posted: April 21, 2014
by Andrew Lisa

Going back to school to boost your small business

Your business relies on your mind, your knowledge, and your reputation to thrive — all three of which can... More
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Posted: April 18, 2014
by Rosemary Westwood

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: No apologies in liquor battle, new zoning could boost new businesses, and ...

  The beer battle is on. This week's war of words between convenience stores... More
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Posted: April 2, 2014
by Marc Gordon

High Five for Small Business: 5 Steps to a More Productive Meeting

Nothing can ruin a day like an unproductive meeting.   Beyond preventing those in attendance from being able to complete... More
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Posted: March 31, 2014
by Deborah A. Campbell

Get thee to the winery: how a plann...

No one wants to work in a silo, and that goes for small business as well as big business.  ... More
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Posted: March 24, 2014
by Simon McCaffrey

The ‘hit-by-the-bus’ factor — how to prepare for an unexpected absence from your bus...

Running a company isn’t easy at the best of times, but have you ever considered the “hit-by-the-bus” factor? What would... More
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Posted: March 21, 2014
by Rosemary Westwood

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: A Limerick for a burger, and why are 60 per cent of small businesses still...

  Great news for Google workers, and others making a regular train trip to... More
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Posted: March 20, 2014
by Andrew Seale

Only 6 per cent of Canadian SMEs ha...

For Rhonda Barnet, bringing on an advisory board helped eliminate the guesswork and emotion from running Steelworks Design — a... More
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Posted: March 19, 2014
by Deborah A. Campbell

Tracking key measures to help manage the business

Keeping track of key measures is crucial to managing a business. At Quality &... More
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Posted: March 14, 2014
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FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Setting the pace for women in biz

  On the heels of International Women's Day (which was Saturday), the week... More
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Posted: March 10, 2014
by Jeremy Miller

Starbucks Is The New Smoke Break: W...

Every day millions of office workers march to their local Starbucks for a coffee. It’s a testament to the Starbucks... More
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Posted: March 7, 2014
by Rosemary Westwood

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: QR codes on tombstones, supply chains, and SEO’s death?

  It's been a week of exit and succession planning here at SBC with... More
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Posted: March 6, 2014
by Andrew Seale

Entrepreneurs and the art of dealin...

Peter Brown was mid-way through university when his dad approached him about his role in the family business.   Although... More
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Posted: March 5, 2014
by Andrew Seale

Q&A: How a Toronto fur busines...

There was never any doubt in Dan Kahnert’s mind that he and his brother John were going to end up... More
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Posted: March 5, 2014
by Sam Gorenstein

Anatomy of a succession plan: Tips for getting started

When is a good time to start building a succession plan? Now. In fact, it’s the best time.   A... More
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Posted: March 3, 2014
by Bernie Katchen

How to keep a small business in the...

In estate planning, treating children equally is not necessarily the same as treating them fairly.   Children have different abilities,... More
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Posted: February 28, 2014
by Rosemary Westwood

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: Go ahead, wear those orange socks

Dairy farmers worried about protecting their supply management model won't like what the Conference Board of Canada has in store... More
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Posted: February 21, 2014
by Rosemary Westwood

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: How to text for bus...

OMG. LOL. HAHAHAHA!! Not exactly business-like, is it.   Even though texting is now a part of everyday business communications,... More
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. The company gives new hires the opportunity to quit and leave the company throughout the entire five-week training period.
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Posted: February 19, 2014
by Ryan Starr

Building a brand identity to attrac...

Startups are often so pre-occupied with the launch of their business that building a brand identity — the way a... More
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Posted: January 27, 2014
by Andrew Seale

An entrepreneur’s guide to establ...

It was an opportunistic move for Last Frame Pictures.   Brendan McCarney and Mike Gillespie, co-founders of the film and... More
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Posted: January 22, 2014
by Andrew Seale

The Growth of Small Biz Lawyering

When Andrew Jenkins, a Toronto-based social media consultant and entrepreneur, was in need of legalese surrounding his client agreements, he... More
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Posted: January 16, 2014
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No biz is too small for on-site fit...

Small business owners are often known for running themselves ragged and working long hours. They may not have the time,... More
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Posted: January 3, 2014
by Deborah A. Campbell

The upside of downtime

Today the demands of business are never ending, what with an ever-increasing variety of mobile devices that allow you to... More
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Posted: December 30, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

#SBCGives: Answering wish lists of ...

As a Guyanese immigrant to Canada, Gloria Pierre had to learn the importance of proper communication skills the hard way... More
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Posted: December 27, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

#SBCGives: Taking a page from Santa...

As CEO of CityEvents, a Toronto-based event planning and social media consulting boutique, Deb Lewis loves bringing people together, especially... More
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Posted: December 27, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

#SBCGives: The 12 tasks of Christma...

For the first task of Christmas, Ask for Task gave to a group of freezing construct workers 12 warm cups... More
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Posted: December 26, 2013
by Rosemary Westwood

#SBCGives: HR firm asks staff to th...

It's one of the most ubiquitous holiday images: A child unwrapping a toy.   Some of the most powerful childhood... More
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Posted: December 25, 2013
by Rosemary Westwood

#SBCGives: Decking the halls at a l...

  For the staff of Event Spectrum Inc., it all began eight years ago, when an employee walked into... More
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Posted: December 20, 2013
by Anisa Mirza

#SBCGives: How to spice up corporat...

‘Tis the season to be jolly, holly and giving. Okay, maybe not so much the holly part but you get... More
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Posted: December 13, 2013
by Ashley Gray

10 tips to de-stress for the holida...

Less than two weeks until Christmas. That statement alone is enough to instantly increase stress levels. The way you feel... More
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Posted: November 21, 2013
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How to build your startup: Insights...

  Nathan Monk, Senior Strategist at MaRS Discovery District, highlights innovative principles and frameworks for entrepreneurial... More
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Posted: November 18, 2013
by Julia Deans

Global Entrepreneurship Week hits T...

Starting today, and running until Sunday, thousands of Canadians will be celebrating entrepreneurship as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)... More
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Posted: November 8, 2013
by J.M. Farr

Taming the wild west of business co...

Business people like to imagine their ranks are rife with shrewd and predaceous go-getters.   But let’s just... More
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Posted: October 30, 2013
by Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor: Small Business career ...

Finding more meaningful work is a common goal we hear from clients in all different industries and from all... More
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Posted: October 23, 2013
by Ryan Starr

How-To: Building a successful tripl...

Triple bottom line companies want to make the world a better place by positively impacting people and the planet... More
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Posted: October 18, 2013
by Sue Loomer

CICBV’s Sue Loomer: Billions ...

In Canada alone, there is reportedly $300 Billion in profits, venture and investment capital that organizations and companies are... More
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Posted: September 30, 2013
by Eleanor Healey

Healthful business with Eleanor Hea...

Do you feel resentful of the growing pile of paperwork on your desk? Do you find yourself grumbling under... More
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Posted: September 27, 2013
by Kyle Mullin

Q&A: Spil Games CEO Leo Liu &#...

Most gamers play to alleviate momentary boredom. But, for Leo Liu, gaming means escaping  an entire lifetime of monotony.... More
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Posted: September 25, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

HR Pro tips: How to write great job...

Vena Solutions learned to change its recruiting tactics the hard way, especially when it comes to writing... More
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Posted: August 29, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Great entrepreneurs fear no failure...

Stop being afraid of failure.   That’s the message from motivational speaker, author and networking guru Tim Cork,... More
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Posted: August 23, 2013
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Outsourcing and hiring Canadian dev...

When Mario Zelaya founded Majestic Media in 2008, he decided not to hire any Canadian developers. ... More
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Posted: August 21, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

3 Key HR tips to keep customers whi...

At the outset, the main goal of a small business is to attract a customer base with which they can... More
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Posted: August 12, 2013
by Kaleigh Rogers

Downtown Toronto’s Ivan Hair ...

Customers of the Ivan Hair Salon, an institution in Toronto’s financial district, have described the business as “the best... More
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Posted: August 5, 2013
by Kyle Mullin

Bejing’s “The Box”...

It ain’t easy being cheesy, especially if you’re a Chinese restaurateur. Paca Lee Qian owns The Box —... More
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Posted: August 2, 2013
by Ian Lifshitz

Ian Lifshitz – Building corpo...

We live in a world of increasing resource scarcity due to population and economic growth, as well as rising... More
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Posted: July 29, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Developing freemium smartphone apps...

The payment models, they are-a changin’.   As the demand for mobile applications increases, tech start-ups are increasingly... More
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Posted: July 29, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Reshoring: U.S. manufacturers retur...

Large U.S. manufacturers are slowly ditching outsourcing efforts in Asia and returning production to North America.   A... More
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Posted: July 26, 2013
by Jaime Christian

Diversity Marketing as strategy ...

 This week we’re going to talk about targeting recent immigrants in Canada. If you’re in the business... More
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Posted: July 24, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Hiring employees vs. contract staff...

Amid today's uncertain economic climate, small businesses seeking to grow face a quandary: hire additional full-time employees or go... More
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Posted: July 1, 2013
by Lauren Rose

CLUB – ADCON – Entrepre...

What if we told you that you could increase profits without expanding your business or laying anyone off, while... More
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Posted: June 28, 2013
by Barb Gormley

Right of inclusion: 4 HR tips for m...

When the knock came on John Chung’s office door, the human resources director assumed the worse – a talented... More
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Posted: June 26, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Canadian technology small businesse...

As the Canadian tech industry continues to thrive, attracting and maintaining talent has gotten fiercely competitive. Small businesses... More
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Posted: June 3, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Sketchnotes: Chris R Chapman on Sol...

See more from Sacha Chua at her... More
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Posted: May 29, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Company culture maintenance: 4 staf...

Jeff Quipp believes the company that plays together stays together. In April, his Internet marketing firm... More
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Posted: May 17, 2013
by Johan Johannesson

The Honest CEO: Johan Johannesson i...

How is the beer industry doing?   The beer industry has been flat to declining for several... More
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Posted: May 15, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Keeping Staff trained: Tips from To...

Between rapidly evolving technology and government regulations rewritten at a moment’s notice, some industries have to accept constant change... More
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Posted: May 13, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Sacha Chua Sketchnotes: Robert Rich...

  The Culture Blueprint is an upcoming book that draws on lessons from Zappo’s corporate culture. It offers a mix... More
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Posted: May 6, 2013
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MarSDD: Employee stock options R...

One of the wealth-creating incentives employees and executives can receive from small and fast-growing companies is the option to purchase company... More
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Posted: May 3, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Sketchnotes: Chuck Frey on mindmapp...

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Posted: May 1, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Tips for staff retention, scaling s...

As startups evolve and grow, Canadian entrepreneurs need to be mindful of the fact that rapid changes in culture,... More
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Posted: April 15, 2013
by Cody Pierson

How-To: Staffing through bench stre...

Every team has a few stars and a few stragglers.   Ideally you have more of the former than the... More
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Posted: April 8, 2013
by Cody Pierson

Increase sales: Pitch products and ...

Sales is a competitive business, and no skilled sales professional believes they’re the only one trying to connect with a... More
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Posted: April 5, 2013
by Johan Johannesson

The Honest CEO Q&A: Toronto Mo...

Girls of Glam was established by Jennifer Hing in Toronto in January 2009. Within a month, Girls of Glam had... More
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Posted: April 3, 2013
by Daniel Viola

Part-time staff: HR advice from Ori...

Managing part-time staff comes with a unique set of challenges. When you’re not an employee’s primary source of income —... More
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Posted: March 11, 2013
by Erica Bell

Entrepreneurs, small, medium-sized ...

How to Cost Justify a New VoIP Phone System Businesses are all about the bottom line. CEOs and company owners... More
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Posted: March 8, 2013
by Jaime Christian

Diversity Marketing as Strategy: Tr...

Two weeks ago, we discussed marketing campaigns that a number of companies launched to target the Chinese-Canadian community.... More
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Posted: March 6, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Beat industry image, increase sales...

Annex Pawn is an enigma.   With its meticulously arranged goods amongst stark fluorescent lighting – a nearly life-sized... More
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Posted: March 1, 2013
by Eleanor Healy

Eleanor Healy: Lose weight while growing your small business with these 5 steps!

  Looking back on the past few months, perhaps you realize that all the staff meetings, networking parties or other... More
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Posted: February 15, 2013
by Chris Strongarm

Succeeding in online business Part 1: Lessons from marketing millionaire Jeff Walker

Not many people need to be convinced about the benefits of starting an online business and claiming the advantages of... More
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Posted: February 14, 2013
by Mary Krauel

Valentine’s day for entrepreneurs and small business owners: catering to the divorce...

You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Anymore, is it the Valentine’s Day theme song of the separated and divorced?... More
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Posted: February 11, 2013
by Sacha Chua

The Art of Pricing: How-to Find Hidden Profits to Grow Business—Rafi Mohammed

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Posted: February 8, 2013
by Jaime Christian

Diversity Marketing as Strategy: Ja...

Over the past few weeks, we discussed the basics of ethnic marketing. Now we’ll examine the fastest growing... More
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Posted: February 6, 2013
by Ryan Starr

Technology, communication, inclusiveness and productivity: Entrepreneurial tips to manage ...

Technology has changed the way we work, enabling employees to do their jobs without the need for a brick-and-mortar office.... More
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Posted: January 14, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Sketchnotes: The 5 Key Elements of a Better B2B Content Marketing Strategy–Nolin LeChass...

Nolin LeChasseur of Brainrider shared these 5 key elements of a B2B content marketing strategy: Prioritize measurable objectives Articulate the... More
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Posted: January 11, 2013
by Marc Gordon

High-5 for small business: 5 tips for standing out with corporate gifts

A  gift is your chance to show customers that you appreciate their business and value the relationship you have with... More
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Posted: January 10, 2013
by Bernice Cheung

Considerations for an ethnic-specif...

Last time, we talked about how we can segment immigrants of various tenures in Canada.  Now that we understand behaviours... More
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Posted: January 10, 2013
by MaRS Discovery District

Human Capital: Building high performance teams for your start-up’s success

Every start-up encounters speed bumps on the highway of growth. It’s the people on your... More
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Posted: January 9, 2013
by Barb Gormley

The Kim Kardashian way: 6 unusual t...

Want to see a CEO’s eyes glaze over? Just utter the words “corporate culture,” says employee engagement expert Alex Somos,... More
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Posted: December 27, 2012
by Bernice Cheung

Diversity Marketing as Strategy: Wh...

Last time, we talked about why New Canadians will be the growth engine for Canadian businesses.  Citizenship and Immigration Canada... More
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Posted: December 26, 2012
by Eleanor Healy

Sleepy equals sloppy: What does your body need to regulate sleep so you remain sharp at wo...

  According to the American Academy of Sleep, you need eight hours of rest to feel alert the next day.... More
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Posted: December 13, 2012
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5 healthy tips entrepreneurs need to enjoy holiday parties this Christmas season

The holiday season is upon us.  What better time to eat, drink and be merry? But wait…what do you feel... More
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Posted: December 10, 2012
by Tibor Shanto

Why your small business needs to build its sales process

Small business owners and entrepreneurs have an interesting relationship with sales and selling. They can tell you why things are... More
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Posted: December 7, 2012
by Bernice Cheung

Diversity Marketing as strategy: th...

This is the first in a series of weekly columns on marketing to immigrant Canadians by Altus Strategy Group... More
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Posted: December 5, 2012
by Ryan Starr

How-To: Creating an HR disaster pla...

Small business owners tend to be too busy to focus on the human resources side of their operations. "I've always... More
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Posted: November 12, 2012
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High 5 for small business: Finding the right clipart

Clipart can be a great way to add visual impact to your printed publication, web site, blog, and marketing materials.... More
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Posted: November 9, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Succeeding in the marketplace by bolstering competitive strategies with value disciplines

To succeed in the marketplace, companies must embrace a competitive strategy. A framework for designing this type of plan is... More
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Posted: October 15, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Is it possible to outsource innovation?

A new study from Booz Allen & NASSCOM argues that it is possible – and that... More
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Posted: October 12, 2012
by Marc Gordon

High 5 – Using Twitter for business

  While Twitter has become a great tool for social interaction and networking, many companies are still unsure how, or... More
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Posted: October 10, 2012
by Andrew Seale

Made in Canada: How local companies...

Small Canadian businesses are finding it increasingly difficult to compete with large companies using cheap labour abroad. From local newspapers... More
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Posted: September 21, 2012
by Patrick Tinney

Supercharge Your Business Negotiation Teams

“None of us is as smart as all of us.”- Ken Blanchard   Anyone who has ever been involved with... More
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Posted: September 17, 2012
by Margaret Butteriss

The advisory board: Butteriss on human resources

An entrepreneur must be, first and foremost, self-reliant, but there are times when the best thing you can do for... More
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Posted: September 14, 2012
by Margaret Butteriss

Attracting and retaining the right people: Butteriss on human resources

It is easy to think of attraction and retention only in terms of compensating people, but that is only... More
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Posted: September 12, 2012
by Sharon Aschaiek

HR for tech companies: Advice from ...

  It takes technical power to make great software, but it takes people power to turn great software into... More
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Posted: August 15, 2012
by Andrew Seale

Working with freelancers: Advice fr...

The freelancer is a unique individual, untethered from the average work environment and free to shift attention from... More
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Christina Bruce
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3 unconventional sources for top ta...

Sometimes great talent can be found in unconventional places. Looking for employees with an open mind, and considering things that... More
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Christina Bruce
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5 sneaky things you can learn from ...

“Nobody really reads cover letters,” commented a friend of mine as we discussed her search for a new hire. I... More
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Christina Bruce
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Hire right the first time: 3 mistak...

Hiring the wrong person costs money. And wastes time. So whether you own a business or manage the hiring for... More
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Christina Bruce
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5 signs of an extraordinary boss

People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. In fact, a bad boss is probably the most common reason that employees... More
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Renee Sylvestre-Williams
in association with Workopolis

Why your employees are leaving

One day when I was out getting a coffee, I overheard a man talking on his cellphone. "We need to... More
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Posted: August 9, 2012
by Christina Bruce
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How to retain top talent in a small...

In an era where business models and products can be easily replicated, retaining top talent remains a sure-fire way to... More
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Posted: July 17, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

Changing business plans save Toront...

Monica Mei, the thirty-year-old founder of Toronto-based software startup WhatImWear.in, was facing a potentially ruinous problem. She’d begun promoting... More
Tom Henheffer for The StarAcademics or industry, choosing is a perennial problem for students around the world, especially those pursuing post-graduate studies. They're insular communities that rarely communicate, and, say experts, both would benefit from an exchange of ideas brought on by a system that encourages young professionals to switch between the academic and corporate worlds. To tackle this issue, the EuroScience Open Forum hosted a lunchtime panel discussion titled The perennial career dilemma: Academia or industry, is there a third way? According to Conor O'Carroll, the panel's moderator and research director at the Irish Universities Association, most students in Europe plan to remain in the academic world after graduating. Their supervisors also generally encourage this path. But the vast majority wind up in industry. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem, but the two worlds are very different, and an opening of communication and employment channels would encourage an exchange of skills that could benefit both. "You can go from industry to academia and back again, but we need to invest more in it so everyone knows it's possible," Carole Van Der Donckt, a researcher at the University of Antwerp in Belgium, told an audience of about 80 people. "Everyone is afraid of doing it." She said the team-based, results-oriented industrial world would benefit from the addition of more researchers with an academic background, who often work alone and on projects that are not necessarily driven by the potential for commercialization. "The industry is much more about working in a team, but being an academic (means) learning to be creative on your own, developing a criticism toward science and what you're doing," she said. "Those are really important skills you can bring into the industry" Jana Ognjenevic, a life sciences researcher at the Univeristy of Belgrade, said an under-developed pharmaceutical industry means Serbian students have little choice but to pursue an academic career. But, she said, researchers still feel the pressure to choose projects that have the potential to be picked up by commercial companies. "Industry," she said, "is where you make money." Daniela Calclu, a Romanian architect with experience in both the academic and corporate worlds, suggested an emphasis on project-based learning and government funding for innovation training at universities would make academic-based researchers more attractive to companies looking to hire. O'Carroll, for his part, said part of openness problem stems from a lack of SMEs with the ability to hire PhD students. "It's indeed easier for an Irish graduate to get a job with an American multinational than an Irish SME," he said. And, he added, PhD students often have a difficult time moving between insular worlds because they simply fail to sell themselves properly. Their resumes, he said, concentrate on research papers and publications, and fail to mention the skills they've learned through their academic work -- skills such as reliability, teamwork, and the ability to meet deadlines. In the end, the panel agreed that the academic and industrial worlds aren't necessarily as polarized as many researchers seem
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Posted: July 14, 2012
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ESOF Dublin: Life sciences and care...

Academics or industry, choosing is a perennial problem for students around the world, especially those pursuing post-graduate studies. They're insular... More
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Posted: July 13, 2012
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Celtic Rebirth: Enterprise Ireland ...

Innovation. It's the engine driving business across the globe, and it's what the EuroScience Open Forum is all about. Frank... More
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Posted: July 11, 2012
by Tom Henheffer

Greetings from Dublin and the EuroS...

Walking through the streets of Dublin, deciphering the mix of accents, dodging underpowered European hatchbacks flying through narrow streets in... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
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Business planning for the long term

Business plans are fundamental for successful ventures, and taking the long view is equally important. This article delves deep into... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by RBC Royal Bank

So, tell me a little about yourself

Job interviews are rarely easy, and small business owners usually can’t afford to pass their hiring off to HR experts.... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by Chelsey Burnside

Developing a Business Growth Plan

When group bargain-hunting website TeamBuy.ca needed to grow, its staff took to the streets. Co-founders Edward Yao and Andrew Hutchings... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by Ryan Starr

How to build a business plan

So you have a great idea for a new business. But without a carefully crafted plan outlining how you intend... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Drug marketing: Application process

These documents discuss the application processes for new drug approval in Canada, the US and Europe, as well as details... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Defining Your Target Product Profile: Therapeutics

A target product profile (TPP) is a key strategic document that summarizes features of an intended commercial therapeutic product.  A... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Building an A-Team

This workbook will enable you to develop the backbone of your HR management plan by helping you map out when... More
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Posted: June 28, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Recruiting Entrepreneurship 101

Margo Crawford, President & CEO, Business Sherpa, examines effective recruitment methods for 2012 and... More
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Posted: June 22, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Talent for Tech: Recruiting the right people for your tech startup

“Your most important decision will be the first person you hire. Your second-most important decision will be the next person... More
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Posted: June 21, 2012
by Laura Stradiotto

How can I find talent who share my ...

With the birth of their second child, it was time to pursue the family’s eco-dream. So, Alex Billingsley left his... More
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Posted: May 27, 2012
by Michelle Kay

The secret to great tasting beer

Steam Whistle's motto is “Do one thing really, really, really well.” That slogan may be selling... More