Canada’s “Stacked Deck”

A Canadian consultant with only domestic clients adventurously decided to answer a multinational RFQ. Without any experience outside of Canada, he nevertheless thought that telling clients that [...]

Saving Canada’s Venture Exchange

Recent years have been particularly challenging for Canada’s Venture Exchange, an important source of funding for small-cap, early stage companies as well as mid-sized Canadian businesses that [...]

Five Steps to Integrating Coaching into Your Talent Management Strategy

Coaching means many things to many people. Many times a certain technique that is referred to as “coaching,” isn’t really coaching at all; it’s actually counseling or feedback. For example, you [...]

How to Successfully Partner With Partners

In the complex world of business with so much interaction, specialization and expertise necessary, companies often have to embrace working with outside entities. When handled properly, these [...]

Why the Situation in Greece Matters to Canadians

The issues with Greece are well documented. Greek debt remains north of $380 billion, and has had a number of sanctions imposed on them by creditors. The country’s GDP comprises less than 0.4% of [...]

The Expansion of Cloud Computing – Microsoft Launching Two Canadian Data Centres in 2016

The massive growth explosion of cloud computing has led an astounding number of top tier technology companies to climb onboard and be part of the data sharing in what has fast become a [...]

Hashtagging Your Way to Social Media Relevance-Those Seemingly Inconsequential Hashtags are Crucial To Gaining More Exposure for Your Brand

Not so many years ago, many people probably paid little attention to that pound sign on the computer keyboard. You know, the one that looks like this: #. Then along came Twitter and what we have [...]

Can You Thrive While Mixing Family with Business?

I once agreed to be a guest on a radio talk show that I thought would focus on marketing tips. But – as I always warn people preparing for their first talk radio interviews – the host can [...]

Do Your Social Media Profiles Create An Immediate Impact?

First impressions are everything in this world, especially online. You have seconds to make a connection with a brand new prospect before they size you up and move on. When I work with my [...]

Strategic Partnerships – Do They Work?

The old adage that “one plus one” makes three is the special alchemy of a merger or an acquisition… The most practical perspective on strategic partnerships is that they become an [...]

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