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How Small Business Should Prepare for an Emergency

Small businesses can be exposed to a number of risks, from fraud and loss of key employees to cyber-attacks, all of which can trigger major financial difficulty. As much as 5% of an [...]

Are You Considerate Of Your Customers?

During Thanksgiving weekend Monday I was awaiting a ride from a friend to go a party and enjoy a turkey dinner outside a large shopping mall located in Toronto, close to where my friend lived. He [...]

Retaining Human Capital

Disappointed by her employer’s increased reliance on impersonal electronic communications and a new policy of doing more with less, a friend of mine took early retirement after 20 years of [...]

What Businesses Need to Consider When Looking for a Company Credit Card

For Canadian businesses – big and small – credit cards offer a great way to boost and keep track of company cash flows, simplify the bookkeeping process and can sometimes build corporate credit [...]

Trustworthy Brands put Security First – Preparation and Compliance in the Wake of PIPEDA Amendments

It’s not if you will get hacked, but when. Data breaches and the mishandling of personal information have unfortunately become the new norm in the digital age. Within the last year alone, we’ve [...]

How to enable Mobile Workers for Success

According to a Ryerson University survey, more than 70% of Canadian employees are mobile in some way (physically). As enterprises move to an increasingly mobile workforce, they face the challenge [...]

Personal Branding is a Must For Success in Today’s Marketplace

Turn on the television, pick up a newspaper or visit the Internet and you will be inundated with messages about brand products. Tide is a brand. Pepsi is a brand. Nike is a brand. And so are you [...]

When Pilot Projects Go Off the Rails

Calls for evidence-informed policymaking have grown louder in recent decades. Advocates argue that the systematic use of the best available scientific evidence can help us avoid harm and achieve [...]

A Roadmap to Attract Foreign Direct Investment Using LinkedIn

The competition for economic development organizations and investment promotion agencies aiming to attract foreign direct investment is stiff. In a world where large corporations are incentivised [...]

Don’t Plan Alone and Set Attainable Goals

Having been in executive leadership and sales management for many years, I was quite accustomed to someone higher up asking for more of something. Most of the time it was more revenues, but it [...]

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