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Brett Wilson: The Man, The Philanthropist, The Host of Risky Business

In Business, Feature Story on July 25, 2011 at 11:15 am

Entrepreneurs aren’t risk takers; they are just people who view risk differently.

​​​​​​​​​Donna Messer sat down with Brett Wilson, the Chairman of Canoe Financial, to hear his perspective on philanthophy and to discuss his new show called Risky Business.

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Linking In To LinkedIn

In Technology on July 25, 2011 at 11:10 am

By Danielle Restivo

Raise Your Profile

Your LinkedIn Profile is one of the ways potential clients, employees and industry partners can find you. Get your profile to appear higher in search results on the web for your name by customizing your LinkedIn Profile URL so it’s your first name and your last name together as one word (ex. JoeSmith). Also, make sure your LinkedIn Public Profile is visible to everyone. You can make both changes under your account settings. 

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Kunal Gupta – CEO of Polar Mobile Puts the “App” in Aptitude!

In Technology on July 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

By Donna Messer

Polar Mobile is a leading mobile content solutions enabler for large media companies. Kunal Gupta is both the CEO of Polar Mobile and an entrepreneur. He leads a fast-growing team of 40 employees, with an average age of 27. The team is building a next generation mobile software platform.

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Summer Employment for Students

In Education on July 25, 2011 at 10:29 am

By Genevieve Gualtieri

A wise man once said, ‘If you have a job without any aggravations, you don’t have a job’. – Malcolm S. Forbes. The inevitable summer job search for students occasionally starts and ends with the drop of a resume. This simple gesture typically lowers that student’s resume to the bottom of the pile. I was presented with the opportunity to clarify what it is that employers look for in an employee and how students can increase their luck in the search of finding a summer job of their choice.

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Mac vs. PC

In Technology on July 25, 2011 at 10:28 am

By Justin Harrigan

I had to make the decision between a PC or a Mac computer. At first glance, I didn’t think there was much of a difference because most laptops can perform the exact same functions, and execute identical projects.

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A Closer Look at the iPad 2

In Technology on July 25, 2011 at 10:27 am

iPad 2 a Revolutionary Device
Suitable for all ages and interests

By Greg Thomson

I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first when the iPad 2 was released and questioned whether it offered many technological advancements that were overlooked in the first generation. Prior to even picking up the device, I disregarded the fancy, innovative commercials and concluded that the iPad 2 was a larger version of an iPod Touch, which I already owned and had no use for it’s considerably larger twin.

Little did I know, the iPad 2 is a revolutionary, practical computing device made for people of all ages and interests.

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The Deep River Lumber Project

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

After many years of owning one of the leading sales and installation companies in the Greater Toronto Area, Glen Pestrin has expanded his knowledge and time from this company. He is now taking initiative to assist the well-being of the environment, as a partner in Deep River Lumber.

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Recruitment and the Entrepreneur!

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

By Lee Koren, PHR
Recruitment is a critical “key” to small businesses, why?  Success and growth depend on bringing in quality talent.  Those individuals who not only fit the culture but have the competencies required to be successful.  It’s a well know fact that people drive business performance so selecting the right talent to propel the business forward is essential.

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Ignore Online Marketing – At Your Own Risk!

In Technology on July 25, 2011 at 10:25 am


By Ben Molfetta

Virtually every business has online marketing on their radar because they know prospects are searching online to find businesses just like theirs. They also know their competitors are working on driving more business through online means.

So what is online marketing and why is it so critical to your long-term success?

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Tablets – Who Has Them and How are They Used?

In Technology on July 25, 2011 at 10:24 am


Tablets are the latest rage in the mobile computing world. But how many active travellers have one? And do their usage patterns differ from those associated with other forms of mobile connectivity?

According to recent statistics, fewer than one in 10 (7 per cent) of active travellers currently has access to the Internet from an iPad or other tablet computer.

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