Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

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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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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Doing Business With The Feds – All Across Canada

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


By Marion Soublière
The Government of Canada, which spends about $20 billion yearly on goods and services, faces an ever-increasing need to contract skilled professionals. More than 25 per cent of boomer bureaucrats will retire from or leave the civil service over the next few years, according to a Dec. 16, 2010 Globe and Mail article.

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A GPS for Organizational Change

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:09 am

By Barb Babji

What do you do when driving to a new destination? You don’t know how to get from where you are to where you’re going? If you’re like me, you use a GPS. A GPS shows your location, and provides a route to follow, often by the shortest distance (depending on your settings). It also shows your speed and tells you how long it will take to get there. And if by chance you should encounter something unexpected (a detour, traffic, washed-out bridge, for example), it charts a new course.

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Canada’s ‘Top 25’ Mavericks

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:07 am

By Joane Nakamura

The votes are in and the 2011 ‘Top 25 Canadian Immigrants’ has been announced. Canadian Immigrant and their corporate sponsor, the Royal Bank of Canada, began the ‘Top 25’ Awards in 2009 to recognize the accomplishments of Canadian immigrants; whether they have made significant impacts in their communities or on the economy.

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Does Your Company Need a Crisis Communications Plan?

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:06 am

By  Gillian Williams McClean

Regardless of the industry you’re in or how many years you’ve been in it, the answer is…YES!
Even if you are your company’s full staff complement, when (not if) a crisis comes along having a communications plan will pay off. You’ll save time, dollars and reduce stress.

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ACE is the Name of the Game

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

The key impact metrics of ACE, Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship are impressive. In 2010 alone, ACE has helped generate 600 jobs and $12 million in economic activity. With the sponsorship of CIBC, this non-profit organization has been supporting young Canadian entrepreneurs since 1995.

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Canada’s Missing Fifth: Franchising – Entering a New Era

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:04 am

By Martin Greenspon

The spirit of Canada is best known in Europe for one of its

This has always been true. Canadians have been known for their
conservative powers of articulation while others saw it in loftier terms. But
energy has always been this country’s saving feature.

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Good Record Keeping Makes Good “Cents”

In Business on July 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

By Sheila A Wisner, C.A.

If you think that keeping good records is just a nice “best-practice” for your GST/HST reporting processes, you may want to think again about the profit-making opportunities and cost savings that record-keeping presents.

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