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AI (Artificial Intelligence) BIG IDEAS 2019 Success Summit

Click here to register NOTE: You must be either mortgage licensed or life licensed to attend this event. Due to demand this event will now be held January 23, 2019 and will include: a major announcement on artificial intelligence in the mortgage and insurance industries; the introduction of the Fraud Prevention Centre of…
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X-Out the Negatives

Have you ever had a bad day? week? month? year?  Well, that’s common as we are exposed to a lot of negative messaging and uncertainty in our businesses and lives.   Shifting social/political/economic trends, thousands of daily media messages, hundreds of emails and texts, very few of which deliver messages of good cheer.  A study from a US-based…
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8 Great Lead Generation Ideas for Business-To-Business Companies

If you’re one of the63% of B2B executives who see lead generation as a pressing challenge, this article is for you. Let’s face it, B2B lead generation is robust though. And with each passing year, it’s getting harder.  The old tactics like sending emails and making cold calls don’t work anymore – and in some cases, they aren’t even legal (thanks…
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BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE MONTH JANUARY 2019

business woman of the month canadiansme

 

Stephanie Ciccarelli

co-founder and chief brand officer of Voices.com

Think of a problem in the world that breaks your heart. You might even get angry about the problem, and that’s okay. It just means that you care and that something should be done. Not all businesses are started because someone has a great idea. Sometimes it is because you see a great need and you feel a burden to meet that need. Finding the intersection of where your passion, skills and purpose collide with that heartache will create room for you and your venture. With all of this in alignment, starting a business with the goal of creating real, positive change is within your reach.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Finding the right marketing automation for your SME

What are digital marketing automation tools? Ever notice how the second you sign up for an online service – Netflix, Spotify, Kindle – your email inbox quickly swells with messages helping you get started or learn more about…
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There is no need to do it solo

Building a startup can oftentimes be a very lonely road; however, the good news is that there is no need to do it solo. The most successful entrepreneurs out there have leveraged their networks, have talked to mentors, attended conferences…
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INFINITI QX50: A luxury SUV with world-first technologies on an all-new platform

The new 2019 QX50 is the most compelling INFINITI to date. A luxury mid-size SUV with world-first technologies, stand-out design and unrivalled interior space, on an entirely new platform. "The 2019 QX50 is the most important vehicle we…
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TAP – The Best Mentor for Canadian SME Owners

TAP CANADA provides companies with access to Canada’s top exporting advisors, resources and contacts, giving them the training and support they need to become successful international traders in their specific business sector.
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Business Advice from the Experts for 2019

“Canadian SMEs are resilient and second-to-none in their motivation and innovation. Canadian SMEs need the tools to scale up their businesses to bolster their success…
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Grants vs. Tax Credits – What Are the Differences?

When looking through dozens of different funding options available to businesses in Canada, our clients often ask us – what is the difference between a grant and a tax credit? How do I know which fund is right for my project? Companies that…
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DIGITAL MARKETING

Marketing for SMEs

Many successful SMEs have built their businesses with almost no marketing support. But eventually, they always hit a ceiling. Their referral network maxes out and there’s no growth. That’s when we get the call at our marketing agency…
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Helping Global Companies Use Canadian Marketing Technologies

According to Business Development Canada, 98.2% of businesses have less than 100 employees. That may seem shockingly high when your city’s downtown streets are stuffed with storefronts of large multinational companies. But as the owner of a…
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Grow with Google: The New Initiative That Can Help Small Business Owners

Ever since Google launched over two decades ago, they have constantly been coming up with new innovative ways to help people. Being the online dictionary to everyone and reaching new creative ways to stay competitive in the market, it’s…
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4 Ways to Optimize for Google Home Voice Search & The Most Important Ranking Factors!

By Green Lotus Digital Marketing Agency How Do People Use Google Home Voice-Activated Search? When Google has been selling “more than one Google Home device every second since Google Home Mini
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Marketing Automation and Customer Relationship Management

It’s no secret that companies today are absolutely inundated with data. Ultimately, that’s a good thing. Data has the power to generate better leads, increase customer loyalty, optimize marketing, and increase sales. These good things only…
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Digital Marketing for Canadian SMEs

According to Marketo.com, digital marketing refers to advertising delivered through digital channels such as search engines, websites, social media, email, and mobile apps.
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MARKETING

Five ways to getting the most out of your next trade show

For many industries, trade shows are still the most effective way to attract new business. In the span of a couple days, potentially thousands of people can learn about your products and services, hundreds of face to face meetings can take…
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Smart Marketing 101

It’s hard when you run a start-up to navigate the tricky waters of advertising and marketing, particularly if you’re not at the point where you can afford an agency or a dedicated staffer to develop and implement a focused strategy. If we…
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Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

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Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, invites you to find out more about the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.

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ENTREPRENEUR OF THE MONTH

Hamza Khan

Award winning Canadian entrepreneur

Hamza Khan is a multi-award winning marketer & entrepreneur. He’s the co-founder of both Splash Effect, a boutique marketing & creative agency, as well as SkillsCamp, a soft skills training company. Hamza has spoken at more than 50 events (including 2 TEDx events) across 20 cities and 8 countries, to more than 15,000 people.  Through his consulting, writing, teaching and speaking, Hamza empowers people and businesses to transform ideas into reality.

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SMALL BUSINESS

LABOUR SHORTAGE: HERE TO STAY

Labour Shortage: Here to Stay

Worker Scarcity in Canada and What Businesses Can Do to Respond How widespread are labour shortages in Canada and what impact are they having on small and medium-sized businesses? To find out, BDC surveyed more than 1,200 entrepreneurs about how a shortage of workers is affecting their business

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TECHNOLOGY

5 Best Business Laptops

Laptops are an essential part when it comes to managing your business. Having the right phone is also fundamental, but there are certain things that you can’t do on your phone and that’s when your laptop steps in and do the job for you.…

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