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Business Expo 2020

Featured

Power Up!

Regardless of the role you play in your organization, we all have moments when we feel pressed up against the…

Exclusive chat with CFIB’s Laura Jones on Red Tape Awareness Week

My experience in the public policy arena includes everything from policy analysis and research to managing…

Exclusive chat with Dino Infanti on TaxNewsFlash Canada Report

DINO INFANTI, Partner, National Leader – Enterprise Tax KPMG in Canada With over 15 years of experience, and…

Not all accounting firms are the same. CHOOSE YOURS WISELY

Think of some of the most valued professional service relationships you maintain as an entrepreneur. Perhaps a key…

Gaining staff buy-in is a critical (and overlooked) aspect of a security…

When most owners of small to medium-sized businesses think about their organization’s security priorities, the…

HOW SMEs CAN ENSURE A SMOOTH JOURNEY WHEN EMPLOYING AI AND AUTOMATION

While talk around AI and automation have been going on for some time now, it's clear there remains a widespread…

Think twice about restricting charitable gifts

It’s tempting for organizations to want to steer their gifts to a charity or non-profit in a specific, strategic…

Small Business Talk With Lori Darlington

Lori Darlington is the Vice President, Small Business, Strategy & Partnerships for Business Financial Services…

Exclusive Interview with Fred Shurbaji – Head of SME Commercial Insurance at…

Fred Shurbaji - Head of SME Commercial Insurance at Aviva Canada Senior insurance executive with 35 years'…

Stephen Hunt: Driving MD Financial Planning Advice

Stephen Hunt has been in the financial services industry for 27 years, 23 of which with MD Financial Management. In…

Going Global With EDC’S Emiliano Introcaso

Emiliano has close to two decades of experience working with manufacturers and exporters looking to increase their…

Improve Your Business Practices: 5 HR RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020

RYAN WOZNIAK, Senior Vice President of Legal and Operations at Peninsula BrightHR is Peninsula’s award-winning…

Innovation

Thoughts On Innovation – Scott Smith

Scott Smith Senior Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy at The Canadian Chamber of…

Thoughts on innovation – Jiten Puri

Jiten Puri is the CEO and founder of PolicyAdvisor.com, an innovative digital life insurance brokerage based in…

TrackTik Software CEO Joins Exclusive Council of Canadian Innovators

Montreal, QC, September 25, 2019 — Simon Ferragne, CEO of Montreal-based TrackTik Software Inc., has joined The…

Thoughts on Innovation – Jesse Abrams

Jesse Abrams Homewise Founder & CEO Recently distinguished by the American Marketing Association Hall of…

Thoughts on Innovation – Oscar Roque

Oscar Roque, AVP, Innovation, Research & Emerging Solutions at Interac Oscar leads the Innovation, Research…

Thoughts on innovation – Mike Tremblay

Mike Tremblay President and CEO, Invest Ottawa Michael Tremblay joined Invest Ottawa as President and Chief…

Thoughts On Innovation – Andrew Turnbull

As CIBC’s Head of Business Banking, Andrew leads a team that’s transforming what Canadian entrepreneurs and…

Thoughts On Innovation – Jerry Paradise

Jerry joined Lenovo in 2005 and is currently the Vice President, Worldwide Commercial Portfolio & Product…

Thoughts On Innovation – Craig Alexander

Craig Alexander is the first Chief Economist at Deloitte Canada. He has over twenty years of experience in the…

Thoughts On Innovation – Raghwa Gopal

A serial entrepreneurA person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with…

Thoughts On Innovation – Sheri Somerville

Sheri Somerville is CEO of Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC), the largest accredited business association in…

Thoughts On Innovation – Sohil Tiwari

Sohil Tiwari Senior Vice President, Market Development at Mastercard A dynamic leader with a strong financial and…

Thoughts On Innovation – Janet De Silva

Jan De Silva is a seasoned international business executive with a proven track record of excelling in…

Thoughts On Innovation – Holger Kormann

As President of ADP Canada, Holger Kormann is leading the strategic vision and execution of ADP Canada’s business…

Thoughts On Innovation – Carmine Cinerari

Carmine Cinerari is President of Sharp Electronics of Canada Ltd. and guides the vision and strategic direction of…

Thoughts On Innovation – Marie Rosecrans

As senior vice president of SMB marketing at Salesforce, Marie Rosecrans focuses on empowering small and medium…

Thoughts on Innovation – Silvia Pencak

Silvia Pencak Silvia Pencak is the President of Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) which…

Thoughts On Innovation – Julie Bedard

Julie Bédard is the President and CEO of Quebec Chamber of Commerce and the first woman to manage the CCIQ in over…

Thoughts On Innovation – David Ciccarelli

As Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for setting the vision, executing the growth strategy, creating a…

Thoughts on Innovation – Paul Struthers

Paul Struthers, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Canada, Sage North America Paul Struthers is…

Interviews

Exclusive chat with CFIB’s Laura Jones on Red Tape Awareness Week

My experience in the public policy arena includes everything from policy analysis and research to managing…

Exclusive chat with Dino Infanti on TaxNewsFlash Canada Report

DINO INFANTI, Partner, National Leader – Enterprise Tax KPMG in Canada With over 15 years of experience, and…

Small Business Talk With Lori Darlington

Lori Darlington is the Vice President, Small Business, Strategy & Partnerships for Business Financial Services…

Stephen Hunt: Driving MD Financial Planning Advice

Stephen Hunt has been in the financial services industry for 27 years, 23 of which with MD Financial Management. In…

Going Global With EDC’S Emiliano Introcaso

Emiliano has close to two decades of experience working with manufacturers and exporters looking to increase their…

LAUREN LINTON – THE WOMAN BEHIND THE CIX SUMMIT

As an influential and results-oriented leader with a proven track record for identifying innovative…

JUSTIN CRABBE – THE INNOVATOR

As Jettly’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Pilot, Justin Crabbe is responsible for the global strategy and…

Exclusive Chat With Tony Ward

Tony is responsible for expanding Xero’s businesses in the Americas. He has 20 years of experience in senior…

Behind the Scenes of Intuit Canada with Melika Hope

Melika Hope is a passionate and dynamic member of the Canadian accounting community. She began her professional…

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE MONTH – DANIELLE BREWIN GRAHAM

Danielle Graham is a Principal at Dream Maker Ventures, the first Canadian Venture Capital (VC) fund founded by…

Dax Dasilva – The Mastermind behind Lightspeed

Dax Dasilva is the creative mind behind Lightspeed, Never Apart, and Age of Union. Founded in 2005, Lightspeed…

HOW SAMSUNG IS EMPOWERING CANADIAN SMALL BUSINESSES

As Vice President of Mobile Sales and Product Management for Samsung Canada’s mobile division, Jennifer Safruk is a…

TRACEY BLACK AND THE MODERNIZATION OF PAYMENTS CANADA

Tracey joined Payments Canada in November 2018 as the Executive Director of Modernization and is currently…

AWSOME WAYS AWS DRIVES SMB INNOVATION

CAN YOU SHARE SOME OF THE BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE AT AWS SUMMIT TORONTO? AWS Summit Toronto is an annual event…

4 STEPS TO GROW YOUR SECURITY FROM PREVENTION TO RESILIENCE

In his role as Chief Technology Officer for Security at Scalar, Theo provides cybersecurity leadership for Scalar's…

EXCLUSIVE CHAT WITH MARVIN CRUZ

Senior Research Analyst at CFIB and author of the report, Taxing Payroll: A Barrier to Business Growth and…

nanopay REDEFINING THE PAYMENT INDUSTRY

Laurence drives the vision to offer CBDC to central banks and leads the overall strategy and direction of nanopay…

Business Woman of the month – Nesh Pillay

Nesh Pillay is the founder of Press Pillay, a digital communications agency on a social mission. She is also…

Discussing Family Business with James Burton

Mr. Burton is the President of the James A. Burton and Family Foundation and is the Founder, Executive Chair and…

Exclusive Interview with Jesse Abrams

Recently distinguished by the American Marketing Association Hall of Legends as one of Canada's top 5 "Marketers on…

Women Entrepreneurship

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE MONTH – DANIELLE BREWIN GRAHAM

Danielle Graham is a Principal at Dream Maker Ventures, the first Canadian Venture Capital (VC) fund founded by…

Business Woman of the month – Nesh Pillay

Nesh Pillay is the founder of Press Pillay, a digital communications agency on a social mission. She is also…

Discussing business priorities with Madeleine Chenette

Chenette joins Accenture from KPMG Canada, where she led the strategy service line for the past four years. She has…

Business Woman of the month Marie Chevrier

Marie Chevrier is the CEO and Founder of Sampler - the leading direct to consumer sampling platform. Marie founded…

Entrepreneurship

Digital Marketing

Entrepreneurship

Why due diligence matters when making corporate donations to charity

As part of their corporate social responsibility mandates, many small to medium-sized organizations make a point of…

SHIFTING FOCUS: HOW CANADIAN SMES ARE LOOKING AHEAD TO IMPLEMENT STRATEGIES TO…

It is no secret Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) face barriers to growth regularly. With external…

First-of-their-Kind, Trailblazing Canadian Innovations Celebrated at Ottawa Awards…

Ottawa, Ontario — Six researchers, a leading professor and one spin-off company are receiving recognition for their…

AWSOME WAYS AWS DRIVES SMB INNOVATION

CAN YOU SHARE SOME OF THE BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE AT AWS SUMMIT TORONTO? AWS Summit Toronto is an annual event…

4 STEPS TO GROW YOUR SECURITY FROM PREVENTION TO RESILIENCE

In his role as Chief Technology Officer for Security at Scalar, Theo provides cybersecurity leadership for Scalar's…

Ceres Global Ag to Host its Q1 2020 Results Conference Call on November 14, 2019

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Ceres Global Ag Corp. ("Ceres" or the "Company") (TSX: CRP) today announced that it…

BMW: THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE FELT IN YOUR HEART AND ON THE ROAD

CanadianSME sat down with Hans Blesse, President of BMW Canada to learn more about his passion for BMW Canada. You…

Heading in the right direction: How to build your export strategy

The process of building your own export strategy will be made much simpler if you rely on the expert advice…

Business Woman of the month – Nesh Pillay

Nesh Pillay is the founder of Press Pillay, a digital communications agency on a social mission. She is also…

Why entrepreneurs need to do a better job of going global and protecting IP

Canada is a big country, but not a big market. The earlier start-up entrepreneurs realize this and turn their…

An entrepreneur-friendly wish list for the next federal government

As with any federal election, this one has come with its fair share of ups and downs, a few surprising twists and a…

Breaking Barriers: helping Canadians on disability leave get back to work

Sun Life leads healthcare innovation with disability management toolkit TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2019 /CNW/ - Nearly 60%…

Small Business

Not all accounting firms are the same. CHOOSE YOURS WISELY

Think of some of the most valued professional service relationships you maintain as an entrepreneur. Perhaps a key consulting partnership comes to mind. Your lawyer is likely also an indispensable part of your extended team. On the personal finance side, maybe you’d add your financial advisor to that list. But one of the most vital service…
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The “Butterfly Effect”

Most of the innovation we experience was formed in the flowerbed of wild and unconventional questions. In 1963, one such question was posed by MIT scientist, Edward Lorenz. “Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado on Texas?”. We have come to know this as The Butterfly Effect. Question: What effect are your butterflies…
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Government to Business (G2B) Information Fair and Workshops

Join us for this unique G2B event to learn about government programs and services available to support and help grow your business! Attend informative workshops on government procurement, Canadian innovation programs, and services for Small and Medium Enterprises. This is your opportunity to engage government officials to talk about your ideas or…
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AWSOME WAYS AWS DRIVES SMB INNOVATION

CAN YOU SHARE SOME OF THE BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE AT AWS SUMMIT TORONTO? AWS Summit Toronto is an annual event and this is the second year we've had it in Toronto. It has grown considerably since 2018 and we had over 4,500 people attend…

Marketing

How not to miss out on connecting with the right leads at networking…

Have you met an “observer” at a networking event? They are usually the leads you want to make. Society may be…

Secrets of Success in Customer Acquisition

Attracting new customers is the one business activity that keeps many business owners up at night. Adding to the…

Rise above the Noise with Niche Marketing

It’s not the first time you’ve heard about niche or target marketing to stay above the noise, The marketplace is…

What’s Marketing Worth To A Business-to-Business Company?

Leaders of business-to-business (B2B) companies often wonder if the rewards of marketing outweigh the costs. They…

Marketing for SMEs

Many successful SMEs have built their businesses with almost no marketing support. But eventually, they always hit…

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…

Smart Marketing 101

It’s hard when you run a start-up to navigate the tricky waters of advertising and marketing, particularly if…

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…

How to Create Efficient and Revised Marketing Team

CREATING A STABLE MARKETING TEAM AND DEPARTMENT COMPRISED OF CREATIVE, PROFESSIONAL AND SKILLED MARKETING PERSONNEL…

Technology

As we all get ready for the holiday season, cybercriminals are also gearing up for a special time. Holidays can be an ideal time for hackers, as many organizations have reduced IT staff – or even no security team on premises – making it easier to execute attacks without being noticed. This…
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Thoughts on Innovation – Fatima Zaidi

Fatima is the co-founder and CEO of Quill., the world’s first one-stop marketplace where podcasters can find pre-vetted expert freelancers who will save them time, improve their podcast quality, and help grow their audience. As a member…

Thoughts on innovation – Jiten Puri

Jiten Puri is the CEO and founder of PolicyAdvisor.com, an innovative digital life insurance brokerage based in Toronto. PolicyAdvisor.com's mission is to make life insurance more accessible for Canadians by using the latest technology,…

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