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Survey finds 77 percent of Canadians are missing out on family memories by not cooking and eating together

LG Electronics Canada and Chef Anna Olson collaborate to inspire Canadians to cook at home together and rescue family memories TORONTO, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians are spending less time cooking and eating together because of busy schedules and the demand for convenient meal options. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of
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Nerds on Site Expands Florida Footprint

Company targeting 20%-30% revenue growth in Gulf Coast region TORONTO, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Nerds on Site Inc. (the "Company") (CSE: NERD) (FSE: 3NS.F)
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Government of Canada partners with digital industries to…

Investment in quantum and artificial intelligence-related innovation to create and support hundreds of jobs April 18, 2019 - Waterloo, Ontario         
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The face of Women’s Enterprise Center of Manitoba

How is Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba helping women entrepreneurs grow their business? We grow our business in several ways. We have our core services: Our basics of business advising, training (sales courses, social marketing, and business development) and loans. Loans are up to $150,000. We have sister organizations in BC,
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2019 LGBT+GLOBAL BUSINESS SUMMIT – MAY 30-31ST

There are several sponsorship opportunities available for the Summit. Please download our Sponsorship Package for more information, or contact
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Visa and Wave Join Forces to Improve Cash Flow Management…

Wave’s New Instant Payouts feature offers small businesses an expedited way to manage cash flow and merchant payments SAN FRANCISCO & TORONTO –
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Nerds on Site Canadian Tire Business Surpassing Targets

Canadian market growth accelerates with key long-term client TORONTO, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Nerds on Site Inc. (the "Company") (CSE: NERD) (FSE: 3NS.F) (QTCQB: NOSUF), a mobile IT solutions company servicing the SME marketplace, is pleased to report that the Company has generated unprecedented growth with long-term strategic client Canadian
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Canadian entrepreneurs don’t understand how business…

Two-thirds (66%) of Canadian business owners surveyed find the tax filing process confusing, and this number increased to 72% among millennial business
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FedDev Ontario helps mobile payment technology company scale…

$630,000 helps early-stage ICT company simplify the way consumers shop with their mobile devices April 15, 2019—Toronto, Ontario Today, Adam Vaughan,
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Shopify launches the first integrated brand campaign, “Let’s Make You a Business”

Ottawa, Canada - April 15, 2019 - Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SHOP), the leading multi-channel commerce platform, today announced the launch of its first North American integrated brand campaign, “Let’s Make You a Business.” The new ad campaign encourages the next wave of independent business owners to turn their big ideas into thriving
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Building a predictable platform: Introducing API versioning…

At Shopify, we understand that making changes and enhancements to our platform can have a big impact on developers who build for merchants. We strive to build
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The government of Canada announces investment for…

Corner Brook Status of Women Council receiving funding to ensure it can continue providing essential support to women and their families CORNER BROOK, NL,
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LG G8 ThinQ Available in Canada on April 12

LG's Latest G Series Flagship Smartphone Offers Innovative Touchless Controls, Secure Biometric Authentication, Advanced Cameras, and Improved Audio Capabilities TORONTO, April 12, 2019/CNW/ - Today, LG Electronics Canada announced the availability of the LG G8 ThinQ, the company's latest flagship smartphone. Unveiled in February at Mobile
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CMA is excited to launch the CMA Café, presented by…

CMA is excited to launch the CMA Café, presented by Mastercard, to serve and engage Canadian marketing leaders: CMA Member access onlyDirector-level and
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Great-West Lifeco announces its Canadian companies are…

Company begins transition to one brand and announces plans to amalgamate its legal structures TSX: GWO WINNIPEG, April 3, 2019 /CNW/
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Startup competition will recognize top innovators in Canada’s technology and aging sector

Winners to receive $15,000 in cash plus in-kind prizes TORONTO, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - AGE-WELL is pleased to announce a national competition for Canadian startups whose technologies or services can improve quality of life for older adults or their caregivers. The AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge: Startup Edition will recognize
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Equisoft and VieFUND launch a one-stop back-office &…

MONTRÉAL, March 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Equisoft, a leading global provider of digital business solutions for the insurance and wealth industries, and VieFUND
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Micron Waste CEO to Speak on New International Cannabis…

VANCOUVER, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ -Micron Waste Technologies Inc. ("Micron" or the "Company") (CSE: MWM, OTC: MICWF, Frankfurt: 7FM2), a leading
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The face of Women’s Enterprise Center of Manitoba

How is Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba helping women entrepreneurs grow their business? We grow our business in several ways. We have our core services: Our basics of business advising, training (sales courses, social marketing, and business development) and loans. Loans are up to $150,000. We have sister organizations in BC,
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IABC/Toronto names Founder and CEO of AccessNow Maayan Ziv…

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)/Toronto have chosen Founder and CEO of AccessNow Maayan Ziv, as Communicator of the Year (COTY)
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NGen: The Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster

Many companies in Canada have been waiting for the five Superclusters to open. For those who don’t know about it, the Innovation Superclusters Initiative
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Julie Bédard: MAKING HISTORY

Julie Bédard is the President and CEO of Quebec Chamber of Commerce and the first woman to manage the CCIQ in over 200 years of history. A lawyer by training and an MBA graduate, Julie Bédard has more than 20 years of experience in the business world, in SMEs and in large companies. Dynamic and results-oriented, she is known for her
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Business Woman of the Month – Elaine Kunda

A serial entrepreneur Elaine has successfully built teams and realigned business strategies for over 15 years. She recently launched Disruption Ventures, a VC
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Exclusive Interview with Jason Charlebois on the future of…

Jason started his career in branch banking in Ottawa and his last branch assignment was at Scotia Plaza branch in Toronto as a member of the management
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Small Business Talk With Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown - Head of Retail Business Banking at HSBC Canada With almost 20 years of financial services experience, Jeff Brown is currently the Head of Retail Business Banking at HSBC Canada.  In this role, Jeff oversees the development and execution of HSBC’s Small Business proposition. Prior to this role, Jeff was Vice President of Retail
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Som Seif- The Man Behind Purpose Investments

Purpose is an investment company leading innovation in Canada. Canadians have many great accomplishments to be proud of in the investment world, including
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WestJet celebrates International Women’s Day with all…

CALGARY, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - To mark International Women's Day, WestJet today is proud to operate flights 2250 and 2251 with all-female flight and
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Visitor economy is key to provincial growth in Alberta

EDMONTON, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, tourism leaders from across Canada discussed the growth potential for Alberta's visitor economy. 2018 was a record-breaking year for tourist arrivals to Canada, bringing in more than 21.1 million travellers and $102.5 billion dollars nationally. In Alberta, the visitor
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Minister Ng met with female entrepreneurs in Yukon and…

Government of Canada invests $2 billion to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025 VANCOUVER, March 8, 2019 /CNW/
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Women In Leadership Foundation (WIL) Announces Kelowna…

KELOWNA, BC, March 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Today in celebration of International Women's Day, Women In Leadership (WIL) Foundation, a national
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The Secret to Successful Women Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a world only distinctive women can delve into. It’s a world where dreamers fly and visionaries sail. It’s the sphere where selective thinkers find focus and a realm where creative minds innovate. Many women explore the world of Free Enterprise, yet the ones that maintain continuity and become successful are the ones that
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Aboriginal Business Talk with Michael McMullen

Michael is President & Founder of MCM Consulting Limited. MCM client firms cover a broad spectrum including Public Relations, Pharmacy, Marketing, Municipal…
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Exclusive Interview with The Honourable Mary Ng

The Honourable Mary Ng was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Markham—Thornhill in April 2017 and was appointed Minister of Small Business and Export…
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Canadian Women’s Foundation

The Canadian Women’s Foundation started as a simple conversation between two friends who were looking to build an organization for gender equality. Back in 1986, there was no nation-wide organization to encourage gender equality. Nancy Ruth and Susan Woods, founders of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, were adamant to change that. There had to be a…
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Four tips to set your business up for success

Entrepreneurial spirit is strong in Canada with more than half of Canadians considering business ownership. Nearly as many of those who don’t already own a
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BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE MONTH – Phoebe Yong: Principal…

Phoebe Yong With over 25 years of industry experience in B2B marketing, Phoebe has built an award-winning boutique marketing agency based in Vancouver
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Businesswoman of the month- April 2019

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Elaine Kunda

Founder-Disruption Ventures

A serial entrepreneur Elaine has successfully built teams and realigned business strategies for over 15 years. She recently launched Disruption Ventures, a VC fund that invests in female-founded and managed companies. This was a natural progression for Elaine as she has spent the past 6 years consulting and advising start-ups and early stage companies, helping them reach their goals and access financing. Prior to consulting, she was CEO of B5Media. The company was sold to Alloy Digital in April 2012.

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How is Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba helping women entrepreneurs grow their business? We grow our business in several ways. We have our core services: Our basics of business advising, training (sales courses, social marketing, and business development) and loans. Loans are up to
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Kapil Lakhotia: Helping Canadian SMEs Grow

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HealthPRO’s Cynthia Valaitis named one of the 100 Influential Women in…

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Investment in quantum and artificial intelligence-related innovation to create and support hundreds of jobs April 18, 2019 - Waterloo, Ontario          The Government of Canada is building the foundation for Canadian innovators to invest, strengthen communities, grow our economy and create
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The face of Women’s Enterprise Center of Manitoba

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Visa and Wave Join Forces to Improve Cash Flow Management for Small Businesses

Wave’s New Instant Payouts feature offers small businesses an expedited way to manage cash flow and merchant

Nerds on Site Canadian Tire Business Surpassing Targets

Canadian market growth accelerates with key long-term client TORONTO, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Nerds on Site Inc.

The government of Canada announces investment for women’s organization in…

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Survey finds 77 percent of Canadians are missing out on family memories by not cooking and eating together

LG Electronics Canada and Chef Anna Olson collaborate to inspire Canadians to cook at home together and rescue family memories TORONTO, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians are spending less time cooking and eating together because of busy schedules and the demand for convenient meal options. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of
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Canadians like, but don’t trust, social media for…

TORONTO, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - A new poll commissioned by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and conducted by Maru/Matchbox shows
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2019 Staples Business Expo, Toronto

2019 Staples Business Expo, Toronto About this Event Discover the latest products and services for your business. Visit us at the…
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Dan Radu

Canadian Digital Marketing Specialist

Dan Radu leads Macro, an agency dedicated to running sales and marketing operations on a global scale for B2B businesses. He founded the company in 2013 after being frustrated with the little care and understanding of digital marketing tools his marketing co-workers had in their jobs. His vision is to empower companies with the digital marketing technologies available

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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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