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Small business should be a major theme of the new government’s mandate: Here are…

With only a few days left until the federal election, many small business owners are reviewing the party platforms…

In conversation with Natasha Aquin

A successful entrepreneur and business leader in her mid-20s, Natasha Aquin is a force to be reckoned with.…

How a Fintech Builds Partnerships

Building technology solutions for payment acquiring is a difficult challenge. Great solutions require market…

A passion for Small businesses

Roi Ross is the vice president of Small Business Mobility Solutions at TELUS. In his role he’s responsible for…

Small business talk with Marie Rosecrans

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

BDC Small Business Week 2019 celebrates Canada, a nation of entrepreneurs

September 9, 2019, Montreal—The 40th edition of BDC Small Business Week™ (SBW), to be held coast to coast from…

Thoughts on Innovation – Lissa Ricci

Lissa Ricci is vice president of small business solutions for Cisco Canada. She is passionate about technology and…

Thoughts on Innovation – The Honourable Mary F.Y. Ng Minister of Small…

What is your definition of “innovation”? Innovation is about pushing boundaries; finding a solution where others…

THE TECH GENIUS – JACK DORSEY

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Square Jack Dorsey is CEO and Chairman of Square, CEO and Chairman…

Business Woman of the Month – Serena Holmes

Serena Holmes is the President & CEO of Tigris Events, a multi-award-winning brand experience agency…

Empowering Women in Business – Catherine Roche

As the Head of Marketing and Strategy, Catherine Roche oversees the bank's strategic positioning relative to…

The Beacon of Light in Media Leadership Shannon Lewis

An executive communications leader, with 18+ years of international experience in the advertising, media and…

Innovation

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…

Thoughts On Innovation – Greg Grice

Greg Grice, Executive Vice-President, Business Financial Services, RBC What is your definition of…

Thoughts on Innovation – Bruce MacLellan

Bruce MacLellan, CEO, Proof Inc. Bruce MacLellan is a veteran communications counsellor and entrepreneur, and in…

Interviews

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…

One-On-One with Keanin Loomis

Keanin is the President & CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating…

Business talk with Dennis Darby

Dennis Darby is the President and CEO of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME). Before serving as CEO of…

REAL TALK WITH KASH AHMAD

Kash Ahmad, Managing Director and President of BFS Canada. Kash Ahmad joined Bibby Financial Services (BFS) in…

One-on-One with Randy Smallbone

Randy is the CEO of Smallbone Consulting, specializing in strategic planning, business advisory, and financial…

INVESTING IN FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP PAMELA PELLETIER

Pamela Pelletier is a National Sales Director with Dell EMC and a part of the senior leadership team. She has a…

Connecting to Grow, How Facebook and Instagram can plant seeds of success

Garrick Tiplady is the Managing Director of Facebook Canada where he is responsible for leading and managing all of…

Business talk with Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter was creating commercials for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) when she fell in love with filmmaking.…

BMO LENDING A HELPING HAND TO SMALL BUSINESSES

Arun Kumar is Head of Small Business Banking for Canada for BMO. Arun and his team are responsible for the customer…

Business Woman of the month – Elyse Regan

Project and Account Manager for Nerds On Site and RAF Enterprising Inc. Elyse Regan is a Global Project and…

BUSINESS CHAT WITH PAUL STRUTHERS

Paul Struthers is executive vice president and managing director of Sage Canada. Mr. Struthers is responsible for…

One-On-One with Neil Wechsler

After graduating from McGill University with degrees in Civil and Common Law. Neil briefly practiced law before…

OVERCOMING RESTAURANT BUSINESS CHALLENGES WITH MATTHEW STURGES

As the Outsourcing Services Leader, Matt’s emphasis is on client service. He delivers quality service, develops…

In conversation with Natasha Aquin

A successful entrepreneur and business leader in her mid-20s, Natasha Aquin is a force to be reckoned with.…

A passion for Small businesses

Roi Ross is the vice president of Small Business Mobility Solutions at TELUS. In his role he’s responsible for…

Making Clear Business Sense with Derek Luke

Derek Luke, CEO at Muse by Interaxon Inc. Derek Luke brings more than two decades of experience in executive…

Business Woman of the Month – Serena Holmes

Serena Holmes is the President & CEO of Tigris Events, a multi-award-winning brand experience agency…

Empowering Women in Business – Catherine Roche

As the Head of Marketing and Strategy, Catherine Roche oversees the bank's strategic positioning relative to…

The Beacon of Light in Media Leadership Shannon Lewis

An executive communications leader, with 18+ years of international experience in the advertising, media and…

Women Entrepreneurship

Empowering Women in Business – Catherine Roche

As the Head of Marketing and Strategy, Catherine Roche oversees the bank's strategic positioning relative to…

Sheri Somerville Advocating Business Development In Atlantic Canada

Sheri Somerville is Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Chamber of Commerce (ACC), the largest accredited business…

IABC/Toronto names Founder and CEO of AccessNow Maayan Ziv as its 2018…

The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)/Toronto have chosen Founder and CEO of AccessNow

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

Entrepreneurship

Digital Marketing

Entrepreneurship

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 talk with Marie Rosecrans

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

Global Is The New Local For Your Small Business

There are 195 countries in the world. That means 194 opportunities for expansion. Even if you are running a small…

BDC Small Business Week 2019 celebrates Canada, a nation of entrepreneurs

September 9, 2019, Montreal—The 40th edition of BDC Small Business Week™ (SBW), to be held coast to coast from…

Canadian companies going global – 64% have a global vision from the outset

New research into Canadian companies’ ambitions and international activity has revealed a strong entrepreneurial…

Thoughts on Innovation – Curtis Stange

Curtis Stange is the President and CEO of ATB Financial, Alberta’s largest home-grown financial institution. Curtis…

Peace Collective’s Secret to Marketing Success

Yanal Dhailieh is the founder of Peace Collective, Peace Collective was born after Founder, Yanal Dhailieh wore his…

It’s time to rethink how we prepare young people for the workplace

In addition to being blamed for the demise of various industries, from diamonds to cereal (don’t even get us…

Making Clear Business Sense with Derek Luke

Derek Luke, CEO at Muse by Interaxon Inc. Derek Luke brings more than two decades of experience in executive…

THE TECH GENIUS – JACK DORSEY

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, Square Jack Dorsey is CEO and Chairman of Square, CEO and Chairman…

Why taking an organized approach to philanthropy makes sense for entrepreneurs 

If you’re like many successful entrepreneurs, you’ve worked endless hours to grow your company, built a bit (maybe…

Small Business

Canada becomes the first country to launch Samsung POS

New POS solution allows small businesses and entrepreneurs to receive payments directly from NFC-enabled Samsung smartphone MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Samsung Electronics Canada announced that Samsung POS (Point of Sale), a new, NFC-enabled contactless payment acceptance system designed for micro-merchants and small businesses,…
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Setting Up SMEs for Success

Employing 89 per cent of the private sector workforce in Canada, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are not only the heart of our country but also play a crucial role in our economy. We need to ensure SMEs are given the tools and…

Decide… or Drift

David W. Smith, B.Comm, CMC, ACC, RPM. Principal, Logia Consulting Inc. “EmPOWERING Leaders_with human capital consulting, coaching and raining” david@logiaconsulting.ca 306.373.1998 David has more than 30 years of experience as an organizational leader, coach, facilitator and consultant. He has worked as a corporate executive and business owner…
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In conversation with Natasha Aquin

A successful entrepreneur and business leader in her mid-20s, Natasha Aquin is a force to be reckoned with. Natasha founded Unbound Productions, a thriving virtually based creative studio, while she was on her way to India to find…

Canadian companies going global – 64% have a global vision from the outset

New research into Canadian companies’ ambitions and international activity has revealed a strong entrepreneurial streak. Rochester PR Group, a UK-based market entry specialist helping international brands and companies create a presence in the UK, commissioned this latest section of their ‘UK Market Entry Index’ research looking at Canadian…
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Marketing

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

New POS solution allows small businesses and entrepreneurs to receive payments directly from NFC-enabled Samsung smartphone MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Samsung Electronics Canada announced that Samsung POS (Point of Sale), a new, NFC-enabled contactless payment acceptance system…
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How a Fintech Builds Partnerships

Building technology solutions for payment acquiring is a difficult challenge. Great solutions require market insight, advanced architecture and modern design. But beyond the technology itself, a fintech provider must be adept at working…
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