Why aren’t YOU engaging and hiring more students?

By Rosa Lokaisingh The communication gap between industry and academia is so wide that it has significantly impacted the high youth under-employment rate in Mississauga and surrounding areas. After conducting several Business and Student Engagement Focus Groups over the last

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Is the cold freezing you out of business?

By Devin Kreuger “Why do I live where the air hurts my face?” I saw that message on Twitter recently, and it made me smile. But it brings to mind the fact that it is cold all the time these

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Funding 101: How to find funds to grow your business

By Teri Kirk No matter the size of your business or your industry sector, finding funding is one of the biggest and most common challenges faced by entrepreneurs today. The problem, however, is not the availability of funds – in

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5 things Business owners need to know for online marketing success

By Ben Molfetta The Times They Are A-Changin’. Bob Dylan’s famous song appropriately described the social upheaval of the 60s. It could also apply to what’s happening today with online marketing. The way we use the Internet for business development

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No does not mean no and don’t ever give up

Ky Joseph’s talent and business savvy are the guiding characteristics that helped her become a successful business woman in an industry previously dominated by men. Joseph was the keynote speaker at our Growth and Power Breakfast series Jan. 22, at

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6 Ways to Grow Your Email List Under CASL

By Lisa Kember If you use email marketing to grow your business, there are some challenges these days. Since the Canada Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) went into effect, you must get consent – either explicitly through the recipient opting in to

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5 marketing mistakes 95% of entrepreneurs are making

By Chris Hubbard Many entrepreneurs start marketing, become disappointed with the results, and stop. Then they get desperate and start again … and stop again. This cycle of marketing failure can be broken. With a little attention—and possibly some help

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Is Strategic Planning a waste of time and money?

By Fred Pidsadny The answer to the question depends on who is being asked. The results of a major study of 1000 companies, government agencies and not-for-profits in over 50 countries, reported in Harvard Business, were rather shocking……well at least

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Politically Speaking with Christine Elliott

The Mississauga Board of Trade will host Politically Speaking with MPP Christine Elliott, the front-running leadership candidate for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, on Monday, January 19 at the Lakeshore Convention Centre commencing at 8 am. Elliott will be

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Get estate planning right

By Dorothy Hagel Happy New Year 2015! As this is my very first blog entry, perhaps an introduction is in order. I am a lawyer practicing in Mississauga, Port Credit area. My practice focuses on estate matters.  I aim to

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