Networking and the Pursuit of Happiness

GUEST BLOGGER By Walter Lytasz Networking, one of the most common buzzwords of the modern professional’s vocabulary that’s thrown around a lot of conversations just like “the event is business casual”. Just as the latter would frustrate a professional who

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Ontario business secured $7.1B in 2014

By Teri Kirk Finding the perfect fit between your business and government funding programs may sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, but new data show that the rewards are in the billions for Ontario companies. Throughout

Effective techniques for filling open positions

By Marc Belaiche A major challenge for many companies is trying to find suitable candidates to fill open positions. There are many options available and there is no right or wrong answer as to which technique is best. Depending on

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Telling the Research Story

By Devin Kreuger You’re probably already aware that the Federal government is the largest funder of research activities in Canada. Most of the governments’ research funding to academics flows through what are commonly referred to as the Tri-Councils: Canadian Institutes

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Top 10 Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Business

By Ben Molfetta When social media was new and still picking up steam, the question many business owners and executives asked was “is it really necessary for business development purposes?” Now, however, most businesses have at least dabbled in social

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Listening! Is it a skill taught in Schools?

By Rosa Lokaisingh In communication, we are taught great writing and speaking skills, for example, how to present ourselves when networking or presenting in front of a group, how to write articles or deliver an elevator pitch, and how to

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Why Automate Marketing?

By Chris Hokansson Marketing involves a great deal of creativity, and so the fact that many aspects of it can be automated may seem strange. But B2B marketing—when done right—is a process-driven activity that can benefit greatly from automation. And

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Align your team – and discover capacity you never knew you had

By Fred Pidsadny I’ve seen it all too many times.  The proverbial clock is ticking and the executive team and board are awaiting results.  You’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated, logging one 16-hour day after the next.  Everyone’s working as hard

Protecting your privacy …or not (Part 1)

By Dorothy Hagel The law imposes a number of requirements that are meant to protect the use of private information that belongs to individuals. These requirements are there to ensure that the information is not misused or improperly disclosed to

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Three “Heats” to Avoid this Summer

By Dianne Rende Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to an international study analyzing over 74 million deaths in 384 locations across 13 countries. The findings also reveal that deaths due to moderately hot

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