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Five common options for financing your small business

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (10703)

Five common options for financing your small business

Which method you choose depends on your company's current situation and its goals

For most small businesses, financing can be a challenge. Whether you need bridge capital to keep the business running in tough times, or structured debt for long-term growth, it pays to have a strategy for seeking out those elusive financing dollars. Statistics Canada found that just over half (51.3 per cent) of...

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Why has Company Culture Become so Important Again?

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (11472)

Why Has Company Culture Become So Important Again?

 

Forbes Agency Council

PR, media strategy, creative & advertising execs share trends & tips

 

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

 

POST WRITTEN BY

Gregg Apirian

Gregg Apirian is the managing director at Vignette, a full-service employee experience agency.

 

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Traditional' Media Is Anything But Dead In Canada, PwC Report Says

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (4389)

Canadians will drive a resurgence in traditional media over the next five years as they continue to seek out shared, live experiences, according to a new forecast from PricewaterhouseCoopers.

 

The consulting firm’s Global entertainment and media outlook 2015-2019, released Wednesday, found that Canadians continue to devote more of their dollars to traditional forms of entertainment than the global average.

 

Non-digital media will comprise 88 per cent ...

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80/20 Rule

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (6554)


Customer retention is key to long term profitability and growth. The old adage that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients.
Converesly, it only takes 20% of your effort to maintain a client while it takes 80% of your effort to find new customers. Client acquisition is a costly and time consuming process. When quantified, acquisition has a direct result on earnings.

So why isn't more effort focused on retention? Is it complacency or neg...

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We need to make Canada a nation of salespeople

Posted on May 25, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (11354)

Scott Stirrett is founder and executive director of Venture for Canada, a not-for-profit that connects top Canadian university graduates to work at startups.

 

Supporting, developing and training more Canadians to be great salespeople is an essential and underappreciated component of expanding the Canadian economy. It’s also an area where our country has room for improvement. In recent reports, both the Lazaridis Institute and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce found that ...

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Brain Injury Association - Golf Tournament

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (12635)

We look forward to seeing everyone from last year along with new entrants.  It is going to be a great event!  For all of you hole in oners we have two special prizes this year, that of a boat and a Harley davidson.  This along with a wonderful array of silent aution items will have everyone delighted.

If you haven't signed up to date, contact us before the June 17 tee off.  Also some great spots for hole sponsorship left.  Come showcase your company at each hol...

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