Keeping Up With the "Social Media for Small Business" Scene

May 31, 2010 | Margaret W.

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There are so many different types of social media, and so many ways to use each one to help with your small business! It's difficult to know where to start - and even harder to know how to keep up with all their changes. But one thing is clear: with...

Revenue Canada's Small Business Tax Seminar: It Can Help

May 27, 2010 | Margaret W.

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"I have in my hand 1,397 pages of tax simplification." These words of Del Latta, former member of the United States House of Representatives, are cringe worthy. If you are a small business owner in Canada trying to understand what's required of you regarding taxation, they may even have a...

The Victoria Day Long Weekend

May 24, 2010 | Christina

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The Victoria Day long weekend in Canada celebrates Queen Victoria's birthday (May 24). Canada is still a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, of which the Queen is head. Did you know that Queen Victoria's reign of 63 years and 7 months was marked by a great expansion of the...

It's Moving Day

May 20, 2010 | Christina

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At last! It's Moving Day !! I still remember the joys and troubles of my first, major move; ie. going through all of my belongings, carefully packaging the items to be moved, making arrangements for a truck and driver, tending to the needs of those that volunteered to help on...

The Selling Power of the Tweet

May 18, 2010 | Teresa

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I have always liked the idea of Twitter - small posts on just about anything. It seemed like a natural in the growing world of handheld devices. But it turns out that Twitter, like Facebook, had to come up with a way to make its wildly successful product profit worthy....

Taking your business global - we need to work on that.

May 14, 2010 | Teresa

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I love to shop. Anyone with teenage daughers knows what I am talking about. So many of the stores that we love to shop in have migrated from the United States or the United Kingdom. So I read with great interest the results of a study which concluded Canadians are...

I Made the Cake Myself: Learning About Leadership

May 10, 2010 | Margaret W.

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I belonged to a public speaking club for a number of years, and during one of those years I served as president of the club. At the final meeting of the executive at the end of that year, we were looking back and evaluating how things had gone. "One thing...

Innovation Camp 2010

May 8, 2010 | Silvia

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Organized by Enterprise Toronto, Innovation Camp 2010 is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs and small business owners to get together and learn about best innovation practices. Recognized innovators and business owners will share their stories in panel discussions and seminars. It is your chance to make valuable business contacts. When:...

Kids and Advertising: Do They Think About It At All?

May 6, 2010 | Margaret W.

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I live in the city, and my journey to and from work is awash with advertising. Sometimes it's right in my face. Other times, it's not easy to spot. But subtle or obvious, it`s always there, and always very sophisticated. When I see it I worry about my little nieces...

Laughing All the Way to the Bank

May 3, 2010 | Christina

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It's a wonderful feeling when you finally find the perfect house or condo that you would like to call home. But, finding the right mortgage at the best rate to purchase your dream home can be equally challenging. It is always best to be an informed consumer. Fortunately, there are...