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As Community Futures Week 2024 comes to an end across eastern Ontario, we wish to thank all who contributed to the success of this celebration.

Community Futures Week commenced with a dynamic kickoff at FireRein, a cutting-edge cleantech company situated in rural Ontario. 

mercredi, 03 janvier 2024 11:55

20 Days – 20 Habits – Super Sales

If you adopt one of these habits every day for the next twenty days, you too could be a top performer.

In the era of digital communication, creating captivating blog posts and social media content is essential for connecting with your audience. One powerful tool that can elevate your content creation game is ChatGPT, a language model developed by OpenAI. Here are some tips on how to effectively utilize ChatGPT and leverage its capabilities to produce compelling and engaging posts.

jeudi, 21 septembre 2023 11:53

Is Your Brand a Good Fit?

Does your brand really fit your company? Does it give the right message to existing and prospective customers? Branding is an integral part of who and what your company is. If you’re not clear what it is, you risk letting your customers define it for you, and there lie dangerous waters.

jeudi, 21 septembre 2023 11:44

Learning Cultures Begin with Smart Hires

By Ingrid Vaughan

Learning cultures within organizations are becoming a standard job expectation of job seekers weighing their options when saying considering an employment offer. Organizations with learning cultures not only attract good applicants, they retain employees and reap the benefit of higher engagement and quality effort from their teams. There is no question that companies need to up their game when it comes to learning and development strategies as newer generations of employees enter the workforce. For these generations it will be an expectation – not just a perk – that learning and development opportunities are available to support career development and progression.

jeudi, 21 septembre 2023 11:35

Low Cost Tips for Employee Recognition

Most business owners would say employee recognition is something they want to do, but it’s often overlooked because it is an important but not urgent priority. Production deadlines, customer demands, financial targets and other business activities scream louder and demand your attention, so you tend to focus on putting out the fires and keeping the business afloat.

jeudi, 21 septembre 2023 11:19

Managing Change in your Business

One thing’s for certain, change is part of running a small business. No sooner do you get comfortable doing one thing, when something changes and you need to adapt. In small business, that’s the way it is, and your capacity to manage change is vital to surviving. That doesn’t mean we like it or that it’s easy, but it’s a skill we need to hone in order to stay competitive and keep up with what’s happening in the world. Managing change involves getting people to believe in you and requires communication skills to help you build support for the decision to change. A good understanding of the psychological and emotional effects of change is also extremely helpful. Whether you’re managing the change in just yourself, or you have a group of people you’re leading through the change it’s important that you understand the 3 three stages of change.

jeudi, 21 septembre 2023 10:44

Grow Your Business – Get a Mentor

Most of us have had a special person in our lives who made a big difference. The person who when we were young told us we could when we thought we couldn’t, who helped us see things from different angles when we were stuck, who saw things in us that we couldn’t see in ourselves and who encouraged us to move beyond where we were to someplace better.

jeudi, 21 septembre 2023 10:15

20 Inspirational Marketing Thoughts

If you carry on marketing your company the same way you have been doing for years, you’ll carry on getting the same results. Of course, if you are doing incredibly well that’s fine, but most companies’ marketing efforts start to flag after a while. The following list might be just what you need to kick your marketing activity into a higher gear.

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