Business Strategy

Business Partners in Kitchener-Waterloo

From experience, I receive frequent requests for professional service providers that support high value services for expansion efforts after the early start-up stage is behind us. These services include accounting, banking, legal, financing leasing options, commercial property or leased space and insurance plans for protection of our growth. Perhaps your expansion plans may require you…

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Research & Development – University of Waterloo

Lunch with Dr. Feridun Hamdullahpur, University of Waterloo Interim President Dr. Hamdullahpur is currently acting as the Interim President for the University of Waterloo. Preceding this role was his involvement at Carleton University in Ottawa, where he operated as the Provost and Vice President Academic from 2006-2009 and, before that, the Vice President Research and…

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Trends and Influences on Financing Small and Medium Enterprises

To be consistent with Statistics Canada, SME’s are defined as having less than 500 employees and with annual revenues of less than $50 million. According to the estimated population in the survey completed by SME Financing Data Initiative, Survey on Financing of Small and Medium Enterprises, 2007, small businesses (those fewer than 100 employees) represented…

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Chamber of Commerce, Woodstock – Learning Series

Date: Thursday, January 27, Woodstock, Chamber of Commerce Time: 830-1030am Location: Uvalux Education Room, 470 Industrial Avenue, Woodstock Theme:  How to Approach Government Funding for Business Funding and business resources are available to your business from both the provincial and federal levels of government. The challenge facing most businesses is how to find and take advantage of…

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The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario’s 1st Anniversary Open House Celebrating the FEDDEV Agency’s anniversary of delivering economic and community development programs throughout Southern Ontario with the Minister of State, Gary Goodyear. Have the opportunity to talk with local community leaders and local business plus learn about some of the projects that have been funded throughout the region. Gain…

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What is Bill 168?

Legal Guidance About Risk Assessment of Bill 168 as shared by the legal team at Pavey, Law & Witteveen LLP. To receive guidance about risk assessments and to determine if Bill 168 is applicable to your business or organization, please contact them directly at www.paveylaw.com. Bill 168, Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Act (Violence and…

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Leadership and Self-Awareness of Strengths

Return on Investment (ROI) is always cited at meetings before strategies are agreed to. What is the return of this product line, market segment, sales distribution network, new production equipment, marketing budget, inventory dollars or pending software program? And yet, how often do we invest or discuss in the ROI of our people – or…

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Benefits for Small Businesses

There are seven reasons why thousands of business owners need a business or executive coach. Results are measurable. A good coach can show you how to get more returns with less work. Profit can be monitored. Through a critical driver approach and strategic planning new decision making processes are applied. You build a stronger more…