Business Strategy

MaRS Workbooks – Guides for Marketing, Business Plans, Financing, HR & More

Strong leaders are constantly looking for new information and resources to expand their knowledge. The Regional Information Centre, MaRS, offers a number of valuable free workbooks that cover a number of key business topics. The workbooks are available on the MaRS Workbooks website. You can also browse our Business Consulting and Leadership Development blog sections…

Bunker App: Project Management & Invoicing Tool
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Bunker App: Project Management & Invoicing Tool

So you have mastered the dedicated invoicing tool Billable.me, but you wish it had more tools for managing your clients and projects. Bunker App may be the answer. Combining client and project management tools with integrated invoicing capabilities will help you stay on top of all your projects on a per-client basis. Pricing & Features…

Billable.me Makes Invoicing Easy
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Billable.me Makes Invoicing Easy

If you are an entrepreneur or small business, the last thing you want to worry about when dealing with one of your clients is the task of creating invoice templates. Billable.me aims to solve that problem through their online service for invoice creation. Free Web-Based Service Billable.me is completely free to use, just plug http://billable.me…

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Capture Receipts and Business Cards with Shoeboxed

This helpful tool was developed for entrepreneurs and small businesses to help organize your piles of business receipts and business cards. The tool is simple and easy-to-use. Just take a picture of your physical receipts and business cards and they will automatically be stored in your Shoeboxed account where you can export your new contacts…

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Meetin.gs – Free Meeting Planning, Management, & Recording Software

One of the 5 Essential Skills for Business Success is “organization”. However, in today’s fast-paced workplace, it is getting more and more difficult to organize, plan and carry out an effective meeting. For example, when scheduling meetings, it is difficult to find a time for everyone to meet, especially in large groups. Tools like Meetin.gs…

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The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service – International Market Intelligence

Canadian companies interested in free information about a prospective international market should tap into their respective Canadian Trade Commissioner. These Commissioners are responsible for just about every country in the world, with individual representatives for the most popular industry sectors in a given region. Valuable Government Resources for International Markets India and China are two…

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SR&ED Software – Presicion SR&ED

Many of our clients participate in SR&ED as as source of funding, however it is notorious for its complicated, demanding application process. Meet Precision SR&ED, a dedicated SR&ED software suite that provides Canadian business owners with the extensive project management and data collection features that are essential when tracking your business activity for SR&ED. Key…

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5 Popular Recruitment Resources to Strengthen Your Workforce

“A company is only as good as its employees.” This is a statement that rings true to all business owners. Hiring the best person for the job is critical to the growth of any small to medium business, but it can be difficult to attract the right applicants compared to larger corporations. Luckily, there are…

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How to Build or Upgrade Your Website on a Budget

These days, it seems that even a lemonade stand needs to create a website to effectively enter the market. If you’re not online, you’re not in the game. Even more, your website that was last updated in 1999 is not doing you much good today either. Companies need to constantly incorporate new technologies and functionality…

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5 Online Marketing Activities for Businesses on a Budget

Traditional marketing efforts have demanded high expenses and time requirements – two large barriers to entry for small businesses with limited budgets. But consumers are becoming less convinced by these traditional marketing techniques. Television commercials that would have worked well 15 years ago just aren’t having the same effect today. Why not? With the advancement…