Tag : growth

Zero-Based Budgeting (ZBB): Shifting Mentalities

Traditional approaches to business budgeting often rely on adding or subtracting from previous budgets according to anticipated changes over the coming period. While this approach can provide reasonable budgets, it can also instill the wrong mentality in employees.
With the traditional approach to budgeting, people try to make sure they’ve spent

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Northern Ontario Development Program Awards Sault College $1M

Sault College, located in Sault Ste. Marie, is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario and is the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in northern Ontario. The College has been announced a recipient of research and development funding which will allow them to acquire advanced equipment. This

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Top 10 Sources of Ontario Agriculture News

Ontario agricultural producers and processors can benefit greatly by staying up-to-date with industry news. Yet for many agri-businesses, it’s difficult to find resources and publications that help inform growth strategies and improve competitiveness. While there’s no one definitive source of information for Ontario businesses, there are several sites that provide

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How to Embrace USMCA with Canadian Government Funding

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) offers many opportunities as well as some challenges for Canadian businesses. If ratified, the new agreement-in-principle will take effect on January 1, 2020 and significantly impact supply chain management, predominantly in the dairy, poultry, and automotive sectors. While there are many businesses across Canada that

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YSpace Markham: Scale-Up Resources for Innovators

Ontario’s innovation ecosystem is growing exponentially. With this growth comes the need for more resources for innovators to develop globally-competitive products and services that shape today’s knowledge-based economy. Access to incubation space and entrepreneurial expertise are two areas of support often requested by young, high-growth businesses, but it’s often difficult

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Tourism Growth Innovation Fund: Alberta Government Grants

Alberta’s municipalities and non-profit organizations have significant potential to expand tourism within the province. But despite Alberta’s strong reputation and ability to cater to tourists, each year there are many missed opportunities to draw Albertans, Canadians, and international tourists. Groups that organize tourism events should consider ways to expand and

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Influencer Marketing Trends for Social Media Success

The term “influencer marketing” has likely been mentioned around your strategy meetings. Who in your primary industry has a large and active following to whom they could positively promote your brand to help sell your product or service? No longer a social media fad, influencer marketing is rapidly being integrated

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