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Too Many Small Businesses Find Innovation Funding Out Of Reach

Making up 99.8 per cent of all Canadian businesses, small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to realizing Canada’s Innovation Agenda. The Government of Canada acknowledges the role of SMEs to accelerate economic growth and notably invests in programs that fund business-led innovation. For instance, the National Research Council (NRC) received $59.6 million this fiscal…

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Entrepreneur: 5 Ways Businesses Can Reach ‘Generation Z’

There is no shortage of perspectives regarding today’s younger generations. Millennials, that is, those born between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, are a major topic of review among business leaders. In contrast to the narrative of the “me-generation” that came before them, milllennials are typically seen as innovative, reflective individuals withe plenty to offer the…

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Entrepreneur: 5 Ways to Foster Team Culture on a Startup Budget

A strong team culture is an integral part of successful ventures. A motivated team can translate into better work productivity, increased product quality, enhanced customer support and overall office spirit. Related: How to Build Social Capital Within Your Team Benefits like these are the reasons that the best places to work are those that foster team culture. (Work-life balance and…

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Entrepreneur: 4 Ways Just Getting Ready to Hire an Assistant Helps Entrepreneurs

Most people would put a new car, holiday bonus or vacation getaway at the top of their wish list items but an executive assistant tops them all for an entrepreneur. It is no secret that entrepreneurs, by necessity, wear many hats. As a founder of several start-ups, my responsibilities have ranged from CEO to marketing, finance, project management,…