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June 14th, 2018

Training for the Future

New technology makes training easier and more effective. Training is an essential part of building and maintaining any successful business. Technological advancements have increased the amount and types of knowledge required to perform a task. There is still a need…

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June 12th, 2018

Experiential Marketing

You may be asking yourself, “Is my business really big enough to be thinking about experiential marketing?”. Answer: there is no business too small! Sales 101: repeat customers are your bread and butter. Right? We spend a lot of time…

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June 7th, 2018

Seeing is Believing

New device does more than just locate studs. Contractors, especially those whose business is renovating older homes, always need to know the location of studs, wiring or pipes. A simple job of retrofitting a bathroom in an old building, for…

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June 5th, 2018

Merging the Online and Offline Customer Experience

After years of being told the internet would replace everything- studies show that traditional mediums of customer interaction are holding strong and demanding to be seen. As one source says “…business owners and markets must avoid the trap of binary…

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May 31st, 2018

New 2018 CRA Allowances for Company-Use Vehicles

Owner-managers should discuss Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) changes to employee vehicle allowances with their CPAs before announcing any changes to company policy. To keep up with the rising costs of operating vehicles, Revenue Canada has increased the maximum tax-exempt car…

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May 29th, 2018

Six 2018 Trends in Human Resources

In no particular order, here are a few worth considering for this year: Chatbots. We mentioned this in the previous article, but to touch on them further, these automated bots are going to start replacing some of the most mundane…

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May 24th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence in the Small Business World

A.I. – sounds scary. Sounds like technology that will take over and sounds like something that small businesses would not want any part of… is it though? Experts say, never fear! Embrace that A.I. is here- even in small companies!…

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May 22nd, 2018

Value Billing

What is the best way to price the job and bill your client? When billing a client, it is common to set an hourly rate, multiply that by the number of hours worked on the file and bill the client…

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May 17th, 2018

Looking Beyond Disability

When employers accommodate the disability, they benefit from the ability. Disability is a loaded word. Is a disability a real mental or physical impairment, or is the “disability” a blockage to useful employment created by the failure of society to…

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May 15th, 2018

Creating a Great Headline

Whether for your website, brochure, flyer, newsletter or catalogue, if you can’t catch someone with a headline, chances are your body copy is of no interest to them. So how do you efficiently capture your content into one snappy headline?…

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