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  • Four Small Business Marketing Trends for 2016

    Every year, every month, every week, and every day marketing changes. It changes with technology, audience, consumer tastes, and even the changing seasons. That being said, 2016 will bring with it four particular marketing trends that will impact the majority of small and medium-sized businesses in Waterloo Region. Think Local Branding Momentum has been building […]

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  • 5 Ways to Stay Productive During the Summer

    For a large number of businesses and professionals the summer months bring with it a downtime for their industry. As the kids come home from school for the summer and your summer routine takes hold it might be difficult to feel productive, especially if your business cycle is typically in the middle of a natural […]

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  • My Day in the World of a Virtual Office

    According to StatsCan over 1.8 million self-employed Canadians work from their home. Renting or leasing an office space for a finite amount of time is often cost prohibitive for entrepreneurs or small teams that work remotely. At the same time these entrepreneurs often need a physical space to host meetings, create a productive routine, or […]

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  • 7 Tips for First Time Networkers

    I’ve been there. Walking into a networking event for the first time and feeling that onslaught of anxiety surge through your body as you walk up to a small group of people chatting whom you’ve never met before. Let’s face it, networking for the first time is tough. But networking is a natural part of […]

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  • Business Books Worth Reading: “The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster”

    We live in an entrepreneurial region. It’s hard to walk around and not walk past someone who has started a business. They’ve taken the plunge into entrepreneurship for their own reasons and they have had unique experiences along the way, but they all go through nearly the same type of emotional journey along the way. […]

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  • Looking Ahead to 2015 – Key Challenges for Small and Medium Enterprises

    As we are about to turn the page on another calendar year, most entrepreneurs will want to reflect back on 2014 economic trends and look forward to how they will impact their businesses into 2015. A few key stories have dominated the economic headlines over the past year. They include the following: Slower demand in […]

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  • 4 Steps to Crafting a Successful Marketing Campaign

    I went out for a brisk autumn jog last week and in my haste to fit the exercise into my schedule I completely forgot to stretch and in the middle of my jog I started to cramp up. It destroyed my ability to achieve the workout I needed and also had a residual negative impact […]

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  • How to Be a Good Linkedin Neighbour

    Kris Ronan Director – Southern Ontario Intrigue Media Chamber Young Professionals Committee Member LinkedIn’s mission is simple:  “connect the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful.” When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.”  LinkedIn’s focus is to […]

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