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The Long-Lasting Importance of Business Cards in Networking

The Long-Lasting Importance of Business Cards in Networking In today’s digital age, face to face social interaction is becoming more and more scarce. The reality is, when it comes to networking, you can only get so far by sitting behind a screen scrolling away. Sure, there’s professional networks like LinkedIn that connect you to other […]

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Outfitting an Office on a Startup Budget

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s a paradox that has been the subject of much debate for eons. But, had Plutarch created the paradox in the modern era, he probably wouldn’t have been asking about chickens or eggs at all. Instead he would likely be asking the same question every startup entrepreneur […]

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5 Steps to Get Your Business Started on the Right Foot

Written by  MOHAMMED MECKLAI Have you ever thought of starting your own business? Do you dream of becoming your own boss and doing what you love for a living? Are you the next leading entrepreneur? If the answer is yes, you might need more than passion to succeed. Many entrepreneurs dive into their dream business blindly; […]

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A Transformative Way Solopreneurs Can Build A Thriving Business

Written by Trevor Turnbull & Featured in Forbes.  CEO of Linked Into Leads and founder of the Expert Selling Machine, who transforms B2B sales with impactful lead generation. I have good news and bad news, solopreneurs. First, the bad news: Ninety  percent of a buyer’s journey may be complete before they ever contact you. The good news? You can position yourself […]

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Meet Ellen DeGeneres – October 19th

Comedienne and talk show icon Ellen DeGeneres will be visiting Vancouver for an event this fall. Taking a break from her usual role as the interviewer, she’ll be the one answering questions at a Q&A at Rogers Arena. The one-night-only event is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, and will be hosted by […]

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How Marketing Automation Can Bridge the Gap Between Sales & Marketing

Hasn’t there always been a rivalry between the marketing and sales departments? They both claim to know and understand the company’s customer better. The marketing team claims that this is true because they can analyze data from multiple sources, therefore have an in-depth understanding of the demographic and customer behaviour. The sales team also has […]

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Millennials Are Happiest When They Feel Connected to Their Co-Workers

Millennials Are Happiest When They Feel Connected to Their Co-Workers Sarah Landrum ,  CONTRIBUTOR I write about how millennials can be happier at work.     Team Building In North America, it can be hard to see past all the bluster about “self-made men” and rugged individualism. The truth is a lot more pleasant to behold: Nobody is […]

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5 TIPS TO STAY CONFIDENT AS A FIRST-TIME ENTREPRENEUR

I was recently reading up on Entrepreneurship and the lack of glamour and appeal it has. In my own venture, I have encountered many mind shifts and humbling moments that were very gratifying yet terrifying. I wanted to find an article that would give readers a glimpse and advice on how to stay confident as an Entrepreneur. So […]

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Five Basic Truths That Will Keep You Focused On Generating Results

In working with my clients over the past decade, I’ve discovered that those with the most success understand and apply Five Basic Truths that keep them focused on generating results… 1)  Stay true to who you are: In matters of style, swim with the current;  in matters of principle, stand like a rock.  – Thomas […]

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Want a thriving business? Stop delivering services…

How do your clients and prospects distinguish you from your competitors? It comes down to one simple concept:  Is your offer focused on delivery or service? “Profit is the reward of service.” – Henry Ford Professional Services industries have significant potential built right into their business. When service is truly at the heart of your work, […]

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Failure is the New Success

  Before starting any career-related work, I sat down with and spoke to a very successful individual and good friend of mine. After our conversation turned to careers, I uttered these exact words: “I want to be great and successful in life. What’s your opinion on the best way to achieve this?” As he looked […]

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Marketing Differentiation vs. Strategic Differentiation

If you’ve convinced yourself that ‘differentiation’ is a
 buzz word and a concept that has failed to generate
 any significant results for your business, you may be
 overlooking the transformative distinction between … Marketing Differentiation vs. Strategic Differentiation Differentiation can transform your business. That’s never been in question. The question, though, is how to achieve sustained […]

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Book Review: Can Chris Guillbeau’s The $100 Startup find a place in Vancouver? By Jerrie Lynn Morrison

Book Review: Can Chris Guillbeau’s The $100 Startup find a place in Vancouver? By Jerrie Lynn Morrison Do you want to start a small business, but feel that you lack the finances and entrepreneurial savvy rampant in a city with the most entrepreneurs per capita in North America? With a vibrant ecosystem of startups, incubators […]

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