Category: Leadership Communications

What’s Your Goal?

As soon as you know exactly what you want, take “baby turtle steps” toward it. Break your goal into tiny action items. Make each task so small and so easy that they start to seem more appealing than intimidating. Keep it simple For instance, you could simply: • Follow your dream company on LinkedIn • […]

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Give It Away

Do you keep your brilliant experience hidden? -OR- Do you generously “Give It Away” by sharing your ideas to help your dream clients (and Google) find you online with ease?

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Top 10 Cities for Female Entrepreneurs

Study: Top 10 cities for a female-friendly entrepreneur culture: 1. Toronto 2. New York 3. Sydney 4. Munich 5. Singapore 6. London 7. San Francisco Bay Area 8. Paris 9. Stockholm 10. Sao Paulo   … For a summary of the study by Dell and IHS, visit: ow.ly/xeSB30dJmDU

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7 Retail Lessons From NRF’s Big Show

Earlier this year, 33,000 people, including retailers, suppliers and technology experts gathered at the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2017 in New York, the biggest retail trade show of the year. Here are seven lessons they learned about the trends disrupting the retail landscape – and how to prepare for emerging trends. 1. Be […]

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Passion = Purpose

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5 Lessons Business Schools Should Teach

Business schools provide a fantastic training ground for teaching students how to think rationally in the boardroom. However, how well do these schools guide students to embrace a holistic entrepreneurial mindset to help them innovate? The following tips reflect unexpected lessons we may not have learned in school, which promote an intuitive, entrepreneurial mindset. These […]

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Be an Octopus

Clients can come from anywhere, so stretch your tentacles all over by networking with diverse groups. Always be ready to grasp new opportunities to connect with others and help them.

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9 Ways to be Fearless (in an Age of Fear)

It’s the ultimate F word: Fear. While this powerful emotion is inevitable, executives, entrepreneurs and freelance professionals all say the same thing: Facing our fears helps us triumph in business and in life. To help us replace our fears with confidence, security and even boldness, this article offers practical tips so we can focus our […]

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Bulletproof Your Communications Strategy

Facing intense competition and a flat economy, businesses face pressure to stretch every marketing dollar further while achieving results. As 2017 has just begun, it’s the perfect time to review your marketing and communications to pinpoint which areas could benefit from greater strength, clarity and efficiency. Use the following questions to assess how well your […]

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The Sweetest Business Networking Event of the Year

Tonight, Toronto entrepreneurs put the ‘epic’ in epicurean. More than 100 guests attended the most decadent (and least nutritious) networking event of the year: Chocolate Chip Cookie Off 2017. Featuring 35 types of gourmet cookies lovingly crafted by baking professionals, CCCO2017 offered an audacious tribute to carbs. Despite the frosty winter weather, we came out […]

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Holiday Parties = Networking Goldmines

Looking to grow your business in 2017? Great. Start now. Successful executive and entrepreneurs recommend that you say yes to every invitation you receive for holiday parties, including professional and industry social events. These networking events are golden opportunities to connect with people, build relationships and strengthen your professional network. Even holiday events you attend […]

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Trump’s Winning Marketing Strategy: Rage Against the Machine

The world awoke to a whole new reality show. As astounded Americans try to make sense of last night’s election results (and feverishly apply for a Canadian passport), let’s examine how President-elect Trump’s marketing strategy contributed to his stunning triumph. Donald Trump’s political campaign nailed several basic marketing principles, which elevated his brand from brash […]

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Embrace change …

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The Boardroom is the Best Classroom

Back to school season reminds us that knowledge is power. Throughout our careers, we accumulate valuable knowledge and wisdom, which could benefit others. Yet too often we keep our wisdom to ourselves, locked in our brain and hidden from view. Instead, we could choose to share what we know with a genuine intent to help […]

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Win Big and Fast: 5 Strategic Sales Tips

Winning makes us euphoric. Just as the 2016 Rio Olympics will be the proudest moment of some elite athletes’ careers, winning a major new business deal could be the most exhilarating thing to happen to your company. Business development wins can give your company bigger accounts, new direction and greater credibility – and effective sales […]

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20 Tips for Working Remotely (& Productively)

Now that warmer weather is here, it may be time to free yourself from the office to work from a more scenic locale — without compromising your productivity. To boost cost efficiencies, morale and retention, a growing number of companies are embracing programs for staff to work remotely. Whether they work from home, a coffee […]

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24 Entrepreneurs’ Top Tips from their Dads

In time for Father’s Day, entrepreneurs around the world celebrated their tough and tender role models. These business owners remind us that our dads are more than just our parents. They are loving mentors and cheerleaders who have empowered and emboldened us to take risks, grow and succeed in pursuing our dreams. Now two dozen […]

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Entrepreneurship: The Ultimate Wild Ride

The rollercoaster of entrepreneurship can be as bumpy and lonely as it is exhilarating and lucrative. It’s a wild ride filled with thrilling curves and stomach-turning descents. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you scream. As the business owner, you make all the decisions. You oversee (or, possibly, perform) all the functions. You alone are accountable for […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Connect to build trust (and sales)

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