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Working a Room: How to Sell, Not Tell

Kauffman Founders School It can be difficult to network effectively, here are some tips on how to work a room in your favor. These days, meetups and networking events pop up on every street corner in every city. This is great for entrepreneurs who are encouraged to...

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Angela Francis Fine Art

The spirit of entrepreneurship and art is alive and well in Barrie. This is evident in local Atrepreneur Angela Francis. I was able to get some words with this aspiring business person and she told me about some early failures leading to some fresh success. Angela is...

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Local Angel Group invests in LinkGreen

Barrie-based technology company gets the thumbs up from seven angel investors from Georgian Angel Network (GAN), along with other local investors. Michael Badham, GAN's Managing Director is confident that the Barrie ecosystem is a great for technology companies: “The...

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Good Green Earth

  Gary Crowell’s Good Green Earth Company has an exciting product aimed at making indoor composting easy and practical. Using centuries old Japanese composting technique known as “Bokashi” Gary’s indoor composting system offers an easy alternative to current...

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A Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

As entrepreneurs and business leaders we need to recognize that innovation can come from all levels of an organization, not just those tasked with taking a company forward. This article from Entrepreneur.com highlights a few simple ways in which leaders can encourage...

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6 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Every once in a while an entrepreneur will ask me, “What is the most important thing I need to know?”.  My stock answer is always the same.  “Your rich uncle’s phone number.”  Yes, I know, I’m the Chris Rock of the business world (insert crowd laughter). Over the...

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Combining mindfulness with entrepreneurship

Some good points to keep in mind here as we move away from the flawed culture of multi-tasking towards the more efficient (and less stressful) practice of focusing on the task at hand. This Canada Business Network article offers some quick steps to mindfulness. Can...

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Making the best use of your time

Entrepreneurs are known for long days, many of whom which there are more than 24 hours in day! Making the most of your time is the key to success regardless of your profession or career. But for entrepreneurs, especially those who are in the early stage of their...

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Starting a New Career in the Food Business

Anyone who knows me knows that food and technology are personal passions of mine. And so of course it only makes sense that I'm a subscriber of Food-Tech Connect - a site dedicated towards highlighting insights, connections and trends to help accelerate the good food...

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Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career often think about their second or third career move...

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Focusing on the soft skills when hiring

"And it begins with he language you put forward in your job descriptions. Recently, we posted for a new role that I’ve titled, “All Around Great Human Being That Knows Tech.” It’s our sincere hope that not only will this ad catch someone’s eye, but also that...

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5 Years, 5 Lessons

"When you slip up, just weave it into your story. Failures don't have to be a red light or a brick wall in front of you; consider them a pivot or an extra step." Jess Ekstrom, CEO and Founder of HeadbandsOfHope.com shares her five lessons learned from five years as a...

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Metrics to Help Monitor your Startup

Anyone who has started their own business knows that there's a long road ahead before accomplishing long term success. Measuring success of your startup in its early days is a difficult task, especially when profitability is a long ways away. How do you know if your...

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