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Task Force Launched for Small Business

The B.C. government is launching a task force aimed at helping small businesses. They want to hear from entrepreneurs so they are holding consultations throughout the province for all types of businesses. It applies to rural and remote communities as well and especially First Nations. Innovation, the emerging economy, youth employment, succession planning, risk aversion, [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Task Force Launched for Small Business

Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Artificial Intelligence is the next wave of the future in customer service. A step up from 1-800 numbers and email, AI can do some wonderful things and many companies have already used its potential. Instead of fixing a problem, AI technology can now predict a looming problem and fix it before it occurs. This can [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Business Owners Are Looking to Fill Jobs

Business owners are looking to fill positions as Canada’s economy improves and minimum wage increases are established. Some jobs are going vacant and employers are having to increase wages to attract the workforce. Average hourly wages grew 3.3 per cent year over year in January, the strongest growth yet according to Statistics Canada’s monthly Labourforce [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Business Owners Are Looking to Fill Jobs

Need for Cyberresilience Increases Among Private & Public Sector

The need for cyberresilience is becoming more important among organizations under increased risk from cyberattacks, cyberbreaches and cybercrime. Public and private sector leaders need to give greater attention to safeguarding customer trust to provide increasingly personalized products and services in addition to flexible, interconnected supply chains. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has identified [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Need for Cyberresilience Increases Among Private & Public Sector

Catch the Signs of Micromanaging and Stop

Catch the signs of a micromanaging and stop before it’s too late! Micromanagers are wearisome, controlling and demoralizing to employees. Controlling bosses are the master of details, consistently ask for frequent updates,  want to be cc’d on everything and love to rewrite and edit someone else’s work. It’s all done in the name of good [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Catch the Signs of Micromanaging and Stop

Young People Unprepared for Technological Skills Revolution

Educating young people for jobs requiring technology is not keeping pace with the explosion of skills required. Canada is on the brink of a skills revolution with fully half of jobs requiring new skills and another quarter heavily disrupted by technology according to RBC Economics. But young people aren’t being properly educated to embrace that [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Young People Unprepared for Technological Skills Revolution

5 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Make

Entrepreneurs always hear about mistakes to avoid but what about the mistakes they should make? The founder of 1-800-Got-Junk says there are 5 entrepreneur mistakes every business owner should make.Brian Scudamore says these mistakes are part of the entrepreneurial journey and should be embraced as the best learning experiences for entrepreneur mistakes. These mistakes include; [...]

By | December 16th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on 5 Mistakes Every Entrepreneur Should Make

Will U.S. Inflation Affect Canada’s Economy?

U.S. inflation caused the economy to grow by 3.3% over the summer – it’s third fastest pace since the third quarter of 2014. The growth rate is slightly exaggerated by inventories of goods yet to be sold, which contributed 0.8 per cent to the third-quarter Gross Domestic Product, GDP, growth which is up from the [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Will U.S. Inflation Affect Canada’s Economy?

Does Open Banking Benefit Your Business?

Banking is moving to a new ‘uber’ type method that allows bank data to be shared yet still protect consumers personal information against growing cyber-attacks. Major investments are being planned in open banking by 2020. This would grant third parties, such as financial technology startups, access to bank data to develop apps. Open banking would [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on Does Open Banking Benefit Your Business?

What to Do If Your Company Gets Hacked

Your company’s website has just been hacked. What to you do? Despite online security measures, a recent IBM study says 1 in 4 organizations will experience some form of cyber penetration in the next decade. Cyber hacking is expensive and can result in extensive downtime. There’s a growing risk to becoming a victim that businesses [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|News & Updates|Comments Off on What to Do If Your Company Gets Hacked