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January 15, 2020

As entrepreneurs, performing on cue is an occupational hazard. While networking, we all want to make a good and lasting impression as we quickly introduce our business and ourselves to a full house, standing for a super quick 30 seconds. Question is, how to sum it all...

Join us for: The Fundamentals of HR Law: What Business Owners Need to Know

The Richmond Hill Board of Trade has developed the Vanderburgh Certification Series to provide great new educational opportunities for our members.

This series of 3, 90 Minute Sessions will be led...

“I’m so stressed!” We hear these words so often from co-workers, friends, family, even kids and the elderly are stressed these days. Speaking from experience, during times of stress, we sometimes turn to traditional "comfort" foods such as creamy macaroni and cheese, p...

December 5, 2019

One of my favourite things to do is to travel and experience different cultures, food, art, architecture, the outdoors and of course take lots of photos along the way. What we have not tried yet is the idea of planning a trip with purpose.

What do we mean by that?

What i...

Being capable of getting up and down off the floor, without support, is a life saving skill. We take this skill for granted when we’re young and youthful, but as we age many of us will find our ability to simply stand up becomes compromised. How often do you see an old...

November 11, 2019

Leadership in any capacity – whether you’re the CEO of a big company, the manager of a small business, or the boss of your household – is all about effective communication. I learned early on that in order to lead and motivate my team, both at work and at home, I was...

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my career has been the opportunity to get involved and give back to my community. In my book, Yes You Can, It All Starts with You!, I touch on my work with one of my favourite local charities, and some of the ways in which myself...

September 16, 2019

Business owners intuitively understand that in order to have a successful, thriving business, they must be present in the places in which their customers congregate.

Nowadays, most of these places are online.

Online social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, You...

September 10, 2019

Thinking about taking transit but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place!

Taking transit allows you to save money, enhance your personal opportunities and avoid the stress of driving through traffic congestion. Follow the guiding steps below on everythi...

Originally published in the Canadian HR Reporter, August 26, 2019

In extreme situations, an employer can do more than just fire an employee.

A Calgary company fired its employee after it discovered he had been accepting what they called secret payments from their supplie...

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