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Networking for the young(er) generation

By Monika Rumin NGen (Next Generation) is MBOT’s brand of networking and education series for young professionals aged 40 and younger. NGen’s mission is to Engage Professionals, Develop Connections and Create Opportunities. NGen hosts 4-5 events a year, but NGen


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Using Social Media to your Advantage to Find a New Position

By Marc Belaiche Social media is here to stay, and when it comes to searching for a job, more people are finding opportunities through these channels. This article will give you some tips on how to use social media to


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Let’s Rendezvous to Talk Science

By Devin Kreuger If you happened to be visiting the Central Library on May 9, you may have stumbled upon Science Rendezvous—an annual celebration of all things science. Aimed primarily at children and youth, Science Rendezvous is an “annual festival


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Benefit from new funding announced in the 2015 Budgets

By Teri Kirk Many businesses are seeking information on the new incentives announced in last month’s federal and Ontario Budgets, and how their company can benefit. Here’s everything you need to know about new funding opportunities for your business: New


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Is there really a skills gap, or is it a communications gap between individuals, industry, education and government?

By Rosa Lokaisingh So we have jobs without people and people without jobs. We have a relatively high national unemployment rate — particularly among youth — that persists as employers complain they just can’t find the labour they need. But


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“Don’t Have Time” for Online Marketing? Try Taking Just 1 Hour a Day

By Ben Molfetta As business owners we’re all extremely busy and constantly having to make choices about how to spend our time. One of the areas we often neglect is marketing, and more specifically, online marketing. But if you want


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How Small Businesses Can Use Word-of-Mouth to Stand Out from the Competition

By Lisa Kember Anyone in business knows that word of mouth is the most powerful marketing tool they have. But traditionally word of mouth has had its challenges. There are little or no ways to tell what people were saying


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Should you optimize your website for users or Google?

By Chris Hokansson Everyone understands that in some way ranking high in Google searches is vital to online marketing success. But just how important is it? In a study of 465,000 keywords and 5,000 websites, conducted by Philip Petrescu and


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Is it Time to Scrap Training and Development?

By Fred Pidsadny Each year I meet with senior business leaders who are ready to throw in the training and development towel – once and for all. They lament about investing in pricey team-building exercises, work-style assessments and new systems


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Common Estate Planning Myths

By Dorothy Hagel Anyone, who has dependents or assets needs to have proper financial and estate plan. The dependents include a spouse and often a former spouse. Here are few estate planning misconceptions that could put the whole family in


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