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Four Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About PR

Four Things Entrepreneurs Should Know About PR

As a small business owner or startup founder, you already know that your operation can reap big benefits from earned editorial media coverage. The trouble is, PR pros aren’t cheap. Most solo PR practitioners charge at least $2000 a month...
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To Press Release or Not to Press Release

Press releases have a lot in common with Mickey Rourke. Like the oft-surgerized former heartthrob, they’re abused and misunderstood, but still capable of getting the job done when properly deployed. Alas, “properly deployed” does not describe the vast majority of press releases blasted out into the ether today
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Young Women of Influence: Anne Fitzgerald on the Art of Negotiation

At the start of the month, the monthly Young Women of Influence speaker series filled a meeting room at Toronto’s Intercontinental Hotel with estrogen and inspiring young females. There couldn’t have been a more experienced speaker to lecture us on the benefits of change and the importance of negotiating than Anne Fitzgerald. Here’s what she had to say
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The Importance of a Mentor

The advantages of being part of a mentorship are endless, both for the mentee and for the one who's giving advise. Just as it makes sense for individuals, companies also have a lot to gain from implementing mentorship programs. Here's why
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10 Keys to Branding Yourself

Much like corporate branding is essential to a company's success, great personal branding could be the difference between a skyrocketing career path and one that stagnates. Here's how to achieve the former
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The Social Network Saga: Enter Unthink.com

The Social Network Sagas continue this week with the launch of Unthink.com, touting itself as the 'anti-Facebook'. What's the deal with this new site and is it worth your time? Find out in today's feature
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Have You Heard of institute B?

Canada has quickly become one of the world's most entrepreneurial countries. We're a hotbed for innovation, and though Toronto gets a lot of the glory, here in Vancouver we're set up with a veritable overflow of entrepreneurial spirit. And for those of you looking to make the jump from corporate life to self-employed glory, there are a number of business incubators and programs dedicated to helping you achieve that next step towards freedom
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Leadership Calgary

As a busy young professional, it can be tricky to identify the most valuable ways to get involved in your community. Luckily, we’re here to help you track down the most notable opportunities to get engaged, and we’ve got a good one for you...
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Notable Etiquette: The Business Conference

Going to a conference, out-of-town or even at home for that matter, provides a breaking ground for fraternization and personal connections. Here are our tips about business conference conduct to help maximize your experience
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