12 Simple Tricks For Saving Time on Email

Sorting through your inbox can be a huge time suck. Here are a few ways you can make the process more efficient. Office workers spend about two hours a day on email. Cal Newport, author of “So Good They Can’t Ignore You,” argues that this is terrible for your career. While sending emails might feel […]

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5 Things Anyone Can Do to Be More Self-Confident

A new book tells women how to boost their self-assurance, but the advice is good for men, too. I just listened to one of the most interesting interviews I’ve ever heard on NPR with Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance–What Women Should Know.” The interview […]

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2013 Startup Trends That’ll Stick Around in 2014

Investor Chris Heivly offers his take on what the terrain will be like in the New Year by looking back at the way we were. As one of two managing directors of The Startup Factory seed-stage investment program, I get to travel the country speaking on behalf of investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders about the […]

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5 Ways to Distinguish Your Calling From Your Ego

Do you have a real vocation for what you’re doing, or are you just in business for egoistic reasons? Here’s how to tell which one is guiding you. Your ego and your “calling” in life can look surprisingly similar. Both pull you toward the realization of your desires. Both can completely consume your waking (and […]

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So You Graduated and Want to Start a Company…

It’s starting to feel like everyone wants to own a start-up these days. We asked 13 successful young founders to share their best advice for actually starting a successful company. We all know what it’s like to soul-search, but no one does it quite so well as recent college graduates, many of whom entertain dreams […]

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All Brilliant Entrepreneurs Have This

Management skills don’t make an entrepreneur great. Neither does access to capital or innovative thinking. It’s something much more simple. What makes an entrepreneur successful? Some people believe it’s the ability to innovate. However, many startups are refinements of existing business models or improvements on how everyday products and services are delivered. Being innovative helps, […]

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Turn Failures Into Stepping Stones: 5 Ways

  Surely someone’s told you to ’embrace failure’ before. Here’s what that means, actually, and how to do it. Failure can be extremely painful. Indeed, the “normal” psychological reaction to failure is to distract yourself and do something completely different right away. But extremely-successful entrepreneurs typically defy this “normal” reaction. They go back and try […]

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5 Ways to Tell If You’re Getting Great Advice

When you hear it, advice is just that, advice. You only know if it’s great after the fact. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew in advance? The father of my college girlfriend once told me that digital electronics–semiconductors, to be specific–was going to be huge. That was in 1978. I had nothing better going […]

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Learn to Network

Business Networking International (BNI) Sound Networking meets Each Wednesday 7:00 – 8:30 AM at Frog Ponds Cafe

Meet local business people and find out how networking is one of the most effective methods for marketing your business.
Visitors are always welcome, just call ahead to let us know you are coming 519-371-2622.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)


Phone: 519 371 7464
Fax: 519 371 4043
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Email: editor@gbbj.biz
Address: 954 1st Ave W.
Owen Sound, ON CAN N4K 4K5

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