Management

5 Ways Businesses are Turning Old Problems Into New Opportunities

(BPT) – Today’s business environment is characterized by excitement as much as it is by anxiety. As new technologies are constantly introduced into the workplace and transform how employees work, managers need to adjust in order to retain employees, streamline processes and stay competitive. “Companies of all sizes are looking for solutions that allow them […]

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Anyone can Improve Hiring Success – Even if you Flip a Coin!

Anyone involved in recruiting and hiring knows how difficult it is to find the best candidate for your position. The last article, I outlined how the candidate and hiring managers are contributing to making hiring mistakes. The most significant action a hiring manager can take is to prepare more for the candidate’s interview. The most […]

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What Every Hiring Manager Ought to Know about Hiring

Is recruiting and selecting the right people a big challenge and just one of priorities you face every day? With these pressures, no wonder we make hiring mistakes. Well, you are not alone in this situation. Peter Drucker, Management Guru, has stated: “Chances are good up to 66% of your company’s hiring decisions will prove […]

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One Simple Tip for Making Good Decisions

There are three kinds of decision makers–but only one type gets the best results. While it might be true that good leaders excel at consistently making good decisions, great leaders try to involve others in the process, at least when there’s the time and opportunity to do so. Canfield suggests first visually delineating desired results […]

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What to Do When Your Employees Tell You That You Suck

When an employee has the courage to give you negative feedback, you need to accept it like a gift. It’s tough to receive negative feedback, but as a leader you must treat it as if it were a fine wine. Once the cork is out of the bottle, you need to identify its nuances and […]

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7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the work week to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic. Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your brain, […]

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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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Use These 7 Apps to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Give your 2014 goals a fighting chance with these mobile apps. Many (if not most) New Year’s resolutions become memories minutes after they’re hatched. But some app makers are hoping to end this vicious cycle. Banking on the fact that smartphone owners keep close proximity to their devices 24 hours a day, mobile-app providers are […]

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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)

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