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So tell me… what do you think? Be honest!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

This is a very scary question. It’s also one that we’re not usually 100% sure we want to hear the honest answer to. It’s a question that should only be answered on a need-to-know basis. As a small business owner… you need to know! We start with a dream and we build our company based [...]

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Don’t Go Chasing Happiness

Posted by on March 24th, 2014

“Smile. Be happy. Change your outlook. Think positive thoughts. You just need to want it bad enough.” These commands have almost become mantras in today’s society. Never stop being happy – and don’t forget to smile! Everyone’s talking about it and everyone seems to be doing it. There are books, conferences, apps, self-help routines, podcasts, articles, [...]

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Laurier Startup Fund: Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Posted by on February 27th, 2014

“$15 on black,” I say as I drop three $5 chips on the black canvas playing roulette at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The dealer drops the ball and around it goes. Around and around until it finally slows down and falls into a slot. Damn, double 0. No big deal, just $15, right? Well, [...]

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How to get a black eye and what you can learn from it

Posted by on February 3rd, 2014

A few years back I was MMA training (yeah, like knock-out hand-to-hand close combat fighting style) at a gym in Ottawa and I learned 2 valuable lessons. Firstly, you will get punched straight on in the face. Secondly, when you are grappling head-to-head with an opponent, save up all the strength you can while you [...]

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Training Yourself to be Ready for Opportunity

Posted by on January 23rd, 2014

You’ve heard it said that opportunity comes to those who prepare for it. But how can you prepare for opportunities that you don’t know are coming? Saying ‘yes’ to a new experience isn’t easy. Saying ‘yes’ to trying something new also means saying ‘yes’ to difficulties and a possibility of failure. This fear of failure [...]

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Create small wins, big gains, and loyal customers

Posted by on January 16th, 2014

Gamification: Level One It’s no secret that many industries are scrambling to fight for customer attention and engagement. User experience in any function of a business is the difference between a one-time sale and a loyal customer. You want to build an experience from the start and get the most out of your loyal customers, [...]

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What it Takes to Win C3

Posted by on December 2nd, 2013

As a budding entrepreneur full of nothing but raw ambition, fantasy business ideas, and inexperience, I could not have been more excited to open my acceptance email from C3 Inspire informing me I had been given a spot in their semi-annual Inspire event. C3 is an organization bridging the gap between entrepreneurial talent at WLU [...]

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