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October 2009

How do you Network?

Where and how do you network? Why do you network that way, and how could your existing networking be improved? What changes might you make to your networking activities, if you were able to?

Dragon's Den Episode 5

I just finished watching the fifth episode of Dragon’s Den – if you missed it last night, you can watch it on the CBC website. Note that this article will include spoilers, so if you haven’t watched it yet, do that first. Then please come back and read this. As is usual for the show, […]

Most Common Mistakes on Dragon's Den

I’m a fan of a show here in Canada called Dragon’s Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of dragons hoping for an investment. The catch is that the entrepreneur must get at least as much as they are asking for, or they get nothing. The most common mistake I’ve seen, and it […]

Bell Business Reports Review

I recently came across a blog called Bell Business Reports while browsing through questions on Linked In. (The blog itself can be found here, or find it later listed in my Blog Roll). Laura Bell, author of the blog, was requesting a link exchange, but once I read through some of her articles, I realized […]

The Best Time to Buy

When is the best time to buy something, whether it’s a stock, or something more mundane, such as a new pair of shoes? Of course, everyone knows the simple answer – buy when the price is down. The question, however, is how do you know when the price will be down, and how do you […]

Ongoing Projects

I have, as some people know, been fairly busy recently (although that may be hard to tell from the fact that I have time to write on my 2 blogs so often). For those who don’t realize that, let me explain what I am working on at the moment. For starters, I work as a […]

Toronto Drives Away Businesses

Two articles were published today in response to a survey about running a business in Toronto. The first was in the National Post (click here for the full article); the second on 680 News (click here for that article). Both were of the opinion that changes to legislation regarding businesses have been encouraging business owners […]

Toronto – Driving Business Away

I read today two articles about a survey that was recently completed regarding running a business in Toronto. The first was in the National Post (click here for the full article) and the second was on 680 News (click here for that article). Both had the same attitude – the changes that have been occurring […]