Entrepreneurs


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Human Resources: Managing the Minefields

August, 22nd, 2016

Entrepreneurial businesses can be like families, in the support the employees offer one another. Still, they work best with clear rules and boundaries that keep emotions in check and systems running smoothly.



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Meet Mathematician and Innovator Sherry Shannon-Vanstone

August, 18th, 2016

Growing up in a time when few women were encouraged to study science and mathematics, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone went against the norm. Sherry has innovated and thrived as a mathematician, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, mentor, board member, and tennis player. After a challenging position as a cryptologic mathematician with the U.S. Government, Sherry decided to venture into […]



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From Politics to Entrepreneurship: Meet Sue Matic

August, 12th, 2016

Sue has partnered with Cisco’s Circle of Innovation and her new intern from the University of Waterloo to help grow Matix Lumber’s digital presence, driving future growth, collaboration, and success.



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Human Resources: Managing Employee-Entrepreneur Relationships

July, 28th, 2016

Do you struggle with setting boundaries between your employees and yourself as a business owner? Does your business feel a bit too much like a family at times? An entrepreneur shares how she stepped back and invested in human resources to keep her business—and life—running smoothly.



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Knowing Your Brand: Be You

July, 7th, 2016

How can knowing (and loving!) your brand keep you motivated on the hard days, and guide you for future expansion?



From a boating company to innovative courier services, meet serial entrepreneur Nathalie D’Aoust graphic

From a boating company to innovative courier services, meet serial entrepreneur Nathalie D’Aoust

June, 22nd, 2016

In 2000 Nathalie owned a motor-boating company in the Dominican Republic!



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Should your company have an unlimited vacation policy?

June, 13th, 2016

An unlimited vacation policy goes far beyond increasing productivity and attracting high potentials.



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Meet entrepreneur and rocket scientist Nisha Sarveswaran

June, 9th, 2016

Nisha Sarveswaran didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur. She started her air quality data company, Ambience Data, due to a need in the marketplace, and hasn’t looked back. We caught up with her to learn how her and University of Waterloo intern, Kirthi Maguluri, will use technology to improve Ambience Data’s digital strategy.



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Meet PR maven and mompreneur, Priya Chopra

June, 1st, 2016

Priya Chopra isn’t a stranger to bold moves. She began her career working at Fortune 500 companies at only 22, to running a successful PR company, 1Milk2Sugars, with offices in Montreal and Toronto. We caught up with her to learn about her foray into entrepreneurship, and how she successfully balances her three children and booming business. My first job ever […]



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Entrepreneurial Expansion: Knowing Your Brand and Your Market

May, 31st, 2016

Is your business ready to grow? What kind of expansion is right for you? Where do you start? An entrepreneur shares the story of her successful growth strategy, and her advice for evaluating your own business plans.