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Feb 11

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Pick a Niche, and Dominate It

Originally posted on Startup Daily Blog, Feb 1st 2011 Choosing a niche will force you to narrow your focus, with limited resources this is good discipline. Niches have less competition, and the competition they do have is less likely to be very good at marketing. Finally, the smaller the niche, the easier it will be […]

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Jan 11

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2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement declaring 2011 the Year of the Entrepreneur: “Canada’s entrepreneurs are the backbone of our economy, creating jobs and driving economic growth in communities large and small across our country. They invest themselves completely in their businesses working ...

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Jan 11

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My Way, Your Way, and This Way

Originally posted on Startup Daily Blog, Jan 27th 2011 We are all negotiators; with our customers, our vendors, our employees, and our families. Negotiation traditionally boils down to each party taking a firm stance on an issue. Each side states—and re-states—their position, until one side makes concessions, or they come to an ...

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Jan 11

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Is it Good Enough?

Originally posted on Startup Daily Blog – Jan 26th, 2011 Envision being great in all that you do, but beware the law of diminishing returns. To be effective with limited resources you must learn when and where to accept the mediocre. If you labor to make every detail of your product or service flawless, you […]

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Jan 11

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Business makes push for charity innovation

Most investors expect a financial return when they buy a bond. But what if they could also help young offenders get back on track, increase home care for the elderly, or reduce the incidence of lung disease? Proponents of “social finance” contend it’s possible to do both. It’s an idea that’s been gaining traction in […]

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Jan 11

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Ottawa Public Library – Winter 2011 Business Programing

Programs & Events Register for Programs online with your Library Membership Card. Cards are free & available at any branch of Ottawa Public Library. Registration begins on January 5, 2011.   Winter 2011 Networking 101Learn how to improve your Networking Skills for FREE. This series will teach you what you need to know, ...

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Jan 11

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Ottawa Business Summit 2011

April 19, 2011 Hampton Inn and Conference Centre 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa The Ottawa Business Summit is your chance to absorb the ideas of exciting innovators and business gurus and explore the issues defining your business. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to connect with your peers, mentors, colleagues and clients, ...

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Nov 10

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ART OF THE START: The Ups, Downs, Ins & Outs of Starting Your Own Business is Back!

On Tuesday, Dec 7th,get inspired as local entrepreneurs share their stories. Come learn what worked and didn’t work for them and discover local business resources that are available to assist you. Register for this Free at: www.oclf.eventbrite.com

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Nov 10

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Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development

OCLF partners with Causeway Workcentre, Carleton Centre for Community Innovation (3ci), Algonquin College, the Business Innovation Centre and Vanier Community Service Centre for CISED: Ottawa’s new Collaborative for Innovative Social Enterprise Development While the news is filled with stories about the latest bail-out packages, a ...

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Nov 10

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OPL Small Business Week Lunch & Learn Speaker Series

Join the Ottawa Public Library for Small Business Week! All sessions free. No registration needed. Held in Auditorium of Main Library, 120 Metcalfe St. Small Business Week October 18-22 Name Description Date/Time Lunch and Learn Speaker Series Main Library, 120 Metcalfe St., Auditorium Noon – 1 p.m. Tools and Resources for Starting ...

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