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Why should you care about entrepreneurship education?

Hailey Short Blog

Entrepreneurship can be learned. But the key, according to the Kauffman Foundation, is to provide education at “teachable moments” — when you are thinking about starting a business or ready to scale it. What entrepreneurs need isn’t the type of abstract course they teach in business schools, but practical, relevant knowledge you can apply to your business. Here’s our list …

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Microsoft acquires LinkedIn – Cloud gazing at the possibilities

Nick Vildis Blog

Microsoft announced today that it is buying the business world’s favorite social media website LinkedIn for $26.2 billion at $196 per share. That’s a big deal in today’s age of mergers and acquisitions – a tech giant owning one of the largest social media platforms on the web. It makes a lot of sense too. Chances are if you’re running …

Entrepreneurship 101 Graduating Class

Entrepreneurship 101 – Looking to the Future

Hailey Short Blog

On Wednesday, May 18th we celebrated 30 weeks of hard work and dedication of an elite group of Sudbury entrepreneurs. After 30 weeks of intensive work, fifteen individuals walked away with invaluable knowledge of what it takes to start and grow a business. The program taught the fundamentals of what every entrepreneur needs to start a business – whether it’s …

Working On and Around Scaffolds

Scaffold Safety – Working On and Around Scaffolds

Kim Duquette Blog

According to the Ontario Ministry of Labour, “Falls are the number one cause of critical injuries and deaths of workers at construction sites in Ontario.” To keep workers safe, employers must assign a competent person to identify all hazards associated with the use of scaffolding and effectively control or eliminate these hazards. Workers must be trained in scaffold safety, including …

We Can Do It!

Celebrating the World’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on International Women’s Day

Hailey Short Blog

March 8th marks International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. What better way to celebrate the ambition and achievements of some of the world’s most powerful and admirable female entrepreneurs.   Kiran Mazumdar–Shaw Kiran is an Indian entrepreneur, chairman and managing director of Biocon Limited – a biotech company and …

Preparing to be an Entrepreneur

Kyle McCall Blog

First Step Prep In my last piece I described the organizations and services available to would-be entrepreneurs here in Greater Sudbury. This post will delve into what a would-be entrepreneur should (ideally) come prepared with for that first meeting. 1) Have a well articulated value proposition Even at a very early stage, your value proposition should be clear. If you’re …

Hollywood Heath and Safety (artwork inspired by Saul Bass)

Hollywood Health and Safety

Nick Vildis Blog

A man receives cuts on his hand from a broken glass requiring stitches, a woman nearly dies from smoke inhalation, and a 71 year old senior is hospitalized for a fractured ankle caused by hydraulic equipment – all incidents taking place while on the job. Take the names out of the equation and it’s just another couple cases of workplace …

Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

Kim Duquette Blog

General Information Ladders are used for countless tasks in various fields of work whenever workers are required to work above or below ground level. Every day in Ontario, falls from ladders cause injuries to workers; that is why ladder safety is so important. Ladders must be CSA certified and be properly suited to the task. They should be constructed of heavy type …

Toxicology

Kim Duquette Blog

Toxicology is one of the oldest fields of scientific study and involves the detection, effects and antidotes of poisons. A poison is defined as a substance that causes structural damage or functional disturbance in the body. Depending on the dose, almost any substance can be considered a poison. Water, for instance, if ingested in great quantities can cause a condition …

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CDMN Soft Landing program applications now open

Kyle McCall Blog

This spring, Canadian companies can enter new international markets and gain exposure to businessopportunities around the world for up to three months, with access to regional support and resources. Benefits to company: Up to $4,000 towards transportation and accommodation expense Entry into a new market for up to three months Working space in an international co-working space Facilitated in-market connections …

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Starting a Business in Sudbury

Kyle McCall Blog

So, you have a great idea for a business. Now what? This, for many, is a dilemma that doesn’t always have a clear answer. Where/who do I turn to for help? The nice thing is that the support an aspiring business owner is looking for is available right here in Greater Sudbury. You just have to know which doors to …

Lift Truck Safety

Lift Truck Safety

Kim Duquette Blog

Types of Lift Trucks Counterbalanced Lift Trucks Counterbalanced lift trucks are used extensively throughout industry and are available in various capacities. The counterbalanced lift truck is an all-purpose lift truck that is adaptable to most operations and operating conditions. The Industrial Truck Association has separated the numerous types of lift trucks into seven classes. However, since this blog is about …

Accident and Incident Reporting

Accident and Incident Reporting

Kim Duquette Blog

Unfortunately, work-related accidents and incidents occur on a daily basis in Canadian workplaces. Accident and incident reporting is essential for the prevention of recurrences and the betterment of worker health and safety. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, workers are required to report any workplace injury to their Supervisor no later than the end of the shift in …

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Dot Com vs. Dot CA, part II – Picking the right domain for your website.

Nick Vildis Blog

Over a year ago I wrote about picking a domain for your website, whether to choose one based on the domain extension – .com or .ca. In that article I never talked much about picking the right domain itself, the part that precedes the extension. It may not be as simple as using the name of your company – depending …

WHMIS 2015

WHMIS 2015 and GHS

Kim Duquette Blog

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System – you may know it as WHMIS – has been in force across Canada since 1988. If you’re part of the Canadian workforce, chances are you’ve taken WHMIS training at sometime or other. Especially since employers are required to ensure that workers working in proximity to a controlled product are informed about all available …