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Human Resources


The Best Volunteer Programs Do This 

Is your small business ready to face the top three HR challenges of 2015?

Use Existing Business Systems to Create Shared Value Strategy

2015: Social HR Becomes A Reality 

Leading Organizational Change

(article provided by member: Excellent Business Solutions)


Employers Take Note: Even Departing Employees may be Entitled to a Hefty Bonus
(article provided by member:  Mona D'Souza, Williams HR Law)


Pay Equity in Ontario

(article provided by member Carolyn Kay, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie)


 Improve Your Financial Position

Protect Your Finances

8 Tips and Resources for Managing Your Business Finances

Investment R.E. Part 1

Part 2
Part 3
(article provided by member - Chris Tyrovolas, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate)

Corporate Estate Freezes
(article provided by member - Miles Goacher, The Goacher Wealth Management Group)





5 Must-Have Marketing Tools for 2015


Five B2B Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Should Get a Head Start on Now


 Ten ways to build a brand for your small business

7 Public Relations Trends to Watch in 2015

Why you should invest in an Internet Marketing Company vs Student or DIY

(article provided by member Benito Suppa, ReachLocal)

How Green Is Your Marketing Plan
(article provided by member Susan Scott, Full Circle Communications)


7 Workforce Management Trends That Will Impact IT in 2015

How to Be a Successful Office Manager

 4 Essential Role Players You Want On Your Team

Business Succession Planning - new thinking for today's economy
(article provided by member - Miles Goacher, The Goacher Wealth Management Group)

Commercial Leasing Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
(article provided by member - Chris Tyrovolas, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate)

Office Space Part 1
Part 2
(article provided by member Chris Tyrovolas, Royal LePage Frank Real Estate)

Miscellaneous Links


6 Stories of Super Successes Who Overcame Failure

Build a Team for Success

4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015

8 Tips for Successful Business Development




10 simple steps to green your office.

How Businesses Affect the Environment

14 Green Business Ideas for Eco-Friendly Entrepreneurs



The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015


Why Website Analytics Are Vital For Your Business


Business Apps


 6 Mobile Apps to Kick-start Your 2015 Productivity

Top Business Apps, Best Apps for Small Business

Wally: This easy-to-use app allows you to input your expenses and then organizes it into categories. It also uses GPS to see where you spend your money. The app's InstaScan feature captures the relevant details from a photo of your receipt and populates your budget with the information.

MintAutomatically pulls all of your financial information from the accounts that you add into one dashboard.

Goalkeeper: Help you track and reach a savings goal.

Receipts: Receipts, by Toronto company Wave, helps you file away your bills; just photograph the receipts or upload PDFs or images of receipts to the app.

CamCard: This app by allows users to take a photo and submit their business card. Their contact information is stored on the app. A user can take a photo of a company's business card and that business' contact information will be transferred onto the users' phone. There is a lite and pro version. Available for Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows device

WorldMate: A great free app for business travelers – Worldmate manages your flights, hotels, car rentals, and meetings – and automatically syncs the information to your mobile device. Even contains a tip calculator and currency converter Available for Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices.

Documents to Go: An app that allows users to view and edit Office documents on their phones. Allows users to view, create, and edit Word and Excel documents, while users can view Powerpoint documents with the basic version. Available for Android, Blackberry, and Windows devices. An Apple version is called Documents to Go – Office Suite


Free Online Learning Resources


Khan Academy

Yale Open Courses

Harvard Open Courses for Free

Stanford Online

MIT OpenCourseWare Free Online Course Materials

Important Government Links



Business Gateway: Single access point to all Federal Gov't services needed to start, run and grow your business:

Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (Revenue Canada): Helps with forms and essential business
Business Enquiries: 1-800-959-5525
Forms and Publications:1-800-959-2221

Canada One: Your source for Canadian business news articles and information


Competition Bureau of Canada: Ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace.


E-Laws Website: Government of Ontario Bill and Statutes

Economic Development & Trade: Ontario Partners With Companies to Strengthen The Economy

Gov't of Ontario:


Environmental Spill Reporting: 1-800-268-6060

Foreign Affairs and International Trade: The mandate of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is to manage Canada's diplomatic and consular relations and to encourage the country's international trade.

Gov't of Canada:


Human Resources Development Canada: Develop policies that make Canada a society in which all can use their talents, skills and resources to participate in learning, work and their community


Incorporation Information-Ottawa: 1-866-333-5556

Information and Privacy Commission/Ontario: 416-326-3333 / 1-800-387-0073

Intellectual Property Information Registration: A Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada (copyrights/trademarks)


Ministry of Labour - Employment Standards:

Gov't of Ontario:


Ministry of Small Business & Consumer Services:


Land Registry Office - Whitby: 905-665-4007

Ontario Building Code: Welcome to the Ontario Building Code's website, which has information on qualification and registration, available training, dispute resolution, news on recent code developments and more.

Ontario Exports: The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation is committed to providing services that are knowledgeable, responsive and timely, professional, helpful, accessible and accountable.


Retail Council of Canada: RCC is a strong advocate for retailing in Canada and works with all levels of government and other stakeholders to support employment growth.


Statistics Canada: produces statistics that help Canadians better understand their country—its population, resources, economy, society and culture.


Ontario Region (Toronto): 416-973-6586

Technical Standards & Safety Authority: Regulated safety services, Public safety and consumer information, Specialized safety services, Alternate service delivery


Town of Whitby Marketing & Economic Development:


Workplace Safety & Insurance Board: We administer Ontario's no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers. As part of this system, we provide disability benefits, monitor the quality of health care and assist in early, safe return to work for workers injured on the job or who contract an occupational disease. The WSIB works for you. Whether you're a worker, a large employer or small business owner, we're here to help

Funding Links



Business Development Bank of Canada: BDC promotes entrepreneurship by providing highly tailored financing, venture capital and consulting services to entrepreneurs.

905-430-5329 or 1-800-563-7922

National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program: We are committed to helping you get the most funding possible from the various programs you qualify for


Community Small Business Investment Funds Program: The government provides services such as training programs, consulting and information services for small businesses


National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program: The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of Canada's premier organization for research and development


Venture Capital Corporations Program: Ministry of small business, technology and economic development


General Links

Durham Region Online Manufacturing Portal

Business Advisory Centre Durham: We help entrepreneurs and help small business start successful and stay successful.


Canada Post Corporation:

Postal Code look up:


General Information:


Canadian Chamber of Commerce: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the primary and vital connection between business and the federal government. It continually demonstrates impact on public policy and decision-making to the benefit of businesses, communities and families across Canada.

President - Hon. Perrin Beatty:


Junior Achievement Central Ontario: Junior Achievement (JA) is the world's largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. With over 120 charters world wide, JA brings a global view of business to local communities


Ontario Chamber of Commerce: As the most diverse and representational business group in the province, the OCC works closely with governments, labour, academia, other business associations and various groups to create a stronger and more vibrant economy in Ontario.

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