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30 Motivational Business Quotes

30 Motivational Business Quotes

It’s Friday, you’ve put in countless hours of work over the course of the week and now your ready to relax with your family read more

How to sell effectively online

How to sell effectively online

With Black Friday upon us, and Cyber Monday just around the corner, we’d say it is the official start to holiday shopping! As a ... read more

5 Simple Ways to Be a Better Boss

5 Simple Ways to Be a Better Boss

Article written by Brian Hamilton, Chairman and Co-Founder of Sageworks Original article was posted here. We found this great article ... read more

Buying a Business: Georgian Chocolate Co.!

Buying a Business: Georgian Chocolate Co.!

Today we are turning the tables on our website’s curator, Jenna. Recently Jenna and her partner, Sean have purchased a company that was read more

10 Resources All Canadian Small Businesses Should Know About

10 Resources All Canadian Small Businesses Should Know About

Written by: Ryan Pinkham on Constantcontact.com. With some edits from: Jenna Green – There’s nothing small about the impact of ... read more

How to hire right!

How to hire right!

Having a growing business is a great feeling! All that hard work you’ve done over many years is finally paying off! However, if ... read more

Meet Patricia Di Chiara: CEO and Founder of Luisella Foods

Meet Patricia Di Chiara: CEO and Founder of Luisella Foods

What is Luisella you ask? Luisella Foods Inc is a producer of nutritious and nut-free chocolate spreads. Luisella Foods, Inc has four ... read more

2018 Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

2018 Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit

You’re Invited to the 2018 Aurora Chamber Business & Technology Summit! The Aurora Chamber Business & Technology ... read more

Xcelerate Summit

Xcelerate Summit

One of our founding partners is co-hosting this year’s Xcelerate Summit on October 24th to 25th. Learn practical techniques and ... read more

From Farmers’ Market to storefront: Sarahannedipity shares her success!

From Farmers’ Market to storefront: Sarahannedipity shares her success!

Meet Sarah Moleme. She is well known at the downtown Orillia Farmers’ Market for her beautiful gemstone bead work and custom sterling ... read more

How To Be A Successful Entrepreneur — No Matter Your Personality Type

This story was originally posted on Forbes.com. Written by: Serenity Gibbons.     Entrepreneurship is more about the journey ... read more

From Arlene Dickinson: 5 Tips to Open Your Mind

From Arlene Dickinson: 5 Tips to Open Your Mind

Posted by YouInc.com Entrepreneurs’ minds are jammed full. We love to hoard information with the thought that someday that tidbit read more

6 Tips for Managing Presentation Butterflies

6 Tips for Managing Presentation Butterflies

  This story originally appeared on Ellevate. If you are like most people, then public speaking or presenting is one of your major read more

Want to be featured? Contact us today!

Want to be featured? Contact us today!

Is your business based in the Barrie or surrounding area? Contact us today to have your business story featured on our website! ... read more

Built locally, with love; Office Inc.!

Built locally, with love; Office Inc.!

It all starts with a dream! It is a gift in life when you find something you are truly passionate about, and even better when you can ... read more

Do you know the difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting?

Do you know the difference between Bookkeeping and Accounting?

We found this great article from Gust, and wanted to share! As a founder of your company, it is important to know when bookkeeping or ... read more

A Success Story: LinkGreen

A Success Story: LinkGreen

The LinkGreen backstory starts way back. Warren Patterson, CEO, says his introduction to entrepreneurship began in grade 7 when running read more

Orillia CDC Launches NEW Program!

Our good friends at the Orillia CDC have launched a new program for those looking to buy or sell a business! For information on this ... read more

Resources: Small Business Centre

Resources: Small Business Centre

We are continuing to share the different resources we feature on our website. Today, we will look at the Small Business Centre! There ... read more

Chickapea Recognized for Highest Standards of Social and Environmental Performance With B Corp Certification

Chickapea Recognized for Highest Standards of Social and Environmental Performance With B Corp Certification

COLLINGWOOD, Ontario, June 25, 2018 (Newswire.com) – Chickapea, a fast-growing brand of high-protein pasta made from organic ... read more

Resources: The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Resources: The Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Have a business idea? Looking to grow your business? One of our key sponsors, the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre is here to Take read more

Resources: The Barrie Public Library

Resources: The Barrie Public Library

We have many great resources available to residences of the Barrie and surrounding areas! Over the course of the next few weeks we will read more

Angel Investor Bootcamp

ANGEL INVESTOR BOOTCAMP Presented by Georgian Angel Network and the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre For anyone new or wanting to ... read more

Why This Vegan Entrepreneur Rejected An Investment Deal On Dragons’ Den For Her Healthy Snacks Brand

Why This Vegan Entrepreneur Rejected An Investment Deal On Dragons’ Den For Her Healthy Snacks Brand

POST WRITTEN BY: KATRINA FOX, Contributor for Forbes.com ... read more

25 Tips for Earning Customer Loyalty

25 Tips for Earning Customer Loyalty

POST WRITTEN BY: John Rampton of Entrepreneur.com https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/245365 As most marketers have experienced at ... read more

10 Big Mistakes Every New Entrepreneur Needs to Avoid

POST WRITTEN BY: Young Entrepreneur Council YEC is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful ... read more

Art in House, a home for design and creativity in Barrie

Art in House, a home for design and creativity in Barrie

Art in House launched as a partnership of four members who shared a vision of supporting local art. The little space in the Lakeshore ... read more

Looking for a commercial kitchen? Office Inc. is now offering kitchen space!

Are you a start up looking for a commercial kitchen to rent? We are excited to share that there is a kitchen available at Office Inc! ... read more

With Supporting Local as their maxim, Osgoode Company pivots from popup to Dunlop Street

With Supporting Local as their maxim, Osgoode Company pivots from popup to Dunlop Street

When your message is Support The Locals, it’s logical to have your ecosystem be the physical community that surrounds you, particularly read more

A Local Success Story: FreshSpoke!

A Local Success Story: FreshSpoke!

“Every start up needs a break, that one special opportunity, that pushes you between a small start up and a force to be reckoned with.” read more

The creative inspiration that drives GymNext to success.

The creative inspiration that drives GymNext to success.

Duane Homick, a serial entrepreneur ahead of his time. Building websites before internet access was a household given with his first ... read more

OCE Discovery: Day One!

OCE Discovery: Day One!

We were fortunate enough to attend the first day of this amazing two day conference; OCE Discovery! If you have not heard of this ... read more

Georgian College’s – Georgian Den

Georgian College’s – Georgian Den

This week we had the pleasure of attending Georgian College’s, Georgian Den. This event took place on Wednesday, April 24th in ... read more

Creating more than an experience but a culture: Redline Brewhouse

Creating more than an experience but a culture: Redline Brewhouse

Redline Brew House is located right in Barrie on Bayview Road.  Using only high quality ingredients from North America, Europe, New ... read more

Growing great Bulbs of Fire!

With his established writing career a transatlantic transferable skill, European Journalist and entrepreneur Bart Nagel arrived in ... read more

Why Entrepreneurs Start Companies Rather Than Join Them

Article Written by Steve Blank.  If you asked me why I gravitated to startups rather than work in a large company I would have answered read more

Green by Hand

Katie Green of Green by Hand is an entrepreneurial triple threat; well educated, highly motivated and a true Barrie local. Handling a ... read more

Henry Bernick Medal Awards

This past week we had the pleasure of attending the Henry Bernick Medal Awards at Georgian College! With over 300 guests in attendance, read more

Celebrating Judith Kennedy of cupCAKE!

Ending this female-filled, inspiring week on a sweet note: please meet Judith Kennedy of cupCAKE! Whether you walk into her one of her ... read more

Celebrating Neta Talmor from No Hassle Website!

Even though yesterday was officially International Women’s Day, at Entrepreneurs Connect the celebration continues, we are excited to ... read more

Celebrating Krista LaRiviere of gShift Labs!

Celebrating Krista LaRiviere of gShift Labs!

Today we are lucky to share Krista LaRiviere’s story from gShift Labs. gShift Labs was founded in 2009 by Krista LaRiviere and Chris ... read more

Celebrating Lyndsey of Lyndsey Stevenato Children’s Therapy Services!

Celebrating Lyndsey of Lyndsey Stevenato Children’s Therapy Services!

Welcome to day 3 of our International Women’s Day celebrations! For those of you just joining us, we are featuring the stories of read more

Celebrating Ainsley Drake of Alliance Pet Care & Meat Heads!

Celebrating Ainsley Drake of Alliance Pet Care & Meat Heads!

Continuing to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th, at Entrepreneurs Connect we have asked local women from the Barrie ... read more

Celebrating Amy De Wolfe of Renegade Health Bar!

Celebrating Amy De Wolfe of Renegade Health Bar!

This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day! This day recognizes the social, economic, cultural and political achievements ... read more

15 Time Management Tips for Achieving Your Goals

15 Time Management Tips for Achieving Your Goals

One of the most effective skills you can have in life is powerful and effective time management. The truth is that time is the greatest read more

Shop Local: Always Bearded

Shop Local: Always Bearded

This successful lifestyle brand was built with pride on a beard and a hashtag by an award winning entrepreneur with an exceptionally ... read more

The Drawing House teaching how to push a pencil

The Drawing House teaching how to push a pencil

Serendipity and good business practice seem incongruent partners, but Marshall Geddes of The Drawing House is confident fate is working read more

Junglewood creates eco-friendly products made from Bamboo

Junglewood creates eco-friendly products made from Bamboo

Bamboo makes better baseball bats and drumsticks too!  Famed drummer extraordinaire, Pentti Whitey Glan, shows this on the ... read more

Working a Room: How to Sell, Not Tell

Kauffman Founders School It can be difficult to network effectively, here are some tips on how to work a room in your favor. These ... read more

Chickapea Pasta Receives Investment from District Ventures Capital

Chickapea Pasta Receives Investment from District Ventures Capital

Collingwood company, Earth to Kids, maker of Chickapea Pasta secured an undisclosed investment from Canadian consumer product VC ... read more

Angela Francis Fine Art

The spirit of entrepreneurship and art is alive and well in Barrie. This is evident in local Atrepreneur Angela Francis. I was able to ... read more

Local Angel Group invests in LinkGreen

Local Angel Group invests in LinkGreen

Barrie-based technology company gets the thumbs up from seven angel investors from Georgian Angel Network (GAN), along with other local read more

Good Green Earth

Good Green Earth

  Gary Crowell’s Good Green Earth Company has an exciting product aimed at making indoor composting easy and practical. Using ... read more

Homestead offers good food and authenticity

Homestead offers good food and authenticity

Authenticity, a dash of puns, and a pinch of humour flavour the process and products at Homestead. As business duo ... read more

A Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

A Culture of Innovation Starts With the Leader

As entrepreneurs and business leaders we need to recognize that innovation can come from all levels of an organization, not just those ... read more

6 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

6 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Every once in a while an entrepreneur will ask me, “What is the most important thing I need to know?”.  My stock answer is always the ... read more

Combining mindfulness with entrepreneurship

Combining mindfulness with entrepreneurship

Some good points to keep in mind here as we move away from the flawed culture of multi-tasking towards the more efficient (and less ... read more

Local Entrepreneur Aims to Bring Real Tea Back

Local Entrepreneur Aims to Bring Real Tea Back

Brendan Neskovski CEO & Operations Manager of Tea For describes himself as a huge mind map person; his line of 100% certified ... read more

Making the best use of your time

Making the best use of your time

Entrepreneurs are known for long days, many of whom which there are more than 24 hours in day! Making the most of your time is the key ... read more

Why Entrepreneurs Need the Right Mentor

Why Entrepreneurs Need the Right Mentor

Entrepreneurs are known for breaking the rules and making mistakes as they drive their business towards growth and success. This makes ... read more

Starting a New Career in the Food Business

Starting a New Career in the Food Business

Anyone who knows me knows that food and technology are personal passions of mine. And so of course it only makes sense that I’m a read more

Businesses need to do more than just a website

Businesses need to do more than just a website

Everyone knows technology is changing the way businesses operate and consumer behaviour is playing an important role when thinking ... read more

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

Need a Business Idea? Here are 55

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting a home based business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect ... read more

Canadian Startups Need to Spend More on Sales and Marketing

Canadian Startups Need to Spend More on Sales and Marketing

Canadian technology companies have been openly criticized for their inability to scale and attract venture capital investments when ... read more

Focusing on the soft skills when hiring

“And it begins with he language you put forward in your job descriptions. Recently, we posted for a new role that I’ve titled, ... read more

5 Years, 5 Lessons

“When you slip up, just weave it into your story. Failures don’t have to be a red light or a brick wall in front of ... read more

Local Technology Company on a Mission to Connect People

SuiteWorks was purpose built 12 years ago by John Cameron and Don Cameron of The Networking Effect. With Transformers ability to morph ... read more

Metrics to Help Monitor your Startup

Metrics to Help Monitor your Startup

Anyone who has started their own business knows that there’s a long road ahead before accomplishing long term success. Measuring ... read more

Great tips on from Slack on Launching

More than 30 000 teams use Slack everyday, yet the company never had a massive marketing campaign or spent millions on advertising. The read more

Barrie-based company adding positions across its operation

Napoleon, Barrie’s prominent local manufacturer and retailer of quality grills and fireplaces, as well as heating and cooling ... read more

Suzuki Canada is set to move from Richmond Hill to Barrie

May 3, 2017 Suzuki Canada is bringing its warehouse and employees to Barrie! The company will be moving into a building on Saunders ... read more

Kake Studio Bakery

Kake Studio Bakery

Written By: Andrew Adam Rosalyn Maassarany is a local Barrie entrepreneur looking to take a bite out of the decorative cake scene in ... read more

From Student to Start Up

From Student to Start Up

From Student to Start Up: 9 Tips to Make the Transition Successfully Michele Clarkson is no stranger to being the master of her own ... read more

The Toughest Questions Investors Ask

The Toughest Questions Investors Ask

Kauffman Founders School It can be tough to prepare for a meeting with investors, here are some HARD questions investors may ask. ... read more

Amazing Value of Successful Networking

Successful networking is a very important part of building your brand and can also propel your business. We’re often told that we must ... read more

Founder’s Dillemmas: Relationships

Founder’s Dillemmas: Relationships

Forming meaningful relationships is a key part of propelling a business. Page and Brin. Jobs and Wozniak. Hewlett and Packard. Famous ... read more

Is Venture Capital For You?

Is Venture Capital For You?

Venture capital can be a useful way to accelerate your company. Is venture capital right for you? It depends. Are you pursuing a ... read more

Intellectual Property: Patents

Intellectual Property: Patents

Patenting can be very tricky and expensive but a necessity in many cases. Learn about budgeting for patents and more. If patents are ... read more

Board of Directors: Functions and Responsibilities

Board of Directors: Functions and Responsibilities

What is a board of directors for? What can having a solid board of directors do for a company? The board of directors is a formal ... read more

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

What is a board of directors for? What can having a solid board of directors do for a company? The board of directors is a formal ... read more

Canada’s top small and medium-sized employers feature perks and positive job growth

Canada’s top small and medium-sized employers feature perks and positive job growth

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the economic system. Diane Jermyn, Globe and Mail Call them the job creators. The read more

Small and Medium-sized Employers

Small and Medium-sized Employers

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the economic system. Diane Jermyn, Globe and Mail Call them the job creators. The read more

Equity splits

Equity splits

Noam Wasserman states “Unfortunately, many of our natural inclinations about equity splits are wrong or counterproductive, destined to ... read more

Entrepreneurial Marketing: marketing mix management

Entrepreneurial Marketing: marketing mix management

Anita Newton, marketing guru details how you can develop a website, engage social media, and learn from your early customers to execute read more

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Entrepreneurial Marketing

Anita Newton, marketing guru details how you can develop a website, engage social media, and learn from your early customers to execute read more

Leadership and motivation: motivation for entrepreneurs

Leadership and motivation: motivation for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs choose an entrepreneurial path in order to achieve certain goals, all of which are compelling reasons to keep “bicycling ... read more

Leadership and motivation

Leadership and motivation

Entrepreneurs choose an entrepreneurial path in order to achieve certain goals, all of which are compelling reasons to keep “bicycling ... read more

The startup finance pyramid

The startup finance pyramid

Finance is about more than just money and numbers. Bill Reichert, a seasoned venture capitalist, builds a strategic “Finance Pyramid” ... read more

The art of persuasion

The art of persuasion

Popular author Daniel Pink discusses the importance of persuasion and how to improve your ability to be persuasive. read more

Napoleon looking to fill 100 new positions at Barrie location

Napoleon looking to fill 100 new positions at Barrie location

Napoleon Group of Companies announced on Friday it is looking to fill 100 jobs at its Barrie location. In a release, Napoleon says they read more

Key tips for team building

Key tips for team building

Ryan Amin At a Life Science Ventures Summit hosted by the Kauffman Foundation, Huffington Post writer Jennifer Hill led a discussion ... read more

Canadian Technology Accelerators

Canadian Technology Accelerators

Are you a growing Canadian technology company needing US market traction or financing? The Canadian Technology Accelerator connects ... read more

Why there are no successful one man bands

Why there are no successful one man bands

It can be extremely difficult and virtually impossible trying to juggle everything at once while running a business.   As a child, read more