Rise N’ Shine – It’s Pancake Time!

The weather is beautiful and we feel that it is time for another networking event. This time we will host a fun breakfast that will allow you to network with our clients. Please be sure to join us for our Pancake Networking Breakfast on June 24, 2014 from 8:00-10:00 AM. … [Read more...]

The Waterfront BIA Hosts a Wonderful Member’s Appreciation Breakfast

  The kind individuals at The Waterfront BIA hosted a delicious member's appreciation breakfast on board Mariposa Cruises' Captain Matthew Flinders this morning. The breakfast was followed by two informative presentations.  Mark Lebovits and Stephanie McIsaac from Environics Analytics revealed detailed statistics of our waterfront service area. We learned a great deal about our waterfront community including including who the community is, average household incomes and detailed … [Read more...]

Team Space Now Available at The Rostie Group

The Rostie Group is pleased to announce that one of our team rooms has just become available. It has beautiful views and can accommodate up to 30 employees. We look forward to discussing your company's needs and offering you a suitable office solution. … [Read more...]

Redpath Waterfront Festival

From Kwan Films "If you were to stand in one spot in downtown Toronto for the past one hundred years, what would you experience? Journey through the architectural history of Toronto. See familiar landmarks from the first days of photography transform to full-colour modern day. Some things change, some things stay the same."   … [Read more...]

Getting the right employees for your business is crucial to success

Getting the 'right people on the bus' is crucial to the success of any business but how do you ensure you are recruiting the right people with the right skills? Here's a list that can help: 1. Re-examine your job listings. Is it just a canned description of the company with a list of required skills? Mike Ganiere, manager of talent acquisition, North America for Johnson Controls, says, “You can’t just post a position with a list of duties and expect to connect to the perfect match. People … [Read more...]

101 Secrets to Running a Successful Home-Based Business in Toronto

Originally posted by Sara Wilson According to the Small Business Administration, more than 50 percent of small businesses are home-based. Home-based businesses offer low overhead, helpful tax incentives, and the opportunity to work in your pajamas, among other benefits. But before you get started, there are some things — 101, to be precise — that you should know about running a company from home. Here is our list of top tips, lessons, pitfalls, and more to get you on your way. Getting … [Read more...]

Seven tips for a great home business

Original post by Tony Featherstone A friend recently asked how I have managed to work from home for so long and stay sane. Good questions. As appealing as it sounds, working from home does not suit everyone. Doing it for years requires discipline, self-awareness and careful planning to avoid key traps. Comments about working from home usually fall into two categories. Some say a home-based business must be a terrific lifestyle with all that supposed extra time and flexibility. Others ask … [Read more...]

Keep your office space in Toronto organized with these 25 tips

25 Tips to keep your office organized and running smoothly by Janet Taylor  1) Clean out each desk drawer, to free up even more valuable storage space. 2) Clear off the top of your desk, then wipe off the surface of the desktop. 3) Keep essential items on your desktop (computer, phone, fax, card file). 4) If you work with more than one person create an in box for each person. 5) Have a master to-do list for each day at your desk. 6) Pre-Sort the mail.  To-File, To-Read, … [Read more...]

Magic Johnson’s business tips

By Jason Q Freed Early on in the process of opening 125 Starbucks locations in urban communities across the U.S., Earvin “Magic” Johnson decided to take out the traditional coffeehouse tunes and replace them with albums from Lionel Ritchie, Smokey Robinson and other African American artists. He ditched the scones and instead stocked sweet potato pie. The NBA legend, entrepreneur and philanthropist learned early on in his business career that a clear understanding of his customers would be … [Read more...]