Essential Tips for Small Business Data Security

FIVE ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS DATA SECURITY - BY GUY CHIARELLO (Huffington Post) Given the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks in today's world, it is more important than ever for small businesses to understand the costly effects of a data breach and develop an approach to mitigate the risks. The cost of a data breach for a small merchant can be catastrophic. The lost business and resulting liability from such an event can create significant financial losses, but … [Read more...]

Business Tips To Build Lasting Relationships With Your Client

By Deborah Asseraf | Social Pulse | May 12, 2014 It’s not about me – it’s all about YOU! May 12-16 is National Small Business Week. This annual spotlight on small businesses began in 1963. It recognizes the essential contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, drive innovation, increase America’s global competitiveness, and jobs. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create … [Read more...]

Six tips to create a more customer-focused business

By Amanda Jesnoewski If you want to create a real competitive edge in your business start focusing on your customers. It sounds obviously simple, but the fact is most businesses continue to focus on what value they can get as opposed to what value they can give.   But when you start to focus on your customers and what they want and need, you create better products and services, generate more business opportunities and sales, develop more loyal customers and increase your … [Read more...]

National Day of Honour – Red Friday

The ninth of May has been officially declared ‘National Day of Honour’. It is an opportunity for Canadians to honour the valour, strength and sacrifices of all those who served in Afghanistan over the last 12 years, including more than 40,000 Canadian Armed Forces members who helped to combat terrorism, stabilize Afghanistan and rebuild the country’s capacity to provide its own security. A service on Parliament Hill was held today to pay respect to the sacrifices of the wounded and fallen … [Read more...]

Dutch perspective on Toronto’s Future, Urban planning, and Design

With the new RBC WaterPark Place  office tower being built, waterfront redevelopment, and all the construction in Toronto's South Core,  our CEO, Cynthia Rostie, sent us on a mission to learn more about urban planning in Toronto. Housing several start-ups and taking pride in our innovative clients, Cynthia felt it would a great opportunity for us to also see a full blown innovation centre in action.  Abigail Bristow and Samantha Flores would like to thank MARs Discovery District Centre for … [Read more...]

Check out our new office tower that is opening in a few months!

RBC WaterPark Place: http://t.co/rIyFNxUaqT RBC WaterPark Place, at 933,000 SF and 30 storeys, is where the modern Toronto workplace is headed. The property offers an inspiring work experience, with the city's only PATH connection to the waterfront, 360-degree lake and skyline views, intelligent amenities, and a vital and refreshing waterfront location. It is the third, and final, tower in the WaterPark Place complex. And as the city's first LEED Platinum office tower, it is the evolution of … [Read more...]

Why You Should Love Video Conferencing in Toronto

Many small and mid-sized businesses owners share the challenge of operating companies with an understaffed and overworked IT department on tight operating budgets. In the face of these challenges, how will you grow your small to mid-sized business enough to reach new markets while competing with much larger companies? Video-conferencing is one way to reduce the costs of expansion and the challenges in communication that come with. Here are some other benefits of video-conferencing. 1. Save … [Read more...]

Could Your Business Use 131 million YouTube views?

Tom Dickson, Founder and CEO of BlendTec tests his blender on everyday items to see if they will... well, blend. The Will It Blend series was a huge success with total video views exceeding 131 million. Could your business use 131 million YouTube views? Creating video for web is very low cost, cost effective and the potential ROI greatly exceeds that of traditional media. Here are a few tips to creating effect videos for the web. Catchy titles - make your title catchy. With the right keywords … [Read more...]

Guess Who will be providing Meeting Rooms for the Crew of the Genie Awards in Toronto?

The Rostie Group is proud to be a service provider supporting the crew of the 32nd Genie Awards. Since 1980, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has served to unify the country’s film industry by honouring and showcasing outstanding achievements in Canadian cinema with the annual presentation of The Genie Awards. For three decades, the Genies – like the Canadian Film Awards before them – have celebrated and affirmed Canada’s national cinema. Promoting all facets of film, the … [Read more...]