When a Recruiter Calls…

Contributor:  Pamela Inglis, Recruiter - Rostie & Associates You know the call, as soon as you hear it’s a recruiter on the other end of the phone there’s a good chance that the first thing you say is “thanks, but I’m not looking”. Fair enough. The majority of the people we call are happy in their current role. But does that mean you shouldn’t take a few minutes to find out what they’re calling about? It may not be for you but perhaps you have a friend that’s on the market or maybe, just … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Cynthia!

The team at The Rostie Group would like to wish Cynthia Rostie a very Happy Birthday. We hope she has a wonderful day and is enjoying her travels. We look forward to celebrating with her upon her return! … [Read more...]

Starting a new business can be scary

From our experience over the years serving startups and running our own startup we are always interested in what it takes to help young companies survive the early stages. A clear business plan, a tight well-balanced team and the right attitude are among the things that go a long way to making it as a startup business. According to writer, Murray Newlands' one should be able to "anticipate failure." Fail well i.e. have the ability to fail and learn from your mistakes quickly in order to … [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...]

Hiring For Small Business — Overcoming Challenges And Tips For Success

By Jason Whitman (Huffington Post) According to the most recent ADP employment report, small businesses added 82,000 jobs to the U.S. economy in April. Also, according to the Small Business Administration, small businesses provide more than half of all jobs in the U.S. But, as every small business owner knows, each and every one of these individuals within your business makes a difference and has the opportunity to move the needle depending on whether that individual is the right fit for the … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Launching a Successful Product

GroundReport | Author: KM123 Filed Under: Health, Lifestyle | Posted: 05/13/2014 at 6:28PM Region: Colorado | United States According to the Small Business Association,small businesses have provided 55 percent of all jobs and 66 percent of all net new jobs since the 1970s. In today’s economy, small businesses are struggling; although many people have great product ideas, few of them follow the fundamental steps necessary to successfully bring those products to market. A success story, Peter … [Read more...]

Starting A Business? Two Common Management Issues And How To Solve Them

By Gabie Boko, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Sage North America Is there a downside to job market recovery?  If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, there may be. A recent Kauffman study showed that entrepreneurship suffers when the job market is in recovery mode.  In 2013, 476,000 new businesses were created each month, down 7 percent from 2012 when 514,000 new businesses were created monthly; highlighting that people who might have started their own business became employees … [Read more...]

Scared to start your own business?

by Ali Gray 04:01 | 13 May 2014 Got a big idea? Sometimes all you need is the courage to go for it - and Jenny Dawson is the proof. The 27-year-old founder of Rubies in the Rubble was working for a Mayfair hedgefund when she came up with the concept for her new venture. She had seen how many perfectly edible fruits and vegetables are discarded from London markets and decided to use the surplus produce to make jams and chutneys. Thus, Rubies in the Rubble was born. Jenny started her … [Read more...]