How to Choose the Right IT Supplier

Many businesses struggle with knowing when and how to change IT suppliers. Finding the right choice involves knowing the factors to consider and how the transition will work. “I think I have outgrown my current IT supplier.” You may have started using a freelance IT professional or a small IT company several years ago when your needs were more basic. Now that your business has grown, you’re questioning whether your […]

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Trading Suits for Slippers: The Work from Home Debate

Call it the twenty-first century dream: you wake up, grab a coffee, and step into your home office to start your workday. There’s no need to iron that dress shirt. For many employees, this dream is becoming a reality. But is working from home the ideal solution it’s sometimes perceived to be? It’s a complex debate for employers and employees. Understanding the practice’s advantages and disadvantages is key to its […]

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The Rise of the Corporate Blog: Is Blogging Right for You?

Marketing your business online is now a necessity, but it can be extremely complicated, and the techniques and tools are ever changing. Even more discouraging is the difficulty, despite analytics tools, of measuring return on marketing spend (ROMS). For these reasons, there’s no foolproof guide to online marketing. But what we do know (for now) is that the more new, relevant material you create online, the better your business’s search […]

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Learning Through Play with Markham Public Library’s Summer Kids’ Programs

From festivals to daytrips, there’s plenty for families to do in Markham during summer weekends. Whether it’s bouncing at the Bandstand, relaxing on a Main Street patio, enjoying nature at Milne Park, or cheering at the Pan Am Games, the next adventure is just around the corner. But why does the fun, and the learning, have to end for kids during the week? Markham Library’s summer kids’ programs are both […]

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3 Apps to Improve Your Productivity

From making your computer an extension of your smartphone to providing detailed analytics reports about your daily habits, we examine three mobile apps you should download. AirDroid This app allows individuals to access and manage their Android phone or tablet from their computer. Receive a notification on the side of your desktop or laptop screen every time someone calls or sends a message, and then answer or respond without even […]

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Keeping Your Business Moving During the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

The 2015 Pan Am Games presents an exciting opportunity for our region, but it also will amplify some challenges we already face in Markham, such as daily congestion, a lack of transit infrastructure, and the second highest commute times in the country. The best way to prepare for the Games is to know what to expect and to plan how your business will operate. By examining your travel habits, you […]

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Taking Aim for Gold: The Pan Am Games a Bull’s Eye for Markham’s Daniel Ng

Markham resident and business owner Daniel Ng is excited. At 42, he is preparing for this summer’s Pan American (Pan Am) Games both as a competitive athlete and entrepreneur. Making it past the last hurdle, team trials to be held in Montreal at the end of May, will mark the ultimate realization of his passion for archery, a sport he discovered when he was four years old and that is […]

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Shimco: Peter Voss Is the Perfect Fit for Precision-Parts Manufacturer

Peter Voss, a CPA with degrees in physics and economics, had a varied career in audit and industry before deciding he wanted to own and operate his own business. As CFO of a public company in Waterloo, he was doing M&As, scouting out high-tech companies, rightsizing, and integrating them into existing operations. “I spent a lot of time helping others become successful, and I wanted to do the same for […]

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