Microsoft Feature – How to Start up a Start-up

This article originally appeared in Microsoft’s SMB Advantage newsletter—sign up here for more insightful and educational posts. What could be more exciting that starting your own business? You finally have the opportunity to go out on your own and build an empire, or at least, to work on your terms. Having a fresh business concept is a must, but any entrepreneur who’s been down this road will tell you that getting a […]

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NEW UNIONVILLE HOME SOCIETY – 2014 Business Excellence Accessibility Award Winner

In their mission statement, the New Unionville Home Society (UHS) emphasizes that long-term care is not just about providing a needed service to the community, but to each individual. UHS strives to promote wellness and independence, and ultimately improve quality of life for every client. It is about aging well and living better. Living better means having access to quality facilities and compassionate care, but also ensuring that innovative developments […]

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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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Folco’s Ristorante 2014 Business Excellence Community Relations & Cultural Enrichment Award Winner

Over the past twelve years Folco’s Ristorante has operated in Markham with not only a commitment to traditional Italian dining, but also a dedication to serving its community through charity. “The restaurant is successful today because of this community, and we are proud to be in Markham,” says Deana Folco, chef and daughter of founders Mario and Ann Folco. Children’s charities became especially important to the Folco family after Deana’s […]

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Danny’s Fish & Chips: Winner of Entertainment Markham 2015

During Entertainment Markham’s showcase of local restaurants, from May 1 to August 31, Markham residents dug into pizzas, oysters, filets mignons, curries, and gelato. When all the plates were cleared and belts loosened, diners filled out a short online survey to qualify for coupons distributed by other participating establishments. The Markham Board of Trade used the feedback collected to recognize the restaurant that went above and beyond. Danny’s Fish & […]

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AutoNiche: Your Family Friendly Automotive Shop

by Samantha Sim Sometimes a simple curiosity can take someone down a path they had never imagined. That’s exactly what happened to Emily Chung, founder of the Markham automotive service shop Autoniche, after taking a service technician course while on maternity leave. “I wanted to learn more about my car so I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable bringing it in for service,” says Chung. “At the time I worked in marketing for […]

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Building Robots, Changing Futures: Preparing Today’s Students for the Jobs of Tomorrow

Technology is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Today’s teenagers are scratching their heads over rotary dial phones and tape cassettes; twenty years from now, they could be parents to children who are bewildered by desktop computers and cars that can’t drive themselves. Preparing our newest generation for jobs of the future is a vital and complex challenge. Journalist Sarah Sweet talks to Markham entrepreneur Ramy Ghattas about robots, hands-on education, […]

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