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Digitally-advanced businesses perform better, according to study

A recent study by BDC reveals some interesting findings about digital maturity, and the effects it can have on Canadian businesses. What is digital maturity? In the study, “digital maturity” is defined as a combination of digital intensity and digital culture. Digital intensity comprises customer experience; data and analytics; digital technologies; and process and communication. Digital culture comprises leadership and strategy; and staff and expertise.…

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Here are some small business articles and blog posts we found interesting this week – what have you come across lately? “Imperfect Picks” And “Uglies”: Beauty Brands Are Salvaging Damaged And Abandoned Packaging And Products at Beauty Independent Ottawa plans to forgive up to 50 per cent of COVID-19 pandemic loans to Indigenous businesses at the Globe and Mail Here’s how much of an impact…

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Small business blog posts we liked this week

Spring is nearly here! We hope you’re seeing some nicer weather where you are. Enjoy these small business blog posts and news articles we’ve found interesting this week. What to ask in a stay interview at Fast Company $4-billion Canada Digital Adoption Program opens for grant and loan applications at the Globe and Mail Frito-Lay’s standoff with Loblaw ends up flooding an Ontario chip company…

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Audition for the 17th season of Dragons’ Den

Dragons’ Den producers are currently holding virtual auditions, looking for the next big ‘thing’ in business! Dragons’ Den gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls – the Dragons. Successful pitchers will have a chance to earn real investment – from the Dragons’ own pockets! They’ll be looking for the biggest and best deals from coast-to-coast.…

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Small business blog posts we liked this week

Here are some small business articles we’ve enjoyed recently. Have you read anything in the business blogosphere you liked? Here’s the proof culture still comes first in the age of remote work at Fortune Burned out and isolated: How to get through to your struggling Gen Z workers at Fast Company Canadian small-business owners struggle to make cryptocurrencies part of daily commerce at the Globe…