Workplace stress is a normal and healthy thing to experience, but what happens when too much stress is affecting your business negatively? It has been estimated that $300 billion in the U.S. and $16 billion in Canada is lost per year by companies due to stress. So how do you avoid this stress epidemic?
The B Corp movement has been in the spotlight lately as it quickly gains momentum worldwide, and in the province. Social enterprises and companies built on a foundation of social responsibility are becoming more and more common as more consumers begin to demand ethical behavior from corporations.
Nicole Helwig, Manager at the Memorial University Centre for Social Enterprise, and Carolyn Wakeham, Senior Account Manager at BDC, helped us answer some key questions about B Corp. They discuss how the movement is present in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as what the future of B Corp looks like in the province.
Providing support to female entrepreneurs, especially in the technology sector is extremely important. Today is International Women’s Day! So today we look back on our biggest event to date in support of female founders in tech- The Big Raise.
So the Big Raise for Women in Tech was born! The Big Raise Poker Tournament is an exclusive Charity event founded by Craig Rowe and Craig Tucker as a way to combine the social aspect of poker with a passion of giving back to the community. The Big Raise for women was a special edition, an event for women tech entrepreneurs by women business leaders. Every player was female, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few males in the room - the Premier, Paddy Daly and tech CEOS from the community filled the role of dealers, coming out to show their support.
If we truly want to see growth in the tech sector in this province, then we need to embrace diversity in tech. We. Need. To. We need to support diverse groups of people and encourage them to take jobs in tech, start companies in tech, move to this province and help them to make this place their home. Diverse thinking keeps us current, competitive and innovative. It’s that simple!
We have amazing stories to tell about the success happening in tech in this province. We have interesting stories that includes searching for the Avro Arrow, the Amelia Earhart wreckage and the Malasian airliner. Our stories include photographing the Titantic, fighting bank crime and food insecurity and taking power transmission to a whole new (wireless) level. So, let’s start telling our damn story!
You’re a start-up who has created an amazing and innovative idea that you believe will make a real impact; this right here is enough to be a sure-fire success, and you can’t wait to establish a large customer base and great revenue stream. But wait — no one knows who your brand is or what your company does. Search Engine Optimization is an activity that is often placed as a low priority at the beginning of establishing your business but it can make all the difference in connecting you with with your audience and having a bigger impact on your potential customers.