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  • Implementing tools for human resources administration - Canada Business Network
    Managing employees during tough times Implementing tools for human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Managing Employees Implementing tools for human resources administration Implementing tools for human resources administration Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Are you trying to streamline your benefits procedures Would you like your employees to have more access to information they need Do you want to keep better records Online tools and software can help you build a more efficient and competitive business If you opt for new technologies to handle your human resources processes be aware that a gradual change can be the most effective It is always a good idea to wait for the benefits of a new system to be demonstrated before you consider implementing any additional tools or practices This section outlines the types of systems and applications that can help with human resource strategies and functions and gives you an idea of what you should look for in evaluating them Are these your objectives Save time and money spent on managing employee records by using online tools to build a network of human resource related materials available to both employees and managers Ensure that policies and procedures are consistent and effective by using online tools for clarification and to keep employee records straight Give employees easy access to relevant information Online tools applied to human resources can improve your value as an employer Achieving these objectives means more than simply implementing technologies You may encounter resistance to

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  • Training - Canada Business Network
    refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Managing Employees Training Training Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type There are many types of training for employers and employees The ones you choose will depend on your requirements your work environment and your preferences Improving fundamental skills can help lead to success in your workplace Find training that meets the needs of your business from language skills to apprenticeship A Guide to Programs and Services for Newcomers to Ontario Applies only to Ontario If you or your employees have training or qualifications from outside of Canada this guide can help you get them recognized in Ontario An Employer s Toolkit to Apprenticeship Training Applies only to Saskatchewan If you are an employer who requires skilled and qualified workers find out about the apprenticeship and trade certification process Atlantic Trades Business Seal Applies only to Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Learn business and leadership skills that can help you and your employees run an efficient trades related business Bonavista Institute for Cultural Tourism Courses Applies only to New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island If you have a cultural tourism business in the Atlantic Provinces you could get a subsidy to help pay for management training Essential Skills Tools Use these free customizable tools assess and improve the skills of your employees and to better understand essential skills Essential Skills Worth the Investment Watch this video to learn about the benefits of providing essential skills training to your employees French in the Workplace program Applies only to Québec Improve employee productivity by offering free French courses tailored to your industry and offered right in your workplace Liquor Service Training Program Applies only to Yukon Find out how you and your employees can be trained to responsibly serve alcoholic beverages in the Yukon Modular training Applies only to Ontario Find out about on the job training requirements for employees in the mining forestry and construction industries in Ontario Ontario Skills Passport Applies only to Ontario Learn about essential skills and how they apply to hiring managing and training employees Promoting workplace safety and health Applies only to Yukon Protect your employees with workplace safety training and certification Online training for Alberta businesses Applies only to Alberta Start your business off on the right foot

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/4184/ (2016-02-14)
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  • E-business security, privacy, and legal requirements - Canada Business Network
    legal requirements Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type There are several strategies that can help you reduce the risks you and your customers face when doing business online Be aware of these risks and take steps to deal with them before they become problems On this page Protecting your clients It is important to earn consumer trust online because your customers want to be protected against fraud Make use of security certifications and encryption technologies that make your website safer to use and display any accompanying logos that signify that yours is a safe website Alert your clientele to any breaches in security at once Consumers also want to protect their privacy so avoid asking them for more information than you require If sending electronic messages to your customers be sure you are compliant with all the requirements under Canada s anti spam legislation including obtaining consent Canada s law on spam and other electronic threats Get information on Canada s Anti Spam Law and how it affects your business Security Just as you would protect your physical business you need to protect the online security of your operations and your customers Get Cyber Safe Protect your business Learn how to protect your business and safeguard private information Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council If you handle debit and credit cards in your business learn about applying information security best practices Privacy When you do business with a customer over the Internet you will collect quite a bit of information which can potentially be useful outside of the transaction Make sure you have the customer s knowledge and consent if you plan to use any of that information in a way that can be linked back to them If you use any of that information in a way which can be linked back to the customer and without the customer s knowledge or consent you are violating their privacy rights It is up to you to properly destroy that information or to keep it secure Privacy and your business If you collect use or disclose personal information about individuals you need to understand your privacy obligations Privacy policy In addition to the way privacy laws apply in the offline world there are some things to think about when dealing with the Internet and e business You should fully understand how your business carries out relevant privacy law requirements If you collect personal information via your website you should develop a proper and legally compliant privacy policy and post it in a readily visible location on your website If you use web cookies or similar identifiers to track visitors you will probably want to let visitors know by posting a policy on the website Depending on the circumstances you may need to get consent before profiling someone online Keep in mind that some people do look for privacy

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  • Marketing and sales - Canada Business Network
    human resources administration Training E business security privacy and legal requirements Marketing and sales Marketing basics Promoting and advertising your business Sales and customer relationship management Selling to governments Marketing advertising and sales regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Managing Marketing and sales Marketing and sales Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type How well you market your business and interact with your customers can vastly influence your success Whether you re starting a new business venture or revisiting

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2863/ (2016-02-14)
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  • Marketing basics - Canada Business Network
    arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Managing Marketing and sales Marketing basics Marketing basics Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Brush up on key marketing concepts learn how to develop a marketing plan and assess strategic marketing options for your company What is marketing Marketing is about determining the value of your product or service and communicating that information to customers Developing a marketing plan Your marketing plan is an essential part of your overall business plan Find out what to include and how to develop each section of your marketing plan Online marketing Online marketing techniques like social networking emailing and blogging are useful and involve little to

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  • Promoting and advertising your business - Canada Business Network
    intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Managing Marketing and sales Promoting and advertising your business Promoting and advertising your business Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Promoting your business is an ongoing activity that involves everything from word of mouth to trade shows to paid advertisements in the media Once you have developed your marketing plan and are ready to choose your promotional techniques the resources below may be helpful General resources How to stretch your marketing budget Choose the type of advertising that matches your marketing budget and follow some of BDC s best practices for advertising Measuring the results of your advertising Learn how to measure the results of your advertising so you know which styles methods and media to use Developing your website Learn how to create a website so you can attract more customers to your business Online marketing Online marketing techniques like social networking emailing and blogging are useful and involve little to no direct costs Social media guide for entrepreneurs This free guide can help you develop a social media strategy for your business to attract engage and retain customers Register on Canadian Company Capabilities Increase your visibility among domestic and foreign buyers by registering on this free promotional database of over 50 000 Canadian companies Developing a promotional brochure Handing out promotional material is an important marketing activity even in an online world Business Improvement Area Handbook Applies only to Ontario Find out how you can set up a business improvement area and the possible benefits for your business Public relations and media relations Learn how to spread the word about your business Trade show marketing Participating in trade shows can be worthwhile if you choose the right ones prepare well and follow up Email marketing Discover the advantages of marketing your business with email Signs and your business Find out what signs mean for your business and how to use them to your advantage Create compelling direct mail Learn how to develop promotional mail that gets opened gets read and gets results Canada Post Solutions for Small Business Find out about business solutions that could help your small business manage shipping e commerce marketing and more Industry specific resources Tourism Technology Applies only to New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia Prince Edward Island Learn how to attract customers to your tourism business through Internet and social media marketing Travel Trade Fam Tours Applies only to Nova Scotia Promote

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  • Sales and customer relationship management - Canada Business Network
    enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Managing Marketing and sales Sales and customer relationship management Sales and customer relationship management Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Looking to increase your sales and manage relationships with your customers and the public Learn how with these useful resources Sales resources BDC Integrated Sales and Marketing consulting services Discover how BDC s consulting services can help you get your sales and marketing channels working together for maximum success Effective sales techniques Want to increase your sales Follow these key tips on how to keep your customers close the sale and increase your profits Understand your competitors Learn how to identify your competitors research what they do and act on the information you obtain Plan to sell Learn how to set up your sales processes and get tips on generating sales leads and turning them into meetings Forecast and plan your sales Learn how to develop sales forecasts and plans Negotiations Negotiating is an inevitable part of doing business Learn more about this important skill Measure performance and set targets Learn about the benefits of performance measurement and setting targets for your business and how to choose key performance indicators to measure Measuring sales force performance Measuring your sales force performance is an important step towards improving it and your bottom line Price your product or service Find out how to set a pricing strategy and how to study your costs and pricing to ensure that your business is profitable Price lists estimates quotations and tenders Learn how to draw up a price list prepare proposals and estimates price a contract bid and present your prices to your customers Tender for a contract Learn how to identify potential contracts what to include in

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  • Selling to governments - Canada Business Network
    regulations Developing your website Using technology in your daily operations Social enterprises and non profits Managing More Growing Planning for business growth Things to consider before expanding your business Identify opportunities arising from your current business Ways to grow your business Business activities to achieve growth Business planning Organizations and resources for growth R D and innovation Improving your productivity with technology Research and development Commercialization Licensing and technology transfer opportunities Financing for innovation Innovative business activities Innovation resources Exporting and importing Exporting Importing Investing abroad Business support organizations Social enterprises and non profits Growing More Government Taxes GST HST Federal tax information Provincial and territorial tax information Tax refunds and credits Registering your business Regulations Regulated business activities Regulated industries Regulatory change Standards Permits and licences Copyright and intellectual property What is intellectual property Copyright Trade marks Patents Industrial designs Integrated circuit topographies Protecting your intellectual property in export markets Product licensing Selling to governments Why sell to the government Preparing to sell to the government Selling to the federal government Selling to provincial territorial and municipal governments Selling to foreign governments Government procurement glossary of terms Considering bankruptcy Government grants and financing Social enterprises and non profits Government More You are here Home Government Selling to governments Selling to governments Filter by Region Region Alberta British Columbia Manitoba Newfoundland and Labrador New Brunswick Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon and or Business type Have you considered doing business with the government There are many benefits to providing goods and services to all levels of government including Increasing your sales Expanding your market and the range of goods and services that you sell Enhancing your reputation which in turn may help you attract more customers The bidding process that leads to government procurement

    Original URL path: http://www.entreprisescanada.ca/eng/page/2862/ (2016-02-14)
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