Announcing Microsoft’s AI Customer Commitments

AI is creating unparalleled opportunities for businesses of every size and across every industry. We are seeing our customers embrace AI services to drive innovation, increase productivity and solve critical problems for humanity, such as the development of breakthrough medical cures and new ways to meet the challenges of climate change. At the same time, there are legitimate concerns about the power of the technology and the potential for it to be used to cause harm rather than benefits. It’s not surprising, in this context, that governments around the world are looking at how existing laws and regulations can be […]

Kindness is the key to this Quebec-based facilities services company’s business plan

“I’m proud to say that I’m surrounded by people who are kind,” says Julie Roy, the company’s CEO. “They care for others. My management committee is all like this. I want this to flow down in the organization.” At Roy..70 per cent of employees are part of an ethnocultural minority. This statistic is something that stood out to Philippe Bérubé, senior manager at CIBC Commercial Banking and Roy’s coach for their submission to Canada’s Best Managed Companies program, an award which the company won this year in recognition of their excellence as a private Canadian-owned enterprise . Mr. Bérubé says […]

How to Write a Business Plan for Your Franchise

You’re set on becoming a franchisee. You may think it’s time to call a franchisor, tell them you’re interested, and get funding from your local bank, right? Wrong. If you’re considering buying a franchise, you’ll need to write a thorough business plan before moving forward. A business plan is a detailed document that describes how your business will achieve its goals. Consider it an essential tool for any business owner — including franchisees! Sound leafing? It can be. But it’s a crucial and necessary step in starting your own business. Plus, becoming a franchisee means that the franchisor will provide […]

Six Key Factors For New Entrepreneurs

Yasmin Walter of KMD Books is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, international bestselling author and modern publisher based in Australia. getty When you’re starting a new business, it can be both exciting and challenging. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been through the ups and downs of launching a new venture. Based on my experience, I’d like to share some of the key factors that can help determine the success of a new business. 1. Target Market First and foremost, having a clear understanding of your target market is essential. You need to know who your ideal customer is, what their pain points are […]