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An Innovative Leader with a Passion for Helping Communities Thrive through Financial Enablement

Chinyere Eni is an ‘accidental banker’ who is passionate about making the world a better place for all and came to banking through a recruitment call.
Eni started working at the age of 14, at a grocery store as a paid job, and as an unpaid counsellor for children with physical challenges. After losing a leg to childhood cancer, she knew a thing or two about “adapting to a world that doesn’t adapt to you.”
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An Innovative Leader with a Passion for Helping Communities Thrive through Financial Enablement

Welcome to the vibrant month of July! As nature blossoms in its full glory, so too does the spirit of innovation and growth within the pages of our July issue of CanadianSME Small Business Magazine. With a focused theme of “Success for Startups,” we aim to resonate deeply with the entrepreneurial community, offering insights, advice, and inspiration tailored to propel small businesses forward.

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Expert Advice from Louise Southall on Thriving Amidst Economic Shifts

In a detailed interview with CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, Louise Southall, Economist & Small Business Specialist at Xero, explored the implications of the recent Bank of Canada’s rate cut to 4.75% on small businesses across Canada. Louise emphasized that while the rate cut is a positive signal, its immediate impact on small businesses might be minimal due to the lag between rate changes and their effects on economic activity.
Expert Advice from Louise Southall on Thriving Amidst Economic Shifts

The Endowment Effect You make it, you own it.

Ever wonder why that chipped mug, a relic from your college days, feels irreplaceable? Or why your well-worn trainers, despite their holes, feel more valuable than a brand new pair?
This isn’t mere sentimentality. It’s the endowment effect, a behavioural quirk that makes us value what we possess far more than what we could acquire and it holds great potential for your persuasion toolkit.
The Endowment Effect You make it, you own it.

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Fennella Bruce have more than 20 years of experience in major market newsrooms developing programming, overseeing breaking news and creating content that appeals to viewers. My extensive news and control room experience shows a proven ability to work against deadlines and make content decisions that meet journalistic standards.

Startup Canada Announces Top 6 Finalists in National Virtual Pitch Competition

Startup Canada announced the top 6 winners of the Startup Global Virtual Pitch Competition, the national qualifier for the 2024 Startup Global Pitch Competition Grand Finale.
Startup Canada Announces Top 6 Finalists in National Virtual Pitch Competition 

Featuring Our Business Woman of the Month: Women Helping Empower Women’s Founder Dr. Georgette Zinaty

Dr. Georgette Zinaty brings her expertise in Diversity and Inclusion to our leadership consultancy and training initiatives. Dr. Zinaty has been an executive and senior leader at the University of Toronto.
An alumna of the University of Toronto, Dr. Zinaty holds a Bachelor degree in English and Political Science, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Liverpool, a Master’s of Science from the Henley School of Business and a certificate on “Leading Strategic Change within Organizations” from Harvard University.
Featuring Our Business Woman of the Month: Women Helping Empower Women's Founder Dr. Georgette Zinaty

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Advancing Indigenous Economic Sovereignty: Insights from Jolain Foster

Jolain Foster, Managing Partner of Nation Building at Deloitte Canada, provides CanadianSME Small Business Magazine with insightful perspectives on fostering economic sovereignty for Indigenous Nations and the crucial steps toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Economic sovereignty, as Jolain outlines, involves granting Indigenous Nations the power and resources to build self-sufficient infrastructures, education systems, and employment opportunities, paralleling the quality of life enjoyed by many Canadians.
Through Deloitte Canada’s Nation Building practice, Jolain and his team aim to empower Indigenous Peoples and Nations towards economic empowerment and self-governance by developing solutions in areas like jurisdiction, governance, and economic development.
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Last year, small businesses that use Amazon Ads saw 25% of their sales attributed to advertising on average.1 If you’re looking to build your brand on Amazon to drive sales, Amazon Ads solutions can help you tell your story, to the right audiences, at the right times. Your brand, our audiences.

Why brand building matters for SMBs

No brand simply launches into the world as a household name with a rush of orders. This is where brand building comes in. Brand building can help introduce your business—however big or small—to an audience and ensure that it stays top of mind with potential customers on their shopping journeys.

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Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Supporting Indigenous Youth | A Conversation About Outside Looking In with CEO - Hope Sanderson

In this episode of the Indigenous-SME Small Business Podcast, we explore the inspiring journey of Hope Sanderson, CEO of Outside Looking In (OLI). Under her leadership, OLI has become a transformative platform for #Indigenousyouth, offering them a space to express themselves, gain life skills, and improve their educational outcomes.

Black Entrepreneurship

Corine Sobela’s Journey with AFI Épicerie

CanadianSME Small Business Magazine interviewed Corine Sobela, the visionary owner of AFI Épicerie in Longueuil, Québec, renowned for its African and Island/Caribbean delicacies. Corine detailed her entrepreneurial odyssey leading to the store’s inception and its niche specialization. A proud recipient of the Emerging Black Entrepreneur Award at the Rock My Business Start-Up Awards, she discussed how this accolade and her association with Futurpreneur’s program have influenced her business mindset. Corine has ambitious plans to reinvest the award funds to uplift customer experience, boost AFI Épicerie’s online footprint, and introduce strategies for customer retention. Acknowledging the RBC Foundation’s role in fostering Canadian youth, she emphasized how initiatives like Rock My Business, in tandem with Futurpreneur, are revolutionizing opportunities for budding Canadian entrepreneurs.

LGBTQ+ Businesses

49 Dzine: A Journey of Passion, Inclusivity, and Representation

In a compelling interview with CanadianSME, J. Nathan Rainy, the dynamic Owner and Executive Director of 49 Dzine, opened up about his journey as an LGBTQ entrepreneur. Nathan emphasized his brand’s fervent commitment to celebrating and integrating the LGBTQ community within their operations and the wider industry.

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Take your business to the next level by connecting with Canadian Business Leaders through the Canada Business Talks series, in association with RBC, UPS, Xero and Constant Contact .

Canada Business Talks is for the people who keep the vision to alter the business world, and individuals handling small business firms have an impetus. We are talking about business apprentices, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and people looking for proficient guidance and recommendations for running an efficient syndicate.

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Welcome to the CanadianSME podcast, a podcast for Canadian Small Businesses. In our podcasts, we interview Canadian experts and entrepreneurs to give small business owners access to expert knowledge that helps them grow their enterprises. Our mission is to empower Canadian small and medium enterprises and help them reach a bigger audience through our platform. Calling upon some of the most successful subject matter experts in the industry, the small business podcasts aim at identifying issues and finding solutions, all this while helping the business owners.

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