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The Makers Movement is Gaining Momentum!

Oct 1, 2019

Thank you to Star Metroland for writing a profile on the #MakersMovement in the Our Town publication!

I was beyond thrilled to be interviewed for it, to suggest local makers and to have BACD Clients from Whitby profiled as well!

Congratulations to Rebecca Munn for a great profile in the magazine.  The Maker Movement is alive and well.  When we support local businesses we all prosper. Our kids can be enrolled in sports, we can support local restaurants and buy services here.  #supportlocal #buylocal

Congratulations to Markets by Dream Day and @360makersmarket too!

I’m so excited by the growth we are experiencing in a Durham Region. These organizations are #DoingitinDurham – I believe it takes a village to raise and support our businesses.

If anyone would like to achieve business success – connect with our team here – we are passionate about helping businesses succeed in Durham Region.Maker Movement gains momentum

Mitchell and Whale Team

Interview with Adam Mitchell, Chief Awesomeness Officer of Mitchell & Whale Insurance

Sep 19, 2019

Meet Adam Mitchell, Chief Awesomeness Officer of Mitchell & Whale Insurance located in Whitby.  We recently had Adam as a guest speaker for our #UpSales event and we wanted to share his innovative way of “making insurance not suck” with you!

Teresa Shaver talks with Adam about how he decided to become the president of an insurance brokerage, how he markets his insurance company for success, some tips of managing your business as it expands, and some significant insurance industry changes over the years.

 

Article on rates not being accurate: https://mitchellwhale.com/blog/why-we-dont-offer-online-insurance-quotes/

Insurance company reviews: https://mitchellwhale.com/insurance-companies/

Podcasts Adam recommends:

Favourite business book:

Let My People Go Surfing by Patagonia Founder: https://amzn.to/2L38Vzi 

MITCHELL AND WHALE INSURANCE BROKERS LTD

Website: https://mitchellwhale.com/

Phone: 1-800-731-2228

Mitchell & Whale Instagram

Mitchell & Whale Facebook

Durham Recruiting Macleans Canadian Business

BACD Client, Durham Recruiting, 15th fastest growing company in Canada!

Sep 17, 2019

Congratulations to BACD Client, Durham Recruiting for being recognized as the 15th fastest growing company in Canada by Maclean’s and Canadian Business Magazine

On September 12, 2019, Canadian Business and Maclean’s magazine ranked Durham Recruiting as #15 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies and #1 within the HR Industry! Startup 50 winners will be profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com. To celebrate this achievement, Durham Recruiting will be hosting a celebration party on Friday, September 20 at 12:00. Come join them at Core 21, 21 Simcoe Street South, in Oshawa to congratulate them on these amazing achievements!

Durham Recruiting has been a business in Oshawa since 2017 and has grown significantly since then, becoming a vital part of the downtown core. Durham Recruiting has dedicated their life work and business to matching people (many of them commuters) with local businesses focusing on the ‘right’ fit for both parties. The Downtown Oshawa BIA is thrilled to see downtown businesses thrive and prosper. Durham Recruiting has shown how successful start-ups can be in our core.

“The 2019 Startup 50 winners suggest the future of Canadian entrepreneurship is extremely bright. They have brought new offerings to market, created indelible brands and disrupted established business models—all in an extremely short period of time,” says Beth Fraser, Startup 50 and Growth 500 program manager. “Any aspiring entrepreneur should look to their stories for inspiration.”

Durham Recruiting Team Photo

But, that’s not the only award that Durham Recruiting has received for their successes! Durham Recruiting has also won ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards! This award is earned by less than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada! ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings by their clients and the candidates they’ve helped find jobs. To earn this prestigious award, Durham Recruiting received an extremely rare perfect NPS (Net Promoter Score) of 100% for clients (vs. 73% average of top 2% Staffing Companies) and an NPS of 90% (vs. 67% average of top 2% Staffing Companies).

“We are very honoured and humbled to have earned both esteemed awards. Diane and I are extremely proud of our amazing team who everyday dedicates themselves to changing people’s lives” says Dustin Kellow, co-owner of Durham Recruiting.

“Downtown Oshawa is thrilled for our member, Durham Recruiting – their investment in the downtown showcases Oshawa’s national presence, and we couldn’t be happier for their success!” – Amanda MacDonald, Executive Director, Downtown Oshawa BIA

 

 

About the Startup 50: Ranking Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by two-year revenue growth, the Startup 50 profiles the fastest-growing startups in the country. It is a companion list to the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, which has, for over 30 years, been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Both the Startup 50 and Growth 500 are published in a special issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking visit Growth500.ca or CanadianBusiness.com

About Canadian Business: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About ClearlyRated: ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year. Committed to delivering ongoing value to the industry, ClearlyRated is proud to serve as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner. Learn more at ClearlyRated.com/Solutions

 

 

Achieving Higher Sales in a Smoking Hot Sector – CANNABIS!

Sep 12, 2019

Even in medicine, driving top line sales is critical if you want to survive and continue to meet the needs of your customers.

Join us at September’s Up! Practical Sales Talks is Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces and locally here in Clarington.

Join us, as Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces and locally here in Clarington, provides multidisciplinary therapies for patients that suffer from chronic pain, rheumatoid conditions, Crohn’s, IBS, Fibromyalgia, HIV, Insomnia and other related diseases-and pending some regulatory changes in October, will begin offering medical cannabis pain products to its patients throughout its clinic network and online.

He will share how they saw the new market SALES potential, used a combination of market outreach programs, cultivated Centre’s of Influence and developed strategic partnerships with companies like Canopy Growth, to GROW their business and become a leading provider of chronic pain management services, including medical cannabis in Canada… strategies and ideas that you can apply to your business and make a difference right away!

Wayne has an extensive background in building companies and began his career over 35 years ago in the investment business, but in the mid-90s moved into operations after a brief return to the investment business and in 2016 rejoined the operational side where he now drives the growth in a ‘budding’ new industry.

If you are curious about this hot new sector, want to apply some TCN Growth tips to your business, see a few samples of some leading products, and BE INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business, then this talk is for you!

TCN logoThe Clinic Network (TCN) is committed to supporting physicians who wish to acquire “working knowledge” of the science behind cannabinoids and how to effectively apply this knowledge within a clinical setting. theclinicnetwork.ca

 

REGISTER NOW: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/up-practical-sales-talks-tickets-53816412338

Makers

The Makers Movement is Gaining Momentum!

Oct 1, 2019

Thank you to Star Metroland for writing a profile on the #MakersMovement in the Our Town publication!

I was beyond thrilled to be interviewed for it, to suggest local makers and to have BACD Clients from Whitby profiled as well!

Congratulations to Rebecca Munn for a great profile in the magazine.  The Maker Movement is alive and well.  When we support local businesses we all prosper. Our kids can be enrolled in sports, we can support local restaurants and buy services here.  #supportlocal #buylocal

Congratulations to Markets by Dream Day and @360makersmarket too!

I’m so excited by the growth we are experiencing in a Durham Region. These organizations are #DoingitinDurham – I believe it takes a village to raise and support our businesses.

If anyone would like to achieve business success – connect with our team here – we are passionate about helping businesses succeed in Durham Region.Maker Movement gains momentum

Mitchell and Whale Team

Interview with Adam Mitchell, Chief Awesomeness Officer of Mitchell & Whale Insurance

Sep 19, 2019

Meet Adam Mitchell, Chief Awesomeness Officer of Mitchell & Whale Insurance located in Whitby.  We recently had Adam as a guest speaker for our #UpSales event and we wanted to share his innovative way of “making insurance not suck” with you!

Teresa Shaver talks with Adam about how he decided to become the president of an insurance brokerage, how he markets his insurance company for success, some tips of managing your business as it expands, and some significant insurance industry changes over the years.

 

Article on rates not being accurate: https://mitchellwhale.com/blog/why-we-dont-offer-online-insurance-quotes/

Insurance company reviews: https://mitchellwhale.com/insurance-companies/

Podcasts Adam recommends:

Favourite business book:

Let My People Go Surfing by Patagonia Founder: https://amzn.to/2L38Vzi 

MITCHELL AND WHALE INSURANCE BROKERS LTD

Website: https://mitchellwhale.com/

Phone: 1-800-731-2228

Mitchell & Whale Instagram

Mitchell & Whale Facebook

Durham Recruiting Macleans Canadian Business

BACD Client, Durham Recruiting, 15th fastest growing company in Canada!

Sep 17, 2019

Congratulations to BACD Client, Durham Recruiting for being recognized as the 15th fastest growing company in Canada by Maclean’s and Canadian Business Magazine

On September 12, 2019, Canadian Business and Maclean’s magazine ranked Durham Recruiting as #15 on the 2019 Startup 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies and #1 within the HR Industry! Startup 50 winners will be profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com. To celebrate this achievement, Durham Recruiting will be hosting a celebration party on Friday, September 20 at 12:00. Come join them at Core 21, 21 Simcoe Street South, in Oshawa to congratulate them on these amazing achievements!

Durham Recruiting has been a business in Oshawa since 2017 and has grown significantly since then, becoming a vital part of the downtown core. Durham Recruiting has dedicated their life work and business to matching people (many of them commuters) with local businesses focusing on the ‘right’ fit for both parties. The Downtown Oshawa BIA is thrilled to see downtown businesses thrive and prosper. Durham Recruiting has shown how successful start-ups can be in our core.

“The 2019 Startup 50 winners suggest the future of Canadian entrepreneurship is extremely bright. They have brought new offerings to market, created indelible brands and disrupted established business models—all in an extremely short period of time,” says Beth Fraser, Startup 50 and Growth 500 program manager. “Any aspiring entrepreneur should look to their stories for inspiration.”

Durham Recruiting Team Photo

But, that’s not the only award that Durham Recruiting has received for their successes! Durham Recruiting has also won ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards! This award is earned by less than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada! ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings by their clients and the candidates they’ve helped find jobs. To earn this prestigious award, Durham Recruiting received an extremely rare perfect NPS (Net Promoter Score) of 100% for clients (vs. 73% average of top 2% Staffing Companies) and an NPS of 90% (vs. 67% average of top 2% Staffing Companies).

“We are very honoured and humbled to have earned both esteemed awards. Diane and I are extremely proud of our amazing team who everyday dedicates themselves to changing people’s lives” says Dustin Kellow, co-owner of Durham Recruiting.

“Downtown Oshawa is thrilled for our member, Durham Recruiting – their investment in the downtown showcases Oshawa’s national presence, and we couldn’t be happier for their success!” – Amanda MacDonald, Executive Director, Downtown Oshawa BIA

 

 

About the Startup 50: Ranking Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by two-year revenue growth, the Startup 50 profiles the fastest-growing startups in the country. It is a companion list to the Growth 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, which has, for over 30 years, been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Both the Startup 50 and Growth 500 are published in a special issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean’s magazine and at CanadianBusiness.com. For more information on the ranking visit Growth500.ca or CanadianBusiness.com

About Canadian Business: Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at CanadianBusiness.com.

About ClearlyRated: ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year. Committed to delivering ongoing value to the industry, ClearlyRated is proud to serve as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner. Learn more at ClearlyRated.com/Solutions

 

 

Achieving Higher Sales in a Smoking Hot Sector – CANNABIS!

Sep 12, 2019

Even in medicine, driving top line sales is critical if you want to survive and continue to meet the needs of your customers.

Join us at September’s Up! Practical Sales Talks is Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces and locally here in Clarington.

Join us, as Wayne Cockburn, President of The Clinic Network (TCN), a private company that owns and operates 12 chronic pain management clinics across 4 provinces and locally here in Clarington, provides multidisciplinary therapies for patients that suffer from chronic pain, rheumatoid conditions, Crohn’s, IBS, Fibromyalgia, HIV, Insomnia and other related diseases-and pending some regulatory changes in October, will begin offering medical cannabis pain products to its patients throughout its clinic network and online.

He will share how they saw the new market SALES potential, used a combination of market outreach programs, cultivated Centre’s of Influence and developed strategic partnerships with companies like Canopy Growth, to GROW their business and become a leading provider of chronic pain management services, including medical cannabis in Canada… strategies and ideas that you can apply to your business and make a difference right away!

Wayne has an extensive background in building companies and began his career over 35 years ago in the investment business, but in the mid-90s moved into operations after a brief return to the investment business and in 2016 rejoined the operational side where he now drives the growth in a ‘budding’ new industry.

If you are curious about this hot new sector, want to apply some TCN Growth tips to your business, see a few samples of some leading products, and BE INSPIRED to Knock down Doors and Grow Your Business, then this talk is for you!

TCN logoThe Clinic Network (TCN) is committed to supporting physicians who wish to acquire “working knowledge” of the science behind cannabinoids and how to effectively apply this knowledge within a clinical setting. theclinicnetwork.ca

 

REGISTER NOW: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/up-practical-sales-talks-tickets-53816412338