AL SAFA’s Taste the Blessings Campaign Brought Joy, Convenience and Flavor
CanadianSME Small Business Magazine
by Al Safa Halal
6d ago
Ramadan heralds myriad blessings, fostering spiritual development and communal unity amongst Muslims. Across the globe, about 1.9 billion Muslims join in this annual spiritual observance, cherishing their distinct culinary traditions and opportunities for familial and social connections. For people living away from their country of origin, shared traditions and food experiences often strengthen their sense of community and cultural bonds. Al Safa, the leading North American halal frozen Food brand, launched the Taste the Blessings campaign in March and April to facilitate Muslims in North Amer ..read more
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Reciprocity “I Saw That” – Karma
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by Ben Wise and Darren Chiu
1w ago
Imagine getting a free coffee from your favourite barista, then feeling compelled to leave a huge tip. Or receiving helpful advice from a colleague, making you eager to assist them with their next project. This instinct to return favours is known as the Reciprocity Effect. The Reciprocity Effect is rooted in our deep-seated social norm of returning favours. When someone does something nice for us, we feel an internal obligation to reciprocate. This isn’t just about grand gestures – even small acts of kindness or generosity trigger this response surprisingly effectively. Savvy persuaders unders ..read more
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Rethinking profitability by leveraging people and work culture
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by Jason Wilcox
1w ago
Scalability, growth and profitability in a business often comes from different aspects including and not limited to long-term goals and strategies, marketing and branding, sustainable practices, and business structure. For waste and recycling management firm, Waste Solutions, the key to their success starts right from their team and a strongly built work culture.  Founded more than a decade ago by Jason Wilcox and Shane Curtis, Waste Solutions has been redefining waste management, recycling practices and garbage disposal to help organizations achieve their environmental goals and reduce ..read more
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The Journey Behind Keel Mind’s Innovative Approach to Mental Health
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
Ahad Bandealy, CEO and Founder of Keel Mind (formerly Get A-Head Inc.), shared with CanadianSME Small Business Magazine the personal journey that led to founding Keel Digital Solutions. Struggling with mental health challenges from a young age, he witnessed the complexities of the healthcare system, prompting him to establish a platform that combines technology with behavioral health principles to address the gaps in mental health care. The resulting solution, Keel Mind, uses AI and machine learning to connect patients with mental health professionals, providing real-world experience for train ..read more
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Healthcare with AI: MedReddie’s Rise in the Health Tech Industry
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
CanadianSME Small Business Magazine interviews Kara LeBlanc, CEO & Founder of MedReddie, about her journey from concept to success in the competitive healthcare technology sector. Kara shares how pivotal partnerships with the Accelerator Centre and SnapPea Design were instrumental in scaling MedReddie. Through these collaborations, Kara’s team refined their product iteratively based on real user feedback, ultimately creating a platform that leverages artificial intelligence to streamline healthcare procurement. By bootstrapping grant funding and winning pitch competitions, MedReddie secure ..read more
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Navigating Workplace Stress: Strategies for Success
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
Stress is a pervasive force in the contemporary frantic corporate environment, lurking around every corner. Stress may express itself in a variety of ways, affecting both individual and team productivity. Examples include approaching deadlines, interpersonal confrontations, and organizational changes. According to recent research, around 60% of workers report having negative impacts from work-related stress, such as decreasing motivation and performance levels. Furthermore, the Small Biz Silver Lining survey found that a stunning 75% of small company owners are concerned about their mental hea ..read more
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Fostering Collaborative Strategies for Enhanced Workplace Well-being
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
In today’s break-neck corporate environment, the significance of employee well-being cannot be overstated. Companies are forced to rethink their approaches as employee stress levels climb and discontent grows. In only the last two years, research shows that 58% of people have dealt with some kind of mental or physical stress at work. In response to this critical need, companies are investigating potential partnerships to improve morale and wellness on the job. In this article, we will delve into fostering workplace well-being.  Enhancing Empowerment via Work Control Granting employees a d ..read more
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How Canada is Gearing Up for the New Retail Technology Trends in 2024
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
In Canada’s dynamic retail industry, the ability to adapt is not merely an advantage but a critical survival mechanism. Constantly evolving consumer preferences and technological advancements are reshaping the industry, compelling companies to maintain a competitive edge. As an analysis of the Canadian retail sector progresses, it becomes apparent that specific trends are arising as transformative forces, impacting tactics and moulding the trajectory of the industry. In this article, we examine the seven crucial trends that are influencing the development of the retail sector in Canada. Curren ..read more
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Embracing Change: Raj Kothari’s Global Journey in Business Advisory
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
Raj Kothari was a Partner and Vice Chair of PwC Canada. Raj served as Managing Partner for Greater Toronto at PwC until December 31, 2017 and was a member of PwC Canada’s Extended Leadership Team until June 30, 2018. He also served as the National Asset and Wealth Management Leader, Global Transformation Leader for Asset and Wealth Management Assurance Practice, and as founding board member of PwC’s Global Service Delivery Centre in India. Raj’s professional and business experience, over 40 years, spans Canada, the United Kingdom, and India, In Canada, he specialized in advising clients in the ..read more
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How PayPal is Transforming Payment Solutions for Small Businesses
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by CanadianSME
1w ago
CanadianSME Small Business Magazine interviews Nitin Prabhu, Vice President of Small Business and Financial Services at PayPal, who discussed PayPal’s new PayPal Complete Payments solution and how it supports small businesses. Nitin explains that small businesses face challenges like customer conversion, repeat buyers, and fraud concerns. PayPal Complete Payments addresses these by offering a streamlined payment solution that accepts various payment methods, including PayPal, Apple Pay®, Google Pay, and 20 alternative options from around the world. With advanced fraud prevention features and e ..read more
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