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Healthy planet shopping tips.

Yesterday was Earth Day, and while we spend most days thinking of ways to keep ourselves healthy, it's a good time to think about how we can keep our planet healthy. Healthier by Nature has a good Earth Day article complete with tips on small-footprint shopping tips, including: Go reusable, Choose items with little or … Continue reading Healthy planet shopping tips.

Pitching in during COVID-19.

These are stressful days for everyone - businesses, workers, families. Everyone. It's hard to avoid being consumed by worry and fear due to COVID-19. But adversity can bring out the best in all of us and with that in mind, today's blog post will examine the Canadian companies that have stepped up to help the … Continue reading Pitching in during COVID-19.

Keeping on-site teams safe during the COVID crisis.

We recently sat in on a webinar hosted by Canadian Manufacturing, Plant, and Electronic Products and Technology magazines. The webinar addressed the challenges facing manufacturing businesses and teams during the COVID-19 crisis, and featured keynote speakers Dennis Darby (President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters) and Stephen Loftus (President/Co-Owner, Innovative Automation Inc.). It can seem … Continue reading Keeping on-site teams safe during the COVID crisis.

Tips for effectively managing a remote team.

Many managers and business leaders are finding themselves in unfamiliar territory - trying to keep a team productive and happy, without being able to meet physically on a regular basis. Grow Trade Consulting Inc. has been a virtual office for more than a decade, and we know that it is possible to manage a well-functioning … Continue reading Tips for effectively managing a remote team.

Always check your sources.

A pandemic is a trying time for everyone. And the sad reality is that there will always be fraudsters trying to make money off society's collective fear and uncertainty. Scams have included fraudulent - and potentially deadly - cures and treatments, email/phone scams, and e-commerce account takeovers and shipping fraud. It's disheartening, to say the … Continue reading Always check your sources.