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3 Key Takeaways From Women Leading Large Family Businesses In Canada

Earlier this year I was invited by the National Bank of Canada to be a part of a team interviewing senior women leaders in some of Canada’s top family-owned firms. We travelled to Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto for interviews, and also met with women in Montreal. Three elements that contribute to the success of family businesses struck me based on these interviews and other interviews of family members which I have conducted as part of McGill University’s CEO Insights MBA class.

The work our team undertook went toward the Fall 2020 edition of the National Bank’s Family Advantage report. This report aims to elucidate the inherent advantages of family-owned companies through an analysis of 38 Canadian corporations under family

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Microsoft’s work-from-home hybrid model concerns Redmond businesses

Redmond-based Microsoft is adopting a hybrid model for employees to work remotely, which worries some Redmond shops and restaurants who rely on their business.

REDMOND, Wash. — Another major technology company is normalizing working from home. 

Redmond-based Microsoft sent an email to employees that the company will be adapting to a hybrid model that will allow for more flexibility to work from home. 

The hybrid model will allow some employees to work from home permanently, others will be able to relocate and some will return to Microsoft worksites. 

“Our goal is to evolve the way we work over time with intention—guided by employee input, data, and our commitment to support individual workstyles and business needs while living our culture,” said Microsoft in a statement. 

But news of this hybrid model was not the news Redmond restaurants and shops around the once-bustling campus wanted to hear.

RELATED: Microsoft permanently closing all

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Support small businesses this year with Amazon holiday gift guides



Amazon Small Business Gift Guide


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Amazon Small Business Gift Guide

  • While we’re getting ready for Prime Day 2020, the holidays are not so far away.
  • Amazon is getting gift guides up and running to let you shop early and often for this.
  • If you’re looking to shop locally and help out small businesses, we have some gift guides for you to check out. 

As you know, Prime Day is a week from today and 2020 is heading towards the holidays. While you are preparing to check out all of the amazing deals that are currently being run in early Prime Day sales and all of the ones that are sure to hit the site, it’s never too early to start thinking about gift giving. Amazon has already curated its holiday gift guides for you to look through and you can begin shopping now.

As we’ve written here on BGR Deals, Amazon

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Businesses creating dream wedding for bride with cancer

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Nicole Weiss and David Rhoades’ wedding plans took an abrupt turn on July 31 when Weiss was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

In the midst of mounting medical bills and Weiss’ radiation and chemotherapy, Black Hills businesses are teaming up to give the Rapid City couple a wedding celebration on Oct. 18.

Weiss is battling stage 4 glioma, a rare mutation of a cancerous tumor. Though it isn’t curable, doctors hope to slow its progression. Weiss is undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. High school sweethearts Weiss, 28, and Rhoades, 29, had been planning to marry in spring 2021, the Rapid CIty Journal reported.

“When we found out about my diagnosis, I thought, ‘Why have we waited so long? Let’s just get married.’ We’ve been together 11 years,” Weiss said.

Sandra Nichols of IndigoBlue Photography in Hot Springs took the couple’s engagement

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Ohio small businesses can appear EntryPoint’s 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide this holiday season

CLEVELAND, Ohio — EntryPoint, a nonprofit research organization, is helping Midwest small businesses display their products and services this holiday season.

EntryPoint encourages people to buy locally, and it is launching the 2020 Midwest Shop Local Gift Guide, where Midwestern businesses can promote their products and services. Businesses must have 25 or fewer employees and sell an item or service that could be bought for the holidays. The guide will be showcased in November and December, and submissions are due by Oct. 11 here.

In addition to appearing in the guide, some businesses will also have a chance to be on EntryPoint’s livestream series, “The Cackle.”

The show has featured small businesses from across the country, and a special edition the week of Nov. 30 will feature entrepreneurs from 20 small businesses. Businesses will be notified by Oct. 23 if they are selected.

“Many small businesses rely on the revenue

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