business-development

Are Wine, Spirits or Alcohol a Good Corporate Gift?

For those who enjoy alcohol a thoughtfully selected bottle may seem like the perfect gift. And while that might be true for people in your personal life, it's tricky when it comes to corporate gifts.

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Why the 1% is not all bad...

Certified B Corporations are a refreshing international movement building momentum throughout the business world.

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The Business Value of "Thank-you"

At some point in your life, you have likely experienced the nourishing quality of being thanked for a job well-done. It is also likely that at some point, you have experienced the depleting experience of not being appreciated. Did you know that psychological research has verified that saying “thank-you” can help increase the quality and efficiency of employee performance?       This topic of work-place gratitude came to mind when I heard a recent discussion on CBC radio about...

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Proud to be a Founding Canadian B Corp Company

When a company is a B Corp, it provides certainty. It allows us to know the difference between “good” companies and good marketing .  I was first introduced to B Corp back in 2007. At the time, I was a wide-eyed MBA student...only a month away from completing my MBA program in sustainable business at BGI .   One of my classmates, Mary Rick ( @maryrick ) was organizing a Balle Conference in San Francisco and she encouraged our class to attend. I...

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How Paul Hawken Inspired the Creation of Saul Good Gift Co.

Last night, Paul Hawken spoke at Vancouver's historic Orpheum Theatre. The room was packed with social entrepreneurs and inspired Vancouverites, who want to improve the world for our children, and our children’s children. I was happy to see some great local characters in the house! There were students and alumni from Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) , local business leaders, ( Salt Spring Coffee , Climate Smart , SHIFT Urban Cargo Delivery , Save on Meats , Recycling Alternative ),...

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