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    • ”New Canadian” Entrepreneurs
      As a New Canadian you likely bring welcomed business expertise with you to Canada, or you may choose to use your talents to start a business for the first time. In either case, the Canadian business context is likely to be somewhat different from what you experienced previously. There is lots to know about:
      • Business to business (B2B) practices Consum  er markets - demographics & psychographics Business banking & financing Advertising in the Canadian context
        Corporate taxes Incorporation Consumer protection laws Employee protection laws Environmental protection laws Etc.
      Wayfinders Business Co-operative is developing an orientation to doing business in Canada, complete with links to relevant websites.   We also welcome your contributions to our Wayfinders community by adding your questions, comments and suggestions for others on this community of interest.
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      Randal AdcockRandal Adcock

    • Agri-Food Industry Community of Interest
      [caption id="attachment_12" align="alignnone" width="300"] Two chefs in teamwork in a restaurant[/caption] Wayfinders Business Co-operative is creating a community of trust in the agriculture and food industry. We encourage the sharing of ideas and use of this space for collaboration on ventures and value chains. Some members are growers and food processors, while others are distributors, wholesalers, retailers and food services. Wayfinderss is building ways to help members become most productive. We do this by linking their businesses together in effective and efficient supply chains or supply networks. We are exploring new platform technologies to support our members business transactions. We encourage your participation by adding your thoughts. [wp-rss-aggregator]
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    • 1 year, 1 month ago

      Randal AdcockRandal Adcock

    • Diversity and Inclusion Community
      At Wayfinders we believe Nature has given us our diversity for a purpose. As social animals, we are stronger together. Our brains are wired in a variety of ways so we can share our strengths and get the benefits of other people’s talents. This is an important piece of the Social Contract. Over the past century, people have lost a sense of community belonging while we have gained a lot of important knowledge about psychology, and social psychology in particular. We now know how to effectively and efficiently bring people of different backgrounds and strengths together in meaningful, productive and innovative ways. Wayfinders is making an effort to bring to its members the models and methods to manage our natural differences so we all benefit. We will support the development and growth of local chapters and offer workshops on leadership, citizenship, stewardship, and of course, entrepreneurship
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    • 1 year, 7 months ago

      Randal AdcockRandal Adcock

    • Educational Resources
      A place to post educational material and links to external educational materials. This material includes education and training in management, leadership, governance, small business, co-operatives, citizenship and more.
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    • Seniorpreneurs
      What if you didn't have to work past 60 or 65, but you wanted to? What options are open for you? We know it gets harder to find a full time job as you get older. At the same time maybe you don't want to commit to a 40 hour week indefinitely. You want some flexibility in choosing your hours or your months or your location. Commitments might last a day or a year. Wayfinders is able to help match you to opportunities for you to put your years of experience, you wisdom and your passions to good use. There are companies, social enterprises and community organizations that need your services. Whether you would like to be a mentor, a consultant or a toy maker, you do have options. As a seniorpreneur you may not need a business plan or financing. You may not need a business partner or a sales person. But you might. Wayfinders is developing pathways to take you from where you are to where you want to be. This community of interest is for sharing best practices. Ask questions, make comments and suggestions for others. This is a learning community! [caption id="attachment_88" align="alignleft" width="300"] Senior Female Owner Of Gift Store[/caption]
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    • 1 year, 7 months ago

      Randal AdcockRandal Adcock

    • Transportation and Logistics Industry
      [caption id="attachment_474" align="alignleft" width="469"] Logistics concept, world map with connecting transport[/caption] Wayfinders supports members engaged in the transportation and logistics industry. Recognizing that the industry is a fundamental component of the economy and is undergoing pressures of technology transformation Wayfinders provides a place to share best ideas regarding navigating the many opportunities and threats. This includes blog space for conversations.
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    • Home-based Business
      Its not a new invention by a long shot, but many more people are now working from home, running their own businesses. It used to be the domain of women - mothers - in particular.  I've known mothers who bought toys and children's clothing at liquidation then sold them on eBay, for example. When I was a boy my mother kept a Watkins operation going from our house. Its still a popular  option. But for many people there is little good reason to pay for a separate office when your home will do.  When I was a consultant I kept my office in my home. I know of several home-based entrepreneurs who even have staff. Sometimes staff come to the employer's home to work, in other cases they work at their own homes. Home-based is a common practice in the service industry.  Management consultants often operate from home and meet clients at their own offices or meet out for coffee of lunch. You can rent meeting space by the hour at co-location suites which are getting quite popular in urban areas. Rural areas can be very homey. What is a family farm if not a home-based business? I had my hair cut once in a rural home-based business. On another occasion we bought a pair of moccasins at a village home. Some people wouldn't like to entertain customers in their homes. It may be a bit of an intrusion. If you don't have to meet your customers in person, or you're okay with visitors, and if your customers don't care, then why worry? As more work is being conducted over the web, it may not matter much where you are.  With a smart phone and a tablet or laptop computer, you can go anywhere and stay connected. And that is where Wayfinders cloud really comes in handy!
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