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    Learn from the experts! Sometimes it's hard to know everything about everything and that's when you need to rely on the expertise of others. Some of the Brampton Board of Trade members have volunteered to share their insights, tips, tricks and experience here for you. Do you have a topic in which you are the expert? Contact Kristi at kmacgibbon@bramptonbot.com to share your expertise.
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    Grand and Toy
    November 18, 2019
    Get insight about buying a laptop for your business from the experts at Grand and Toy. When you own a business, one of the most important purchases that you will make is buying a laptop for you and your employees. Whether you are a new small business or an established business hiring a new employee, you will face the challenge of having to purchase a new business laptop. With many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    November 18, 2019
    2019 has flown by and we’re quickly approaching 20/20. Even though the holidays are here and our minds may be on time off and events with friends and family, this is also a great time of year to assess what worked and what didn't. Many of the people you do business with will be out of touch causing some frustrating log jams. If you find yourself in a place in your business where you can't get a whole lot done, you can use the time to start making plans for the future. Read more
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    Karen Armstrong, Goodison Insurance
    October 17, 2019
    As technology advances, companies are collecting, storing and transferring more personal information about their customers and employees than ever before. This not only opens organizations up to a cyber attack, but it also means that just one breach can affect thousands or even millions of individuals. And, unfortunately for organizations, cyber incidents cost more than just data. Read more
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    Karen Armstrong, Goodison Insurance
    October 17, 2019
    Credential stuffing attacks occur when a malicious party takes a stolen username and password, and tries them on a variety of different websites. For example, a hacker may have purchased a Google username and password from the dark web. Assuming that you use the same password for multiple accounts, the hacker would test these credentials on other platforms (e.g., banking or social media websites) using botnets (groups of computers tasked with various commands). Read more
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    Karen Armstrong, Goodison Insurance
    October 17, 2019
    Gone are the days when the most sensitive information on an employee’s phone was the names and phone numbers of their contacts. Now, a smartphone or tablet can be used to gain access to anything, including emails, stored passwords and even proprietary company data. Depending on how your organization uses such devices, unauthorized access to the information on a smartphone or tablet could be just as damaging as a data breach involving a traditional computer system. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    August 19, 2019
    If you host regularly scheduled meetings or events (like a weekly review) in your business, you may not even realize how detrimental they are to the productivity of your team. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    August 19, 2019
    CTRL V Brampton Owner, Deep Mehta, shares some insights on hosting a memorable staff or customer appreciation event Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    August 13, 2019
    Finding a job after years and years of school is difficult. Most students’ experience in employment is minimum wage jobs (food or retail). Employers hire those with relevant experience. As a result, recent graduates and co-op students do not get hired in their field. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    August 13, 2019
    Healthy Workplaces in Peel is a FREE consultation service offered by Region of Peel – Public Health. Our Workplace health consultants will assess your physical workplace environment and provide customized suggestions that improve access and create opportunities to move more, sit less and eat healthy during the workday. Read more
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    Kristi MacGibbon
    August 13, 2019
    No matter what stage we are in our career, education, or life in general, the urge to start fresh is strong at this time of year. Brampton Library is here to help. In our branches around the city and online at bramptonlibrary.ca, everyone is invited to access free avenues to self-improvement. Read more
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