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Have you registered yet? David Bird of @Birdseyemktg is hosting a FREE workshop where you can discover the secrets to online success as told by your own website. 🔐

📝Sign up today: https://t.co/y3VLyt0lll
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23 hours 39 minutes ago


Dive into the mindset of cultivating post-traumatic growth from within during this free workshop with @TerriStorey_Ott, co-founder of @snapclarity & Matthew Segal founder of Charlie Wellbeing. 🌱

📅Register for this free event: https://t.co/c7uUAuBebA https://t.co/WTLTuLg9qW

1 day 1 hour ago


📅 On May 6th, join Business Wealth Coach, former CFO, &fellow entrepreneur, Michelle Van Tol as she shares the secrets of creating business wealth based on more than 25 years of her experience working with entrepreneurs.

Learn more: https://t.co/64edBjxGYx https://t.co/BSbturQuUM

1 day 3 hours ago


#ICYMI this week @ottawabot and @obj_news revealed the 2021 Forty Under 40 recipients. Congratulations to all the recipients 🥳

For the full list visit: https://t.co/6akA6lSrcS https://t.co/p2dFRFvSOO

1 day 3 hours ago


“Supporting mothers in supporting their child helps build strong & resilient leaders.”

@juliaaslanina is building stronger communities through connected technology to support mothers. Learn how in @naomiathaile x @Invest_Ottawa’s #PowerOfWhy.
🔊 https://t.co/2tIzEeSPqK https://t.co/6zgDUJUM3h

1 day 21 hours ago


So exciting to see these new details of the new @OttawaHospital Civic campus! This cutting-edge hospital will further boost Ottawa’s world-class R&D capabilities across the life sciences sector, especially in patient care, research and education. 🏥 https://t.co/f5gphy3f7T

1 day 22 hours ago


Studies show that 2/3 of entrepreneurs experience poor mental well-being. This can be anything from stress to burnout to breakdown.

📅 @LisaJWeiss will teach you how to gain control in stressful situations & change your life from the inside out: https://t.co/7t5InfR0sX! https://t.co/LJCNxrWn2q

2 days 3 hours ago


We’re excited to sponsor the 2021 #DBDSummit hosted by @Tehama_io✨

🗓️Register now to attend this self-directed learning experience to prepare your business for sustaining and scaling a fully or hybrid remote workforce: https://t.co/KEQrXCHhTx https://t.co/g4o6jPDzoR

2 days 20 hours ago


📆This free @LoganKatz_LLP webinar will help you understand how to develop sound financial projections and a working cash flow model, as well as interpret related financial statement components.

📝 Sign up today: https://t.co/CIX5fVTVuJ https://t.co/V0J1OOyk6e

2 days 23 hours ago


2021 is the year of the “big re·set” and employers must respond to employees’ changing needs and expectations. Register for @HUBInsurance’s Virtual Summit where they will explore today’s most pressing workforce issues: https://t.co/UM1POzHKTs 🔎 https://t.co/vkzV4ISYTu

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