LEADERSHIP: What does leadership mean to you?

What does leadership mean to you?

This quote came to mind on a Dan Taylor Clubhouse Chat about What Leadership Means… “Do not wait for leaders.  Do it alone, person to person.” Mother Teresa I have developed a collaborative leadership style, but it wasn’t always that way. When I was younger I was not comfortable sticking my head out, leadership was … Continue reading “LEADERSHIP: What does leadership mean to you?”

Is your business market-ready for LGBT+ travellers?

lgbt+ tourism sector

Diversity and inclusion are not only the right thing to do/be, I believe both are critical to our economy, so I was glad to see CGLCC’s website had online training. Initially I signed up for Navigating LGBT+ Diversity and Inclusion which was excellent and I highly recommend. Today I signed up for Travel Market-Ready Seminars … Continue reading “Is your business market-ready for LGBT+ travellers?”

Death, Systemic Racism & Another Humongous Security Breech :(

Black Lives Matter

As a Canadian tweets abound regarding Pro-Trump Mob, I’ve got to say, I’m 100% with Ahmed Ali @MrAhmednurAli who wrote… As Canadians, we shouldn’t be smug. What’s happening in the US Capital could easily happen in Ottawa. White supremacy and white supremacists call Canada home too. — Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) January 6, 2021 Although I … Continue reading “Death, Systemic Racism & Another Humongous Security Breech :(“

I will never understand, but I stand with my Black Brothers and Sisters! #BlackLivesMatter

Black Lives Matter

On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was murdered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, while being arrested for allegedly using a counterfeit bill. One officer kneeled on his throat, while two others and a crowd of people looked on, and shortly after his last words “I Can’t Breath” he took his last. Something changed … Continue reading “I will never understand, but I stand with my Black Brothers and Sisters! #BlackLivesMatter”

Creating Accessible Websites is not only the right thing to do, it’s a marketing advantage!

10 Cardinal Sins of Web Design

Accessible websites open up your market to visitors who would otherwise leave because they aren’t able to navigate it or get all the information they need e.g. people with: vision loss who uses screen reader technology limited mobility who use a keyboard or assistive devices instead of a mouse to navigate hearing loss who needs … Continue reading “Creating Accessible Websites is not only the right thing to do, it’s a marketing advantage!”

2018 Entrepreneur Census – Trends, Challenges & Opportunities Facing Canada’s Entrepreneurship Community

Canadian Entrereneurial Business Profile

According to Startup Canada’s 2018 Entrepreneur Census the top entrepreneurial challenges are: Finding funding (75 per cent), Sales (63 per cent) and Cashflow (62 per cent). Notably, cashflow, financial literacy, financial management, and access to financing are particularly top of mind for start-up stage entrepreneurs. Sales, access to markets, growth capital, marketing, and talent rise … Continue reading “2018 Entrepreneur Census – Trends, Challenges & Opportunities Facing Canada’s Entrepreneurship Community”

100+ Resources for Canadian Women Entrepreneurs

Wendy Cukler & Sue Sutcliffe

Yesterday this women entrepreneur attended “Business, Government Services and You. A Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs” in Toronto and was blown away by how all the ministries came together to make it easy to discover all the services they provide Canadian Women Entrepreneurs with. The view was amazing from Ontario Trade Centre, and I had the … Continue reading “100+ Resources for Canadian Women Entrepreneurs”

Free Website Testing Tools Every Webmaster Needs In Their Toolbox

Free Website Testing Tools

These website testing tools make it quick and easy to discover what you need to do to achieve maximum website ROI (return on investment). AChecker — Checks single HTML pages for conformance with accessibility standards to ensure the content can be accessed by everyone. Broken Link Check — Checker / Validator tells you which of … Continue reading “Free Website Testing Tools Every Webmaster Needs In Their Toolbox”

Marketing to the LGBTQ community, and why no business can afford to not to

Antoine ElHashem

On Marketing Mondays @1pm #LiveonFacebook I have the pleasure of interviewing Antoine El Hashem of Inspired Media Inc. about marketing to the LGBTQ community, and why no business can afford to not to. Antoine is A 30-year media and marketing expert with a speciality in LGBTQ marketing, president or INspired Media, the publisher of The … Continue reading “Marketing to the LGBTQ community, and why no business can afford to not to”

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005

Canadian Internet Law

The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act became law on June 13, 2005 and is making the Province of Ontario accessible by the year 2025, mandating rules that businesses and organizations will have to follow. Standards are in place for customer service now, and others including; transportation, employment, the built environment, information and communcations will … Continue reading “The Accessibility for Ontarians With Disabilities Act (AODA) became law on June 13, 2005”

New Accessibility Standards Announced

Canadian Internet Law

On 11 December 2008 W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) announced a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of older users and users with disabilities. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improves upon W3C’s groundbreaking initial standard for accessible … Continue reading “New Accessibility Standards Announced”

World Wide Web Consortium announces new accessibility standards

Canadian Internet Law

Today W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) announced a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improves upon W3C’s groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content, applies … Continue reading “World Wide Web Consortium announces new accessibility standards”

May 20th, 2021 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

accessibility

How Apple, Firefox, Google, Microsoft Edge and Windows 10 feel about Accessibility Apple — https://support.apple.com/accessibility Firefox — https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/accessibility-features-firefox-make-firefox-and-we Google — https://www.google.com/accessibility/ Microsoft Edge — https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/accessibility-features-in-microsoft-edge-4c696192-338e-9465-b2cd-bd9b698ad19a Windows 10 — https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows?activetab=pivot_1:primaryr2

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