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Is your business too hot!?

Most of us know that dust and flammable vapours need to be aggressively controlled.  But there could be a silent unseen exposure at your facility.  With regards to the electrical system and related equipment, we all know of the following risk management protocols to prevent such electrical fires: Don’t leave temporary equipment plugged in when […]

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Strategic Leadership and Planning for the Future at the Summer Quarterly Networking Event in Walkerton!

On Thursday, June 20th, the BWA hosted its Summer Quarterly Networking Event at the Walkerton Clean Water Center. Mike Baker, Executive Director of the Bluewater Wood Alliance opened the event with an update on current events and highlighted some new content set to roll out later on this year. What makes great leadership and why? […]

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How do we Grow and Develop Our Staff?

As a professional development expert, I get asked all the time how do I know how to help my staff? Well good news, it doesn’t have to be so hard. The Devine Inventory provides an Employee Lifecycle set of products that turn Managing and Leading your people into a Science vs an Art Form. Good news!

Focusing on your Best Customers

Not all customers are created equally. You have probably heard of Pareto’s Law or the 80/20 rule. In sales, 80% of your revenues will come from 20% of your customers. Companies need to analyze these 20% customers to understand the demographics and psychographics of these “sweet spot” clients and then identify prospective companies that look similar.

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BWA members movin’ full steam to Lean.

On January 24th, 2019 the BWA hosted it’s Lean Road Map Training Event at Kitchener’s premier business hub EDC’s Export Growth Hub at Catalyst 137.  It was as recent as last December the BWA held it’s Lean Training to a packed room of manufacturers. And by popular demand, the event was brought back to train […]