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Stay woke, not broke : protect your brand in today's business climate / Tedford, Alison.

What is "woke" and how can a business be it? How can you avoid a mistake that could get you "cancelled"? Alison Tedford developed a program that is social justice education for business owners that explains how to create diversity statements, content plans for ongoing social justice topics and moderating online communities to let important conversations take place (and what to do when it looks like you might get "cancelled"). What she found on the heels of George Floyd's murder was business owners didn't know how to sell with sensitivity, they didn't know how to share where they stood on social justice issues with their audiences and they didn't know what their audience wanted from them. They didn't want to say the wrong thing. With more big brands weighing in through their advertising and content, small business owners wanted to learn how to dip their toes in the water of inclusive marketing. Tedford spent over a decade working in government doing cross cultural communication and education and she approaches social justice from an Indigenous perspective. She has contributed to culturally responsive programming and policy as well as equity and inclusion planning at the federal government level and took that experience to educate business owners. After two years of supporting Indigenous film that included educating the public on social history factors affecting Indigenous people, she has experience navigating sensitive topics.

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The end of the world is just the beginning : mapping the collapse of globalization / Zeihan, Peter.

Globalization -- Forecasting.
International relations -- Forecasting
Economic development -- Forecasting.

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The no club : putting a stop to women's dead-end work / Babcock, Linda

"A practical, timely guide for bringing gender equity to the workplace: unburden women's careers from work that goes unrewarded."

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Wastelands : the true story of farm country on trial / Addison, Corban

"A once idyllic American landscape is home to a closely knit, rural community that, for more than a generation, has battled the polluting practices of large-scale farming that had been making them sick and damaging their homes. After years of frustration and futile attempts to bring about change, an impassioned cadre of local residents, led by a team of intrepid and dedicated lawyers, brought suit against one of the world's most powerful corporations-and, miraculously, they won. As vivid and fast-paced as a novel, Wastelands takes us into the heart of a legal battle over the future of America's farmland, and into the lives of the people who found the courage to fight. With unparalleled entrée in the courtroom, Corban Addison captures the stirring and unforgettable struggle to bring a modern-day monopoly to its knees, to force a once invincible power to change, to vindicate the rights of a long-suffering community, and finally to restore their heritage"--Provided by publisher.

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Where the money is : value investing in the digital age / Seessel, Adam.

"From a successful investor and a contributor to Barron's and Fortune comes a once-in-a-lifetime book that gives modern investors what they need most: a fresh, value-based guide to making money in a stock market now dominated by tech stocks."Amazon.

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Xero for dummies / Smith, Heather (Heather Nicolette)

Accounting -- Data processing
Cloud computing
Xero (Computer file)

Find accurate phone-verified information on every company in Canada in this database of 1.9 million businesses. Additionally their files are processed monthly against the National Change of Address Program.

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Research 11 million Canadian households with the largest database available. Records are 100% publicly sourced to comply with Canadian privacy laws.

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Provides access to specialized reference sources that used to be only available in library. eBooks available in this collection are: Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer; Gale Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders; Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine; Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health; Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans, 22nd ed.; and Nonfiction Literature Classics for Students.

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LinkedIn Learning (previously called Lynda.com) gives users free access to thousands of video tutorial courses with a focus on such areas as technology, software development, business skills, project management as well as creative skills like animation and video editing. The courses are taught by recognized industry experts who will guide you along in learning the skills you need for your personal and professional development. How to use LinkedIn Learning

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Scott’s Canadian Business Directory lists Canadian manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, sales agents and business services providers. This information is updated annually.

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Self-serve standard products available on the Statistics Canada website ― including CANSIM and census data products ― are now free of charge. This is an open resource for everyone and not VPL-subscribed.

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