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BMO Financial Group is pleased to present a selection of podcasts that offer valuable information and insights on a variety of issues. You can view a podcast by selecting it from the menu below.

Episode Summary: In this special 100th episode, Ian seeks to uncover the best business advice and secrets of success of three of Canada’s very best entrepreneurs. Robert Herjavec of Dragon’s Den fame, Global Sustainability leader Bruce Poon Tip and billionaire, Michael Lee-Chin. Here is the twist. Every question will contain the number 100.

Running Time: 12 min 21 sec


Episode Summary: As we approach International Women’s Day it’s a good time to take the pulse of female entrepreneurship in Canada and learn about a unique growth opportunity for woman-owned businesses. In this episode of the Business Coach Podcast Ian chats with Betty Wood, who is a longtime supporter of female entrepreneurship through such initiatives as the Global Banking Alliance for women of which she is a founder, and her own female focus marketing firm, W Consulting Group. Presently she is Lead Strategist, Women Business Initiatives, for Ottawa-based WEConnect Canada, a certification program that helps women-owned businesses access corporate diversity programs.

Running Time: 9 min 2 sec


Episode Summary: According to a recent survey by HR Consultancy Right Management, 84 percent of American workers will seriously consider leaving their current employer for greener pastures in 2011, a number that’s well up from the depths of the U.S. recession. Although the survey did not include Canadian workers, it’s safe to paint a similar picture north of the border. So now is a good time to ask yourself: How will I stop my staff from jumping ship? In this episode of the Business Coach Podcast Ian chats with Razor Suleman, founder and CEO of I Love Rewards which offers employee incentives and recognition programs to corporations around North America.

Running Time: 6 min 47 sec


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