Welcome to another edition of the Communitech Grow Factor Links We Love blog. With the Victoria Day long weekend approaching, you’ll have lots of time to catch up on the latest tips and trends your midsize to large business should know. Learn the best ways to prepare your company for customer loss, how to make the most of networking, and 101 career tips (in 140 characters or less). Enjoy the break and remember to take some time with family and friends.

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Some people love them. Others dread them. Networking, mixers, and social events can be critical to driving success of your business, and personal reputation, in a number of ways. No matter what end of the spectrum you sit on, here’s timeless tricks to make the most of any networking event. Via Techvibes.

Up for some long weekend speed-reading? Mashable took a cue from Twitter to give us 101 career tips, each in 140 characters or less.

Being CEO can be a tough job. Balancing work demands and ensuring employee happiness can get in the way of company success. Mike Harden, one of DC’s leading executive coaches, weighs in on whether being liked really matters in his Huffington Post blog.

Brent Gleeson believes in expecting and planning for the inevitable. The Navy SEAL veteran and entrepreneur tells Inc. his 9 things your company should do to in order to be better positioned for quick recovery when you lose your biggest customer.

Scott Adams, the creator of everyone’s favourite micromanaged, white-collar office comic, Dilbert, knows a thing or two about business. He tells Fast Company why big goals are for losers.

About The Author

Samantha Clark
Media Relations Associate

As a Media Relations Associate at the Communitech Hub in Kitchener, Ontario, Sam is passionate about the Waterloo Region community, entrepreneurship and technology. She is a graduate of Conestoga College with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.