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Black History Month Canada: Community Resources

Black History Month draws to a close, but the lessons we learn, the stories we share, the lives we celebrate, and the support we give are not limited to one month. We want to highlight a few organizations supporting Black communities across Canada. The work of these organizations is essential in fostering a sense of...

Helium Scribe's February 2021 Book of the Month

Helium Scribe’s February 2021 Book of the Month

I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You — David Chariandy “Being named, he found his own voice. Being sighted, he learned, nevertheless, to see.” Prompted by familial brushes with racial bigotry and tumultuous political circumstances, David Chariandy ponders how to discuss race and racial discrimination with his growing daughter in a heart-breaking, yet lovely and loving...

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Black History Month Canada: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

When The Hon. Donald H. Oliver introduced his Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month to the senate floor, he did so with the hope that education on Black history would help combat prejudice and discrimination and empower Black Canadians. Furthermore, Senator Oliver believed we should honour and celebrate...

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Helium Scribe’s January 2021 Book of the Month

Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents – Mark Sakamoto “But I realized now that forgiveness is not a transaction. It is not an exchange. Forgiveness has nothing to do with the past.” The age-old adage “forgive and forget” means different things to different people. Some argue that we must never forget. However, most agree that...

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Giving Back: Helium Scribe Joins SheEO

As part of our commitment to giving back, we had to define and decide what values we hold dear as a team and as individuals. Recognizing the historically high barrier to entry for women entrepreneurs, we agreed that supporting women-led ventures is something we all value. That is why we are proud to announce our...

How to Create a Pitch Deck

How to Create a Pitch Deck That Works For You

As an entrepreneur, you’ll likely need to create a pitch deck at one point in your career. Pitch decks are brief, visual presentations that help others, namely investors, learn more about your business. Creating a pitch deck is a great exercise in learning to summarize the key points of your business concisely, but it is...

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Helium Scribe’s 2020 Book of the Year

As well as being passionate writers, we at Helium Scribe are, first and foremost, avid readers. Although much of our reading is technical, we don’t forget to take the time to read for pleasure. We also support the Writer’s Trust, which supports Canadian writers. That’s why our team thought we should share our favourite Canadian...

5 Business Writing Blogs You Should Follow in 2021

Content marketing is a huge industry. It generates $44 billion in revenue annually. Effectively utilizing content marketing and smart writing could mean the difference between bang or bust for your small business. To see how the best do it, follow these 5 blogs. Not only will you gain inspiration for your own content marketing, but...

How to Use Bullet Points in Business Writing Effectively

Business writing should be clear and concise because you don’t have a lot of time to communicate your message before people stop reading. Bullet points are a great way to organize information in a way that is quick and scannable by your readers. They can (and should!) be used in emails, memos, presentation decks, and...

Should Your Small Business Hire A Writer?

Between blog posts, emails, website content, business plans, and social media, small business owners like you have lots of writing to do. But managing a business and turning out quality writing consistently is a huge burden and not always the best use of time. So what do you do? Hiring a writer can relieve some...