Rhonda Scharf

If you Make Clients Feel Good, They'll Keep Coming Back

Rhonda Scharf | May 4, 2015 | Canada Business
It's great to work with someone who makes you feel important. Someone who remembers your name, and maybe that you have a dog named Brownie or that you recently took a vacation to Florida. When you work with someone like that, the time seems to fly and you look forward to working with them again.
Aaron Binder

Ontario Needs to Allow Competition for its Alcohol Industry to Prosper

Aaron Binder | May 3, 2015 | Canada Business
The Ontario Liberal government's recent announcement to allow beer sales in grocery stores and craft brewer membership to The Beer Store's executive board is a first step to actually repealing prohibitive practices from production to distribution to consumer rights. But from the production to the sales process, Ontario liquor laws are antiquated as the ideals that formed them. This prohibition won't end in earnest until the playing field is leveled and competition, real competition, is allowed in Ontario.
Carol Linnitt

Emissions From Rio Tinto Alcan Kitimat Smelter Are At Heart Of Hearings

Carol Linnitt | May 3, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
"This case really does represent a situation where you have a regulator that has gotten too close to a powerful and well-resourced private interest that it is supposed to be independently regulating," said Chris Tollefson, lawyer for the University of Victoria's Environmental Law Centre.
Kathleen Kahlon

Take Your Professional Brand to the Next Level With These Tips

Kathleen Kahlon | May 2, 2015 | Canada Business
Your professional brand is the sum of many aspects of your professional life, so it's important that you are always representing your best self. Don't shy away from announcing promotions or career milestones and updating your profile.
Jeff Quipp

Social Media Can Help Rebuild the Dwindling #LeafsNation

Jeff Quipp | May 2, 2015 | Canada Business
Season after season begins with hope and promise, but ends with disappointment. The hopelessness of being a Leaf fan may continue to affect the franchise's followers, and therefore the bottom line, unless they look at alternative ways to mend that relationship. Building trust through social media is the best way to reach the most powerful fan demographic to date.
Gerry Stefanatos

Biosimilar Drugs Are on the Right Side of Canada's Health Care Cost Equation

Gerry Stefanatos | May 1, 2015 | Canada Business
A biosimilar drug is a biologic medicine made from a living organism or cell. By embracing biosimilars into Canadian health care, patients will benefit from safe and effective treatment options at a lower cost, and our health-care system will be that much more sustainable as a result.
Coreen T. Sol, CFA

What to Do if You're Named an Executor of Someone's Estate

Coreen T. Sol, CFA | May 1, 2015 | Canada Business
If you have been named as an executor, there are important considerations to be aware of and you may wish to take a look at what the responsibilities are prior to accepting the role.
Dan S. Barnabic

Are Condos on the Way to Becoming Glorified Apartments?

Dan S. Barnabic | May 1, 2015 | Canada Business
Renters are far more likely to break condo rules regarding noise and upkeep of the common amenities, resulting in the degradation of the complex. A complex that is heavily rented out becomes stigmatized as apartment building, unappealing to potential buyers.
Kristen Marano

Three Ways to Make Time for Your Passion Projects

Kristen Marano | April 30, 2015 | Canada Business
When I hosted a creative women's event recently, the question of how to make time for "passion projects" came up. Creating time is a tough undertaking when most of us work at least 40 hours a week. But here are three approaches to make time for your passion projects and unleash your creative potential.
Peter Harris

Ace Your Next Job Interview By Knowing the Right Answer to This Question

Peter Harris | April 30, 2015 | Canada Business
There are quite a few questions that come up in almost every job interview, and one in particular that you are sure to be asked. The best way to ace an interview is tailor your answers to be as specifically relevant as possible to the challenges of the job at hand - especially for the questions that you know are coming.
Jess Tomlin

Why a Partnership Between Uber and the UN Could Have Empowered Women

Jess Tomlin | April 30, 2015 | Canada Impact
While we can all agree that Uber -- let alone the Uber + UN Women partnership -- is far from perfect, let's not lose sight of the bigger picture: The digital economy does have the power to democratize employment opportunities for women.
Rene Samulewitsch

5 Career Lessons Learned From Travelling the Globe

Rene Samulewitsch | April 29, 2015 | Canada Business
What I didn't expect about my adventures are the lessons I learned that I could incorporate into my everyday business life; tools for managing stress, dealing with conflicting personalities, budgeting, and organizing time. Here's why taking a break will give you insights that will help you enjoy it even more.
Evan Thompson

When it Comes to Personal Branding You Are Your Most Sellable Product

Evan Thompson | April 29, 2015 | Canada Business
The impressions we leave with people will usually determine our success or failure at engaging them further to create opportunities to enhance or restart our careers. Our handshake, ability to relate to others, the way we speak and dress and how we make others feel around us are all factors in the judgement process. They are also all factors that we have control over by establishing a strong personal brand.
Development Unplugged

Canada Should Seek a Greater Role Beyond Trade in the Americas

Development Unplugged | April 29, 2015 | Canada Politics
Canada designated Latin America as a foreign policy priority in 2007, but its record to date has been narrowly focused on the pursuit of free trade agreements at the expense of deeper engagement on crucial issues such as decent employment, sustainable economic development, citizen security, corporate accountability, democratic governance, and human rights.
Samantha Pinter-Thompson

Your Jokes About A 'Useless' History Degree Are Getting Old

Samantha Pinter-Thompson | April 28, 2015 | Canada British Columbia
I've heard the joke -- what's the difference between a large pizza and a history degree? One can feed a family of four. For the purposes of the pun, history can be replaced with any liberal arts major; however, history often gets an especially bad reputation for being particularly unemployable and well, pointless.
Adam Chambers

The TFSA Is a Great Option for All Income Brackets

Adam Chambers | April 28, 2015 | Canada Business
Last week the federal government announced a doubling of the annual contribution to the Tax Free Savings Account. Ensuing immediately has been a debate about the merits of this tax policy change. We ought to applaud initiatives that provide savers with more choices, encourage self-determination and empower individuals to take greater control over their financial futures. The TFSA does just that.
David Christopher

Small Businesses Across Canada Are Standing up Against Bill C-51

David Christopher | April 28, 2015 | Canada Business
Small businesses across Canada are speaking up to warn the government about the economic damage that its "secret police" Bill C-51 will inflict on our economy. If Bill C-51 is passed, it will change Canada's economic climate for the worse, notably by harming Canadian commerce, trade, and data security. This upsurge in opposition from small businesses couldn't be more timely: committee hearings on the Bill are continuing today in the Senate, while the House of Commons could hold its final vote in just days.
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Quebec Should Ditch Wind Power Subsidies and Go for Oil

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | May 1, 2015 | Canada Business
Hydro-Québec indirectly subsidizes the wind power sector to the tune of $695 million a year, which amounts to some $200 per Quebec household to produce a tiny fraction of the province's energy. With an estimated 40 billion barrels of oil, developing this resource would provide a minimum of $160 million a year in royalties for the Quebec treasury over 30 years.
Mark Milke

When it Comes to Government Budgets, a Lot of the Action Is "Underground"

Mark Milke | April 28, 2015 | Canada Politics
During this tax and budget time, let's consider two "tectonic realities" about governments and numbers -- helpful to think about, given that there is plenty of "underground" action. It explains why governments often get themselves (and taxpayers) into trouble later.
Jeff Cates

5 Essential Tips for Last-Minute Tax Filers

Jeff Cates | April 28, 2015 | Canada Business
It's tax time and the deadline is just days away. Your month of tax procrastination may be stressing you out, but don't worry. The following tips will get you through the final days. By filing late or failing to file, you will incur a range of financial penalties. Why just throw your money away?
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