Dale Turken

Balancing Entrepreneurialism And Family Starts With Healthy Habits

Dale Turken | August 25, 2016 | Canada Business
Entrepreneurs are subject to a stressful lifestyle. One day you might have a completely "normal" work schedule and then suddenly be slammed with several all-nighters in a row. The craziness of entrepreneurship can be both thrilling and exhausting -- and your health can greatly influence your success.
Wade Rowland

The Hip Concert On CBC Is What Happens When Nation Trumps Revenue

Wade Rowland | August 23, 2016 | Canada Business
The CBC's decision to air the Tragically Hip's farewell concert Saturday was a stroke of public broadcasting genius. Better than almost any event one could imagine, it demonstrated the power of a national public broadcaster to bring a nation together to celebrate its shared values, to honour its prodigies, to connect.
Tarek Riman

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Digital Marketing

Tarek Riman | August 23, 2016 | Canada Business
In this day and age, digital marketing is like the vitamins for your business -- an essential part of growth. Here are 4 things that entrepreneurs need to understand about the importance of running digital marketing in parallel with product and service development.
Suzana Popovic-Montag

There Has Never Been A Better Time To Embrace Charitable Giving

Suzana Popovic-Montag | August 22, 2016 | Canada Business
Amendments to the Income Tax Act have been made that incentivize planned charitable giving. Prior to 2016, gifts to registered charitable organizations made by will received tax credits that could only be used in the year of the testator's death or carried back to the preceding year.
Kurtis Wilkinson

I Left My Job, Failed At A Startup, And Changed My Life

Kurtis Wilkinson | August 23, 2016 | Canada Business
Many people in corporate roles fantasize about breaking free and launching an entrepreneurial venture. Three years ago I took the plunge and did just that, leaving behind a senior role in management consulting to start a talent marketplace for freelance consultants. Unfortunately, my business model didn't gain traction, but the experience was the best thing that ever happened to me professionally speaking.
Seema Dhanoa

Improve Your Business By Fighting Unconscious Bias

Seema Dhanoa | August 22, 2016 | Canada Business
In a corporate setting, it's surprising that gender parity forecasts continue to be so dismal when more studies are finding that diverse companies outperform businesses that aren't as inclusive. So why is this the case? And what does it have to do with changing a couple gender-specific words in the national anthem? The answer has to do with a term called "unconscious or implicit bias."
Andrea Stairs

5 Traits Of Successful Online Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | August 22, 2016 | Canada Business
According to Alberta's Centre for Innovation Studies, Canada has the second-highest level of entrepreneurial activity in the world. Having been with eBay Canada for more than a decade, and having spoken to eBay sellers across the country, I have firsthand proof that the entrepreneurial spirit is incredibly strong in Canada.
David Dodge

Saskatchewan Solar Co-Operative Brings Power To The People

David Dodge | August 19, 2016 | Canada Business
On the roof of the Two Twenty building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan are 90 solar modules comprising a 27.5 kilowatt solar system, the very first project built by the newly-formed SES Solar Co-operative. The co-op is an offshoot of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) that works on conservation, sustainability and yes, energy issues.
YPNextHome

Forget The 'Canadian' Housing Market - It Doesn't Exist

YPNextHome | August 19, 2016 | Canada Business
When you buy a home, you don't buy a national market, or even a provincial, regional or municipal one. You buy one property in a local market. What's happening in your area could be completely different from that in another province, or certainly at the other end of the country.
Nick Fillmore

Athletes Pay The Price For Rampant Olympic Committee Spending

Nick Fillmore | August 19, 2016 | Canada Politics
Given the financial difficulties faced by athletes, you would think the Canadian Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee would provide every dime possible to sports bodies to provide funding. Not so. In fact, both are guilty of greedily spending millions of dollars on themselves while struggling athletes scrambled for a few bucks to get to Rio.
Rhonda Scharf

Do You Actually Know How To Relax?

Rhonda Scharf | August 19, 2016 | Canada Business
My definition of relaxation may not be the same as yours. Right now the peace and quiet is fantastic, but I wouldn't want to relax this way every day. I do enjoy people (I'm a wee bit social as you probably know), so once in a blue moon, I do like to relax by myself and listen to nothing. Other times I like more action in my life and I find that relaxing too.
Melody McKinnon

Reach Canadian Consumers Through Niche Bloggers

Melody McKinnon | August 19, 2016 | Canada Business
Bloggers can gain an impressive, loyal following on the social Web through excellent content, communication, and trust built through fellowship and familiarity. Their value to brands is in their influence over consumer purchasing, often in a very specific niche.
Monique Caissie

The Danger Of Jargon: How To Engage Clients' Trust

Monique Caissie | August 19, 2016 | Canada Business
Do we talk over people's heads sometimes to get the upper hand? We've all heard the saying "bulls**t baffles brains". That saying may come to mind when we think about our dealings with fast talking salespeople.
Jasmin Guénette

The Ridiculous Ways Quebec Discourages Airbnb Users Cross The Line

Jasmin Guénette | August 18, 2016 | Canada Business
Housing spaces exist but are unused, and subletting platforms allow these resources to find takers. The methods being used to fight a phenomenon that is highly beneficial for society, and for people who are sometimes truly in need, are completely ridiculous.
Jeffrey Schwartz

5 Ways To Slay That Massive Mountain Of Wedding Debt

Jeffrey Schwartz | August 18, 2016 | Canada Living
Wedding debt is an awful gift to receive after you say I do. It is also a stressful way to start your marriage especially when the number one reason for a marriage to fall apart is not because of infidelity -- it is because of money woes.
Shari Graydon

The Terrifying Effectiveness Of Trump's Communications

Shari Graydon | August 18, 2016 | Canada Business
As professional communicators who advise others on how to improve their ability to connect with audiences, Shari Graydon and Sarah Neville have watched the astonishing ascension of political neophyte and insult-machine Donald Trump with dropped jaws. Here's their conversation about the lessons to be learned from his fearless communication style.
Booking.com

How To Ensure Your Next Work Getaway Is A Professional Success

Booking.com | August 17, 2016 | Canada Travel
Travelling for business presents an opportunity to expand your network, discover new destinations and of course, escape the daily grind. It also means spending an extended amount of time with a colleague or boss. And while this is an ideal scenario to strengthen your working relationship, it also poses the risk of making an accidental business blunder.
Guy Caron

Politicians Have No More Excuses For Perpetuating Tax Avoidance

Guy Caron | August 17, 2016 | Canada Politics
Nobody likes to pay taxes. However, the pill is easier to swallow when everyone pays their fair share. It's increasingly clear that in Canada -- and in most industrialized countries -- many are not. We have a two-tier system where the wealthy and the corporations can escape their obligations, and the rest of us can't.
Evan Thompson

Blend Old And New School Tactics For A Successful Marketing Strategy

Evan Thompson | August 17, 2016 | Canada Business
The reality is you will need a good mix of both digital and traditional tactics when reaching out to prospects. Researching your audience to determine how they like to receive their information is key before proceeding.
Jeff Cates

How To Grow Up And Out Of Your Startup Status

Jeff Cates | August 17, 2016 | Canada Business
There are many things that are expected to go hand-in-hand with growing a business, such as little sleep, cash flow concerns, stress, and endless coffee consumption, but with so many tasks to complete (and endless decisions to make), many entrepreneurs fail to acquire the proper tools to successfully transition from startup to successful business.
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