Lydia Lovric

Hey Working Mamas: Daycare Isn't An Empowering Nod To Feminism

Lydia Lovric | October 21, 2016 | Canada Parents
You are not teaching your young child some philosophical lesson in egalitarianism. What you are actually teaching your child is that even if he or she would prefer to be with you, mommy's desire to be out in the working world (even at a financial loss) is more important.
Deepi Harish

These 20 Powerful Companies Were Founded By Women

Deepi Harish | October 21, 2016 | Canada Business
A few weeks ago, I was invited to fancy gala and immediately dismissed the invite because I'm not fancy. However, a dear friend convinced me to attend and take her as my plus one. The event celebrated Canada's leading female entrepreneurs with a cocktail evening where the winner of the Business Women Award (BWA) and New Generation Award (NGA) were to be selected and announced.
Abdullah Snobar

Celebrating Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Can Inspire New Innovators

Abdullah Snobar | October 21, 2016 | Canada Business
Ask an American to name an entrepreneur and odds are names like Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Dell and Larry Page will roll off their tongue. When asked to name up to five high-profile entrepreneurs, a third of Canadians could not name a single one. Why is that?
Sonia Desrosiers

How To Become An Individual People Want To Hire

Sonia Desrosiers | October 21, 2016 | Canada Business
To be recognized in your organization and even in your industry, you must state explicitly what is about you that makes you unique; what the value is you can bring; and how it can contribute to your organization. There are various ways to get your point across -- here are four of the best.
Matthew Held

Tech-Savvy Ways Business Travellers Can Stay Safe In Emergencies

Matthew Held | October 21, 2016 | Canada Business
Corporate security and travel professionals are expected to continuously learn, adapt to new technologies and find best practices that safeguard the security and privacy of employee travellers. Companies can follow five best practices to effectively keep monitor, assist and protect personnel and their data while travelling.
Monique Caissie

How To Manage "Negative Neil" And "Debbie Downer"

Monique Caissie | October 21, 2016 | Canada Living
Oh no. You can hear them coming down the hall and are wishing you could hide under your desk. Being on a team project with them can feel like there's no escaping them. You know who I'm talking about: the nay-sayers and folks who seem to go around thinking there's a contest to be won for complaining or seeing the worst out of every situation.

Foreign Buyers And Insane Home Prices: Get Used To It, Toronto

YPNextHome | October 21, 2016 | Canada Business
Prospective homebuyers in Toronto -- get used to one thing: ever-increasing prices. Either that or move further out in the GTA. Or rent. These are the limited options -- and unfortunate unintended consequences -- caused by government policy and market forces in the Toronto area.
Jordan Bateman

Taxpayers Should Keep Hissing For Savings From TransLink Mayors

Jordan Bateman | October 21, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
"The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing." Mayors forgot that axiom last year when they spent millions trying to convince taxpayers to hand over a new sales tax to TransLink -- an agency widely reviled for its wasteful spending.
Melissa Blake

Supporting Small Businesses Is Crucial To Fort McMurray's Recovery

Melissa Blake | October 21, 2016 | Canada Alberta
During Small Business Week, it seems an appropriate time to praise small businesses across the country and to share lessons learned from a community's experience as we recover from the largest insured disaster in Canadian history.

10 Things You Shouldn't Share On The Job

Workopolis | October 21, 2016 | Canada Business
There is a time and place for everything, and the things you might share with your friends or personal network are not always appropriate when you're on the job. After all, you never know how people might react to something you share (or overshare) at work, and those reactions can affect your day-to-day relationships and your career as a whole.
Vitaly Pecherskiy

How To Boost Your Startup's Culture Next Year

Vitaly Pecherskiy | October 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Startup culture has become somewhat of a cliché: ping pong tables, bean bag chairs, unlimited snacks. But snacks do not make a culture. These surface items mean nothing if they do not reflect a deeper satisfaction within the work place. So, how can burgeoning startups dig deep and ensure engaged employees and a positive environment?
Evan Thompson

When And How To Negotiate A Raise

Evan Thompson | October 20, 2016 | Canada Business
While research increasingly places feeling valued and getting promoted on the same level as being well paid, we still need to feel we are being fairly paid. I have always felt that compensation is another way of keeping score and of measuring your professional value.
Tim Paziuk

Why Now May Be The Best Time To Lock-In Your Mortgage

Tim Paziuk | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
While the federal government is trying to rein in some of the borrowing that's taking place by making it more difficult to borrow, every one of us should take heed -- interest rates will rise. I believe the most important thing individuals should be doing is locking in their mortgages (ideally for five years).
Heather Magee

Backdoor Journalists Like Me Are Beating Media At Their Own Game

Heather Magee | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
When I explained to a journalist standing next to me on the red carpet, about to interview such-and-such star at a premiere, that I was a freelancer covering the event on my own dime, he was a bit dumbfounded. "Ah, so you're a backdoor journalist, then," he concluded. As much as the label bothered me, he was right.
Kevin Sandhu

Shift To Enterprise Fintech Puts Customer Experience First

Kevin Sandhu | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
When I started my company in 2014, I was excited to build a "fintech" company that used technology and data to reinvent banking for everyday consumers. Since then, fintech has rapidly become a buzzword.
Jerry Dias

Belgium's Vote Is Proof Small Acts Of Bravery Can Halt CETA

Jerry Dias | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
I applaud their efforts for taking action to stand up for the principle of fairness. They believe in trade, knowing that the factories in Wallonia once sent products across Europe and around the world, but they don't believe in handing over all their rights to corporations just to get it.
Rhonda Scharf

Why 3 To-Do Lists Are More Efficient Than 1

Rhonda Scharf | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
According to experts, every minute spent in planning saves you 10 minutes in execution. I think that if we have a list and follow it, we are saving substantially more time, and stress as well. If we create and use our Daily List of five tasks, we will save ourselves many hours of frustration just by being disciplined.
Awane Jones

The Future Of Marketing Is With VR

Awane Jones | October 19, 2016 | Canada Business
In a VR experience, you are put into a virtual world as someone who physically consumes space. Depending on the content, you can go from an observer to an influencer, where consumption of the virtual space and the content is totally up to you. You can choose what to observe, and follow each movement in multiple angles at your own speed -- you shape your own experience and consume the space and time differently than any other viewer.

Could This Be The Vancouver Housing Market's Last Hurrah?

YPNextHome | October 19, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
Nationally, real estate markets remain healthy, with home values showing modest to strong price appreciation in almost every Canadian city. New measures introduced by the federal finance ministry on October 3, designed to cool the housing market, have led to a decline in sales in Vancouver.
Sid Ryan

CETA And Canadian Unions: A Squandered Opportunity

Sid Ryan | October 18, 2016 | Canada Business
The TPP is all but dead. And following the stunning October 14 vote in Belgium, it seems CETA may very well be on its deathbed. This is a huge blow against the big business agenda of the Justin Trudeau Liberals. Sadly, Canadian unions and the New Democratic Party can take little credit for it.
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