Cheryl Muir

Stop 'Should-ing' All Over Your Side Hustle

Cheryl Muir | June 28, 2016 | Canada Business
I should write that promotional email. I should post twice a day in Facebook groups. I should keep pushing through even though I want to have lunch in the sun and relax for 30 minutes. Sound familiar? There are so many "shoulds" when it comes to business. There's one main reason this is happening to you.
Shawn McIntyre

Think Second-Hand To Save On Your Summer Adventures

Shawn McIntyre | June 28, 2016 | Canada Business
Like many, I know summer is here when my calendar starts to fill up with a variety of activities -- barbecues, sporting events, patio time, family road trips, picnics and cottage time. Who doesn't want to take advantage of this time of year before the Canadian winter takes hold again? But, there's a hitch -- cost.
Jean Paul Gladu

Supporting Indigenous Education Key To Thriving Economy

Jean Paul Gladu | June 28, 2016 | Canada Business
With indigenous peoples among the fastest growing demographic in Canada, providing education opportunities that ensure they have the skills they need to succeed is more than a social responsibility, it is also an economic imperative. Collaboration between educators and leaders in the business sector is therefore key in achieving real progress.
Paul de Jong

It's Time For B.C. To Rethink Skills Training Approach

Paul de Jong | June 28, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
Graduation ceremonies are underway at high schools across the province, as students get set to take their skills to the next level. At 84 per cent, B.C.'s high school graduation rate has never been higher. While that's reason to celebrate, we should also be asking why the province's apprenticeship programs aren't achieving anywhere near the same success rates.
David Rowen

Empowering Athletes To Achieve Financial Peace Of Mind

David Rowen | June 28, 2016 | Canada Business
This blog sets out to provide athletes with their own road-map that can greatly decrease the likelihood of their wealth being misappropriated. This empowerment is gained through education and a desire by the athlete not to be blindly dependent on others when it comes to the selection of their investment professionals.
Brooks DeCillia

United Kingdom, I'm Just Not That Into You Anymore

Brooks DeCillia | June 28, 2016 | Canada Politics
Last Thursday changed the way many of us foreigners here feel about the U.K. It doesn't feel like home here anymore.It's definitely not the same warm and welcoming place I came to so many years ago. And even more perplexing -- and wounding -- I am questioning if I really ever knew this place I love and idealize.
Yves Engler

This Firm Avoids Taxes Abroad - And Ottawa Still Backs It

Yves Engler | June 28, 2016 | Canada Business
Twenty-first century "Canadian" corporate capitalism is quite the racket. Built with public subsidies, a Montréal firm can shift its "head office" to a tax haven and workforce abroad, but Ottawa will continue to use its diplomatic, economic and military might to advance the company's reactionary international interests.
Brian Robertson

You Should Use A Travel Advisor When Travelling For Business

Brian Robertson | June 28, 2016 | Canada Business
While more and more leisure travellers are booking vacations with travel advisors, knowing this will save them time, effort and money; corporate travellers are also taking advantage of the expertise a travel advisor and travel management companies can provide.
Ben Myers

Can Government Intervention Cool The Housing Market?

Ben Myers | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
Housing markets in Toronto and Vancouver are extremely hot, and average prices are skyrocketing. Every new data release, real estate report, and housing related comment is scrutinized, debated and analyzed in painstaking detail. A red flag is raised, an alarm bell is sounded, a stern warning is issued or extreme caution is urged by both domestic and international housing analysts and economists almost daily. How does this end?
Melanie Nathan

3 Modern Products For The Work-At-Home Entrepreneur

Melanie Nathan | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
As a professional, you already understand that organization is one of the key components to the success of any venture. Thankfully, there are new tools that you can pack in your toolkit to help you also stay well-rested, healthy and stimulated -- making work-at-home life a little easier.
Hillary Marshall

We Must Prioritize Smarter Transit Options To And From Airports

Hillary Marshall | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
They are small cities that create employment for thousands of people, from air traffic controllers and baggage handlers, to pilots and taxi drivers. Without connectivity, getting to and from flights becomes an issue, but getting to and from work can be an even bigger challenge.
David Lester

5 Ways To Put The Passion Back In Your Business

David Lester | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
After working on your own business for a few years it's really easy to forget why you got into it in the first place. Years of working all hours, having to pass on dinners out with friends or family time, and always being "on" it's easy to lose some of your momentum. It's time to get back the passion you once had for your work.

Ontario Rent Goes Up Amid Record Housing Prices

YPNextHome | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
It's interesting to note that as we're seeing record-high prices and pricing increases in the buying and selling of residential real estate, we didn't see a translation of that to the maximum rent increase allowable. Instead we saw something towards the middle of the possible 2.5 per cent.
Peter Shurman

The Future Is Arriving Early - Are You Ready?

Peter Shurman | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
I believe an earth-shaking metamorphosis is underway. The good news is that the millennial generation gets it and, as natural early adopters, are blending into whatever comes along almost symbiotically as each next big thing enters their very different (from baby boomers) lives.
Michael Bociurkiw

Is Ukraine Really Ready To Be Open For Business?

Michael Bociurkiw | June 27, 2016 | Canada Business
Business sells business best -- not government folks. Ukrainian officials are putting forth a good sales pitch: they sell themselves as pro-western and pro-business in a country which has a 99.7 per cent literacy rate and is just a two-day truck drive from most EU hubs.
Hassan Arif

Consequences Of Brexit: No Country Is An Island, Not Even Britain

Hassan Arif | June 27, 2016 | Canada Politics
Many observers did not expect it. Former British prime ministers, academics and other experts warned about the negative consequences of a vote for Brexit, but nonetheless a majority of the voting public ignored this advice. While it is too soon to fully judge the implications of this vote, it does not bode well for Britain.
Cleo Hamel

FBAR vs. FATCA: More paperwork May Be Involved To Satisfy The IRS

Cleo Hamel | June 24, 2016 | Canada Business
For U.S. citizens and green card holders living outside of the United States, the deadline for filing their U.S. taxes or requesting an extension was June 15. But like most things related to U.S. taxes, it is not that simple. There are additional filing requirements related to foreign assets and financial accounts that also need to be considered.
Rhonda Scharf

'Wear Pantyhose' And Other Dated Fashion Rules Our Moms Taught Us

Rhonda Scharf | June 24, 2016 | Canada Style
I think it's important that we don't cling to the rules our mothers taught us "just because that's the way it's always been done." If your legs look better with hose, wear hose. If you find that brown and black is not a good combination for your skin tone, then don't wear it. Don't be a slave to fashion rules -- old or new.
John Johnston

We Need To Keep Calm And Find Common Ground After Brexit

John Johnston | June 24, 2016 | Canada Politics
What truly scares me is that if Trumpism can make the unthinkable happen in the UK, could the unthinkable happen in the U.S. too?
David Dodge

Iron And Earth: Oilsands Workers Call For Training In Renewable Energy

David Dodge | June 24, 2016 | Canada Business
Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, "Man, oil prices are still dropping. They're going to go below $30 soon, and if we don't start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed."
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