Patrick Harrison

Read This Before Trying To Create The Next Big Thing

Patrick Harrison | September 23, 2016 | Canada Business
Every innovator and entrepreneur wants to leave their mark on the world, something they've created (possibly "the next big thing") or something that has truly made a difference. As a serial entrepreneur and innovator/designer, I've always been curious about how things work and matched it with a drive to solve a problem.
Sid Ryan

Pension Concessions Sell Out Young Employees Across Industries

Sid Ryan | September 23, 2016 | Canada Business
It makes it more difficult to organize young workers when they see the older generation giving concessions to employers that previous generations fought so hard to gain -- essentially screwing them out of a secure future. Will GM workers retiring in 2036 look back and say we should have fought harder to protect our pensions?
Melody McKinnon

14 Tips For Choosing Hot Products To Sell Online

Melody McKinnon | September 23, 2016 | Canada Business
One of the most daunting parts of selling online is deciding what products to sell. A bad decision could leave you stuck with a lot of inventory, forcing you to sell it at a loss. Slow sales are just as deadly, as the lagging products take up storage space. Anything with an expiry date brings with it a whole new level of stressful urgency. When you use drop shipping the pressure is far less than if you had to order hundreds of items for in-house inventory, but product selection can still be a massive undertaking.

Travel Experience Looks Good On A Résumé | September 23, 2016 | Canada Business
If you think travel is all about eating banana pancakes and lying by the beach, then you're very mistaken. Travel is all about stretching yourself in ways you wouldn't each day. What's an adventure you've always had on your bucket list? Maybe it's summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro or sailing across the Caspian Sea -- whatever it is, it will be sure to add some 'oomph' to the 'additional interests' section of your résumé.

You'll Need To Earn This Much To Afford A House In Canada

Workopolis | September 22, 2016 | Canada Business
From foreign buyers gobbling up properties sight unseen to young families trying to raise kids in condo towers, the Canadian housing market is a hot topic of discussion these days. But what do houses really cost these days?
Ben Myers

Canada's Housing Market Crisis Is Your Fault

Ben Myers | September 22, 2016 | Canada Business
The first time I heard the line "you're not stuck in traffic, you are traffic" I immediately liked it. People tend to ignore their participation and impact on a situation and often believe things are happening to them, not because of them. I wanted to explore this concept as it applies to the Canadian real estate, specifically the Vancouver and Toronto metro area housing markets.
Get Leashed Magazine

Flawed Laws Mean Your Faux Fur Could Come From Dogs And Cats

Get Leashed Magazine | September 22, 2016 | Canada Living
Imagine the horror of learning that the faux fur-trimmed coat you just purchased was not made from synthetic material, but dog or cat fur. Surprisingly, in Canada, this is not only a real possibility but one that is potentially legal.
Sacha DeVoretz

The Business Owner's Guide To Computer Shopping

Sacha DeVoretz | September 22, 2016 | Canada Business
Knowing how employees will use their PCs determines whether performance, mobility, battery life or display quality is most important. A desk-bound engineer designing a next generation product will require more computing power than a traveling salesperson. Based on role-specific priorities, you will choose from a wide variety of devices, including notebooks, desktops, 2-in-1s or tablets.
Robert Waite

Using Humour In Speeches Is Often No Laughing Matter

Robert Waite | September 22, 2016 | Canada Business
The ability to communicate effectively to groups is a key requirement for any business executive. As someone who has written speeches for various politicians and business executives for decades, I often get asked if there are any "tricks" that might make the ordeal more palatable. Inevitably, people eventually get around to asking about humour. Should they start a speech with a joke? My emphatic answer to this question is "maybe." And it is based on actual experience.
Inessa Radostin

Balancing A New Blog With Your Full-Time Job

Inessa Radostin | September 21, 2016 | Canada Business
The bloggers currently in the market make it seem so easy, like all you have to do is take a couple of pics, throw some filters in, drop a line or two and voila! You're a blogger! Except wait... turns out there's a lot of work involved behind the scenes most people are not privy to.
Evan Thompson

How To Fire An Employee (The Right Way)

Evan Thompson | September 21, 2016 | Canada Business
For most employers, firing an employee is not as easy as calling him or her into your office and telling them "things just aren't working out," giving them two week's salary, and asking them to vacate the premises within one hour. No two employment situations that lead to dismissal are the same because there are usually extenuating circumstances that are anything but routine. It is up to the manager to decide on the best course of action in each situation, never losing sight of what is fair, legal, and most ethical.

More Family-Friendly Condos Could Save Faltering Vancouver Schools

YPNextHome | September 21, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
City planners and developers need to realize that building a good mixture of home types for people of different incomes and ages, with amenities for people at all stages of their life, is what make a stable, healthy, vibrant city, and one where people want to, and are able to, stay and thrive.
Paul Gaspar

5 Key Factors Small Businesses Should Know When Expanding Abroad

Paul Gaspar | September 20, 2016 | Canada Business
E-commerce has made it exponentially easier for businesses to expand abroad, grow revenue and build partnerships across the world -- the possibilities are endless. While there is plenty to learn about the different nuances of each new market, there are experts, including other entrepreneurs who can guide you.
Norman Levine

'Free Money' Interest Rates Are Nearing The Point Of No Return

Norman Levine | September 20, 2016 | Canada Business
We believe that the current "free money" policies around the world of negative or zero-ish per cent central bank rates have not worked and do not work, and cannot understand why central banks continue to follow this course. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Guy Caron

Canada Has A Two-Tier Tax System And CRA Is Part Of The Problem

Guy Caron | September 20, 2016 | Canada Politics
In regards to tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) should be part of the solution. At the moment, it rather seems to be part of the problem. Over the last few years, we have seen that the CRA institutionalized various practices, eroding the trust that Canadians place in it.
Matthew Held

6 Reasons You Should Not Use A Private Email Server

Matthew Held | September 20, 2016 | Canada Business
In 2015, 205 billion email messages were sent and received daily, according to the Radicati Group. Messages are sent and received from computers, mobile, tablets and many other devices. The current U.S. election has seen Hillary Clinton's presidential race mired in an email scandal involving the user of a personal email server while she served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013.
Colin Todhunter

India's Agriculture Sector Under Siege By Foreign GMO Industry

Colin Todhunter | September 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Global corporations are engaged in a long-term attack on India's local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years, they have reduced India from self-sufficiency to importing half its needs. Now attempts to impose genetically modified mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian food and farming traditions.
Mel Wilson

The Difference Between Stakeholders And Protesters

Mel Wilson | September 20, 2016 | Canada Business
We live in a world teeming with stakeholders. At some point in time every citizen, whether they know it or not, will be a stakeholder for something. You the reader are a stakeholder. And so am I. Now occasionally stakeholders get so fired up they become protesters. But are stakeholders and protesters actually the same thing?
Kurt Reiman

6 Investment Views For The Final Months Of 2016

Kurt Reiman | September 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Financial markets took investors for a wild ride during the first half of 2016. With three months remaining, we offer up six investment views for the remainder of the year to help identify opportunities in what is likely to be a challenging economic and political environment.
Stephen Punwasi

Home Buyers Pay For Canada's Failure To Stem Foreign Tax Evasion

Stephen Punwasi | September 19, 2016 | Canada Business
Tax evaders are using homes to bring money from high-tax jurisdictions into Canada. Since they can't just move fat wads of cash without attracting scrutiny, they've come up with several techniques. Using soft assets that don't have fixed trade values (like homes) is one of the easiest ways to do it.
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