Canada Business

Why Schmoozing Works, However Bad It Feels

University of Toronto News | Posted 09.18.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Significantly, people who had more power in the office were less likely to report feeling dirty when it came to networking, and engaged in it more often. That effect can make it harder to penetrate existing power structures, because it means those already in power are more comfortable with networking and continue to reinforce and advance their positions.

Connecting to Compete: Logistics Management

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 09.12.2014 | Canada Business
Umar Zulqarnain

Building and managing a world-class supply chain is difficult regardless the economic climate. Transporting goods quickly and efficiently is a complex task that requires coordinating and managing a number of variables within a fast-paced and volatile environment.

What Customer Service People Really Wish They Could Say to You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Support is your organization's front line. Customers call them with problems. If your business is a football team your sales people are your offense. Support people are your defense. Here's a few things a support person wants to tell you, but can't.

$3.3 BILLION DEAL

CP | Karl Ritter, The Associated Press | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Business

STOCKHOLM - Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, boosting its presence on the North American ma...

5 Steps to Successful Business Networking

Evan Thompson | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

You've just been invited to a high-profile business function, and you know it could be a great opportunity to network and meet potential clients or perhaps make a good impression on a job prospect. It is all about putting your best foot forward and you can make this networking opportunity work for you by following these five tips.

How This Brand Made You Feel You Needed Something You Already Have

Sari Gabbay | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Business
Sari Gabbay

With only a shoestring budget, Dollar Shave Club found a way to rise above the mega brands and connect directly with consumers. They shocked us, made us laugh, and made us feel cool. They had the balls to call us out if we even thought about going back to that lame, expensive razor that we've been using all along.

Tips for Getting Back-to-Business With a Smile

Jane Blaufus | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

Alright. You are back at work, sitting at your desk looking at your computer screen. Many entrepreneurs go through this once school is back in session, and just like the kids that are back to a routine, it's time for you get back to one as well. Take a deep breath, loosen the tension in your shoulders and breathe!

Say Goodbye to August and Hello to Productivity

Leah Eichler | Posted 08.31.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

To manage this, Ms. Sone-Cooper advises job seekers and hiring managers to "communicate, communicate, communicate." Be open about your availability and expect the same. In the wrap-up part of the interview, ask when you can expect to hear back considering it's summer, and find out what the next steps are in the hiring process.

The Advantages of Being Employed By Your Adult Children

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

For Tommy and me, working together is a win-win. We had a great relationship before we started working together, and now we're even closer. But family business experts warn that some of the same problems as can be found in having your kids work for you emerge when you have a parent working for you. So here are a few tips to making the 'Mom is my employee' thing work.

Study: Autonomics Will Kill Half of North America's Jobs

Joseph Soares | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada
Joseph Soares

High-paying, high-skill service jobs like legal research and radiology imagery analysis are already beginning to be served by robots. The question is not if, but when the exponential growth of computing technology will allow for jobs that may be viewed as safe from automation to be taken over.

CRA Delists Foreign Charities

The Globe and Mail | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Business

The Canada Revenue Agency’s small list of approved foreign charities has been whittled down to zero, meaning Canadian donors hoping to give money to...

What I Learned This Week (Seven Years Ago): Why Cycling is Like Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I'm off on vacation for a couple of weeks, but as I like to do at these times, I comb my archives to find a couple of reruns from many moons ago tha...

Nine Risky Oil Company Projects Every Canadian Investor Should Know About

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Business
Kevin Grandia

A new report released today finds that seven of the largest publicly-traded oil companies in the world are putting billions of dollars in jeopardy by investing in high-cost, high-risk oil extraction projects. Many of the most risky ventures are right here in Canada and many of the companies named in the report figure significantly in Canadian pension plans and mutual funds.

How Brands Can Connect With Vacationing Customers

Carlos de Torres | Posted 08.11.2014 | Canada Business
Carlos de Torres

Summer in Canada is short. For four months of the year, the majority of Canadians are heading to patios, beaches and national parks -- anywhere they can soak in the sunshine and try to forget about the frigid winter that just passed. To truly win over consumers we need to provide timely value and relevance with every touch point.

How to Find a Mentor

Kelly Lovell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

While we cannot make up for the experiences we lack, we can certainly draw from the knowledge of those who have lived before us. Regardless of your age or the stage you are in your life, I believe mentorship is an invaluable tool. There is a reason why maps were created. Imagine a road trip without the aid of a map?

Freeman House Shares Creative Insights Through New Web Series

Herbert Lui | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada Music
Herbert Lui

These individuals gather their methods, principles, and information and test them through their full-time endeavors and share through in The Guild. For creative freshmen and experts alike, The Guild offers insights lessons and healthy reminders into the essence of creativity.

How eBay Can Help You Pay the Bills

Andrew Tai | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business
Andrew Tai

Selling on eBay can be an exercise in futility -- especially if you don't know what you're doing and why. However, if you just stop looking at the website as just some after-work hobby, you might actually be able to turn it into a real business with good money behind it.

Three Secrets to Unravelling Risk

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

Ever felt like risk stopped you from doing something you truly desired? Ever had risk keep you up at night?

Empathy Is the Key to a Successful Business

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Everyone should act as a leader to make a strong environment for their business. If you are reading this, you may be a smart leader that knows how to earn money and build long-term relationships with your clients. If you analyze the key behind this kind of success you will find there is a simple answer: empathy.

How Does Diversity Boost Your Career?

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business
Gil Laroya

It is said that "necessity is the mother of invention." This refers to the drive to create a solution to a problem, like a caveman making a spear to ...

Women Are Dreaming Bigger and Speaking Louder

Doina Oncel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Doina Oncel

Across the Fortune 500 companies and throughout cities worldwide, women appear to hold the short end of the stick. Women are considerably underrepresented as CEOs, officers, and directors in the corporate world. Since women occupy nearly half the total work force in the United States, what is the reasoning behind these inexplicable labour statistics?

How to Get People to Care About Your Business

Elan Divon | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada Business
Elan Divon

Imagine you're on a romantic date with your dream match. He or she looks incredible and has a stellar background; a high paying job at a respectable firm, solid values, impeccable style and similar interests to you. But there's one small caveat: You have no emotional connection. Zero chemistry. It's like you're talking to a dead fish! Well, you can forget about having a relationship.

Make the Anti-Spam Law a Silver Lining For Your Business

Kelly Lovell | Posted 09.02.2014 | Canada
Kelly Lovell

As an individual I must admit, it was a breath of fresh air to finally see my inbox shrink as the many subscriptions my email had accumulated over the years finally came to an end. As an entrepreneur leading several start-ups, however the true realities and restrictions of CASL became apparent.

Canada Day: What Does the Colour Red Mean to You?

Shannon Skinner | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

This Canada Day has given me more than a reason to pause and celebrate. With all the waving of "red and white," it reminds me of how colour impacts our daily lives. In honour of Canada Day, let's take a look at the colour red and its impact on our culture.

This Modest Canadian Is Learning the Language of Silicon Valley

Leah Eichler | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

Within a week of picking up my family and relocating to San Francisco to give my company an international leg up, I met with a local venture capitalist. Yet, within five minutes of actually sitting down with the venture capitalist, I knew things were not going my way.