Canada Business

How eBay Can Help You Pay the Bills

Andrew Tai | Posted 07.23.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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 07.22.2014 | 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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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.

Canada's Anti-Spam Law Will Derail Small Businesses

Anne Thornley-Brown | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada Business
Anne Thornley-Brown

Something has to be done about spam but surely there must be a way to crack down on spammers without interfering with legitimate businesses maintaining contact with existing clients and prospects who have reached out to them to request information about their services.

Tax Fairness: International Businesses Should Pay Their Due

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

There are many tricks -- most of them currently legal -- multinationals use to avoid paying taxes in developing countries, including a tactic called "profit shifting." This often leads struggling families in the developed world paying more in income tax than international businesses.

Making Connections vs. Maintaining Connections: Which Is Worth More?

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 06.18.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

Plainly, even if you think you have connections -- you likely don't. It is not unless you have made a connection to someone...you developed that connection through a number of interactions, that you might be able to call them a connection. This matters not though.

Good Habits: 10 Things You Can Do Each Morning To Feel Awesome

Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business

If you dread mornings, you’re not alone; Googling “Dreading mornings” lands you 2.8 million page views. There are ways to turn that dread into t...

Will the Rise of Female Entrepreneurship Break the Glass Ceiling?

Leah Eichler | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Looking back on my entrepreneurial journey so far, there were many reasons I'd wanted to say goodbye to the corporate life. But the one that sticks out is the moment I realized that, no matter how hard I worked in my previous role, I'd never make it to the top. I wanted to be the Chief Executive Officer and, for me, the only way to do that was to launch my own venture.

The Burdens of Our Past Success

Darrell Kopke | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Business
Darrell Kopke

How often, as leaders of organizations who make critical decisions daily, are we more than just informed by the past but actually burdened by it? Without even being conscious of it, we react to daily events based on all these and many more influences.

Canadian Retailers Must Put Child Labour on the Agenda

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Impact
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Today's products come to you courtesy of a whole string of contractors and subcontractors, each with different employment and safety standards. Moving down the supply chain, you often find children forced to work in brutal, dangerous conditions for very little pay. Hours are so long that many have no chance to continue in school, relegating them to lifetimes of low-paid labour.

Giving Back Is Just Good Business

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

The evolution -- we might even say revolution -- taking place in the field of corporate social responsibility has been fascinating to behold. For the best companies, making your employees recycle, and cutting a big cheque once a year to some lucky charity, is no longer good enough. They're making "giving back" an integral part of doing business.

Does Your Company Have The Emotional Intelligence To Be A Leader?

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

The key word here is "achieve", because the company can be motivated toward a lot of other things, both positive and negative, but a single focus on achievement is what contributes to emotional intelligence. Are your people able to ignore or suppress internal politics in order to work together toward a common, compelling and well defines goal?

Inspiring Your Work Team to Be Like a Start-Up

Barbara Morris-Blake | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business
Barbara Morris-Blake

Many of the most successful companies on the planet are start-ups that didn't even exist a few years ago, or sometimes just a few months ago. How do t...

Why Knowing Who You Are Is So Important To Your Business

Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business
Ken Aber and Ian Chamandy

Doing the hard work to create a clear, concise and compelling definition of who the company is -- what business it is really in -- is a tiny investment to inoculate a company from this potentially fatal disease. Steve Jobs was such a remarkable leader because he was constantly fearful of the threat of founder's dilemma, even as he was basking in the glow of Apple's amazing success.

What I Learned This Week -- The Most Important Thing for Artists to Create

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal'...

The Key to Winning Is Simpler Than You Think

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 07.07.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

The key to winning Canada's #1 Female Entrepreneur of the year two years in a row can be simmered down to just this: I dared to apply two years in a row. I am willing to go at something a second time, even if it means I might not finish as well the second time.

Three Predictions for Capitalism

Darrell Kopke | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darrell Kopke

Generation Y cares more about the world and social causes than any previous generation. They are connected, passionate activists and are starting for-profit corporations as their tools for social change. The gap between activism and capitalism is closing and closing fast.

Why Board Training Needs To Be Part of the Business Curriculum

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada
Eric Quon-Lee

Not only is the millennial generation changing the meaning of corporate, they are also changing how corporations are run. Increasingly, corporations are changing their mission statements to better reflect the "triple bottom line," which emphasize their corporate social responsibility initiatives as a means to better appeal to the next generation of employees.

Oilsands Giant Smashes Profits Record

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.28.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. (TSX:SU) has posted record operating earnings as it was able to get more of its crude to market by pipelin...