Canada Business

Let Social Media Be Your New Mentor For The New Year

Karin Campbell | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Business
Karin Campbell

In today's connected world, the Internet and social media can provide millions of more appropriate and qualified mentors. Indeed, the web has democratized mentorship and made it easier than ever to solicit guidance and advice from people all over the world who have previously beaten down a path much like the one you're trying to follow.

Why It Pays To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Brian Scudamore | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

There's no big secret to success in business -- it's all about attitude. Approaching entrepreneurship with optimism means you can bounce back when ideas flop, and in general, you bring more energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.

The Clash Of Content

Lauren Ferraro | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business
Lauren Ferraro

Whether you're using PowerPoint, Prezi, Sway or Keynote, the winning formula contains visuals that support your spoken content. Well-produced visuals add impact, guide the story along, and deliver that story in a concise and captivating way.

Bank Branches Are Disappearing Like Pay Phones (What's That?)

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business

Online and mobile banking is overtaking the need for brick-and-mortar banks.

To Raise Equity Or Not To Raise Equity, That Is The Question

David Gens | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
David Gens

Many in venture capital preach the gospel of raising equity, saying that a small piece of a large pie is better than a large piece of a small pie. This is often self-serving. Although sometimes raising equity makes sense, entrepreneurs are too often on the side of parting ways with equity too easily, so that isn't the best advice.

Canadian Workers Deserve A Break From The Dreaded 'Time-Off Tax'

Virginia Brailey | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Business
Virginia Brailey

Workers across the country should be returning to work well-rested and recharged. But the reality is many people pay a steep price for taking a break. Most workers today pay a hefty "time-off tax" in the form of extra work on either side of a vacation.

By Planning Ahead, My Family Was Protected When We Needed It Most

Jane Blaufus | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

I have seen firsthand how important life insurance is when a tragedy of losing one's spouse occurs. Thankfully, in our particular situation, we had conducted our annual review with our life insurance advisor a year before he died, made sure our life insurance coverage was still adequate and updated our wills with our lawyer.

5 Easy Ways Business Owners Can Connect With Their Customers

Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Business

Small things business owners can do to provide personalized service. From the AOL Partner Studio

7 Public Relations Tips That Will Help Your Company In 2017

Todd Hauptman | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business
Todd Hauptman

A fresh year is upon us with new opportunities and challenges in all areas of your life. One such vital area is public relations for your organization.

First Nations Should Explore Cashing In On Legal Cannabis

Liam Massaubi | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business
Liam Massaubi

The emerging legalization of marijuana is an opportunity for continued and new business success in First Nation communities. As parts of the U.S. have started legalizing the sale of marijuana (and Canada is on its way), cannabis capitalists are flocking to invest in dispensaries and other marijuana-related projects.

The Hottest Innovations And Technology For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love innovation and technology. I know that 2017 will be a year that will bring new innovations and continue to change our world in ways we could no...

6 Ways To Gain Clarity And Take Your Own Advice

Evan Thompson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Our fast-paced lives often require us to make decisions on the fly with little consideration of why we are doing what we do and even less consideration of the long-term impact of those decisions. Clarity acts as a steady light beam that guides us to the right decision -- in our business or personal lives. It helps us identify our goals and precisely when we want to achieve them.

The F-Waste Problem And How Companies Can Solve It

Trevor Langdon | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Trevor Langdon

In the U.S. alone, over 17 billion pounds of office furniture and equipment is sent to landfill every year. This waste is typically a result of necessary changes like moving, branch closures or revitalization projects. The furniture needs to be removed or replaced but it is what's being done with the furniture or, "F", waste that is the problem.

The Importance Of Financial Health Checks For Small Enterprises

Melanie Nathan | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Business
Melanie Nathan

Utilizing the tools of common financial analysis, small business owners and entrepreneurs can be empowered to make the right decisions, safeguard themselves against market fluctuations, train their workforce, and accurately budget for the future to ensure their long-term viability.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

What Companies Can Do To Create Mutually Beneficial Internships

Steve Titus | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Titus

With all the negative attention around internships, companies may be tempted to shy away from the idea, but this is a poor business decision. The investment you make in internship programs can provide a tremendous return for the company and the student, so it should not be overlooked.

Why I Took Email Off My Phone

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business
Kunal Gupta

Email, like a bag of chips, is addictive. Even with the most discipline, you will break. Having email on your phone is the equivalent to walking around with an open bag of chips with you. All the time. It doesn't sound very healthy, does it?

The UK And Canada: Laying The Foundations For A Fintech Bridge

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin McGurgan

Thanks to access to capital, technology and talent, the UK has established itself as the leading global Fintech centre, with London at its centre. Canada is also a leading Fintech nation. There is excellent access to capital, technology and talent, from the Toronto-Waterloo corridor in Ontario to Vancouver in British Columbia.

Facing Your Fears To Become An Amazing Public Speaker

Brian Scudamore | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Public speaking is linked to career success: It creates a perception that you're an expert in your field and it can be an opportunity to motivate people. I used to be terrified of speaking in public too, but was forced to overcome my fear so I could network with other entrepreneurs and promote my business.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

Can Walmart Keep Up Its Game Of Chicken With Visa?

David Leonhardt | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business
David Leonhardt

Two of the biggest companies doing retail business in Canada are at war with each other: Visa and Walmart. Most Canadians have not noticed, though, because the war is taking place only in select markets. However, if the current trend continues, it could be -- as the slogan goes -- coming soon to a store near you.

Your Kids Will Never Own A Single-Detached Home

Ben Myers | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

My kids want a back yard (and so does my dog), but I don't want to double or triple my mortgage for a piece of grass and a couple extra feet between me and my neighbours. Many have suggested we move farther afield, but I don't want to uproot the family, take my son out of his school and my daughter way from her friends -- that is the dilemma.

5 Lessons From Successful Millennial Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

A BNP Paribas global study finds that Millennials are starting more businesses, with higher headcount and targeting higher profits than Baby Boomers . In Canada, the allure of being your own boss is also strong with young adults: A study by Intuit shows that one quarter of Millennial-age entrepreneurs have never held a full-time job prior to starting out on their own -- nearly three times more than entrepreneurs ages 35-54.

6 Tools To Influence People

Paul S Hillier | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada
Paul S Hillier

One year ago I went to Tiffany's in search of the perfect engagement ring for my fiancée. The diamonds weren't the only thing that was flawless. To ...

The Secret To Great Communication Is Simple

Shannon Skinner | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Whether the relationship is personal or professional, communicating with people you care about is an art, kind of like dancing the Tango. Good communication takes practice and effort, but once you know the secret to great communication, you can have better, deeper and more meaningful connections.