Canada Business

I Make My Employees Go Tech-Free When They Take Time Off

Brian Scudamore | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

We always seem to find the time to check in -- but we rarely take the time to check out. So give yourself and your team the freedom to take a total technology blackout and get some unplugged Facetime with your travel companions. Trust me: everything back at the office will be exactly as you left it.

The Emotional Stages Of Free Wi-Fi

Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Living

Let’s be real -- there’s nothing better than finding out a restaurant, café, or clothing store offers free Wi-Fi. Getting online quickly, easily and for free is a simple way to feel connected to our friends, coworkers, and our favourite brands. It’s the little things that make us feel valued.

4 Cyber Attacks We'll Never Forget

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business

It's hard to imagine life without the Internet. Browsing the web has become so second nature to us that we share sensitive information through our e-m...

The 411 On Big Data: The Revolutionary Technology Explained

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business

The world runs on data. Businesses are inundated by it. From information received from mobile phones, sensor networks and Internet of Things-enabled devices, industries have a world of information at their fingertips. But making sense of all this data is no easy endeavour.

Here's How You Know If You're Ready To Turn A Hobby Into A Job

Emily C. Johnson | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Business
Emily C. Johnson

The thing is, you can monetize anything that provides value to others: five in 10 people gain income from their hobbies today, whether it's painting, baking, writing, or even dog training. The other thing is, you should know how to do that. But since before learning how to do that, make sure you want to do that.

Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Reflect On Their Challenges

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Business
Christine E. Laprade

Nothing is harder than being an entrepreneur: self-sacrifice, countless hours, true diligence and undying commitment. I interviewed the following accomplished entrepreneurs, who excel at what they do and have been handpicked by the media as ones to watch. Here, they reflect on their past mistakes and share some of their insights with their B2B counterparts when it comes to e-commerce, IT, funding, delegation, sales and scaling too fast.

Ontario Needs A Strategy To Prevent Consumer Racial Profiling

Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner

I am looking for a light at the end of the aisle. This light is where consumer racial profiling is no longer part of the daily shopping experiences of many racialized and Indigenous consumers in Ontario. Each CRP story ends with the targeted person describing feeling left stripped of their dignity, humiliated, embarrassed, fearful and vulnerable.

How Much Do We Tax The Middle Class?

Tim Paziuk | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

The Liberal Government has stated they want to build a strong middle class, but who comprises the middle class? Mr. Morneau in his 2017 budget speech stated, "All Canadians must pay their fair share of taxes," but what is a "fair share"? Let's do the math and find out.

The Importance Of Brand Ambassadors In A Digital World

Emily Lyons | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Business
Emily Lyons

As the CEO of a North American experiential marketing agency, I have a tendency to chronically think about marketing as a whole -- its past, present, and future. With the explosive growth of internet-based marketing approaches, some executives and marketing managers have wondered about the role of brand ambassadors in this new advertising landscape. Do companies still need brand ambassadors for effective marketing? Or are brand ambassadors rendered obsolete by the Digital Age?

Business Lessons From The Classroom

Jon Packer | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Business
Jon Packer

I've been surprised to discover how the world of work and learning has so much in common. Organizational structure, measuring success, deadlines and the difference between hearing and learning have all come in to play. As my first cohort of students graduate here is snapshot of what I have learned so far:

We Need To Be More Discerning About The Truth

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

We live each day according to our stories about who we are, what we do, the people we support and where we spend our money. It is natural that we see and believe information that supports our beliefs and ignore that which does not. Unfortunately, once our stories are established we hunker down and close ourselves off from any other possibilities.

How A Listening Tour Can Change Your Workplace

Jeff Melanson | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Business
Jeff Melanson

How well do you listen? In a world increasingly dominated by text and email we are losing our ability to hear the subtlety in spoken word. Have you ever sent a message that was misinterpreted because it lacked proper inflection of voice?

Meet Phyllis Potamianos: The Woman Chasing The Butterflies

Jude Saqer | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada
Jude Saqer

We've all read our fair share of inspirational quotes -- added various motivational accounts onto our social media timelines, when we've felt "off." N...

As An Entrepreneur, This Is The Most Important Question To Ask Yourself

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

If you're like me, you've spent hours using your "marketing brain" to make business decisions. Weighing pros and cons, debating outcomes, asking, "Am ...

Here's Why The Federal Government Is Taxing Uber

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Business

"We're not in any way trying to disadvantage people from using Uber."

Clean Innovation Goes West Coast

Stephen Hui | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Stephen Hui

The district of Squamish in British Columbia is widely known as the Outdoor Recreation Capital of Canada. But this all-season destination for climbers, hikers, mountain bikers, kite surfers, and birdwatchers is also developing a reputation as a nucleus for clean innovation.

Why Experiential Marketing Will Rule 2017

Emily Lyons | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Business
Emily Lyons

The 21st century is moving at the speed of light. The marketplace is becoming increasingly diversified, as consumers face more choices and options than ever before. Many brands are struggling to keep up with their competitors, and wind up jumping into a rat race to the bottom where the only noticeable brand differentiator is price. And many of advertising's most time-honored tactical methods are losing their punch, impact, and power to influence minds in a real way.

3 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

As someone with ADHD, who grew up with reading difficulties, sitting down with a book was never my go-to pastime. I preferred hands-on learning over classroom education -- so when I traded in my textbooks to run my own business, I don't think anyone was surprised. But even though I believe experience is the best teacher, there are always opportunities to learn from the experts (whether you're in startup or 30 years into your business).

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Business Coach

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

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Understanding The Importance And Timing Of CTA Investments

Tim Pickering | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Tim Pickering

It seems like clockwork that whenever an investment strategy goes through a soft period of lackluster returns, the investment community questions its ...

The Key To Work-Life Balance? Working While You Commute

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

For our COO Erik Church, it's a five-hour flight. He lives in Toronto and works in Vancouver, putting 2,000 miles between home and the office. From his perspective, his flights offer him a rare luxury he'd never find at the office: 10 hours a week of focused work, free from interruption. He believes anyone can do the same.

Give Up Gender Stereotypes And Get Back To Business

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Current gender theory has shaped two distinct types of leaders. On one hand are women leaders who are expected to be collaborative, empathetic relationship builders, and on the other men who are expected to be assertive, action-oriented and focused on the bottom line.

How Transparent Are Online Lenders?

David Gens | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada
David Gens

Is there an economic activity more democratic than comparison shopping? In the lending industry, borrowers have long held the right to vote with their...

Why Bill Gates Thinks We Should Tax Robots

Brett Caron | Posted 02.20.2017 | Canada Business
Brett Caron

As the founder of Microsoft, there are few people on the planet who have helped to guide technological progression (at least in the realm of computing) as much as Gates over the course of his 42-year career. The thrust of his argument is this: if robots replace human workers whose pay would otherwise be taxed, why then should the labour of the robots not also be subject to taxation?

The Bold, Beautiful And Ugly Of Advocacy

Jeff Paterson | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada
Jeff Paterson

It's a banner year for Saturday Night Live. The show has reaped every reward Donald Trump has given them. This past weekend, Alec Baldwin, their go-to...