Canada Business

Why Is There No Uber For Health Care?

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Zeeshan Hayat

With the rise of smart phone technologies and development of lower cost health tech, there are more and more convenient and inexpensive ways to connect providers and consumers. There are in fact a growing number of services offering on-demand medical services like medication delivery, house calls, and tele-medicine. In other words, we haven't seen the new health-Uber yet. But why not?

How To Plan For The Business Of Your Dreams

Posted 09.26.2016 | Canada Business

How to plan for the business of your dreams. From the AOL Partner Studio

Read This Before Trying To Create The Next Big Thing

Patrick Harrison | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business
Patrick Harrison

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.

Canada's Housing Market Crisis Is Your Fault

Ben Myers | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

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.

The Business Owner's Guide To Computer Shopping

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business
Sacha DeVoretz

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.

Using Humour In Speeches Is Often No Laughing Matter

Robert Waite | Posted 09.22.2016 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

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.

How To Fire An Employee (The Right Way)

Evan Thompson | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

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.

5 Key Factors Small Businesses Should Know When Expanding Abroad

Paul Gaspar | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada Business
Paul Gaspar

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.

Tap Into Youth And Nurture The Next Big Idea

Alex Sangha | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Alex Sangha

Many people argue that the best way to help someone and improve their quality of life is to give them a job. This may be true, however, I would also argue that one of the best ways to help someone is to teach them and give them the skills and resources to become their own boss.

Diagnosing Why You Feel Overwhelmed At Work

Mel Wilson | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Business
Mel Wilson

That unsettled feeling you or your co-workers have? That feeling of being overwhelmed? It's stress. Stress because you don't have the authority, resources and/or skills and knowledge necessary to meet your responsibilities. Stress that you won't be able to do the things expected of you, that you will have to settle for poor quality work, or that you will let someone down. And this stress can be managed.

Unlock Your Other Wing And Soar

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Without question, having a mentor will enhance the effectiveness of our leadership skills immensely. This is especially true when the methods and management style of the mentor differ and contrast from our own. It is only when we challenge our conditioning by accepting new and different approaches to work and life that we truly grow.

How Taking One Day To Think Can Boost Your Productivity

Brian Scudamore | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Many things go into building a successful company -- awesome people, vision, and strong systems, to name a few. But the biggest and best companies get to where they are because their leaders make time to prioritize one thing: thinking. I mean taking time to ponder issues, develop strategies, and plan for the future.

A United Kingdom Of Talent: Britain At TIFF16

Kevin McGurgan | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Kevin McGurgan

TIFF has always been an important festival for UK film and creative talent. UK produced or co-produced films have gone on to win the People's Choice award 11 times including future Oscar winners such as Chariots of Fire, Slumdog Millionaire, The King's Speech and The Imitation Game.

Mum Was Right All Along: Just Try Your Best

Kelly Brown | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Kelly Brown

Whatever it was we were trying to do as we grew up -- a math test, a soccer game, a school play -- my mother helped us to see the art of the possible. No matter what the challenge, mum would always say, "Your father and I are proud of you no matter the outcome, as long as you just try your best."

Here's How Your Business Can Make The Most Of The Gig Economy

Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin

The potential and growth rate of the gig economy is creating a new labour and economic landscape. Most businesses are just beginning to appreciate the benefits that the gig economy represents for them. But while this disruption in the traditional labour landscape represents significant opportunities for businesses to increase internal creativity, productivity and subsequently, profits -- actually and effectively doing so is often difficult.

Hack Your Vocabulary: The New ABCs Of Business

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada
Nancy A. Shenker

What better way to start the back-to-school/back-to-work season? The new economy has given rise to a whole new language. Just when we thought we'd ma...

How Montreal Can Become The Top Entrepreneurial City In The G20

Winston Chan | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Business
Winston Chan

I have had the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs from various countries, through my active involvement in a global youth movement, called the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance. This international experience has made me realize that Montreal has everything it takes to be among the best cities for entrepreneurs in the world.

10 Recommendations On Entrepreneurship And Innovation To G20 Leaders

Winston Chan | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business
Winston Chan

At the beginning of September, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make his first official visit to China and will also participate in the G20 Summit with the Heads of State of Hangzhou. As a Sherpa Delegate for this mission, I will personally have the honour of leading a Canadian delegation of 35 young entrepreneurs at the Summit.

China And Canada's Canola Conundrum Continues

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.31.2016 | Canada Business

The canola issue was expected to dominate Trudeau's trade talks in China.

CEO Coaching: Lessons From The Trenches

Richard Leblanc | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada Business
Richard Leblanc

Alcohol problems, drug use, sexual misconduct, financial misconduct, defensiveness, denial, berating of other senior management and directors, litigation, loss of key employees, toxicity and bulling. There is not much I have not seen when I am called in to coach the CEO. And CEO misbehaviour happens in the highest level of corporate Canada. You may be surprised, but I am not.

SEO In 2016 Has Evolved Beyond Simple Keywords

Tarek Riman | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
Tarek Riman

A sufficient SEO strategy today not only ensures your website ranks well for relevant, high-volume keywords, it must also account for brand integrity, customer support, conversions and data security. If you want to be successful, you need to be ready to address the full DNA of SEO in 2016.

The Tech Revolution Rides On A Wave Of Lost Jobs

Ike Awgu | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Business
Ike Awgu

The new technological revolution has created millions of jobs (and that's great!) -- but jobs for who? There is an that assumption that the 'new jobs' which spring from the ashes of the industries they've replaced will be of such a character that the people previously employed as long haul truck drivers or fast food employees will find new employment. The technological revolution is different; the industrial revolution took years to replace entire industries. This one takes months.

Secrets On How To Cool The Workplace Drama Queen

Monique Caissie | Posted 08.25.2016 | Canada
Monique Caissie

Lisa called me to get some advice about a colleague named Wendy whom she called a drama queen. (Both names are pseudonyms.) She started pointing out ...

Unboxing Lew Hilsenteger: Q&A With A Successful YouTuber

Marco Pasqua | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada
Marco Pasqua

Unbox Therapy is a YouTube channel with 5.7 million subscribers -- centered around the "unboxing" of new gadgets while host Lew Hilsenteger provides honest feedback. As a fellow Canadian, and entrepreneur, I wanted to learn a little more about the business behind unboxing and being a YouTuber. So I asked him!

How To Stand Out From The Crowd

Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Living

Ways to make a name for yourself at work. From the AOL Partner Studio