Canada Business

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

Saskatchewan Solar Co-Operative Brings Power To The People

David Dodge | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

On the roof of the Two Twenty building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan are 90 solar modules comprising a 27.5 kilowatt solar system, the very first project built by the newly-formed SES Solar Co-operative. The co-op is an offshoot of the Saskatchewan Environmental Society (SES) that works on conservation, sustainability and yes, energy issues.

High Fashion In The Mountains

Tamara Griffiths | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada
Tamara Griffiths

Why would a high-end, design and manufacturing company choose to be located in a mountainous area? Dolce Vita design and create fashionable leather...

What Honey Bees Taught Me About Running A Business

Suzanne Ma | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada
Suzanne Ma

Bees are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and they're amazing team players who put the needs of the colony above those of individu...

Winning the Loyalty Game: What Every Traveller Needs to Know

Brian Robertson | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada
Brian Robertson

With so many rewards programs available to Canadians these days, it can leave your head spinning trying to navigate which will reap the best rewards f...

How To Ensure Your Next Work Getaway Is A Professional Success

Booking.com | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

Travelling for business presents an opportunity to expand your network, discover new destinations and of course, escape the daily grind. It also means spending an extended amount of time with a colleague or boss. And while this is an ideal scenario to strengthen your working relationship, it also poses the risk of making an accidental business blunder.

The Global Mining Industry Begins To Embrace Renewables

Joseph Kirschke | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Business
Joseph Kirschke

Mining and clean energy don't share obvious common ground. Take centuries of environmental devastation -- add coal -- and mineral extraction has a dirty reputation. Indeed, profit-driven boardrooms seldom prioritize climate change considerations. But things are changing.

We Are Already Experiencing The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

David Suydam | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
David Suydam

Machine learning, and a more advanced technology called deep learning, are types of artificial intelligence that allow a computer to learn information based on the data it is given. Essentially, the more information the computer is given, the better it can learn -- and in the case of platforms like Spotify or Netflix, the more interaction you have with the program, the better it can recommend music, movies, or TV shows that you'll like.

Donald Trump's Effect On The Financial And Commodity Markets

Tim Pickering | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

In the long list of market unknowns, Donald J. Trump and the US Presidential race is the unknown. The result of the election could have massive implications on the markets, even if we are unsure about what they are. When looking to commodities, a weaker US dollar will drive prices higher, but this may be offset by concerns over a slowing economy.

The 'Womenomics' Of Entrepreneurship

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

"Forget China, India and the Internet: Economic Growth Is Driven by Women." This headline from The Economist is sound advice and I encourage all governments to listen. Women are one of the most powerful drivers of global economic growth, yet their potential remains largely untapped. This is all the more striking when it comes to entrepreneurship.

Can Liberal Arts Come To The Rescue Of Business Education?

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

In today's chaotic business environment, one wonders whether the current business curriculum is sufficient to cater to future leadership requirements. Does today's business curriculum truly provide the tools necessary to deal with increasingly complex business issues, or is it merely providing a "secure" career path?

A New Board Game For Public Servants

Robert Bolton | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada
Robert Bolton

Just over a year ago, I was briefed on one of the most interesting design challenges of my career. The ask came from Policy Horizons Canada, an innova...

A New CEO May Take Over Your Startup One Day (And That's OK)

Laurie Schultz | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Business
Laurie Schultz

Ironically when these rock star founder CEOs do really well, that also increases the chances that they're going to be replaced. Transitions between founder CEOs and non-founder CEOs are one of the least talked about aspects of a maturing software industry, but also one of the most important.

5 Reasons You Should Consider Coupons To Grow Your Business

Dale Turken | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

I'm talking about digital coupons that you can use to expand your business and be more profitable. Whether the coupons are distributed on a "daily deals" site or an affiliate site that offers promo codes to its readers, in a newsletter or on social media -- or even in print -- businesses everywhere are increasingly turning to coupons to drive business.

Mentorship Helps Close The Management Gender Gap

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Business
Betty Ann Heggie

Many successful executives will credit a mentor; an adviser, a teacher, someone who kept them engaged while they advanced their careers. Maybe even someone who opened doors as they learned the ropes. This is especially true for women.

Janet Zuccarini Dishes On What It Takes To Achieve Restaurant Success

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

This savvy entrepreneur has amassed a culinary empire known as Gusto54; the restaurant group includes a portfolio of eateries: Gusto 101, Trattoria Nervosa and Pai restaurants, as well as Gusto 54 catering.I had an opportunity to chat with Zuccarini, someone who helped grow Toronto's fledgling dining scene into a dazzling multicultural marvel.

Plan Ahead Before Partying With Your Professional Contacts

Reggie Ramone | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

One of the first suggestions I would make for those looking to have full recollection while out networking with a drink in hand: you need to understand how much your body can handle. You need to understand how much of this potent yet delicious stuff can sit in your body.

Android Smartphones Cannot Possibly Undermine Competition

Mathieu Bédard | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Business
Mathieu Bédard

The European and American competition authorities recently announced that they were investigating Google's Android operating system for smartphones. They accuse Google of abusing its dominant position to harm its competitors. These announcements are surprising given the dynamism of competition in the cellphone market.

Things You Need To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business

Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business

So you think you're finally ready to start your own business. You've thought about your big idea for a while now and others think fondly of it too — now what?

Your Business Should Be In The Gig Economy

Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin

Research regularly shows that the millennial generation are actively looking to work differently and are increasingly drawn to the type of careers the gig economy offers. As the gig economy grows, so do the opportunities for organizations of all sizes to increase their impact and profits in a way that is cost effective and creative.

A Checklist To Help You Have A Healthy And Efficient Workday

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

This is a checklist for myself as much as it's for you. Although much of it applies to everyone, especially those who work at a desk, if you are an entrepreneur and work intensely, you likely need signs, signals, alarms and life forces to interrupt your work flow in order to take care of yourself.

More Startups Should Choose Vancouver

Suzanne Ma | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business
Suzanne Ma

Some of Canada's biggest success stories show us that if you want to make it big, you've got to move south. Slack, the popular chat application for business teams, was originally founded in Victoria but is now headquartered in San Francisco, where access to capital has helped the company achieve explosive growth. So why-oh-why would anyone want to live and work in Vancouver?

Successful Leaders Love The People They Work With

Kelly Brown | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Business
Kelly Brown

Or at least care for them. Good leaders connect with their teams on a personal level, showing genuine concern for them, because they know that, when you show that you care about your people, they'll feel it and be willing to do what it takes for the team to achieve its goals.