Canada Business

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 07.25.2016 | 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.

Why You Need To Develop A Startup Mentality

Dave Borrelli | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

Whether your company is startup size or an enterprise that has always done things one way and is resistant to change, there are some great benefits to adopting a startup mentality. Will you be bold enough to reap them?

Pokemon Go's Success Promises Bright Future For AR Tech

Awane Jones | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business
Awane Jones

It's great to see local business owners leveraging the popularity of Pokemon Go, but bigger players need to look at the bigger picture. Use not just Pokemon Go as a tool, but use the AR technology as a whole.

5 Traits Of Successful Business Women

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

I've had the privilege of working with motivational women for years and being included in this category is truly humbling. Being a career woman myself I often am asked the secrets to success.

I Founded 3 Successful Companies Before I Turned 30

Emily Lyons | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business
Emily Lyons

When I was younger, I didn't really think I'd end up being an entrepreneur and running my own companies. But seven years ago, I found something that keeps me up at night, gives me butterflies whenever I think about it and is something I'm willing sacrifice anything for.

Great Leaders Balance Masculine Traits With Feminine Wisdom

Betty Ann Heggie | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Living
Betty Ann Heggie

From birth men are fed messages that set them up to have unrealistic expectations of themselves. They are conditioned to believe that if they become the ultimate model of powerful masculinity, they will be rewarded with more sex, salary and status. This programming results in disappointment, confusion and frustration.

Canadian Economy Largely Immune From Negative Effects Of Brexit

Yves Guillaume A. Messy | Posted 07.06.2016 | Canada Business
Yves Guillaume A. Messy

In a world of financial and economic inter-connectedness it would be foolish to suggest that there won't be any knock-on effects from the hitherto number four largest economy worldwide in its political convulsions, but from this particular writer's standpoint, Canada's economy is sailing safely going forward.

Firms Of The Future Embrace The Power Of The Cloud

Jeff Cates | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Small businesses are migrating to the cloud in droves. A recent study found that 31 per cent of Canadian small businesses are currently in the cloud, a six per cent increase from 2014. If you're not following suit, you risk losing out to other firms who are able to harness this technology.

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Homeowners Are Stuck On Canada's Broken Property Ladder

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business

Is upgrading to a bigger home just a pipe dream these days?

Learning Languages Boosted My Career Opportunities

Steve Kaufmann | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Business
Steve Kaufmann

The biggest benefit of speaking languages I've seen in my career is that it increased the opportunities that came my way. You do have to have other things working for you too, of course. You have to have other skills, like knowledge of a specific sector or market, the ability to do business and the ability to be a reliable, energetic person in any number of fields.

You Should Use A Travel Advisor When Travelling For Business

Brian Robertson | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Robertson

While more and more leisure travellers are booking vacations with travel advisors, knowing this will save them time, effort and money; corporate travellers are also taking advantage of the expertise a travel advisor and travel management companies can provide.

Maybe Professional Cuddlers Are Exactly What Our World Needs

Lauren Messervey | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

There are a lot of really awful things happening in the world right now. Fear, though an important mechanism for survival, is also something that can stop you from having a real human experience. There ARE good people in this world. You just have to be open to them. As strange as it may sound to you, a professional cuddler specializes in this kind of thing.

Top 10 Benefits Of Having Remote Workers On Your Staff

Melody McKinnon | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Business
Melody McKinnon

Of all the things the Internet has done for society, changing the image of the workplace is one of the most exciting. Canadian businesses are embracing the idea of remote (telecommuting or mobile) workers, due to increasing evidence of the many benefits of a flexible workforce.

Cool Summer Gadgets For Work-Life Balance

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

It is easy this summer to create a fun work-life balance with these cool new gadgets. These gadgets can bring balance to your daily life, so you can enjoy summer to the fullest. This summer, I am going to be working on my laptop in the park or enjoying time off at the beach, using these cool new devices.

5 Techniques For Responding To Imitation In Business

Cheryl Muir | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

It's happened an enormous amount recently and it grinds my gears. You may be asking, but isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? No, it's not. It's irritating as all hell.

Do Women Use Their Looks To Get Ahead In Business?

Deepi Harish | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

My female entrepreneur friends and I have discussed this in the past. This topic seems to somehow seep into our conversations from time to time. What does it mean to use your looks in business? How does that work? In general, we know humans respond well to good looking people. That's a fact. Being pretty can bring out opportunities and get people's attention.

Practicing Inclusion In Our Daily Lives Will Help End The Hate

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living
Mary Donohue

What makes us hate has been theorized since the beginning of time. Shakespeare wrote about hate and violence. But what is rarely discussed is what we need to do beyond the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. It all starts with how we run our business, our schools and our governments.

3 Ways To Win Back Your Business Mojo

Cheryl Muir | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

During a recent vacation, I vastly reduced the hours I worked on my business. My engagement started to drop, as did my leads and ultimately my revenue. It made me feel like crap, a feeling which lingered for a solid 48 hours before I got my sh*t together.

Transparency Helps Customers Get The Most Out Of Online Shopping

Dale Turken | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

Sites like Google and Amazon have blazed a path for consumers' high expectations around information access and transparency, generating consumer demand for transparency around pricing and other factors involved in the purchase decision. This demand for transparency is now transforming entire industries.

How To Find Success With A Millennial Workforce

Cody Green | Posted 06.13.2016 | Canada Business
Cody Green

I shake my head whenever I am exposed to these stereotypes, because they are contrary to my experiences as a tech employer. After careful consideration, I've determined that not only are the specific traits of millennial employees completely opposite to these characterizations, but that a company can really capitalize on them to achieve their business objectives.