Canada Business

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.

Entrepreneurs Have A Duty To Social Consciousness

Emily Lyons | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business
Emily Lyons

But because entrepreneurship is now under the intense spotlight of society's gaze, this puts a certain duty on entrepreneurs and business leaders in general. More than ever, today's entrepreneurs have a duty to exercise social consciousness. As arbiters of innovation, entrepreneurs -- true entrepreneurs, and not the star-struck wannabes who lack the true entrepreneurial spirit -- are in a prime position to shape the course of culture and society.

8 Steps You Need To Take To Become The CEO Of Your Life

Melissa Dawn | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

What does it mean to become the CEO of your life? To me, it means living the life you truly want. Doing what you want, when you want, the way you want...

The Businesses Behind The Best Entrepreneurs Of ‘Dragons' Den'

Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living

The businesses behind the best entrepreneurs of 'Dragons' Den

I See You And What You Do Is Good

Kelly Brown | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada
Kelly Brown

A few years back, I got the opportunity of a lifetime that ended up shaping how I feel about employee recognition. One day, my boss asked if I would r...

The Philosophy That Will Change The Way You Do Business

Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business

The philosophy that will change the way you do business. From the AOL Partner Studio

Key Tips For Budding Entrepreneurs

Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living

Are you looking to buy a business but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Acquiring a company that’s already well o...

What Will Coworking Spaces Evolve Into Next?

Deepi Harish | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

It's true that coworking spaces have freed industries from the confines of cubicles, however certain industries crave privacy and quietness to get their work done. Some jobs are meant to be done in solitude. To name a few: actuaries, political scientists, paralegals, medical record technicians, accountants and technical writers.

The Right Way To Let Someone Go

Brian Scudamore | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Although the firing process should be like ripping off a Band-Aid, it's still important to be respectful -- no one should be surprised they've been fired. Employees should be made aware of problems and given a chance to correct them. It's just good business sense.

How Small Business Can Give And Receive The Gift Of Time

Dave Borrelli | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

Few know the value of time better than small business owners. For them, finding any advantage to make the most of their time is critical to achieving success. Luckily, technology can help squeeze maximum benefit out of the hours they do have. Here are a few ways small business can get more time back as they prepare to close out the calendar year.

How To Become A Better Coworker

Alyson Jones | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Alyson Jones

When we realize that such a large portion of our time is actually spent at work, one would think we would be motivated to make this time as pleasant as possible. However, many of us know that this is not always the case. Most people have some sort of war stories from work that involve a difficult coworker or boss who seems bent on making our lives miserable.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook Live For Business

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Facebook Live is the hottest new tool to build connections and grow your business on Facebook. It's live, instant and easy to do. If you haven't h...

6 Tips To Come Out On Top At The End Of The Year

Jane Blaufus | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

When one is in business it can sometimes feel like you are on a desert island; alone, adrift and not quite certain what the escape plan should be. What used to seem like plenty of time nine months ago is now a case of, "Holy you-know-what! I only have less than three months left of the year!" and one or more of the following issues is raising their ugly head

Micro-Influencers Prove Less Can Be More In Marketing

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Business
Lyda Mclallen

The newest trend in digital marketing is utilizing a micro-influencer strategy. Brands are shifting away from the regular social media celebrity to people with fewer followers. They are now using strategies that focus on the qualitative rather than the quantitative aspects of social media influence to obtain audience engagement.

Advice For Business Travellers: Socialize For Success

Booking.com | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Booking.com

The meeting has ended and it's time to relax a little. The last thing you want to do now is lose the admiration of colleagues with inappropriate behaviour. Some social downtime to experience new cultures is one of the things business travellers enjoy most -- but the wrong behaviour can make or break a deal.

These 20 Powerful Companies Were Founded By Women

Deepi Harish | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

A few weeks ago, I was invited to fancy gala and immediately dismissed the invite because I'm not fancy. However, a dear friend convinced me to attend and take her as my plus one. The event celebrated Canada's leading female entrepreneurs with a cocktail evening where the winner of the Business Women Award (BWA) and New Generation Award (NGA) were to be selected and announced.