Canada Business

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...

3 Ways To Build Morale And Performance Like A Leader

Barbara Morris-Blake | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Business
Barbara Morris-Blake

Let's face it, every organization goes through highs and lows, especially in startup mode. While milestones are often celebrated, there are the inevitable tough times all leaders need to face. These are the moments that you least want to start attempting to build morale and performance.

The Single Biggest Career Trend In 2017

Jim Beqaj | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business
Jim Beqaj

We have been raised all of our lives with the world trying to suppress who we are and telling us who we ought to be to fit in. How bizarre is it that we try to change who we are, to try and fit, versus just being more of ourselves and finding the opportunity that actually fits us?

Use Business Cycles To Attain Greater Success

Joseph Soares | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business
Joseph Soares

The Big Picture. As an entrepreneur, it is easy to lose sight of it, especially in the early stages, when you are long on emergencies and short on resources. However, by becoming familiar with business cycles, you will be able to make better-informed decisions.

Carbon Tax Won't Make Canada A Climate Leader If Nobody Follows

F. Larry Martin | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics
F. Larry Martin

Climate change is "Made in China," but they get off scot-free. We need to admit one simple truth: handicapping Canadians with a tax will have zero effect on global climate change. However, that doesn't mean we can't exert influence and pursue real solutions.

Invest In Yourself By Striking A Work-Life Balance

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.

Let Social Media Be Your New Mentor For The New Year

Karin Campbell | Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Business
Karin Campbell

In today's connected world, the Internet and social media can provide millions of more appropriate and qualified mentors. Indeed, the web has democratized mentorship and made it easier than ever to solicit guidance and advice from people all over the world who have previously beaten down a path much like the one you're trying to follow.

Why It Pays To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Brian Scudamore | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

There's no big secret to success in business -- it's all about attitude. Approaching entrepreneurship with optimism means you can bounce back when ideas flop, and in general, you bring more energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.

The Clash Of Content

Lauren Ferraro | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Business
Lauren Ferraro

Whether you're using PowerPoint, Prezi, Sway or Keynote, the winning formula contains visuals that support your spoken content. Well-produced visuals add impact, guide the story along, and deliver that story in a concise and captivating way.

Bank Branches Are Disappearing Like Pay Phones (What's That?)

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business

Online and mobile banking is overtaking the need for brick-and-mortar banks.

To Raise Equity Or Not To Raise Equity, That Is The Question

David Gens | Posted 01.11.2017 | Canada Business
David Gens

Many in venture capital preach the gospel of raising equity, saying that a small piece of a large pie is better than a large piece of a small pie. This is often self-serving. Although sometimes raising equity makes sense, entrepreneurs are too often on the side of parting ways with equity too easily, so that isn't the best advice.

Canadian Workers Deserve A Break From The Dreaded 'Time-Off Tax'

Virginia Brailey | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Business
Virginia Brailey

Workers across the country should be returning to work well-rested and recharged. But the reality is many people pay a steep price for taking a break. Most workers today pay a hefty "time-off tax" in the form of extra work on either side of a vacation.

By Planning Ahead, My Family Was Protected When We Needed It Most

Jane Blaufus | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

I have seen firsthand how important life insurance is when a tragedy of losing one's spouse occurs. Thankfully, in our particular situation, we had conducted our annual review with our life insurance advisor a year before he died, made sure our life insurance coverage was still adequate and updated our wills with our lawyer.

5 Easy Ways Business Owners Can Connect With Their Customers

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business

Small things business owners can do to provide personalized service. From the AOL Partner Studio

7 Public Relations Tips That Will Help Your Company In 2017

Todd Hauptman | Posted 01.06.2017 | Canada Business
Todd Hauptman

A fresh year is upon us with new opportunities and challenges in all areas of your life. One such vital area is public relations for your organization.

First Nations Should Explore Cashing In On Legal Cannabis

Liam Massaubi | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada Business
Liam Massaubi

The emerging legalization of marijuana is an opportunity for continued and new business success in First Nation communities. As parts of the U.S. have started legalizing the sale of marijuana (and Canada is on its way), cannabis capitalists are flocking to invest in dispensaries and other marijuana-related projects.

The Hottest Innovations And Technology For 2017

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

I love innovation and technology. I know that 2017 will be a year that will bring new innovations and continue to change our world in ways we could no...

6 Ways To Gain Clarity And Take Your Own Advice

Evan Thompson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Our fast-paced lives often require us to make decisions on the fly with little consideration of why we are doing what we do and even less consideration of the long-term impact of those decisions. Clarity acts as a steady light beam that guides us to the right decision -- in our business or personal lives. It helps us identify our goals and precisely when we want to achieve them.

The F-Waste Problem And How Companies Can Solve It

Trevor Langdon | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Trevor Langdon

In the U.S. alone, over 17 billion pounds of office furniture and equipment is sent to landfill every year. This waste is typically a result of necessary changes like moving, branch closures or revitalization projects. The furniture needs to be removed or replaced but it is what's being done with the furniture or, "F", waste that is the problem.

The Importance Of Financial Health Checks For Small Enterprises

Melanie Nathan | Posted 12.16.2016 | Canada Business
Melanie Nathan

Utilizing the tools of common financial analysis, small business owners and entrepreneurs can be empowered to make the right decisions, safeguard themselves against market fluctuations, train their workforce, and accurately budget for the future to ensure their long-term viability.

Learn To Connect By Disconnecting

Kunal Gupta | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada
Kunal Gupta

These upcoming holidays, I challenge you to be fearless and disconnect from technology. Connection has been such a powerful theme in my life; it is s...

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?