Canada Entrepreneurs

Stop 'Should-ing' All Over Your Side Hustle

Cheryl Muir | Posted 06.28.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

I should write that promotional email. I should post twice a day in Facebook groups. I should keep pushing through even though I want to have lunch in the sun and relax for 30 minutes. Sound familiar? There are so many "shoulds" when it comes to business. There's one main reason this is happening to you.

3 Modern Products For The Work-At-Home Entrepreneur

Melanie Nathan | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
Melanie Nathan

As a professional, you already understand that organization is one of the key components to the success of any venture. Thankfully, there are new tools that you can pack in your toolkit to help you also stay well-rested, healthy and stimulated -- making work-at-home life a little easier.

Having A Day Job Doesn't Make You Less Of An Entrepreneur

Cheryl Muir | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

I used to think that having a day job made me less of an entrepreneur. Now look back and realize I was simply an entrepreneur at an early stage of her journey. There are many of you who are currently experiencing this. So if you're reading these words from your office cubicle, I have some encouragement for you. There is a long list of business moguls who rolled up their sleeves and worked a 9-to-5 as they built their empire. Here are just three of them.

How Canada Can Build An Innovation Nation From The Bottom Up

Jeff Cates | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Approximately 140,000 new businesses are started every year in Canada, yet half of them don't make it to their fifth year. Small businesses are key drivers of economic growth in our country and we must equip entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need for long-term success in order to help transform Canada into the innovation hotbed we know it can be.

6 Online Side Hustles Perfect For Parents

Melody McKinnon | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Melody McKinnon

Many online business models are perfect for working from home in Canada. However, parents of young children have unique challenges that can make it less feasible. Choosing the right home-based business can mean the difference between success and failure (and your sanity or insanity).

Riding The Business Rollercoaster While Staying Grounded

Evan Thompson | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

When you climb into a rollercoaster car, you relinquish full control. The safety apparatus comes down across your torso and you begin your ascent up an endless incline. Then come the ups and downs that seem to go on forever as you hang on tight. When you are in business, you can't always control the peaks and valleys.

You Have To Meet This Entrepreneurial Superwoman

Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living

How An Entrepreneur's Scars Inspired Her To Help Others Heal

A Guide To Essential Recruitment Terms For Novices

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

The HR sector, employment and recruiting world are constantly evolving. And so are the terms that define the industry. You have probably already noticed, we no longer speak only of recruiting but also of staffing and talent acquisition.

#TalkToMe: Words Of Wisdom From Working Parents To Their Kids

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Zeeshan Hayat

Our kids are very talkative, full of energy, but put them in front of a camera and they instantly shied away with a loss for words. This loss of words only lasted a few short seconds, however, until they took the reins of the interview.

Insider Tips For Aspiring Business Owners

Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business

Are you looking to start your own business and in need of some guidance or motivation? We’ve got you covered.

Simple House Rules For Better Work-Life Balance

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

You're working your tail off, and yes, you are getting enquiries, invitations to speak at events and so on. But if you have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something isn't right -- you don't feel valued or respected, or worse, you feel taken advantage of -- then it's time to set stronger boundaries in your business.

Tax Tips Every Mobile Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Jeff Cates | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

As life becomes increasingly mobile, there is an uptick in the number of Canadians who start and manage small businesses without brick and mortar locations. No matter how mobile or field-based entrepreneurs earn their income, it's important to understand how these modern business endeavours impact your taxes. Here's an overview of what you need to know before you file.

Alberta's Faltering Economy Is Still Attractive To Entrepreneurs

Melanie Nathan | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melanie Nathan

In spite of economic instability, Alberta has grown and will continue to grow in the midst of dire economic predictions by financial spectators. Those who actually live in Alberta have observed growth in the construction industry, finance and various types of business services.

10 Tips to Rock Your Facebook Page

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Here are my 10 favourite tips to help you make the most of your Facebook fan page to help you grow your business.

4 Myths Stopping You From Hiring An Assistant

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

I confess I stalled on hiring an assistant and there were four main reasons. They have turned out to be completely unfounded, and I share them with you here so that you can bust these myths and hire the help you so badly need to help grow your business.

3 People Entrepreneurs Should Never Take Advice From

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

Entrepreneurship isn't easy. To demonstrate this there are many, many metaphors I could throw at you. We've all heard the one about business being a marathon and not a sprint. Personally, I think it's more like climbing up a mountain. Here's why

5 Things You Should Seriously Never Say To An Entrepreneur

Cheryl Muir | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

I love what I do. I genuinely, wholeheartedly love it and I wouldn't trade it for all the chocolate chip muffins in Timmy's. But I'm human, and some things that I've experienced as an entrepreneur really p*ss me off. What's more, I'm absolutely certain I'm not alone.

My Journey Into The Dragons' Den

Patrick Harrison | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business
Patrick Harrison

On April 29, 2015, I entered the Dragons' Den at the CBC studios in downtown Toronto, armed with my business pitch and my two fellow knights, to fight for a business idea I had invested in for the last eight years, with two million dollars and the dream of making a difference in the lives of desk jockeys everywhere.

Know The Benefits And Challenges Of Being Your Own Boss

Jeff Cates | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

You set your hours, you choose your colleagues and you control your brand. Though entrepreneurship definitely has its upside, it can also be a rude awakening for those who don't have a realistic understanding of the challenges that come with being your own boss.

Teaching Scientists To Be Storytellers

Dr. Imogen Coe | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Business
Dr. Imogen Coe

Most entrepreneurs I meet present themselves as confident, resilient and savvy people who are quick on their feet and always ready to pitch their company to potential clients or investors. Science students could truly benefit from this kind of training to communicate the value and excitement of their science. Storytelling is especially important in science because, as someone once said to me, science is not complete until it is communicated.

Recruiting Differently To Innovate

Sonia Desrosiers | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business
Sonia Desrosiers

Large companies often have the best talent: those who have ideas, expertise and skills to innovate. However, these people may be managers who are often overburdened, which gives them very little time for new projects. This is why some companies decide instead to recruit teams whose sole purpose is to innovate.

Thinking Like An Entrepreneur vs. Thinking Like A Businessperson

Madaline Zanni | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business
Madaline Zanni

When it comes to wanting your business to be a success, it's always valuable to spend time speaking to or reading about already established entrepreneurs who have reached these goals, while being resourceful with obtaining facts on how to better your business.

The Unsung Hero Of Canadian Financial Innovation

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business
Aaron H. Emery

Dave Baker is a used car salesman on a mission to make Canada a more fair and equitable place. Go ahead and take a moment. Be skeptical. It took me six months to overcome my initial aversion to the predominant narrative of auto sales. I was sure that there was a catch. There had to be a bait-and-switch somewhere along the way.

5 Start-Up Accelerator Hubs In Montreal You Need To Know About

Jessica Glazer | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jessica Glazer

Starting a company is not an easy task to tackle. There is a lot to think about, and it is extremely hard to do alone. Fortunately, if you are in Montreal or thinking of relocating to the fabulous city, Montreal can make that start-up move a little easier with quite a few incubator and start-up hubs to get your business moving.

5 Ways To Disrupt Your Career In 2016

Lina Duque | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

When I decided to start my own social media consulting business three years ago, I felt like I was jumping off a cliff; I could soar, or fall flat on my face. Could I pull it off? What if I didn't get enough business? What would people think? I was terrified. Going from full-time employee to entrepreneur was risky, but the upside was that I was doing what I loved. You can do it too.