Canada Entrepreneurs

Use Setbacks And Losses As A Fuel To Achieve Your Success

Mehrnaz Bassiri | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Business
Mehrnaz Bassiri

My bookshelves were heaving with the weight of a ton of new business books on operations, marketing, hiring, and relationship management. When I wasn't teaching or taking care of my mom I was preparing the business and hiring documents and researching ways to automate the scheduling, reporting, and invoicing. Preparing for day-to-day operations will keep a business running, but to prepare it for liftoff, long term planning is key.

Healthy Lifestyle Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

Jane Dummer | Posted 05.16.2017 | Canada Business
Jane Dummer

With many functions to attend and restaurant options during business travel, I need to be wary of over-consuming. If I'm at a hotel for more than two nights, I ensure there is an in-room fridge or mini-kitchen so I don't have to rely on restaurant food and large portion sizes. This works well for me.

What To Do When Prospects Change Their Minds

Evan Thompson | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

A client has referred you to someone who you think is an ideal prospect. Conversations have gone very well and they made a Request For Proposal (RFP). But somewhere along the way, something changed. Here's why.

How To Pitch Yourself And Land The Job Of Your Dreams

Brian Scudamore | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

In a buyer's market, job seekers have to be the world's best salespeople. You have to spark an interest, craft your pitch, and prove the worth of your top product: you. If you can't sell yourself as the best and brightest for the job, you'll never close the deal. Not a natural sales person? That's OK.

The Emotional Stages Of Free Wi-Fi

Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Living

Let’s be real -- there’s nothing better than finding out a restaurant, café, or clothing store offers free Wi-Fi. Getting online quickly, easily and for free is a simple way to feel connected to our friends, coworkers, and our favourite brands. It’s the little things that make us feel valued.

4 Cyber Attacks We'll Never Forget

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business

It's hard to imagine life without the Internet. Browsing the web has become so second nature to us that we share sensitive information through our e-m...

The 411 On Big Data: The Revolutionary Technology Explained

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business

The world runs on data. Businesses are inundated by it. From information received from mobile phones, sensor networks and Internet of Things-enabled devices, industries have a world of information at their fingertips. But making sense of all this data is no easy endeavour.

Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Reflect On Their Challenges

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Business
Christine E. Laprade

Nothing is harder than being an entrepreneur: self-sacrifice, countless hours, true diligence and undying commitment. I interviewed the following accomplished entrepreneurs, who excel at what they do and have been handpicked by the media as ones to watch. Here, they reflect on their past mistakes and share some of their insights with their B2B counterparts when it comes to e-commerce, IT, funding, delegation, sales and scaling too fast.

As An Entrepreneur, This Is The Most Important Question To Ask Yourself

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

If you're like me, you've spent hours using your "marketing brain" to make business decisions. Weighing pros and cons, debating outcomes, asking, "Am ...

The Benefits Of Offering Group Benefits To Your Employees

Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business

Most business owners will agree that an employee benefit package is one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent. It not only instills an emp...

Everything You Need To Know About Succession Plans

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio

Get In Control Of Your Finances With These 5 Tips

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio

How To Financially Prepare For Unexpected Health Challenges

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

No matter how well we take care of ourselves, there may come a time when we experience a health scare. And while Canada's universal health care system definitely helps us in many ways, not every cost incurred by an illness or injury can be covered.

The Modern SEO Guide For Entrepreneurs

Tarek Riman | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business
Tarek Riman

How often do we hear that SEO is dead, obsolete, or not as important as it was a few years ago? It is true that the Search Engine Marketing industry ...

Turning Roadside Stalls Into Booming Businesses

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

In developing countries around the world, small business owners with dreams of doing more for their families and communities find themselves in this impossible situation.

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?

5 Ways Wi-Fi Can Lead to Business Success

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Business

This simple technology can almost guarantee business success. From the AOL Partner Studio

Three Key Drivers Of Optimism Within Canadian SMBs For 2017

Andrea Stairs | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

The new year has only just begun, but it's already proving to be another interesting one for Canadian small and medium businesses (SMBs). While economic uncertainty and the changing political landscape are making it difficult to understand the challenges that lie ahead, one thing remains clear: Canadian entrepreneurs who are embracing technology -- and ecommerce, in particular -- are more diversified and feel better equipped to face 2017.

It's The Little Things: Ways To Secure Return Customers

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living

There's no shortage of options on how to run a business, but one philosophy unites all schools of thought -- give customers what they want and have th...

Things To Do Before Meeting With A Financial Advisor

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio

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

Wisdom: From Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada
Lisa Borden

Reflecting on this past year in business conjures up the same extreme gratitude that the other 22 years of Borden Communications has for me. Withou...

4 Easy New Year's Resolutions Every Entrepreneur Should Make

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sharon Vinderine

The new year is a time that entrepreneurs look forward to. They get to wipe the slate clean and start the year with a fresh vision, strong goals and aspirations and a drive to do the impossible.

The Power Of Defining Your Personal Values

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

I was first introduced to the power of values when I was in my early 20s. I was the owner and operator of my gym and I read a book that suggested that every business should have their values up on the wall for everyone on your team to see.

New Graduates Should Consider Becoming Entrepreneurs

Jason Meller | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jason Meller

For a small percentage of us, if we are lucky enough, we might already have a friend or relative working in our desired industry who can help us get a foot in the door. But in reality, simply possessing a diploma doesn't always translate into finding a job right away. What then are some other options that a new graduate might look at?