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Are You a Corporate Gladiator?

Colleen Albiston | Posted 02.15.2015 | Canada Business
Colleen Albiston

Corporate gladiators are a unique breed who fight to get the things done that make their organizations move forward faster. Depending on the week, I've come to think of myself as one of these gladiators, and I've observed that we have a way of finding each other and joining our army of supporters together.

5 Reasons Why Servers Make Great Entrepreneurs

PJ Lee | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business
PJ Lee

When it comes to surviving the startup grind, I don't think there's any better training than a previous life as a server or bartender. There are a ton of valuable skills that I believe translate directly from being "on the floor" to being successful in business. Here are five reasons why servers make great entrepreneurs.

Marketing's Hot New Trend: One Message, Many Audiences

Anne Day | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Business
Anne Day

One of the challenges we face when we start out, is we really don't know what will take off, so we dabble in a range of ideas, and I actually still believe this is a good way to go. But pay attention. Watch closely as to what is the most popular and perhaps, given my new insights, think about who else could benefit from what you are doing.

Don't Succumb to Lonesome Entrepreneur Syndrome

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

Ever felt like an army of one in your business? I get it. It is both tremendously powerful food for my ego and poisonous for my mental health. Today I share three ways to combat LES (lonesome entrepreneur syndrome) and win the battle of entrepreneurial solitary confinement.

Encouraging an Entrepreneur-Based Economy With Paul Woolford

Karen Geier | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Business
Karen Geier

Becoming an entrepreneur used to be a "they" thing: other people did it, but unless you had one in the family, it was a career shrouded in mystery. How do you get started? Do you have to be an inventor? What does it actually take to work for yourself?

"Entrepreneur" Shouldn't Be a Dirty Word

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Entrepreneurship is a dirty word for many MBA candidates. Synonymous with extreme financial distress, entrepreneurship for many MBAs is a deep chasm of despair, particularly considering the high debt load that most MBAs have post-graduation. These attitudes and misconceptions have hurt MBA grads instead of helping them.

In Business, Bigger Isn't Always Better

Ben Pickering | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Ben Pickering

I was raised in Silicon Valley before moving to Vancouver and I love to see entrepreneurs with big dreams. But what concerns me is when people build a business with a focus on trying to get big simply based on the belief that "bigger is better" or when those involved with the company view anything other than a multimillion dollar acquisition as a failure.

Truth, Filth, and Tightrope Walking: Lessons From 'Set List' Masterminds Paul Provenza and Troy Conrad

Karen Geier | Posted 11.23.2013 | Canada Business
Karen Geier

In September of 2010, Troy Conrad launched a new format of stand up: unscripted and on a topic that the performer sees at the same time as the audience. It is (quite aptly) billed as "Stand-up Without a Net. I recently spoke to creator Troy Conrad and Paul Provenza about Set List, and the changing business of comedy.

Altering Your Business to Fit the Ups and Downs of Life

Krizia | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada Business

Diane Kroe is a Toronto-based designer who had a store on one of the premier locations in the city. She was serving clients on upper Avenue Road and business was booming until she was faced with a tragic and life altering event.

Starting a Successful Business During a Recession

Krizia | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada Business

Nellie Akalp started her second company in the middle of a recession. You'll absolutely want to find out how she was able to successfully navigate one of the most challenging time for most small businesses. Is it easier the second time around? You'll find out when you listen to my interview with Nellie Akalp.

The Biggest Impediment to Canadian Entrepreneurs

Dan Kelly | Posted 03.23.2013 | Canada Business
Dan Kelly

In our surveys, too, small business owners tell us at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) that excessive regulation is their second-biggest burden, right after taxes. That's why CFIB launched Red Tape Awareness Week in 2010.

What Problem Is Harper's Venture Capital Plan Trying to Solve?

Lindsay Tedds | Posted 03.19.2013 | Canada Business
Lindsay Tedds

On January 14, 2012 the Government of Canada finally made some details available about its venture capital measures first announced in the 2012 Budget Plan. It is not clear what the overall intent of these measures is. Is the intent to help build Canada's lack luster venture capital market over the long-term or spur economic growth in the short term?