Canada Entrepreneur

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.

What To Keep In Mind When Working From Home With Kids

Lianne Castelino | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Lianne Castelino

Maybe I was in an ultra-serious head space when I first saw the video of Robert Kelly's children enter the backdrop of their father's live interview with the BBC. I didn't laugh. I didn't see an ounce of humour in it, frankly. All I could think about was how horrified he must have felt, though he did an incredible job masking it.

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?

4 Tips For Entrepreneurs On Dealing With Anxiety And Depression

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada
Sharon Vinderine

With January being famous for its most depressing Monday of the year and with Bell's Lets talk campaign to draw awareness around mental health issues,...

Social Media Stars: Companies Who Slay The Game

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

Companies that have mastered the art of social media. From the AOL Partner Studio

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.

I'm Trying To Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Dina Pestonji | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

Writing a memoir has forced me to expose all the areas of my life that are painful, humiliating, embarrassing that I had chosen to keep hidden from the world. I've had to acknowledge the areas of my life that I was ashamed of and realize the many (many!) mistakes I've made along the way.

What I Know 10 Years In As A Woman Entrepreneur

Kristen Wood | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Kristen Wood

That night I wrote my business plan, signed a lease in Toronto's up-and-coming Queen West neighbourhood without financing (!), and went to the bank for a Canadian small business loan. A few short months later The Ten Spot Beauty Bar was born.

5 Signs You're Ready To Be Your Own Boss

Matt Parson | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Matt Parson

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur. After all, you're in total control of your career path, you have a flexible work schedule, and your salary is a direct reflection of your efforts. With automation tools, outsourcing platforms, digital marketing channels, and turnkey e-commerce options that are affordable and accessible, it's never been easier to start your own enterprise.

Supporting Small Businesses Is Crucial To Fort McMurray's Recovery

Melissa Blake | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Alberta
Melissa Blake

During Small Business Week, it seems an appropriate time to praise small businesses across the country and to share lessons learned from a community's experience as we recover from the largest insured disaster in Canadian history.

Partner Or Perish In The Innovation Economy

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 09.01.2016 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

As we shift from a resource-based economy to a market rooted in innovation, companies are increasingly looking to the startup ecosystem to remain competitive. It's no longer simply about trading on their cool factor; corporations want to gain a deep understanding of the culture of collaboration and partnership that drives startups' success.

4 Things Entrepreneurs Need To Know About Digital Marketing

Tarek Riman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Business
Tarek Riman

In this day and age, digital marketing is like the vitamins for your business -- an essential part of growth. Here are 4 things that entrepreneurs need to understand about the importance of running digital marketing in parallel with product and service development.

5 Traits Of Successful Online Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

According to Alberta's Centre for Innovation Studies, Canada has the second-highest level of entrepreneurial activity in the world. Having been with eBay Canada for more than a decade, and having spoken to eBay sellers across the country, I have firsthand proof that the entrepreneurial spirit is incredibly strong in Canada.

Indonesian Womanpreneurs: Struggle To Success

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Being a female worker in Indonesia is not easy. Juggling life as a mother, wife, child, and worker, turns your days into endlessly tiring routines. Although Indonesian women have been living like this for so long, it is time that the suffering ends and new initiatives arise which both empower women while still giving them a chance to spend more time with their families. One solution would be to encourage more and more women to become entrepreneurs.

Ways New Entrepreneurs Can Get Hiring Right Every Time

Brian Scudamore | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

n the early days of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? my hiring decisions were based on convenience: Are you my friend? Do you have a pulse? Can you drive a truck? I was desperate for bodies and hired almost anyone who came along. Hiring this way worked in the short term, but ended up being a disaster.

Things You Need To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business

Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business

So you think you're finally ready to start your own business. You've thought about your big idea for a while now and others think fondly of it too — now what?

10 Struggles All Online Entrepreneurs Can Relate To

Cheryl Muir | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

Freedom is one of my top values and I truly appreciate having the power to choose my schedule and work location. That all being said, there are some quirks to this lifestyle and that's what I'm covering right here. If you're an online entrepreneur -- or if you work from home on the regular -- this will be right up your street.

Welcome To The Island Of Beautiful People

Natalie Karneef | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Travel
Natalie Karneef

Canggu is a visually stunning paradise where rice paddies meet ocean. Like most of Bali, it is full of kindness, and very relaxed. Out on the roads, cars, trucks, buses and scooters press up against each other, snaking through black exhaust in an unhurried manner, everyone just emanating this "we'll get there eventually" vibe.

3 Quick Tips For Getting Focused From A CEO With ADHD

Brian Scudamore | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Distractible. Energetic. Impulsive. These are some of the words often used to describe me. They're also common descriptors for well-known execs like Richard Branson, David Neeleman of Jet Blue Airways, and Ikea's Ingvar Kamprad. That's because we all have ADHD.

5 Hard Truths All Successful Entrepreneurs Can Relate To

Lindsay Gee | Posted 05.20.2017 | Canada Business
Lindsay Gee

Business is really hard. Being successful is even harder. But, through all the bad days, all the mistakes, all the lessons learned, all the doubts and all the worries, if you can get up and do it anyway, it's worth it. All the sacrifices you need to make, all the sleep you won't get and all the money you won't see for awhile... it'll come.

How 'Light' Are You?

Melissa Dawn | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Travel
Melissa Dawn

I had committed to travelling light, and I have never packed so light in my life! One pair of pants, one pair of shorts, three tops, toiletries and... that's it! And it felt great.

3 Reasons To Make Friends With Your Business Competition

Brian Scudamore | Posted 05.04.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Being friendly doesn't mean sharing every secret or disregarding competition. After all -- you're both after customers in a crowded marketplace. Just realize that strategically aligning with the competition can make your business better. McDonald's needs Burger King; FedEx keeps UPS on its toes. Healthy business rivalries help stave off complacency and will make your company stronger in the long run.

Advice To Help Newcomers Successfully Manage And Grow Their Business

Christine Shisler | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Getting a business off the ground takes many long hours and hard work -- but as any entrepreneur knows, it doesn't end there. Small business owners assume many roles -- from manager of sales and marketing to finance, HR and more. The challenge can be finding time to manage these day-to-day operations and grow the business.

Let's Honour The Immigrants Who Make Canada Better

Christine Shisler | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Business
Christine Shisler

Boyi's is just one tale among many immigrants who each have a unique story that helps define Canada. Their successes help build a country that is rich in diversity and a home where newcomers thrive. And as someone who has thrived by inspiring others, Boyi believes his meaning in life is "worth what I am for others, for the community."

Tips For Success From A Refugee Turned Entrepreneur

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Business
Lyda Mclallen

The most important message I could share from my experience growing up and coming over to Canada is that being a refugee doesn't last a lifetime. It's an experience that lasts but a few short years and opens the door to a life full of opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.