Canada Entrepreneurs

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.

5 Apps To Help Your Company Keep Its New Year's Resolutions

Dave Borrelli | Posted 01.07.2016 | Canada Business
Dave Borrelli

The New Year is here, and it's a chance for Canadian business owners to make resolutions that bolster their businesses and increase productivity in the workplace. With 66 per cent of Canadians owning a smartphone, the easiest way to find efficiencies and optimize your business processes is through mobile apps..

5 Signs You Should Fire Your Client

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

The stress generated by unhealthy client relationships may eventually cause you to question your ability to run a business. If you don't value your skills, you may lose your resilience in the face of undue criticism, which can make you more vulnerable to being exploited.

Is Your Organization Innovative Or Opportunistic?

Andrew Miller | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business
Andrew Miller

We often associate taking risk and embracing failure as components of being innovative. However, both are components of being innovative and opportunistic. You can be opportunistic and still take risk. You can be opportunistic and still fail. The main difference is your approach.

Create A Profitable Online Business In 2016

Jill Stanton | Posted 12.31.2015 | Canada Business
Jill Stanton

You've made the decision that you're SO over the nine-to-five and that 2016 will be THE YEAR you start your new online business! But do you have an action plan that will help you turn this business idea into a reality?

Entrepreneurs, This Is The Year-End List You Need To Check Twice

Jeff Cates | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

It's December, which means small business owners have a lot on their plates. While I'm sure everyone is feeling the pressure of holiday crunch time, entrepreneurs are also trying to manage the flurry of activity that comes at year end. My advice? Despite the chaos, take some time to get organized and start thinking about what lies ahead. Conquering these small tasks now can make a big difference in the new year:

Lessons For Prospective Entrepreneurs From Small Business Owners

Paul Roman | Posted 12.04.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Roman

Small business owners are incredibly passionate, often tenacious people. Starting with just an idea, they work long hours and make many personal sacrifices in order to spur their business towards success. Still, nine in 10 entrepreneurs say they love being a business owner. So, what's their secret?

How Entrepreneurs Can Keep Up With The New Pace Of Business

Jeff Cates | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Failing to plan means planning to fail. When you make the time to educate yourself and prepare appropriately, you'll find it that much easier to stay ahead in this fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

G20 Leaders Pledge To Foster Youth Entrepreneurship

Winston Chan | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Business
Winston Chan

During the Summit, G20 leaders discussed urgent issues such the terrorist attacks in Paris. The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke about another crisis that isn't receiving much media attention -- global youth unemployment.

Once I Found Work/Life Balance, I Hated It

Erin Blaskie | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Blaskie

Look for the version of work/life balance that is going to work for you and that honours the part of you that can't be turned off.

G20 Leaders: Entrepreneurship Can Tackle Youth Unemployment

Winston Chan | Posted 11.14.2015 | Canada Business
Winston Chan

On November 15 and 16, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will be part of the G20 Leaders' Summit in Antalya, Turkey. G20 leaders will surely discuss urgent issues such the migrant crisis, the conflict in Syria and climate change. There is another crisis that isn't receiving much media attention: It is global youth unemployment.

TPP's Intellectual Property Rules Would Hurt Entrepreneurs: Balsillie

CP | Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business

The new Liberal government has yet to say whether it will support TPP in its current form.

How Listening Can Be Your Greatest Failure (And Most Valuable Lesson)

Melissa Dawn | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

Failure taught me that just because a technique or strategy worked so successfully and resulted in millions of dollars for one person, it didn't mean that it was right for me. It taught me that the voice I needed to listen to first and foremost was the voice inside me. I needed to give that voice the megaphone.

How to Beat the Odds and Succeed as a Start-Up

Geoff Whitlock | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Business
Geoff Whitlock

The statistics are alarming. Nine out of 10 start-ups die at five years. I know the challenges personally because I'm on my eighth start-up now. From selling one of my successful ventures to Arlene Dickinson of the Dragon's Den, to some not so fruitful ventures, I have had my share of wins and losses.

7 Ways to Be a Better Public Speaker

Lauren Ferraro | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Business
Lauren Ferraro

According to the GoForth Institute based in Calgary, 75 per cent of all businesses in Canada have less than 10 employees. More than ever, individuals are required to stand up and represent their personal brand product or service by speaking in front of others.

I Found a Booming Tech Industry Hidden in Victoria

Nikolas Badminton | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Business
Nikolas Badminton

With an energetic and vibrant atmosphere it's no surprise that Victoria, B.C. is one of the world's favourite destinations. As I was soon to learn, that energy is here in the technology business, too. It has been hidden away a little, obscured by its modesty, and I do actually think that there is something really special worth shouting about over here.

4 Ways to Be a Better Client

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Julie Rusciolelli

Having been on the consultancy side of the business for most of my adult life, I can unequivocally tell you that clients who are pleasant, respectful, collaborative and open-minded will get primo work from their agency.

Why Start-Ups Are Like Parenting

Ryan Spong | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business
Ryan Spong

For those of us who have founded companies, startups are like your first-born -- exciting, terrifying and usually there are only three of you! There is only one goal: survive. It's crisis management everyday and the strategy is "let's find something that works today."

10 Signs You're an Entrepreneur

Julie Rusciolelli | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Business
Julie Rusciolelli

I wasn't born with the DNA of an entrepreneur, it was more of a learned and progressive journey. I think becoming an entrepreneur comes from a deep emotional desire to do your own thing. Period. It isn't motivated by money, either. That's just what people think and they couldn't be more wrong.

Tips for Getting Your Business Back on Track for Fall

Jane Blaufus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

One of the things that entrepreneurs often find challenging during the summer is staying focused and on track. Many have confessed to me that one day off for a break led to two, which led to three, which led to weeks off in some cases. Now, they are dreading trying to get the engine up and running again so that September is not a write-off.

You Can't Rush Success In the Race to the Top

Kelly Lovell | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

We create career expectations, relationship goals and five-year plans, all pressuring us to succeed within constrained periods of time. While I do believe that planning and having attainable goals is good practice, I feel our understanding and assessment of our personal success shouldn't be linked.