Canada Entrepreneurs

Things To Do Before Meeting With A Financial Advisor

Posted 01.16.2017 | 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 01.09.2017 | 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?

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

5 Lessons From Successful Millennial Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

A BNP Paribas global study finds that Millennials are starting more businesses, with higher headcount and targeting higher profits than Baby Boomers . In Canada, the allure of being your own boss is also strong with young adults: A study by Intuit shows that one quarter of Millennial-age entrepreneurs have never held a full-time job prior to starting out on their own -- nearly three times more than entrepreneurs ages 35-54.

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.

Entrepreneurs Have A Duty To Social Consciousness

Emily Lyons | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business
Emily Lyons

But because entrepreneurship is now under the intense spotlight of society's gaze, this puts a certain duty on entrepreneurs and business leaders in general. More than ever, today's entrepreneurs have a duty to exercise social consciousness. As arbiters of innovation, entrepreneurs -- true entrepreneurs, and not the star-struck wannabes who lack the true entrepreneurial spirit -- are in a prime position to shape the course of culture and society.

The Businesses Behind The Best Entrepreneurs Of ‘Dragons' Den'

Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living

The businesses behind the best entrepreneurs of 'Dragons' Den

The Philosophy That Will Change The Way You Do Business

Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business

The philosophy that will change the way you do business. From the AOL Partner Studio

Key Tips For Budding Entrepreneurs

Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living

Are you looking to buy a business but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Acquiring a company that’s already well o...

Small Businesses Are Conquering Canada. Next Up, The World

Paul Gaspar | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Paul Gaspar

According to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, innovative SMEs including businesses who export, tend to outperform non-innovators. Today, reaching international markets is vital for continued growth for Canadian entrepreneurs.

Celebrating Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Can Inspire New Innovators

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

Ask an American to name an entrepreneur and odds are names like Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Dell and Larry Page will roll off their tongue. When asked to name up to five high-profile entrepreneurs, a third of Canadians could not name a single one. Why is that?

Your Business Needs To Always Be Branding

Brian Scudamore | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

One thing is clear from this year's presidential race: Donald Trump has built an incredibly recognizable brand. He's stamped his name on so many things -- from buildings around the world to steaks for sale at The Sharper Image -- that some American voters associate him with wealth and success.

How To Plan For The Business Of Your Dreams

Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

How to plan for the business of your dreams. From the AOL Partner Studio

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?

I Founded 3 Successful Companies Before I Turned 30

Emily Lyons | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business
Emily Lyons

When I was younger, I didn't really think I'd end up being an entrepreneur and running my own companies. But seven years ago, I found something that keeps me up at night, gives me butterflies whenever I think about it and is something I'm willing sacrifice anything for.

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.