Don't ask him how he feels about cocktails and haircuts.
He's shifting social consciousness one app at a time.
The Shopify exec knows a thing or two about starting a business.
You likely need signs, signals, alarms and life forces to interrupt your work flow in order to take care of yourself.
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This past month I attended the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit in Berlin, Germany. The mission of G20 YEA is to enhance the entrepreneur ecosystem, empowering youth to grow sustainable busine...
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With a ride home at our fingertips, we now expect food, accommodations, even dates via the swipe of a finger, and hundreds of companies around the world have attempted to capitalize on a generation of consumers willing to pay a premium for "right here, right now" service. But after billions of dollars were poured into this hyper-growth industry, we are beginning to see some of these companies surrender. Here's why.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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-mails and social media accounts each day without se...
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.
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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.
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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 I doing the right thing? What can I do better? How...
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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 employee's trust in the company, it’s often an import...
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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 is in a constant change. There are continuous updat...
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Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio
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.
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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.
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This simple technology can almost guarantee business success. From the AOL Partner Studio
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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?
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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.
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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 them come back for more. But the key to securing re...
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Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Small things business owners can do to provide personalized service. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Reflecting on this past year in business conjures up the same extreme gratitude that the other 22 years of Borden Communications has for me. Without triple-good clients and colleagues, also in relentl...
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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.
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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.
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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?
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.