#Entrepreneurship

How To Pitch Yourself And Land The Job Of Your Dreams

Brian Scudamore | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

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.

I Make My Employees Go Tech-Free When They Take Time Off

Brian Scudamore | Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

We always seem to find the time to check in -- but we rarely take the time to check out. So give yourself and your team the freedom to take a total technology blackout and get some unplugged Facetime with your travel companions. Trust me: everything back at the office will be exactly as you left it.

The Emotional Stages Of Free Wi-Fi

Posted 04.18.2017 | Canada Living

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.

4 Cyber Attacks We'll Never Forget

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business

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-m...

The 411 On Big Data: The Revolutionary Technology Explained

Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business

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.

Here's How You Know If You're Ready To Turn A Hobby Into A Job

Emily C. Johnson | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Business
Emily C. Johnson

The thing is, you can monetize anything that provides value to others: five in 10 people gain income from their hobbies today, whether it's painting, baking, writing, or even dog training. The other thing is, you should know how to do that. But since before learning how to do that, make sure you want to do that.

Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Reflect On Their Challenges

Christine E. Laprade | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Business
Christine E. Laprade

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.

How To Define Your Ideal Client

Evan Thompson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Regardless of whether your ideal client is an independent business owner or part of a large organization, the time you spend in choosing the rights clients will put you further ahead in the long run than settling for work from those who don't "fit" you business model or professional value system.

As An Entrepreneur, This Is The Most Important Question To Ask Yourself

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

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 ...

The Benefits Of Offering Group Benefits To Your Employees

Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business

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 emp...

3 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

As someone with ADHD, who grew up with reading difficulties, sitting down with a book was never my go-to pastime. I preferred hands-on learning over classroom education -- so when I traded in my textbooks to run my own business, I don't think anyone was surprised. But even though I believe experience is the best teacher, there are always opportunities to learn from the experts (whether you're in startup or 30 years into your business).

Everything You Need To Know About Succession Plans

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio

Get In Control Of Your Finances With These 5 Tips

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio

How To Financially Prepare For Unexpected Health Challenges

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

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.

The Modern SEO Guide For Entrepreneurs

Tarek Riman | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business
Tarek Riman

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 ...

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Business Coach

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

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The Key To Work-Life Balance? Working While You Commute

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

For our COO Erik Church, it's a five-hour flight. He lives in Toronto and works in Vancouver, putting 2,000 miles between home and the office. From his perspective, his flights offer him a rare luxury he'd never find at the office: 10 hours a week of focused work, free from interruption. He believes anyone can do the same.

How Transparent Are Online Lenders?

David Gens | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada
David Gens

Is there an economic activity more democratic than comparison shopping? In the lending industry, borrowers have long held the right to vote with their...

How To Be A Serial Entrepreneur

Joanna Track | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

More than a decade ago, I made the life-changing (aka turned upside down) transition from the corporate world to the realm of self-employment. Being able to set my own schedule, control my income, follow my passion and be my own boss has been equal parts rewarding and terrifying, and it's something I think everyone should experience.

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?

5 Ways Wi-Fi Can Lead to Business Success

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Business

This simple technology can almost guarantee business success. From the AOL Partner Studio

Three Key Drivers Of Optimism Within Canadian SMBs For 2017

Andrea Stairs | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

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.

Use Business Cycles To Attain Greater Success

Joseph Soares | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business
Joseph Soares

The Big Picture. As an entrepreneur, it is easy to lose sight of it, especially in the early stages, when you are long on emergencies and short on resources. However, by becoming familiar with business cycles, you will be able to make better-informed decisions.

Invest In Yourself By Striking A Work-Life Balance

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.

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