Entrepreneurship

Challenging Assumptions About Female Entrepreneurs

Clare Beckton | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business
Clare Beckton

Women Entrepreneurs are ambitious and want to grow their businesses according to a new study released on Tuesday. Current and past Literature and reports have resulted in a general assumption that women entrepreneurs are risk averse, thereby impacting their ability to obtain necessary capital for startup and growth.

3 Reasons To Make Friends With Your Business Competition

Brian Scudamore | Posted 05.03.2016 | 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.

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).

4 Tips To Vastly Reduce The Amount Of Free Information You Give

Cheryl Muir | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

We've all heard the phrase, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free." That's the premise here. Why would someone pay for your services when you are giving your best advice without charging for it? We need to strike a balance between showcasing the highlights of our services while also charging a set dollar figure for the real meat.

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.

3 Signs You're Giving Away Too Much Free Information

Cheryl Muir | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

Of course you're p*ssed -- people are taking advantage of you and not compensating you fairly (or at all). It's frustrating to put your heart and soul into your business only to have nothing to show for it financially.

The 5 Not-So-Secret Strategies For Long Term Employee Retention

Ryan Benn | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Business
Ryan Benn

For businesses to thrive in today's economy, finding and retaining the best talent is critically important. This is particularly true for small businesses competing on a global scale. Frequent employee turnover has a dire effect on a company's morale, finances (often measured at 6-9 months salary) and most importantly, it slows the company down. But is long-term employment even viable in this job market?

8 Leadership Tips To Master Team Management

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.22.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

The art of leadership resides in a leader's ability to communicate a clear vision to his/her staff. The well being of their employees in the modern economy is paramount to organizational success and there can be chaotic repercussions if this is ignored. So how can you be in control of the narrative when it comes to your team, if you're the last to know that your employees have issues, or worse, that those issues are with you? Let's find out.

Do You Know When To Post On Facebook For Your Business?

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Facebook is a very busy place these days, most people's newsfeeds are so busy they can hardly keep up and it's so full of marketing and promotional content, it can be really hard to stand out. But, if you know when your fans are on Facebook you can post near to that time to get the best chance of being in their newsfeed while they are looking at it.

How To Decide On A New Business Idea

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.13.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Let's start with your motivation or your "fire." Why do you want to start a business? Opportunities to make money are endless, especially online, but don't dive into a venture unless you know you have the grit, knowledge and will to do so.

How To Race Through Your To-Do List Like A Pro

Cheryl Muir | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

How have I become someone who can get sh*t done when the pressure is on? Admittedly, I have to give a shout-out to the corporate world for this, as it provided a fertile ground for honing my skills in blazing through my to do list, skills which have proved invaluable as a busy entrepreneur.

You Have To Meet This Entrepreneurial Superwoman

Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Living

How An Entrepreneur's Scars Inspired Her To Help Others Heal

#TalkToMe: Words Of Wisdom From Working Parents To Their Kids

Zeeshan Hayat | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Parents
Zeeshan Hayat

Our kids are very talkative, full of energy, but put them in front of a camera and they instantly shied away with a loss for words. This loss of words only lasted a few short seconds, however, until they took the reins of the interview.

6 Ways To Influence Decision Makers

Saeed Selvam | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

There comes a point in your career when you may want to flex your persuasive muscle, it could be the quest for a promotion or establishing your public brand. Whether you're a student or a senior level executive, competition is fierce and there's never been a greater time to get noticed and be heard.

Insider Tips For Aspiring Business Owners

Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Business

Are you looking to start your own business and in need of some guidance or motivation? We’ve got you covered.

Use Facebook To Build An Engaged Client Email List

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

The good news is yes you can! Right now building an engaged email list directly from your Facebook efforts is one of the easiest things to do. Why ...

Simple House Rules For Better Work-Life Balance

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

You're working your tail off, and yes, you are getting enquiries, invitations to speak at events and so on. But if you have that feeling in the pit of your stomach that something isn't right -- you don't feel valued or respected, or worse, you feel taken advantage of -- then it's time to set stronger boundaries in your business.

How My Husband And I Make 'Us, Inc.' Work

Amy Leask | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Amy Leask

We make decisions together. We hold meetings together. We share an office, and our desks are a whopping 10 feet apart. We go on business trips together and attend conferences together. And then at the end of the day, we go home and live together, too.

Tax Tips Every Mobile Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Jeff Cates | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

As life becomes increasingly mobile, there is an uptick in the number of Canadians who start and manage small businesses without brick and mortar locations. No matter how mobile or field-based entrepreneurs earn their income, it's important to understand how these modern business endeavours impact your taxes. Here's an overview of what you need to know before you file.

Building A Website? Bring Out The Checklist

Dale Turken | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

When I started my own business, I knew how important it was to have a website but I didn't understand how much work went into building one. Not only do you need to build a website for your business, you need to constantly be updating and maintaining your site to keep up with the fast-pace of the Internet.

10 Tips to Rock Your Facebook Page

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Here are my 10 favourite tips to help you make the most of your Facebook fan page to help you grow your business.

A Creative Approach To Problem-Solving Sparks Innovation

Dale Turken | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

The trouble with innovation, though, is that it isn't easy. Creating the next big thing requires the stars to align. Hard work and luck are both parts of the equation, but there's another trait that makes innovation possible -- creativity. Creativity is the key to innovation, and it's what makes entrepreneur culture so enticing.

4 Myths Stopping You From Hiring An Assistant

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

I confess I stalled on hiring an assistant and there were four main reasons. They have turned out to be completely unfounded, and I share them with you here so that you can bust these myths and hire the help you so badly need to help grow your business.

Balancing The Good, Bad, And Ugly Of Family And Business

Dale Turken | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Parents
Dale Turken

Startup life is a series of hard compromises. It's having to decide between taking my kids out on a Saturday or putting in the extra hours to get my startup business off the ground. It's the occasional argument with my wife about who's supposed to pick the kids up after school even though I know it's my turn but I got caught up sending my hundredth email of the day and lost track of time.

New Brunswick's Economic Future Rests On Innovation

Hassan Arif | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Business
Hassan Arif

New Brunswick needs innovative thinking, it needs to take advantages of opportunities in green technology and in the 21st century knowledge-economy. There needs to be a place for new voices and new ideas, and an environment where people from a range of backgrounds feel welcome.