#Entrepreneurship

I Left My Job, Failed At A Startup, And Changed My Life

Kurtis Wilkinson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada Business
Kurtis Wilkinson

Many people in corporate roles fantasize about breaking free and launching an entrepreneurial venture. Three years ago I took the plunge and did just that, leaving behind a senior role in management consulting to start a talent marketplace for freelance consultants. Unfortunately, my business model didn't gain traction, but the experience was the best thing that ever happened to me professionally speaking.

5 Traits Of Successful Online Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | Posted 08.22.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

According to Alberta's Centre for Innovation Studies, Canada has the second-highest level of entrepreneurial activity in the world. Having been with eBay Canada for more than a decade, and having spoken to eBay sellers across the country, I have firsthand proof that the entrepreneurial spirit is incredibly strong in Canada.

How To Grow Up And Out Of Your Startup Status

Jeff Cates | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

There are many things that are expected to go hand-in-hand with growing a business, such as little sleep, cash flow concerns, stress, and endless coffee consumption, but with so many tasks to complete (and endless decisions to make), many entrepreneurs fail to acquire the proper tools to successfully transition from startup to successful business.

Indonesian Womanpreneurs: Struggle To Success

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Being a female worker in Indonesia is not easy. Juggling life as a mother, wife, child, and worker, turns your days into endlessly tiring routines. Although Indonesian women have been living like this for so long, it is time that the suffering ends and new initiatives arise which both empower women while still giving them a chance to spend more time with their families. One solution would be to encourage more and more women to become entrepreneurs.

The 'Womenomics' Of Entrepreneurship

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

"Forget China, India and the Internet: Economic Growth Is Driven by Women." This headline from The Economist is sound advice and I encourage all governments to listen. Women are one of the most powerful drivers of global economic growth, yet their potential remains largely untapped. This is all the more striking when it comes to entrepreneurship.

Ways New Entrepreneurs Can Get Hiring Right Every Time

Brian Scudamore | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

n the early days of 1-800-GOT-JUNK? my hiring decisions were based on convenience: Are you my friend? Do you have a pulse? Can you drive a truck? I was desperate for bodies and hired almost anyone who came along. Hiring this way worked in the short term, but ended up being a disaster.

5 Reasons You Should Consider Coupons To Grow Your Business

Dale Turken | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

I'm talking about digital coupons that you can use to expand your business and be more profitable. Whether the coupons are distributed on a "daily deals" site or an affiliate site that offers promo codes to its readers, in a newsletter or on social media -- or even in print -- businesses everywhere are increasingly turning to coupons to drive business.

Janet Zuccarini Dishes On What It Takes To Achieve Restaurant Success

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

This savvy entrepreneur has amassed a culinary empire known as Gusto54; the restaurant group includes a portfolio of eateries: Gusto 101, Trattoria Nervosa and Pai restaurants, as well as Gusto 54 catering.I had an opportunity to chat with Zuccarini, someone who helped grow Toronto's fledgling dining scene into a dazzling multicultural marvel.

Successful Entrepreneurs Need To Be Selfish Sometimes

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
Chakameh Shafii

I think becoming an entrepreneur is not as hard as some might think, but staying an entrepreneur with passion and drive is not for everyone. It's not a label of courage or wisdom by any means, it's about one's personality. But when you've decided to build a business you need to do all it takes, without burning out, and this could mean being selfish.

Entrepreneurship Gives Liberian Women Independence And Equality

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Liberia is the oldest independent nation on the African continent and has an estimated population of over four million inhabitants. Given the countries grandeur and independence, it comes as a great surprise that women and young girls are still subject to gender inequality and suffer severely from hunger and poverty.

Fostering Female Entrepreneurial Mindsets In Afghanistan

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

One of the main barriers that prevents Afghan women from entering the labuor force are traditional beliefs and biased views that women should be housewives and mothers rather than breadwinners. There is a stigma around families where the mother or daughter earns money and women's potential and abilities are severely suppressed.

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?

A Checklist To Help You Have A Healthy And Efficient Workday

Lisa Borden | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

This is a checklist for myself as much as it's for you. Although much of it applies to everyone, especially those who work at a desk, if you are an entrepreneur and work intensely, you likely need signs, signals, alarms and life forces to interrupt your work flow in order to take care of yourself.

New Entrepreneurs Have ROI Backwards. Here's Why.

Cheryl Muir | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

It's about choosing the right consultant or strategist that will give you such a ridiculous return on your investment that laying down the cash isn't even a question. That's what ROI is - you invest, and you get a return. It's that simple.

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.

Want To Hire And Keep Millennials? Do Less

Brian Scudamore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Everyone is talking about millennials: How do they work? What do they want? How do we hire them? How do we keep them happy? All these questions are for good reason: in a decade they will make up three quarters of our workforce.

Firms Of The Future Embrace The Power Of The Cloud

Jeff Cates | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Small businesses are migrating to the cloud in droves. A recent study found that 31 per cent of Canadian small businesses are currently in the cloud, a six per cent increase from 2014. If you're not following suit, you risk losing out to other firms who are able to harness this technology.

Fuel Your Child's Entrepreneurial Spirit With STEM

Karin Campbell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Parents
Karin Campbell

With kids exposed to technology earlier and earlier, and more children showing an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, it's likely that your own child could someday become a tech entrepreneur.

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.

5 Ways To Put The Passion Back In Your Business

David Lester | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

After working on your own business for a few years it's really easy to forget why you got into it in the first place. Years of working all hours, having to pass on dinners out with friends or family time, and always being "on" it's easy to lose some of your momentum. It's time to get back the passion you once had for your work.

5 Techniques For Responding To Imitation In Business

Cheryl Muir | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

It's happened an enormous amount recently and it grinds my gears. You may be asking, but isn't imitation the highest form of flattery? No, it's not. It's irritating as all hell.

Beyond Voicemail: Call Centres Can Improve Your Business Operations

Dale Turken | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

If there's one thing I dread more than anything, it's picking up the phone and calling customer service. I can't tell if it's because of all the horro...

3 Ways To Win Back Your Business Mojo

Cheryl Muir | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Business
Cheryl Muir

During a recent vacation, I vastly reduced the hours I worked on my business. My engagement started to drop, as did my leads and ultimately my revenue. It made me feel like crap, a feeling which lingered for a solid 48 hours before I got my sh*t together.

3 Steps To Success In The Executive Gig Economy

Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Business
Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin

More so than any other time in the history of the post-industrial career, how work happens can be tailored and adapted to reflect individual needs and goals. Make the most of these opportunities by investing the time to create the foundations for your own version of a successful gig career.

Make Additional Income From Your Interests

David Lester | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
David Lester

Which one of your interests can you turn into income? Make a plan. Develop a website. Promote it on all of the social media outlets like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can even build audiences with the help of Facebook ads. Build up your community of followers and then sell them services that their followers will love!