#Entrepreneurship

Things You Need To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business

Posted 07.25.2016 | 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!

How Your Family Drives Business Decisions

Dale Turken | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Dale Turken

For many of us, working a regular day job is a means to support our families and loved ones. We trade our time from nine to five for a paycheck; we invest the money from that paycheck into our private lives and family. We trade our time for money, and use that money to improve our quality of life. But many working parents are beginning to realize there are alternate arrangements that might work better for their families -- and for themselves professionally.

3 Quick Tips For Getting Focused From A CEO With ADHD

Brian Scudamore | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Distractible. Energetic. Impulsive. These are some of the words often used to describe me. They're also common descriptors for well-known execs like Richard Branson, David Neeleman of Jet Blue Airways, and Ikea's Ingvar Kamprad. That's because we all have ADHD.

How Entrepreneurship Can Lead To Gender Parity

G(irls)20 | Posted 06.03.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Gender stereotypes continue to trap women around the world, and we often can't even see them. People's lack of consciousness regarding the restrictions women face because of their gender, means that the inequality they face is continually perpetuated.

First Nations Entrepreneurship Is Key To Ending The Cycle Of Hardship

Liam Massaubi | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Business
Liam Massaubi

Entrepreneurship, from my experience, could mean the difference between life and death for these kids. Although I grew up fairly privileged compared to others, I could have easily ended up in prison as many of my childhood friends have. I could have easily committed suicide, been murdered or passed away from addiction as others I knew did, but entrepreneurship saved me. I have gone through hell to succeed and it was anything but a smooth road, but, it kept me too busy and motivated to get into trouble for enough years to mature as a person and gave me something to look forward to.

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.

5 Hard Truths All Successful Entrepreneurs Can Relate To

Lindsay Gee | Posted 05.19.2016 | Canada Business
Lindsay Gee

Business is really hard. Being successful is even harder. But, through all the bad days, all the mistakes, all the lessons learned, all the doubts and all the worries, if you can get up and do it anyway, it's worth it. All the sacrifices you need to make, all the sleep you won't get and all the money you won't see for awhile... it'll come.

5 Startup Lessons From HBO's Silicon Valley

Marco Pasqua | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Not only is the show well-written, co-created by comedy genre genius Mike Judge (Office Space, Beavis and Butt-Head) but there's also a lot of research that has gone into the making of the show to ensure its validity. Here are five startup tips that could make or break your next big idea.

Do Single Women Have The Upper Hand In Business?

Cheryl Muir | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

I find it damn easier to build my empire when I don't have to think about anyone but myself. Selfish? Maybe. Productive? You bet your last joint account dollar it is.

Why Being An A**hole Costs Money

Ivey Business School | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Business
Ivey Business School

Even visionary company founders need lots of help navigating the road to success. And that help includes everyone from the suppliers who influence product profitability to the financial backers who dictate a start-up's ownership distribution. And it is no secret that these critical partners dislike doing business with jerks -- even visionary jerks.

Entrepreneurship Is A Flight Into The Unknown

Rupert Potter | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Business
Rupert Potter

I am sure that's how entrepreneurs feel on the ground before they set off -- forcing themselves to believe it will all work out, even when they know there are no guarantees. I stand in awe of their courage, the same way I stood in awe and excitement looking through the window of Vancouver International Airport watching a BA A380 preparing to set off.