#Entrepreneurship

Facing Your Fears To Become An Amazing Public Speaker

Brian Scudamore | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Public speaking is linked to career success: It creates a perception that you're an expert in your field and it can be an opportunity to motivate people. I used to be terrified of speaking in public too, but was forced to overcome my fear so I could network with other entrepreneurs and promote my business.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

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.

5 Lessons From Successful Millennial Entrepreneurs

Andrea Stairs | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

A BNP Paribas global study finds that Millennials are starting more businesses, with higher headcount and targeting higher profits than Baby Boomers . In Canada, the allure of being your own boss is also strong with young adults: A study by Intuit shows that one quarter of Millennial-age entrepreneurs have never held a full-time job prior to starting out on their own -- nearly three times more than entrepreneurs ages 35-54.

Challenges Of The Canadian Lending Landscape

David Gens | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business
David Gens

The Canadian fintech marketplace is growing with significant speed. Canadians' adoption of financial technology -- or fintech -- is expected to triple...

I'm Trying To Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

Dina Pestonji | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Living
Dina Pestonji

Writing a memoir has forced me to expose all the areas of my life that are painful, humiliating, embarrassing that I had chosen to keep hidden from the world. I've had to acknowledge the areas of my life that I was ashamed of and realize the many (many!) mistakes I've made along the way.

The Businesses Behind The Best Entrepreneurs Of ‘Dragons' Den'

Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Living

The businesses behind the best entrepreneurs of 'Dragons' Den

Canada Desperately Needs Education Innovation

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 11.18.2016 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

We need youth to think of entrepreneurship as a career option long before reaching post-secondary. Scandinavian countries are at the forefront of this shift, with entrepreneurship and innovation taught at every education level and as a cross-curricular skill rather than a stand-alone course.

The Philosophy That Will Change The Way You Do Business

Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Business

The philosophy that will change the way you do business. From the AOL Partner Studio

Key Tips For Budding Entrepreneurs

Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living

Are you looking to buy a business but have no idea where to start? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Acquiring a company that’s already well o...

What Will Coworking Spaces Evolve Into Next?

Deepi Harish | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

It's true that coworking spaces have freed industries from the confines of cubicles, however certain industries crave privacy and quietness to get their work done. Some jobs are meant to be done in solitude. To name a few: actuaries, political scientists, paralegals, medical record technicians, accountants and technical writers.

The Right Way To Let Someone Go

Brian Scudamore | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

Although the firing process should be like ripping off a Band-Aid, it's still important to be respectful -- no one should be surprised they've been fired. Employees should be made aware of problems and given a chance to correct them. It's just good business sense.

How Operating A Small Business In Canada Has Transformed In 2016

Jeff Cates | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

Unsurprisingly, small businesses around the world have caught on to the efficiency of mobile and web-based apps and have been integrating them into their day-to-day to better manage their businesses and solve everyday problems. According to Intuit Canada's newest survey, Canadian entrepreneurs are using cloud and mobile technology in record numbers.

Small Businesses Are Conquering Canada. Next Up, The World

Paul Gaspar | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business
Paul Gaspar

According to the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, innovative SMEs including businesses who export, tend to outperform non-innovators. Today, reaching international markets is vital for continued growth for Canadian entrepreneurs.

What I Know 10 Years In As A Woman Entrepreneur

Kristen Wood | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada Business
Kristen Wood

That night I wrote my business plan, signed a lease in Toronto's up-and-coming Queen West neighbourhood without financing (!), and went to the bank for a Canadian small business loan. A few short months later The Ten Spot Beauty Bar was born.

These 20 Powerful Companies Were Founded By Women

Deepi Harish | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Deepi Harish

A few weeks ago, I was invited to fancy gala and immediately dismissed the invite because I'm not fancy. However, a dear friend convinced me to attend and take her as my plus one. The event celebrated Canada's leading female entrepreneurs with a cocktail evening where the winner of the Business Women Award (BWA) and New Generation Award (NGA) were to be selected and announced.

Celebrating Canada's Top Entrepreneurs Can Inspire New Innovators

Abdullah Snobar | Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business
Abdullah Snobar

Ask an American to name an entrepreneur and odds are names like Mark Zuckerberg, Mike Dell and Larry Page will roll off their tongue. When asked to name up to five high-profile entrepreneurs, a third of Canadians could not name a single one. Why is that?

Does Your Business Really 'Get' What Your Customers Expect Online?

Cody Green | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada
Cody Green

There is little question that e-commerce is becoming more ingrained in the shopping habits of Canadian consumers. Yet in spite of the fact that 76 pe...

How To Capitalize On Your Company's Off-Season

Tarek Riman | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada
Tarek Riman

Most of the companies or start-ups out there tend to give less attention to the low season compared to the high season. Yet, in this day and age, if you are not present and active at all times, you are dead in the water.

Your Business Needs To Always Be Branding

Brian Scudamore | Posted 10.07.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

One thing is clear from this year's presidential race: Donald Trump has built an incredibly recognizable brand. He's stamped his name on so many things -- from buildings around the world to steaks for sale at The Sharper Image -- that some American voters associate him with wealth and success.

How To Plan For The Business Of Your Dreams

Posted 10.21.2016 | Canada Business

How to plan for the business of your dreams. From the AOL Partner Studio

WTO Can Make Trade More Accessible For Women Globally

Oonagh Fitzgerald | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada
Oonagh Fitzgerald

While the full picture of trade's impact on women entrepreneurs is not very well known, what is known about the economic barriers facing women entrepr...

Read This Before Trying To Create The Next Big Thing

Patrick Harrison | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Business
Patrick Harrison

Every innovator and entrepreneur wants to leave their mark on the world, something they've created (possibly "the next big thing") or something that has truly made a difference. As a serial entrepreneur and innovator/designer, I've always been curious about how things work and matched it with a drive to solve a problem.

Balancing A New Blog With Your Full-Time Job

Inessa Radostin | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Business
Inessa Radostin

The bloggers currently in the market make it seem so easy, like all you have to do is take a couple of pics, throw some filters in, drop a line or two and voila! You're a blogger! Except wait... turns out there's a lot of work involved behind the scenes most people are not privy to.

Reaching The Next Level Of Female Empowerment In Saudi Arabia

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Saudi Arabia stands out as a country where entrepreneurship is well-perceived and is seen as a worthy career choice for women. This type of advancements will not only be an important factor in the social advancement of women, but will more broadly result in potential economic development for the country.

Bring An Entrepreneurial Spirit To Your Office

Sheryl Boswell | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Business
Sheryl Boswell

As human beings, we often find ourselves doing the same things in the same ways. We pour a cup of coffee, turn on our computer at work, check email... the list goes on. And sure, we've heard the phrase "creature of habit" to validate this type of behaviour, but I'm here to declare it's okay to mix it up every once in a while.