Entrepreneurship

Tips for Getting Your Business Back on Track for Fall

Jane Blaufus | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Business
Jane Blaufus

One of the things that entrepreneurs often find challenging during the summer is staying focused and on track. Many have confessed to me that one day off for a break led to two, which led to three, which led to weeks off in some cases. Now, they are dreading trying to get the engine up and running again so that September is not a write-off.

You Can't Rush Success In the Race to the Top

Kelly Lovell | Posted 08.28.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

We create career expectations, relationship goals and five-year plans, all pressuring us to succeed within constrained periods of time. While I do believe that planning and having attainable goals is good practice, I feel our understanding and assessment of our personal success shouldn't be linked.

6 Ways to Avoid Toxic Personalities Trying to Derail Your Business

Lisa Borden | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

As a business, dealing with assholes can be annoying. As a small business, dealing with assholes can be derailing -- if we let them. And we know firsthand that they will try. It's taken me years of practice, and sadly, much too much experience to even feel like I have enough expertise in this department to write this "how to" post.

Giving up on My Dreams Helped Me Find My True Calling

Marco Pasqua | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Living
Marco Pasqua

I could have just given up and accepted my fate but each time one door closed, I took a sledgehammer and built a whole new building. As long as I kept what was important to me from the beginning in mind, the possibilities of what would happen next would be left in my hands.

Meet the Millennial Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

Abdullah Snobar is the executive director of Ryerson University's DMZ business incubator, ranked first in Canada and fifth in the world. That puts Snobar in charge of the downtown Toronto home to over 400 entrepreneurs and 50 employees.

My Orgasmic Business (That Has Nothing To Do With Sex)

Melissa Dawn | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

When I set out to create my own brand, I didn't want just another tagline. I wanted a rallying cry. A call to arms to start aligning our careers and businesses with the values that matter to each of us. So of course, my tagline had to reflect my own core values. It had to be brave, fun and real: me.

15 Signs You Have an Entrepreneur Mindset

Kelly Lovell | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

True success of an entrepreneur comes not from their ideas, but from their inner mindset and character traits. It takes a certain type of leader to endure startup life and persevere past the hurdles that will inevitable lay ahead in their efforts to inspire disruption or bring a new innovation to life.

When Celebrities as Brand Ambassadors Makes Sense

Erin Bury | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Bury

Celebrity endorsements are as old as the advertising industry itself. But in the past few years a new type of celebrity endorsement has emerged: we've moved from celebrity as spokesperson to celebrity as "global brand ambassador," someone who aims to raise the global profile and is an ongoing evangelist for the brand.

Alexander the Great Would Have Probably Used Uber

Paul Barter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Sharing was the backbone of humanity for much of history. Now, when we have occasional need for products or services that we value, we can access it when we need it. They're less expensive, less wasteful, environmentally sound and increasingly available.

Entrepreneurship In Canada Ranks 2nd In World, Report Says

CBC | Posted 05.30.2015 | Canada Business

Canada is second only to the U.S. in levels of entrepreneurial activity, beating most G7 countries and much of the developed world. That's the concl...

Great Entrepreneurs Don't Just Rely on "Luck"

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Business
Sharon Vinderine

Luck is a word that very often is used with a negative connotation. "Oh, she's so lucky she had the chance to..." or, "He's so lucky he was at the right place at the right time." Jealousy comes to mind quite often when I hear the word "luck" used. Luck as it relates to business is something I think can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

I've Realized That I Can't Create a Better World By Myself

Jordan Phoenix | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Jordan Phoenix

For years, I've tried to do it all as a maverick. I've turned down many opportunities to collaborate with people or organizations that stray even slightly from my purist intentions. But if I've learned anything over the past year, it's that the more vulnerable I'm able to be, the more the world becomes vulnerable.

Taking Cold Showers in the Middle of Winter Changed My Life

Geeta Nadkarni | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business
Geeta Nadkarni

I started a 30-day cold shower program after I realized that many of my other entrepreneurial heroes like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss also use cold showers to prime themselves for their day. Why? Because, as I discovered first hand, a cold shower is like a Rorschach ink blot test for all the crap you carry around in your mental backpack. The crap that holds you back from greatness.

Want to Get Ahead? Think Like a Boss

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Business
Natasha Koifman

Entrepreneurs and business leaders believe in themselves. They trust their gut and act in accordance with what they know to be true. If you want to get ahead in your career, here are 10 things you can do to think like a boss that will help get you there faster.

A Girlfriend's Guide to Starting a Business

Debbie Bondar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Debbie Bondar

Today women are starting businesses at a blistering pace with survival rates higher than men. When compared to their male counterparts, women are routinely lauded for having better team-building skills, being more intuitive and for being smarter money managers than their male counterparts. But none of this matters when you become an entrepreneur. So what does matter?

What Story Is Your Business Telling?

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

The story of your business is a starting point that should never be underestimated. It needs to be an engaging tale to get your message across -- one ...

How To Successfully Gain Exposure As A Mom Entrepreneur

Angie Campanelli | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business
Angie Campanelli

Mothers are tackling the business scene with vengeance. Desire to raise their own family, earn money and fill a consumer need, propels many new parents into entrepreneurship. Here's some advice stemming from my own experience as a television producer.

Failing In Business Can Teach Us How To Succeed

Evan Thompson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

As we get busier and take on more tasks and challenges just to get by, we are increasingly finding comfort in many icons of our time who tell us that failing is ultimately the best way to learn and move forward. They say that we must celebrate our strengths and weaknesses and not worry about how others judge us.

Entrepreneurs Need to Find the Wheelmaker, Not Reinvent the Wheel

Mike Rowlands | Posted 03.29.2015 | Canada Business
Mike Rowlands

Simply put, rather than reinventing the wheel, entrepreneurs need to find the wheel-maker, and leverage the wheel-maker's expertise and experience. There are four key practices to embed this into the enterprise. First, build a network before it's needed. I'm convinced that the single most important asset any entrepreneur can build is their Rolodex.

The #1 Question Entrepreneurs Should Ask

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

"What should I do?" This is the # 1 question I get as a coach. It's the question that leaves hordes of smart people stuck in a limbo of analysis p...

How One Woman Escaped Forced Marriage and Thrived

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 03.19.2015 | Canada Impact
Katie Zeppieri

At 23 years of age, Nasreen Sheikh radically redefines what it means to be a Nepali woman. She is a Sunni Muslim living in a predominately Hindu community and is the founder of a fair-trade sewing collective called Local Women's Handicrafts. Nasreen is an outlier in her community. Typically, most Nepali girls marry between the ages of 15 and 18. The pressure to have a married daughter began to increase with each year Nasreen remained single however, and in 2014, Nasreen's parents decided that they had to take action. For Nasreen, this arranged marriage would have meant the end of Local Women's Handicrafts.

3 Myths About Side Hustlers Debunked

Chivon John | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Business
Chivon John

If you're anything like me, the moment you tell someone that you're a side hustler it elicits a response of awe and wonder...or maybe it's well disguised pity that you're filling every waking moment with work. Filling your days with extra projects in the hopes of kick starting your passion or transforming that passion into your paycheque is foreign to some, but its steadily becoming a reality for many.

How to Have What you Want or Want What You Have

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 02.14.2015 | Canada Living
Kelsey Ramsden

A story never told... I have not told this story to anyone, even my closest friends, so this is a bit of a stretch into the vulnerability matrix, ev...

10 Tips From a Millionaire

Alana Hurov | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Business
Alana Hurov

What does it take to become a millionaire? I posed that question to 52-year-old, self-made millionaire Bobby Genovese. With a net worth of over $200 million dollars, the venture capitalist seems like a pretty perfect person to offer up some valuable advice.

Why Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Get A 'Real' Job?

Kelly Lovell | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

The definition of a traditional career does not lend well in today's innovation and technology driven economy. Workplaces are changing. No longer must you come into the office everyday for business meetings when you can stay at home and with a click of a button, video conference with executives around the world.