Entrepreneurship

Why I Wouldn't Want To Be A 20-Something Today

Anne Day | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

Part of me questions how that pays the bills, or pays off the debt you've incurred in getting these qualifications? What I would advocate is not locking yourself into a career or job, finding you don't like it, and thinking this is forever. You need to explore what is out there and not feel trapped. Plus with maturity comes clarity.

At 74, This Woman Is Re-Inventing Her Business

Shannon Skinner | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Shannon Skinner

As Tripi continues to impact the lives of many women and men in Toronto, and solidify her legacy, at the heart of her passion is a desire to inspire our city's youth to not only look and feel their best, but also to be empowered and follow their dreams.

Can Your Corporate Culture Make You Money?

Darrell Kopke | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darrell Kopke

Your organization has a culture whether you like it or not. The culture is a mood, feeling, and attitude. In our practice we describe culture as the sum total of conversations that happen in your organization and amongst its stakeholders. It is not genetically encoded; your culture can be shaped, evolved, and enhanced. The question is: Can your corporate culture make you money?

Successful People Share These 5 Habits

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada
Kelsey Ramsden

I hang around with all kinds of successful people. There are all kinds of success. You, too, likely hang out with all kinds of successful people if yo...

Not All Entrepreneurs Are 20-Year-Old Ramen-Eating Programmers

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

The latest stereotype regarding entrepreneurship is that it is populated with 20-year-old master programmers who survive on a diet of ramen noodles. While this may be true of Silicon Valley it is hardly a true reflection of all entrepreneurs. Some may question why anyone in this highly unstable economy would choose to transition from the relative security of a corporate position to the instability of entrepreneurship. The reasons are varied but include the following.

Don't Ban Bossy, BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) Instead

Gloria Roheim McRae | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Gloria Roheim McRae

Although the campaign execution and commitment to girls is grand, I was disappointed that of all the words chipping away at our self-esteem everyday, that "bossy" was being sentenced to exile by powerful and recognized women. Unfortunately for all of us, banning words only mutes the systemic and cultural norms that are actually responsible for social inequalities.

5 Reasons to Close The Door on Private Offices

Neil Martin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Business
Neil Martin

Coworking spaces are emerging as the new work environment of choice. Today, shared spaces around the world are bringing increased levels of happiness, productivity and collaboration to their members, and at a price far more affordable than the alternative. So here they are, five reasons to close the door on private offices.

Why You Should Be an 'Expert' in Something

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada
Andrea Lekushoff

I became fascinated by what it takes for someone to become known for their expertise, and over the past two decades, I've honed the skills of positioning people and organizations as experts. To advance professionally, we all must demonstrate and share our expertise, putting ourselves and our talents into the spotlight.

Three Guilt-Free Ways to Say "No"

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Ramsden

I have said yes to things that I had no business saying yes to. Things I had no time for, no interest in, could not afford...all manner of yesses have slid past my lips so I feel confident in saying that I have been around the yes-block and have come back with a better roadmap than when I started. Here are the three ways you can say no, guilt free.

The Difference Between a Small Business Owner and an Entrepreneur

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Eric Quon-Lee

While building a start-up based purely on an exit strategy is incompetent, not at least considering it is equally incompetent. As any start-up founder will confess, building a start-up because you are passionate about the topic or industry is best way to succeed. However, just letting go is the best option for both the start-up and its founders.

You Want a Revolution? You Have to Make a Plan

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 02.27.2014 | Canada Business
Kelsey Ramsden

As I sit down to write this post all I can hear between my ears is "Revolution" by the Beatles. "You say you want a Revolution, well you know, we'd all love to see the plan." I do not claim to be a great Beatles philosopher but I am going to claim that unless there is a plan for change, it is not going to be alright.

What Modern Leadership is Lacking

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada
Kelsey Ramsden

I do some speaking here and there around the globe. Wherever I go, people always ask me about Leadership. I capitalize Leadership because in the cont...

Why You Shouldn't Worry About Being Judged

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 02.21.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Ramsden

Do you ever feel like people are judging you? If your answer was not yes, than clearly you are not paying attention. People are judging you. All o...

The Advantages of Being a Part-Time Entrepreneur

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Most people who begin considering entrepreneurship are told repeatedly that they need to devote 100 per cent of their time, energy and resources to make the startup successful. In an ideal world, such devotion would be possible for all entrepreneurs, but in reality, the situation is drastically different.

Five Tips for Making Money as an Artist Entrepreneur

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

There's a ton of information out there for anyone looking to create a traditional scalable business. And there's no shortage of incubators for tech startups in search of money and mentorship. But what about artists who are going solo and getting paid for their art?

Why You Don't Need a University Degree To Be Successful in Business

Anne Day | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada
Anne Day

I think the whole concept of entrepreneurialism should be part of the curriculum in elementary and high school, so that those who are not university or college bound, and not everyone is, can look at developing an entrepreneurial mindset and actually give consideration to starting their own business as a career option.

How I Lost and Found Myself

Tanya Raheel | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Tanya Raheel

It's been months since I've felt like writing. On the heels of what can best be described as a shocking life-altering experience on November 3 last year, I simply lost my writing mojo. I needed to stop, get off the proverbial merry-go-round and re-think many things. Wondering exactly what happened to me on November 3?

You Need to Think Beyond the Dollar

Kelly Lovell | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Kelly Lovell

Money shouldn't dictate your success or potential. While it may be more difficult without funding to bring your idea to reality, it doesn't mean it can't be done.In fact in some ways it can be a blessing in disguise. Your passion will be put to the test, your vision will be challenged and with each roadblock your determination will strengthen as your vision grows.

Why 'Dragons' Den' is Killing Business

Darrell Kopke | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darrell Kopke

Much as I like the intertwining of inspiring stories, witty repartee, and gong show ideas -- I don't watch 'Dragons' Den' or its American equivalent 'Shark Tank.' These shows, in my opinion, are misleading a generation of entrepreneurs into believing that the end game is a financing, not a business.

Three Ways to Get a New Idea -- Fast!

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Ramsden

Here it is, the no holds barred answer of my top three truths about creativity. In my 12 years consciously studying my own creativity and those around me (and the 26 years I studied it unconsciously) I have found the following to be universally true...

Make Way for Audacious Entrepreneurship

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

"I think a lot of entrepreneurs -- women and men -- ted to try and do everything themselves," says Natalie Sisson. "And that's where it goes wrong." If you're an aspiring entrepreneur you MUST check out The Suitcase Entrepreneur for easy and affordable bizhacks, from tech tips to marketing tools.

25 Big Thoughts for Your New Small Business

Lisa Borden | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

Starting a business is easy. You can do it in a couple hours. Starting a business that will last and grow is far more challenging, but, it's absolutely worth it -- if you are up for the job. Here are 25 thoughts meant to make you think a little more.

4 Things Every New Entrepreneur Should Splurge On

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

There are investments you need to make as a start-up -- like design and marketing, for example -- that seem like a non-negotiable no-brainer. But there are other, perhaps less obvious, investments that are important to the long-term success of your business. You need to invest in yourself. Your professional development. Your personal growth.

10 Things a Startup Founder Should Never Do

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 03.01.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Today's economy offers the dreamer many opportunities but without following through, no dream can be turned into reality. Entrepreneurs must be consistent and focused in their actions and their resolve no matter what the cost.

Encouraging an Entrepreneur-Based Economy With Paul Woolford

Karen Geier | Posted 02.10.2014 | Canada Business
Karen Geier

Becoming an entrepreneur used to be a "they" thing: other people did it, but unless you had one in the family, it was a career shrouded in mystery. How do you get started? Do you have to be an inventor? What does it actually take to work for yourself?