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Things To Do Before Meeting With A Financial Advisor

Posted 01.16.2017 | Canada Living

Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio

5 Things To Keep In Mind To Be Truly Happy In Your Work

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

We are living in an age of finding pleasure and enjoyment in our work, and while it's a wonderful concept, the pressure (or the misconception) that you need to be happy every moment of every day is leaving many feeling unfulfilled. To be truly happy in your work there are a few things we all need to keep top of mind.

Why It Pays To Be A Happy Entrepreneur

Brian Scudamore | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

There's no big secret to success in business -- it's all about attitude. Approaching entrepreneurship with optimism means you can bounce back when ideas flop, and in general, you bring more energy and enthusiasm to the workplace.

5 Easy Ways Business Owners Can Connect With Their Customers

Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Business

Small things business owners can do to provide personalized service. From the AOL Partner Studio

Wisdom: From Entrepreneurs, For Entrepreneurs

Lisa Borden | Posted 01.04.2017 | Canada
Lisa Borden

Reflecting on this past year in business conjures up the same extreme gratitude that the other 22 years of Borden Communications has for me. Withou...

6 Ways To Gain Clarity And Take Your Own Advice

Evan Thompson | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Our fast-paced lives often require us to make decisions on the fly with little consideration of why we are doing what we do and even less consideration of the long-term impact of those decisions. Clarity acts as a steady light beam that guides us to the right decision -- in our business or personal lives. It helps us identify our goals and precisely when we want to achieve them.

5 Powerful Year-End Questions To Ask Yourself

Melissa Dawn | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Business
Melissa Dawn

If you're like most people (myself included), you probably have areas for improvement, or opportunities for growth you could tackle. A year end review helps you identify the ones that are most important to you. The key to an effective review is asking yourself specific questions and being brutally honest in your answers.

The Power Of Defining Your Personal Values

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

I was first introduced to the power of values when I was in my early 20s. I was the owner and operator of my gym and I read a book that suggested that every business should have their values up on the wall for everyone on your team to see.

How Ottawa Can Provide A Powerful Spark For Innovation

Nobina Robinson | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Business
Nobina Robinson

The Liberals floated the idea of Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) during the election campaign, but scant notice was taken by the media or the business community. But SBIR can be a very powerful catalyst for innovation and we must not allow this idea to be relegated to the policy back burner.

New Graduates Should Consider Becoming Entrepreneurs

Jason Meller | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jason Meller

For a small percentage of us, if we are lucky enough, we might already have a friend or relative working in our desired industry who can help us get a foot in the door. But in reality, simply possessing a diploma doesn't always translate into finding a job right away. What then are some other options that a new graduate might look at?

4 Canadian Values That Have Guided My Success

Joanna Track | Posted 12.14.2016 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

I know I'm stating the obvious to my fellow Canucks, but there are a few tried-and-true Canadianisms that have served me well, both professionally and personally (and perhaps that Internet troll of a U.S. president-elect might consider trying them).

The Millennial Leader: How the Next Generation Is Managing Up

Punit Dhillon | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Business
Punit Dhillon

Millennials are proving that they don't need intense supervision as previously assumed. In reality, you may find that millennials are teaching older generations a thing or two about enhancing a business.

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 12.05.2016 | 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.