#Entrepreneurship

3 Books Every Aspiring Entrepreneur Should Read

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.17.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

As someone with ADHD, who grew up with reading difficulties, sitting down with a book was never my go-to pastime. I preferred hands-on learning over classroom education -- so when I traded in my textbooks to run my own business, I don't think anyone was surprised. But even though I believe experience is the best teacher, there are always opportunities to learn from the experts (whether you're in startup or 30 years into your business).

Everything You Need To Know About Succession Plans

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business

Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio

Get In Control Of Your Finances With These 5 Tips

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio

How To Financially Prepare For Unexpected Health Challenges

Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Living

No matter how well we take care of ourselves, there may come a time when we experience a health scare. And while Canada's universal health care system definitely helps us in many ways, not every cost incurred by an illness or injury can be covered.

The Modern SEO Guide For Entrepreneurs

Tarek Riman | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Business
Tarek Riman

How often do we hear that SEO is dead, obsolete, or not as important as it was a few years ago? It is true that the Search Engine Marketing industry ...

5 Tips For Choosing The Right Business Coach

Melissa Dawn | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Melissa Dawn

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The Key To Work-Life Balance? Working While You Commute

Brian Scudamore | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Business
Brian Scudamore

For our COO Erik Church, it's a five-hour flight. He lives in Toronto and works in Vancouver, putting 2,000 miles between home and the office. From his perspective, his flights offer him a rare luxury he'd never find at the office: 10 hours a week of focused work, free from interruption. He believes anyone can do the same.

How Transparent Are Online Lenders?

David Gens | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada
David Gens

Is there an economic activity more democratic than comparison shopping? In the lending industry, borrowers have long held the right to vote with their...

How To Be A Serial Entrepreneur

Joanna Track | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Business
Joanna Track

More than a decade ago, I made the life-changing (aka turned upside down) transition from the corporate world to the realm of self-employment. Being able to set my own schedule, control my income, follow my passion and be my own boss has been equal parts rewarding and terrifying, and it's something I think everyone should experience.

The Single Biggest Career Trend In 2017

Jim Beqaj | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Business
Jim Beqaj

We have been raised all of our lives with the world trying to suppress who we are and telling us who we ought to be to fit in. How bizarre is it that we try to change who we are, to try and fit, versus just being more of ourselves and finding the opportunity that actually fits us?

5 Ways Wi-Fi Can Lead to Business Success

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Business

This simple technology can almost guarantee business success. From the AOL Partner Studio

Three Key Drivers Of Optimism Within Canadian SMBs For 2017

Andrea Stairs | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada Business
Andrea Stairs

The new year has only just begun, but it's already proving to be another interesting one for Canadian small and medium businesses (SMBs). While economic uncertainty and the changing political landscape are making it difficult to understand the challenges that lie ahead, one thing remains clear: Canadian entrepreneurs who are embracing technology -- and ecommerce, in particular -- are more diversified and feel better equipped to face 2017.

Use Business Cycles To Attain Greater Success

Joseph Soares | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Business
Joseph Soares

The Big Picture. As an entrepreneur, it is easy to lose sight of it, especially in the early stages, when you are long on emergencies and short on resources. However, by becoming familiar with business cycles, you will be able to make better-informed decisions.

Invest In Yourself By Striking A Work-Life Balance

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

I have always approached achieving a work-life balance like investing for the long-term. Just as market volatility means every day can't generate gains for your investment portfolio, you can't expect to perform professionally at peak levels all the time. Don't be too hard on yourself and expect professional perfection and growth all the time. Like successful, long-term investing, a life well-lived requires balance and consistency between home and office.

Social Media Stars: Companies Who Slay The Game

Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living

Companies that have mastered the art of social media. From the AOL Partner Studio

It's The Little Things: Ways To Secure Return Customers

Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living

There's no shortage of options on how to run a business, but one philosophy unites all schools of thought -- give customers what they want and have th...

Things To Do Before Meeting With A Financial Advisor

Posted 03.14.2017 | 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 02.22.2017 | 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.