#Entrepreneurship

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 02.01.2017 | 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.

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.