Self Employment

Freelance Work Is An Unconventional Land Of Opportunity

Makeda Waterman | Posted 05.08.2017 | Canada Business
Makeda Waterman

Being a successful freelancer is a confidence booster, but some people ask me, "are you actually getting paid to write?" My eyebrows cave in, and I realize at times that even though there are successful freelancers out there on YouTube and television, many still believe that the writer's life is simply a hobby that brings minimal success. The truth is, if you do things in a certain way, you can travel the world, collaborate with C-suite professionals on projects, and help others during your career.

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.

5 Reasons Co-Working Beats A Home Office

Nancy Fornasiero | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Business
Nancy Fornasiero

Solopreneur, freelancer, consultant, self-employed... whatever label you use, it generally translates to the same thing: life outside the traditional office environment. Sure, you're as professional as the next corporate guy or gal. But you get to be "a professional" while wearing flannel pants and shoving in loads of laundry while on conference calls.

The One Skill Every Successful Freelancer Must Master

Mara Raye Munro | Posted 01.30.2017 | Canada Business
Mara Raye Munro

Life as a freelance writer, as all self-employed creative professionals know, is a hustle. Countless unpaid hours of marketing, promotion, professional development, training, networking, pitching and negotiating go into each and every contract, no matter how big or small, whether won or lost.

8 Unexpected Ways You Can Save Money On Your Tax Return

Caroline Battista | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Business
Caroline Battista

Even after mastering the basics of tax preparation and filing, a lot of filers will often find out new things about their tax returns that end up delivering a few more benefits along the way. I call these tax "aha!" moments.

Self-Employment Rises With Joblessness StatsCan Study Shows

CBC | Posted 10.09.2016 | Canada Business

More half a million Canadians enter the ranks of the self-employed every year, with even more opting for self-employment when joblessness is high, a n...

How to Make Your Workload More Efficient

Anne Day | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Business
Anne Day

This summer I am de-cluttering our home so we can put it up for sale. As I sit on the floor, dividing stuff into keep, ditch and give away, I realize that I need to do the same with my business -- only the options are stop, start and continue. It is all-too-easy to get locked into doing things the same way, without really asking yourself why or whether that information is still relevant. Here's some of the questions I have been asking myself.

The Real Story Behind Canada's Employment Numbers

Scott Boyd | Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada
Scott Boyd

For many, the improving job growth numbers were seen as a sign that the Canadian economy was back on track despite fears that the economy was tipping back towards recession. Dig a little deeper into the numbers, however, and the headline may not be as positive as it first appears. In fact, it could be downright deceiving.