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I think it's unethical to say, "I'm sorry but the money that your parents set aside for your education is only worth a fraction of what it was before."
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The extra revenues collected from mainly higher-income individuals could be used to benefit the poor and those in the middle class.
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Experience has shown me that the key to a happy summer is avoiding the tendency to worry about work when you're on holiday and wishing you were on holiday when you're working. That entails finding a work-life balance and can be easier said than done, regardless of whether you are an independent business owner or an employee.
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The Liberal Government has stated they want to build a strong middle class, but who comprises the middle class? Mr. Morneau in his 2017 budget speech stated, "All Canadians must pay their fair share of taxes," but what is a "fair share"? Let's do the math and find out.
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Most business owners will agree that an employee benefit package is one of the best ways to attract and retain top talent. It not only instills an employee's trust in the company, it’s often an import...
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Everything you need to know about succession plans. From the AOL Partner Studio
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Get in control of your finances with these 5 tips. From the AOL Partner Studio
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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.
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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.
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Four things you should keep in mind before meeting a financial advisor. From the AOL Partner Studio
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.
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The evidence clearly points to the need for Canadian SMBs to increase their awareness of threats and ability to detect them, especially as they look to grow. Keeping these points in mind, there is always room for improvements in cyber policies and procedures, product selection and education because it doesn't look like cyber threats will be subsiding in the near future.
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Knowing how employees will use their PCs determines whether performance, mobility, battery life or display quality is most important. A desk-bound engineer designing a next generation product will require more computing power than a traveling salesperson. Based on role-specific priorities, you will choose from a wide variety of devices, including notebooks, desktops, 2-in-1s or tablets.
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It's no secret that back-to-school (BTS) is one of the biggest seasons of the year for retail. Last year, for example, 239 backpacks and 125 laptops were sold on eBay in Canada every day during the BT...
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So you think you're finally ready to start your own business. You've thought about your big idea for a while now and others think fondly of it too — now what?
I think just about everyone thought that Jordan Spieth (including Jordan himself) was going to win his second Masters and become part of golf history this past weekend. That was until the 12th hole and the longest thirty minutes of a young man's life. As the world watched him struggle on the back nine and make a valiant attempt to recover, some parallels between golf and business struck me.
I believe that social media is turning a corner. We are entering an age of authentic communication and exchange online. You can share the very best of your business through videos.
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In my series on how small businesses can create videos to engage and attract new customers, I have discussed the importance of choosing the best camera for the videos your business wants to make. Let's break down the best contenders!
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Are you looking to start your own business and in need of some guidance or motivation? We’ve got you covered.
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To find out all the latest tips and tricks on how you can safely store those videos (you will want to keep your video footage, so you can always go back and use previous clips -- no need to reshoot again), I spoke with Kevin Brangan, Director of Product Marketing, Consumer at Seagate.
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If you need to go to a different location to shoot a video, you will be surprised how quickly the weight of the gear can add up (trust me having a great bag can make it so much easier and faster to get to a new location and set up quickly).
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Studies show sloppy/degraded video can be tolerated as long as the sound is solid. The converse isn't true. Have a beautiful image but your sound is distorted, echoes or inconsistent? Nobody will watch. Invest in learning how to capture good sound and acquiring the tools to do so.
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An interesting statistic about sales and videos, 64 per cent of consumers are more likely to buy a product after watching a video about it. Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Shawn Collins, Content Creator at Gradus Group and Matthew Hill, Director of Marketing at Gradus Group.
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If you ever thought that video was not important for your small business, think again. Reports say that by 2017 it is expected that 74% of the internet will be video content of some type.
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One of the most challenging things for small business owners to grapple with is how to get publicity for their business. With so much "noise" out there with competitors clamoring for media profile, how does a small business get their voice heard above the din?
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Small business owners are incredibly passionate, often tenacious people. Starting with just an idea, they work long hours and make many personal sacrifices in order to spur their business towards success. Still, nine in 10 entrepreneurs say they love being a business owner. So, what's their secret?
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It's not easy to be a small business taking on established competitors, especially during the holidays. With many risk-averse customers sticking with well-known brands and tried-and-true solutions, SMBs in the retail space need to work hard to cut through the noise and reassure nervous consumers.
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I get it, landing your first job can be a daunting task. There are a lot of voices these days -- family, friends, teachers and "specialists" -- telling you what you need to do. The one voice you rarely get a chance to hear from is that of the employers themselves. The good news is they're eager to share.
As a small business owner, social media can feel overwhelming. So what are the best methods to market your small business using social media? To find out all the tips and secrets to effective social media marketing, I spoke with Jill Schoolenberg, Vice President of GoDaddy Canada.
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To find out all the tips and secrets to have a more effective website and one that people will see, I spoke with Jill Schoolenberg, Vice President of GoDaddy Canada. Jill shared with me all the top tips to help small business websites get up there in the search engine rankings.
I started a 30-day cold shower program after I realized that many of my other entrepreneurial heroes like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferriss also use cold showers to prime themselves for their day. Why? Because, as I discovered first hand, a cold shower is like a Rorschach ink blot test for all the crap you carry around in your mental backpack. The crap that holds you back from greatness.