Canada Small Business

Canadian Economy Kept Afloat By Small Business In 2015 Slowdown

CP | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Business

CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal, who co-authored the report, said small businesses have been boosted by consumer spending, which has maintained growth despite the economic contraction in the first half of 2015.

CP Rail CEO To Trudeau: 'Just Leave Us Alone'

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Business

The head of Canada's second-largest railway urged the country's incoming Liberal government to stop what is says is Ottawa's history of meddling in it...

Here's A Good Reason To Avoid Work Stress

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living

Woman are more likely to be stressed at work.

Here Are YouTube's Biggest Earners

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES — YouTube's top-earning celebrity is a 25-year-old videogame-playing jokester who took in $12 million over the past year. Forbes magazi...

Bad Economic News For Whoever Wins Canada's Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business

Whoever wins Canada’s election on Monday will find themselves facing a business environment that’s gloomier than any seen since the Great Recessio...

This Female Entrepreneur Doesn't Apologize for Having High Expectations

Kristen Marano | Posted 10.21.2015 | Canada Business
Kristen Marano

Many people think about making a career pivot, but not many people will take the leap. The risk, uncertainty, and change in itself can stall people from doing what they really want. Two years ago U.S. Entrepreneur Sarah Villafranco, 41, found herself in a similar situation.

Uber Is (Illegally) Launching In Calgary

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

Provincial and city officials are advising people to steer clear of the ride-sharing service.

Kevin O'Leary Teams Up With Fellow 'Dragon' To Merge Fund Companies

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Celebrity businessman Kevin O'Leary and another former "Dragons' Den'' star are merging their two fund companies, which will manage nearly...

Tech Entrepreneur Compares Harper's Bill C-51 To Iranian Oppression

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian co-founder of mobile app maker airG Inc. has pledged to donate $1 million to the fight against Bill C-51, the recently passed anti-terror...

Turns Out Sitting Is No Worse For You Than Standing

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Living

You really don't need a standing desk.

Protecting Yourself From Sociopaths in the Small Business World

Marcia Sirota | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

Small business week is here, and it's got me reflecting on my own journey as an entrepreneur. I've learned many lessons along the way. One story stands out as a cautionary tale to anyone who hopes to work in collaboration with other entrepreneurs.

Twitter's New CEO Tightens The Purse Strings, Lays Off 336

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Business

Twitter's expenses through the first half of the year climbed 44 per cent to $1.2 billion. The company's revenue totalled $938 million during the same period.

This Might Be The Best News Wage Earners Have Had In 45 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Business

New theory on wealth inequality says workers will soon get the upper hand over corporations.

Labatt Enters Craft Beer Market, Buys Mill Street Brewery

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business

Labatt will also invest $10 million into the company's brewery operations.

Unemployment Rate Rises Amid Big Job Losses In Ontario

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's unemployment rate rose by a notch in September as the country added a tepid 12,000 jobs, Statistics Canada reported Friday. However, those...

Cable TV Losing Customers 6 Times As Fast As Last Year

CBC | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business

David Stevens loves his Rogers cable TV package. "We are able to customize the channels that we watch and only pay for those channels," says the Londo...

Netflix Canada Hikes Prices

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Netflix is betting that most consumers are willing to pay an extra $1 a month to binge on "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black." ...

This Tiny Smart Home Can Move Between Cities

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 10.09.2015 | Canada Business

What if you could live downtown at half the market rent?

Single Father Starts Hair School For Other Dads

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Parents

A single father from Daytona Beach, Florida, has created a hair class to help dads and daughters bond. Posting photos to Reddit, dad Philippe Morg...

Joshua Ostroff

Paying Everyone A Basic Income Will End Poverty AND Save Money: Elizabeth May | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Politics

"This is a program that ensures that everyone can live with dignity."

American Apparel Files For Bankruptcy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK _ American Apparel has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection almost a year after ousting founder Dov Charney, who is now locked in a con...

You Must Choose to Succeed in Order to Get Ahead

Anne Day | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Business
Anne Day

I've found that once I've made a major decision, it wasn't as scary as I thought it was, and I wonder what too me so long. When you step outside your unhappiness, you find that there is a life and it is there for the taking. It is just getting over that first hurdle of making a move and once you've jumped that... you can win. You can get ahead.

Inspiring Your Work Team to Be Like a Start-Up

Barbara Morris-Blake | Posted 07.28.2014 | Canada Business
Barbara Morris-Blake

Many of the most successful companies on the planet are start-ups that didn't even exist a few years ago, or sometimes just a few months ago. How do t...

Successful People Share These 5 Habits

Kelsey Ramsden | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada
Kelsey Ramsden

I hang around with all kinds of successful people. There are all kinds of success. You, too, likely hang out with all kinds of successful people if yo...

Not All Entrepreneurs Are 20-Year-Old Ramen-Eating Programmers

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 06.05.2014 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

The latest stereotype regarding entrepreneurship is that it is populated with 20-year-old master programmers who survive on a diet of ramen noodles. While this may be true of Silicon Valley it is hardly a true reflection of all entrepreneurs. Some may question why anyone in this highly unstable economy would choose to transition from the relative security of a corporate position to the instability of entrepreneurship. The reasons are varied but include the following.