Contributing editor at CEO.ca, a Canadian financial news and opinion site
Shannon Nelson is a mature yet puerile Canadian broadcaster who splits her time between Canada and the US.
Shannon has hosted hundreds of in depth, on camera interviews with politicians, musicians, and athletes for the Biography Channel, and she was also the host of The Shannon Nelson Show on talk station CFUN 1410 radio for five years. Before that she was co-host of CBC Television’s national daytime interview program, In The Company of Women with Charmaine Crooks and Maria La Rose, and while her kids were growing up she wrote a funny and popular weekly column on family life for the North Shore News.
Shannon Nelson is currently a contributing editor at CEO.ca, a Canadian financial news and opinion site.
I'm all lit up right now, and I just have to share. No, it's not about Christmas cocktails (I wish), or standing too close to the outlet that houses the electrical cord on my twinkly little Christmas...
As a Canadian living in the United States (legally -- I'm a permanent resident), Americans routinely ask me when I'm going to become a U.S. citizen. It's always interesting to watch their reactions when I tell them "no thank you." The simple answer is that don't want to run afoul of that greedy monster, the IRS.
As for the money, pay for a Santa job ranges from $20 an hour for a mall Santa to $70 an hour for a corporate event. This is just Brad's first year as a Santa, but I read that some of the more experienced guys are making in the five figures for 6 weeks work. However, as I mentioned earlier, it's not about the money for Brad. It's actually a 'transformative experience' for him.
Sitting is the new smoking, or at least that's what the manufacturers of standing desks (and there are several of them these days) will tell you. The medical profession agrees, and experts have identified some 34 diseases and conditions that are associated with excess sitting.
The lady who bawled me out at the grocery store made me think of my Papa. Remembrance Day was the biggest day of the year for him. In addition to marking the end of the worst nightmare in history, November 11 was his birthday and his wedding anniversary. When my Papa was alive he really looked forward to marching in the Remembrance Day parade.
Is there any real benefit to working for free, other than what the company you're working for gets? You bet there is! And if you ask around in today's entrepreneurial world, you'll find that working without financial compensation has helped many people move toward achieving their career and business goals.
According to Oscar Jofre, equity crowdfunding is the Holy Grail of the crowdfunding phenomenon that is sweeping the globe. Unlike the other types of crowdfunding, equity financing is highly regulated. It has to be, to prevent widespread fraud. But don't let that put you off.
Bottom line: it takes a lot of effort and you have to be tech savvy to manipulate a search result. Most people aren't equipped to get the results they want. Prevention is obviously key. There are things both you individually and your business can do to develop and maintain a good online reputation:
Since becoming Ello-worthy, I've spent some time trying to figure out what I can do there. And my conclusion is: not much.I feel like the new girl in town, with no friends, no idea how to get around, braces on my teeth and the wrong clothes. Given the choice, I'm heading back to the comfort of Facebook.
If you were around in the mid 1990's, it's likely the name BRE-X conjures up some frightening memories. It's a true rags to riches story that involves murder, international intrigue, arson, and exotic adventure. It's also a story about a fantastic investment fraud that left once rapt investors, both big and small in humiliating ruins.
For Tommy and me, working together is a win-win. We had a great relationship before we started working together, and now we're even closer. But family business experts warn that some of the same problems as can be found in having your kids work for you emerge when you have a parent working for you. So here are a few tips to making the 'Mom is my employee' thing work.
Okay, I know I'm a little late out of the gate for this revelation about the 46th vice president of the United States of America, but Dick Cheney's new book In My Time is still fresh off the presses,...
It is imperative that you dress appropriately for turkey dinner. I don't know about your bunch, but the people in my family literally salivate in anticipation of turkey, and unless you're prepared with an elasticized or drawstring waistband on your pants, the price tag for the ensuing gluttony can be serious discomfort.
I had a nice family once... a good husband, healthy, happy children, a home, dogs, and a cat. And then one day I discovered that what I thought was a safe, secure home was no longer. My world split apart like a meteor fracturing into tiny pieces, hurtling helter skelter through a dark, strange space.
09/19/2011 03:04 EDT
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