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Anne-Marie Imafidon

  At the EU Commission’s Innovation Convention in 2014, Anne-Marie Imafidon said, “I do things when I want; I don’t wait for the government, or

Susan Sly Has It All!

Author, speaker, entrepreneur, mother-of-five and fitness enthusiast; Susan believes that we can truly have it all. You have been an entrepreneur since you were 11

CEO Salaries Soaring in Canada

By 10:09 am on January 2, 2020 Canada’s highest paid CEOs had made as much money as the average Canadian will earn all year, according to

8 Ways to Supercharge Your Market

Your market may not know just how much it needs your business. Supercharging your market makes it hyper-aware of your business, its core products, its

Becoming an entrepreneur is not always about succeeding

Lessons of the Failed Entrepreneur

Becoming an entrepreneur is not always about succeeding Strategic business tips from failed entrepreneurs that will show you how to protect your business. A wise

Kelly Holmes: A Champion’s Strength

  Retired British middle-distance runner and decorated Olympian Dame Kelly Holmes was a two-time gold medal winner (in the 800-metre and 1500-metre events) at the

Space Tourism: Looking at the Stars

  Staring at the sky isn’t a pastime restricted to daydreamers, even the rich stargaze while they contemplate life and its mysteries. The difference being

The Rise of Remote Workspaces

Free beer, free coffee, and free food – all at the office. These are the perks of WeWork, the latest franchise in co-working spaces. There’s

How to Be a Leader, Not a Boss

  As a leader, you want to inspire your employees, customers, and the world with your vision. Managing people and situations and making decisions effectively

Managing Family and Business

  Starting a business with family is a tricky endeavour. On one hand, you can build your relationship with relatives through hard work and success.

Yahaya Baruwa: Stories of a Dreamer

  Yahaya Baruwa is a Nigerian-born, Toronto-based author and entrepreneur. Having decided on his path at just 21, Baruwa launched his own publishing company, Tapestry

The Importance of Customer Data Security

  In the wake of Facebook’s headline-grabbing data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the security of customer information is top-of-mind for many businesses – and, more

Buying Your First Home

Buying Your First Home

  Buying your first home can have significant financial ramifications. If you’re not prepared, you may face personal and economical instability. In order to avoid

How To Maintain Mental Fitness

  The importance of staying mentally strong is no secret. Numerous studies have noted the influence that the mind has over the physical body. And

Canadian Trade by the Numbers

Canadian Trade by the Numbers

  What products does Canada give to the world? Maple syrup, lumber, Molson and Labatt? These are all things the Great White North is commonly

Jane Wood: Founder of T.O.T Corp

Jane Wood: Founder of T.O.T Corp

  Jane Wood is the founder of The Original Toy Corporation, or T.O.T Corp., an Ontario-based toy manufacturer, as well as the designer of the

Feel the Fear and Speak It Anyway

Feel the Fear and Speak It Anyway

  When Franklin D. Roosevelt said that there’s nothing to fear but fear itself, it’s easy to believe that he was referring to anyone who’s

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

2018 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

  With Mother’s Day fast approaching, many of us dread having to wander a shopping centre for hours in search of the perfect gift. Although

The Augmented Reality Era of Shopping

The Augmented Reality Era of Shopping

  Zara is making shopping fun again. The well-known fashion chain owned by the world’s largest clothing retailer, Inditex, began introducing augmented reality (AR) displays

How to Be Happy

How To Be Happy

  Think of happiness like a collection of seeds we plant. If we nurture enough of them we can create a more lasting sense of

Pros and Cons of Investment Fundraising

Pros and Cons of Investment Fundraising

  With the rise of startup businesses that have achieved success through venture capital, investment fundraising is quickly becoming a new small-business trend. However, this

Unique Global Influencers

Shaping a Billion-Dollar Empire

  How did the shapewear company “shape” the future success of this woman who once sold fax machines door-to-door? According to Spanx.com, Sara Blakely realized

The Power of Focus

The Power of Focus

  “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most

Unique Global Influencers

Lisa Price: Homemade Beauty Mogul

  Created in her home, Carol’s Daughter is now a multimillion-dollar line of must-have beauty products. When you hear about the humble beginnings of most

Finance

The Race to One Trillion

  For companies that already trade in the hundreds of billions, becoming a trillion-dollar company wouldn’t make any of them much more of a financial

Six Ways to Make Quick Money

Six Ways to Make Quick Money

  Expecting a financial squeeze and need money in a pinch? Perhaps this year the taxman’s taking more of your hard-earned cash, or not giving

Facebook Hammered in Data Scandal

Facebook Hammered in Data Scandal

After a rough 2017 that saw Facebook on the defensive about its role in the proliferation of “fake news”, the social network finds itself in

Unique Global Influencers

Audrey Bellis: A Worthy Woman

  At first glance, Audrey Bellis might not strike you as a powerhouse, but she has certainly accomplished a great deal. An advocate for women

Self-Confidence

The Science of Self-Confidence

  Confidence is contagious. When you’re self-confident, you inspire everyone around you. People see that they can rely on you. And self-confidence is something you

Samsung Entering a New Galaxy

Samsung Entering a New Galaxy

  Another year, another phone release. If you’re looking to upgrade, update or replace your phone, or you’re simply wondering what all the fuss is

Unique Global Influencers

Golden Ice

  Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: two names that will forever be intertwined in the history of Olympic figure skating and Canadian athletics. Beyond just

digital payment

Dawn of a Cashless Society

  In William Gibson’s seminal 1984 cyberpunk novel Neuromancer, the sci-fi author credited with coining the term “cyberspace” imagines a future in which paper money

To Outsource or In-House

To Outsource or In-House

  Third-party outsourcing is growing among big and small businesses alike. Outsourcing (or “contracting out”) refers to the practice of hiring a third-party outside a

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrency 101

rapper 50 Cent released his album Animal Ambition in 2014. At the time, he let people buy the album using Bitcoin, taking a chance on

Adam Braun: Man on a Mission

Adam Braun: Man on a Mission

  If anyone was ever destined for Wall Street, it’s Adam Braun. Born in New York City to Conservative Jewish parents, teenage Braun worked summers

Doing Business with Blockchains

Doing Business with Blockchains

  Tech company IBM and Danish shipping giant Maersk are joining forces to create a new shipping and supply chain company that aims to commercialize

Tech Amazon thrid party device

Alexa, Are You There?

  You’ve seen the commercial. As a person wanders their home, they call out to someone named Alexa. A female voice answers and the person

Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

Artificial Award Shows

  January is the month-long lull that no one looks forward to after the holiday excitement is over. The dreary climate can take a toll

Lyft Launches in Toronto

Lyft Launches in Toronto

  In the US, ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. operates in close to 400 cities, in all 50 states, and is reachable by 95% of the

Charities: Where Your Money is Going

Charities: Where Your Money is Going

  ‘Tis the season of Salvation Army bell-ringers and donation boxes. Typically, registered charities receive most of their yearly donations in the last couple of

Unique Global Influencers Theresa Kachindamoto

Theresa Kachindamoto

  Malawi is one of the smallest and least developed nations in the African continent and, with a 10% HIV infection rate, it’s in dire

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Recap

Black Friday Has Gone Global

Black Friday, the phenomenon that once belonged solely to the US, is now a consumer holiday that has gone global, spreading to Canada and Europe.

Bridging the Management Age Gap

Bridging the Management Age Gap

  Millennials are known as the generation of smartphones, over-priced coffee, and a reputation for entitlement and leisureliness. Despite this, the success of millennials is

Kimbal Musk Unique Global Influencers

Kimbal Musk: Rebel with a Cause

  Kimbal Musk, the brother of Elon Musk, seems to share many personality traits with his older sibling: vision, courage, and a strong concern for

Top innovation cities in Canada

Top Innovative Hubs in Canada

  Every major Canadian city is currently vying for the title of “Silicon Valley of the North”, declaring it the spot of burgeoning technological development.

Becoming an Entrepreneur / How to Transition to Entrepreneurship

Becoming an Entrepreneur

  Tired of the daily grind of a 9-to-5 job? Have an interesting business idea that you know in your gut could be the next

Is Urban Living a Pipe Dream?

Is Urban Living a Pipe Dream?

  Every generation seems to travel down the same path, motivated by the same desire. For many raised in suburban or rural areas, migration to

retail closures

Keeping It Frugal

  Ever since technology developers placed the entire internet in the palms of our hands, online and discount shopping has become a reality for consumers

movie reviews, hollywood, boxoffice, rotten tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes vs. Hollywood

  Can a website bring down a multibillion-dollar industry? For some Hollywood executives, the answer is yes. The website in question is Rotten Tomatoes, the

Generation X

Generation X

  It’s that time of year again in the tech world: Apple unveiled its latest iPhone in Cupertino, California. The announcement was the first event

The Young and The Indebted

The Young and The Indebted

  While our 20s and 30s are supposed to be a carefree time, a great number of millennials are being dragged down by the chains

Unique Global Influencers

Shonda Rhimes — Queen of Primetime

  Shonda Rhimes, the creator and executive producer of enjoyably messy Thursday night television dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, is the reigning queen of

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Facebook as a Force for Common Good

On February 16, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s 32-year-old CEO, finally updated his company’s five-year-old mission statement. The sprawling 5,000-word manifesto officially rebranded Facebook (FB) as

Life Insurance saving plan

Life Insurance to Reduce Taxes

We all know taxes are inescapable, but what you can escape is how much you pay in taxes—through investments. More specifically how you invest can

environmental protection

Innovative Recycling

The lights dim, indicating that time has come for the audience to find their seats. The crowd tonight isn`t different from the one that you

a bug's life

It’s a bug’s life

  Crickets and other creepy crawlies are not only good for you but are also beneficial for the environment, not to mention economically viable for

smartphone

The smartphone is going to die…Not!

After watching Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg’s keynote speech,  many ran to their computers to write an obituary for smartphones. Publications like Business Insider, and Entrepreneur cried that Zuckerberg’s

Monetizing your blog

A Guide To Monetizing Your Blog

In the early 2000’s blogging suddenly became everyone’s favourite past time and as with everything people went to work trying to figure out how to

loonie

Happy Birthday, Loonie!

Approaching Canada’s 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation, the Great White North has another celebration to look forward to.  The eleven sided one-dollar coin, commonly called a

Snapchat and Instagram

Snapchat and Instagram On the Move

On August 9, 2012, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. On August 2, 2016, Instagram launched its Instagram Stories feature which

Canadian Expats

7 Canadian Expats Who Have The Edge

They are people to watch out for in 2017. Coming from an immigrant background, they embraced the opportunities offered by their host country and blossomed

workout at your desk

How To Workout At Your Desk

Prolonged sitting is damaging our health. Reduce the risk of obesity and heart diseases by ‘deskercising’. Workout at your desk to improve your strength, burn

Business

The Fundamentals Of Success

We often hear it takes hard work and luck to be successful. While there is truth to this, science also plays a big role in