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Black History Month: Anne Cools

Writers and political scientists have often discussed what drives someone to a life of politics — be it circumstance, a desire to aid others, or

Explore Top Innovation Trends of 2024

As we step into the year 2024, the landscape of innovation sets to witness remarkable advancements and transformative trends that will shape industries, economies, and

Black History Month: William Hall

On February 18, 2021, the official keel ceremony at the Halifax shipyard was held for the HMCS William Hall, Canada’s fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol

Riding out Economic Turmoil

The economy is impacted by several factors and there’s little that a business can do to prevent a downturn. The best strategy for owners is

Meghan McPeak: Blazing Her Path

Meghan McPeak’s passion for basketball and broadcasting started at a young age. It continued during her time at Humber College in Canada, where she studied

Chris Gardner: Raw Determination

Millions of people have heard Chris Gardner’s inspirational talks. They come to hear lessons from the lives he’s lived as an entrepreneur, stockbroker, and single

Case Studies of Exemplary Leaders

Discover the inspiring stories of exemplary leaders who have significantly impacted through their visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to driving change. These remarkable individuals have

The Movement Toward Plant-Based Foods

In the movement towards more plant-based foods, we are seeing gradual — but obvious — changes in agriculture. This centuries-old industry has become increasingly more

Do I Need a Will?

Many adults don’t have a Will, often because they don’t know why one is necessary for them. Mr. Basil Khan, a lawyer licensed by the

Time to Go Public?

To go or not to go – that’s the question many private companies ask themselves as they consider the next step in their evolution: going

The Art of Leading from Behind

The idea of leading from behind originates from Linda Hill from the Harvard Business School after reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom.

Strategic Marketing in an Economic Downturn

Economic downturns are inevitable. Whether caused by global financial crises, geopolitical tensions, or unforeseen events like pandemics, these downturns can send shockwaves through industries, leading

12 Growth Hacks for Start-Ups

Growth hacking is the different methods companies use to grow their business. It’s usually used by companies without much startup capital or resources to grow

Canada’s Carbon Pricing Policy

Pricing carbon pollution is recognized as one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, according to Environment and

Avoiding Economic Anxiety

Throughout history, the world economy has experienced its share of ups and downs. Economic instability can lead to a fair amount of anxiety for anyone

Benefits of Global Competition

Call it patriotism or convenience but Canadians prefer to buy Canadian. Many of us buy our shampoo at Shoppers Drug Mart, shop for groceries at

Government Grants You Should Know About

Governmental emergency relief programs were a regular feature during the pandemic. While the pandemic is mostly over, many small businesses are still struggling. Entrepreneurs across

Tommy Hilfiger: A Visionary in Fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is not merely a globally recognized name brand – it’s synonymous with a clean, all-American look that epitomizes the fashion-forward lifestyle. But before

Influence of Technology on Education

Technology has long influenced the world of academia, and its most important impact has arguably been the increase in accessibility and availability of information. However,

Timbaland: Grammy-Winning Music Producer

Timbaland is without equal in his influence, groundbreaking sound inventions, and partnerships with scores of upper-tier modern musicians. Over the past two decades, the 47-year-old

Federal Impact on International Trade

In statements on successive days, Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, as well as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, expressed their concerns

Expanding into New Markets

Expansion is the goal of every successful business. At some point, your company will reach its potential within its present market and you will have

The Evolution of AI

Like previous revolutions, artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt how we work and live, and fundamentally, change our relationship with technology. Famous for using a

The Political Aspects of Climate Change

Climate change is a controversial topic, particularly in the realm of politics. The connotations of action and advocacy differ when discussed in political, scientific, and

Supporting LGBTQ Businesses

In recent years, there has been significant progress in recognizing and accepting the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community, but there is still

How to Become an Intelligent Investor

While prudence will drive the beginner investor to follow market trends and stay conventional, time, experience, and the desire to earn higher returns should soon

8 Ways to Build a Strong Company Culture

In today’s competitive business landscape, building a solid company culture is fundamental for attracting and retaining top talent, fostering employee engagement, and driving overall success.

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 that,

How Has the Pandemic Affected the Rich?

The COVID-19 pandemic rattled the foundations of society—and to cope, many touted the phrase, “We’re all in this together.” The pandemic was considered some non-discriminatory

Best Practices to Avert Layoffs

Companies may lay off employees for various reasons, such as budget cuts, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, changes in business strategy, and economic downturns. However, as

7 Recession-Proof Industries

Our economy is constantly being influenced by numerous factors. Although these variables are continually changing, one of the biggest impacts in recent years has been

10 Most Innovative Companies of 2022

Innovative companies are game changers; they are constantly pushing the limits by trying bright ideas and offering new products and services. They also change the

How to Move Your Business to the U.S.

Growing a company beyond Canada’s borders is a goal for many business owners and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re considering expanding your operations into new markets or

Getting Insured

The purpose of life insurance is to serve as a financial protection tool for your loved ones in the event of your death. There are

How to Grow Your Online Business

Anyone with spare time and internet access can start an online business. A successful online business, however, takes perseverance and care. Whatever your product or

Tax Saving Strategies for Businesses

Business enterprises form the backbone of the Canadian economy. However, they often need help controlling cash flow and managing expenses and revenue, which affects their

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 can

The Reality of Rolling Layoffs

With the pandemic almost over, employees still face the harsh reality of rolling layoffs. Recently, some of the biggest tech companies in Silicon Valley announced radical layoffs.

Zeze Peters, CEO of Beam.City DNA

The Human Factor in Artificial Intelligence The debate about whether advertising is an art or a science has long been a part of the industry’s

The Story of Wattpad

If you enjoy immersing yourself in a good story or have aspired to become a fiction writer, then you need to know about Wattpad —

Black-Owned Start-Ups to Support

The Black Lives Matter protests shed much-needed light on the problems of systemic racism.  In Canada and the U.S., several businesses released apologies, and the

16 Inspirational Quotes by Black Leaders

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison, first African-American female astronaut “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we

Six Best Financial Podcasts

On his podcast The Dana Gould Hour, the comedian noted that the word “podcast” has outlasted the technology for which it was named. iPods went

Five Tips on Curbing Tech Addiction

Technological advances have improved people’s businesses, communications, and lifestyles — though not without impediments. Tech addiction is an obsessive urge for the excessive reliance on

Jessica Miao, Co-Founder, Apricotton

Photo caption: Jessica Miao (left) and Chloe Beaudoin (right). Courtesy of Apricotton. Hailing from Western University’s prestigious Ivey Business School, fresh grads Jessica Miao and

Ronnie Hew, Financial Analyst

Ronnie Hew has 10 years of experience in technical and visual analysis of volatile financial markets with risk management techniques. He was educated in statistical

Funeral for a Job

It’s another morning at work… through the elevator door that needs oil, past that slow-moving infernal clock, the faint smell of bitter coffee and carpet

9 Best Start-Up Accelerators Of 2022

Many up-and-coming start-ups can benefit from participating in accelerator programs, through mentorship, industry insights, and, in many cases, financial support. Accelerators are offered in several

Jane J. Wang: CEO of Optimity

Photo courtesy of Jane J. Wang. Serial entrepreneur, university professor, and cancer research fundraiser, Jane J. Wang is the founder and CEO of Optimity, the

Nicola Harris, Co-Founder of Ubuntu

Nicola Harris is the co-executive director of the Afro Caribbean Business Network (ACBN), a community organizer, and the co-founder of The Centre for Strategic Impact.

Black History Month: Carrie Best

Photo courtesy of Berma Marshall. Rosa Parks wasn’t the first Black woman in American history to refuse leaving her seat for a white passenger. The

Black History Month: Elijah McCoy

English is full of expressions we use daily without questioning. Though many of these turns of phrases have problematic or disturbing origins, it’s fascinating to

B Corps and Social Good

Profit is no longer the sole driving force for many corporations. Over the last twenty years, B Corporations — or simply, “B Corps” — have

The Rise of Gen Z Angel Investors

There has been a recent rise in Gen Z angel investors, undoubtedly thanks to the internet, the proliferation of information, and the push towards transparency

Top 5 Business Mogul Traits

If you’ve ever wondered what the key to success is, you’re not alone. Many of us have admired successful people and yearned to know what

Ten Recession-Proof Industries

Our economy is constantly being influenced by numerous factors. Although these variables are continually changing, one of the biggest impacts this year has been the

How To Create a Cohesive Brand Image

The different elements of your brand should support each other to send a cohesive message. Here’s how you can show your customers what your brand really means.

Promoting Diversity in the Marketplace

When it comes to the boardroom, there’s always something people of colour tend to notice—a lack of diversity. It’s something that visible minorities (including women)

How To Improve PR After a Recall

After just one recall, a company’s entire reputation might be called into question. For companies in this predicament, here is how to improve PR after a recall.

Impact of the Keystone XL Pipeline

On January 20, 2021, right after assuming office, President Joe Biden fulfilled his electoral promise to quash the Keystone XL Pipeline, putting an end to

NFTs and Blockchain

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) made big headlines in early 2021 when Christie’s auction house sold the collage of the first 5,000 works of the digital artist

Dr. Joe Vitale: Best-selling Author

Dr. Joe Vitale is a best-selling author and metaphysician who has written several books on business, marketing, and success, including The Art and Science of Results, Money

How to Launch a New Product Line

Your business thrives when innovation meets the market. You continuously work to improve your internal operations and develop new products. Here is a quick guide

Charting a Post-Pandemic Course

With so many changes in our lives resulting from the pandemic, there are undoubtedly new challenges ahead. They might involve re-opening businesses, re-launching, or merely

Strategizing Debt to Your Advantage

Many companies use debt to get ahead, utilizing benefits like tax deductions on interest payments to leverage their businesses to help them expand and meet

Scot Keith, CEO and president of 123w

Work environments and office settings looked very different this year for most people globally, having to transition to work remotely due to the repercussions of

Ivan Misner: Networking Guru

It’s not a stretch to say that one man single-handedly changed the way people think about, and act upon, modern business networking. Credited with being

Engaging Your Talent During COVID-19

Just as in pre-COVID times, it’s likely that your top talent is driving more results than the general employee population, which would’ve continued during crisis

Dress For Success

Why it is important to look the part and how it could be a deal breaker in a business deal. I recently read an article,

How to Repair Your Credit Score

You’re in debt and it feels like you’re stuck in the huge hole you dug yourself into. It’s affecting your credit score, and trying to

David Suzuki: The Nature of an Icon

David Takayoshi Suzuki is a Canadian geneticist, academic, science broadcaster, environmental activist, and widely-recognized world leader in sustainable ecology. His numerous awards and commendations include:

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

Bloc Estate: Real Estate Reimagined

With digital and financial technology revolutionising at a rapid rate, there is no surprise that Fintech companies are taking over the world with ingenious ideas

Rose Handy: No Excuses

You wouldn’t know it by how she carries herself, but Rose Handy was once homeless with her child. She knows firsthand what a hard road

How to Be Your Own Boss

Do you want to work for yourself? Demonstrate your own abilities, set your own work hours, have people to work for your company? Then you

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