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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

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

Dwight Drummond

The old saying “childhood dreams do come true” has certainly held true for CBC’s primetime Toronto News anchor and veteran television journalist Dwight Drummond. Despite

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

Renée Montez−Avinir

“Persevere in the midst of any crises and keep going with focus.” In the energy sector, few women are in leadership positions, and even fewer

Tom Cochrane

As 2019 came to a close, it was a year Tom Cochrane had already performed a string of shows to tens of thousands of people,

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.

Emily Wight: Plant Queen

Opening an online store for houseplants may sound strange in theory, but as more and more people have settled into working from home and setting

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.

Wendy Law: Empowering Others

Wendy Law, Deputy City Manager, Administrative Services and City Solicitor for the City of Vaughan, has nearly two decades of experience in the public sector,

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

Tianna McFarlane – Heal in Colour

Ninety-nine years after the BAND_AID® brand was formed, the company finally released their iconic product in Black and Brown skin tones—but only in America. Addressing

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

Shahrzad Rafati, Founder & CEO BBTV

In October 2020, BBTV (BroadbandTV)—a brainchild of Shahrzad Rafati—made headlines as one of the top ten tech IPO listings of all time on the Toronto

Hoda Paripoush: Unity in Diversity

Hoda Paripoush handles life’s challenges with grace, integrity, and what she calls, “heart and hustle.” The founder of luxury tea company Sloane Tea, which is

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

Talli Osborne

International speaker, and arguably one of the world’s most famous congenital amputees, Nick Vujicic once said, “I was never crippled until I lost hope.” This

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

Parisa Shendi

There’s no question that this has been a challenging time for many as the pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. Many have learned more

Carly Fiorina

Beginning her career as a secretary at age 21, the now American businesswoman, multi-millionaire and political figure Carly Fiorina used her leadership and problem solving

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

Kristin Kreuk

It’s not uncommon for actors to step behind the camera after years of perfecting their craft, and Kristin Kreuk is no exception. In the fourth

Paul Joo

Now that 2021 is finally here, many are looking to a more hopeful future, not just with the end of COVID-19, but the beginning of

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

Unique Global Influencer

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

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 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

Lisa Pasquin

Transiting from a stable job at a large public relations and communication agency to taking a risk as a new mother to launch a ‘one-woman-band’

Shelley Niro: A Multi-Dimensional Artist

Award-winning multidisciplinary artist Shelley Niro is a true multimedia artist working across various media including photography, filmmaking, painting, sculpting, and beadwork. A member of the

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

Mary Ito

Mary Ito has been a broadcast journalist in Toronto for more than 30 years, best known as the host of CBC Radio One’s Fresh Air

Kiu Rezvanifar

Kiu Rezvanifar is something of a media Renaissance man. A veteran TV broadcaster, producer, filmmaker, and publisher, he’s also a tireless advocate for the Iranian

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:

Patricia Bebia Mawa

After launching a successful career as a TV personality in her native Nigeria as the host of the show Lunch Date, Patricia Bebia Mawa relocated

Bram A. Lecker

Changing legislative labour laws, fighting for the rights of non-unionized employees and running a law practice with over nine specialized lawyers is all in a

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

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

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

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

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

How to Build a Rainy Day Budget

Many Americans know the importance of building an emergency fund, but few are able to do so successfully. Research from the AARP found that 53%

Bon Tran: Be. Do. Have.

Bon Tran is a life coach and fitness trainer specializing in helping people achieve their weight-loss goals, make healthy transformations to their lifestyles, and achieve

How to Attain Financial Freedom

It may seem impossible, but being debt-free is an achievable goal, provided you spend intelligently, up your financial IQ, and prepare for unforeseen events. Here

Joanna Track: Startup Junkie

Joanna Track calls herself a “startup junkie,” with the consulting firm Good Eggs & Co., news site The Bullet, style website Sweetspot.ca and fashion retailer

Beyond CERB

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the federal government has had to act to financially support Canadians. More than five million people

How to Deal with Difficult People

It’s one thing to have to put up with your overbearing grandmother during the holidays, but there are other people that you’re forced to deal

Tips for Writing a Winning Proposal

You have decided to take the plunge and become a small business owner/ entrepreneur. Congratulations. You are joining the 1.14 million small business owners in

Colin Kaepernick: Believe

“Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” An intriguing tagline for Nike’s bold ad campaign featuring the controversial Colin Kaepernick. From being blackballed

Valuable Tech Shortcuts

The advent of technology has increasingly allowed businesses and entrepreneurs to mitigate and even eliminate many barriers that exist when running a company. But how

How to Connect with People

A lot of people would attribute the opportunities they’ve received to who they know. Who you know matters both in business and in life. Whether

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

Sandra Oliver: Coaching with Impact

Twenty years of coaching senior executives motivated Sandra Oliver to launch the boutique coaching firm Impact-Coaches in 2003. Sandra holds a BA in Organizational Behaviour

Are Luxury Brands on The Decline?

Profits for luxury brands appear poised to continue to rise over next decade, including at brick-and-mortar stores. Growth in New Markets You might have heard

10 Simple Ways to Work Smarter

In today’s working world, the importance of productivity and a good work ethic is preached and praised. Working smarter helps you become a more competent,

Huda Idrees: Medical Tech Visionary

As a 12-year-old, Huda Idrees was already building websites for clients. Idrees, who learned computer-programming and web design in Saudi Arabia, is also an Industrial

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

How to Deal with Robocallers

The phone rings and the lure of opportunity compels you to answer it. You say hello but, instead of a voice there’s only silence… and

Why Invest in Real Assets

Real assets form the backbone of the global economy and represent the physical assets that facilitate economic activity. At Starlight Capital, our expertise in real

5 Steps to Retire at 50

It sounds crazy, especially in this day and age (and especially if you’re a young entrepreneur, working long, grueling hours and hustling to make a

Althea Clarke: A Unique Voice

Althea Clarke moved to Canada when she was a child and built her own success story. After earning certificates in business operations and hairstyling, she

Five Unicorn Start Ups of 2020

Unicorns have been around since ancient Greek and Roman times. They’re creatures of legend: an animal, typically a pure white horse, with a large spiral

CJ Calvert

CJ Calvert is a professional speaker and the author of Living an Exceptional LIFE and has also ghost-written several books for various business titans. With

Companies Refusing to Evolve

Disrupt or be disrupted? A simple glance at some of the most forward-thinking brands today – including Apple, Amazon, and Spotify – proves that change

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

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

Your Whole Life is “TODAY”!

I frequently meet people who struggle with accomplishing goals in their lives, and yet they always begin by saying, “Tomorrow I will start.”  Sadly, these

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 Gertie

Managing Your Mental Health

Entrepreneurs are known for pouring themselves into their businesses. Long days, hours spent alone, and making tough personal sacrifices are not uncommon for entrepreneurs. They often put

Saving Money on Business Travel

When Johnny Cash sang “I’ve Been Everywhere” in 1996, he likely didn’t have corporate travel in mind. His lyrics cover a distance of 174,493 kilometers

How to Avoid Hiring Discrimination

Earlier this year, Chris Hughes, a Victoria man, was awarded payment from Transport Canada after the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruled in his favor, demanding

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 House

Why Overwork Doesn’t Work

Are you overworked? Do you believe there is no such thing? It’s reasonable, as a manager, to expect your team to be dedicated to their

The Power of Email Marketing

With the reach and overwhelming popularity of social media, email marketing could seem like an afterthought. But it’s as prevalent and effective as it was

Joel Brown: Propelling Others to Succeed

Joel Brown created Addicted2Success and coaches more than 200 aspiring entrepreneurs each month as part of his exclusive Mind-Strong Alliance group and has established himself

A Champion’s Mentality

The Toronto Raptors shocked the sports world by winning the NBA Championship in June, but any devoted basketball fan will tell you that there wasn’t

Networking in the Modern World

As someone who has interacted with thousands of people and has hop-scotched the globe on speaking tours, U.K.-based business coach Camilita Nuttall has noticed a

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 Evolution of Meat Alternatives

For many decades the plant-based food industry has tried to break through to consumers beyond its base of committed vegetarians and vegans. Only recently have

The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing

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

Closing Tech’s Gender Gap

The world’s first computer programmer was a woman named Ada Lovelace. She developed an algorithm for her mentor’s invention, the Analytical Engine. Though the machine

One Day at a Time

When The Edge: A Leader’s Magazine first asked me to write a column on goal-setting and the importance of having a positive attitude in life, I’ll admit

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 becoming

Stephanie Allen: Gatekeeper of Wellness

Stephanie Allen founded Gateway Development in Amherst, Nova Scotia, where she works with individuals and companies to help them improve physically and spiritually. With her

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 every

Dealing with High Turnover

A high turnover rate is not a good look for a company and can mean several things. It could be a sign of a difficult

Amber Mac: A League of Her Own

Amber Mac is a multi-talented tech expert, author, speaker, TV host, and president of her own business, AmberMac Media. She got her start during the

Creating Healthy Habits

You know that you should eat better and exercise more. But there’s also a force pulling you in the other direction. That force is chocolate

7 Ways to Work the Room Like a Star

Conferences, conventions, and other industry parties are just some of the occasions where networking plays a vital part for an entrepreneur or business owner. Whether

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

10 Tips to Help You Brand Yourself

With social media now an integral part of people’s lives, image, public perception, and the necessity for personal branding has never been higher. Personal branding

Navigating a Change in Leadership

Leadership is an organization’s driving force. It dictates culture and productivity, and everything should trickle from the top down. But what happens when an owner

Transformational Leadership

  Leadership is an oft-defined and widely studied concept. A cursory search of popular leadership quotes will produce definitions such as, “A leader is a

Job Automation Nation

  Between robots, self-driving cars, and 3D printers, technology is rapidly changing life as we know it – but at what cost? Sure, there’s little

Ideas for Winter Pick-Me-Ups

  The holiday season is a time for joy and family, spending time with loved ones to celebrate what matters most, and general merriment. From

‘Job Ghosting’ on the Rise

  A common dating trend has made its way to the workplace. Known as “ghosting,” it involves ending a relationship without communication. There are no texts,

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

The Smartest of Watches

  These days, watches are for more than simply telling time. There are some camps that feel the Apple Watch or Samsung Gear are nothing

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

Mental Health in the Workplace

If you wake up dreading your workday, you’re not alone. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 70% of Canadians are concerned about the

Jane Goodall: Conservation Pioneer

  Jane Goodall’s name will forever be synonymous with the incredible work she’s done for chimpanzees and the environment. It wasn’t quick and easy activism,

The Streaming Revolution

  Back in the early 1980s, Time magazine ran an article about how (then) newly-launched MTV was changing the entertainment landscape. The article began with

Dealing with Business Rivals

  There’s no escaping competition when it comes to owning and operating a small or medium-sized business. You’re constantly facing a barrage of rivals who