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Category: Business

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

Desirée Bombenon, CEO of SureCall

Photo courtesy of Desirée Bombenon. As the CEO of SureCall, a leading business optimization company and contact centre, Desirée Bombenon is continuing to innovate and

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

Kayla Isabelle: CEO of Startup Canada

Photo courtesy of Kayla Isabelle. Kayla Isabelle is a force for helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals, creating strong local and national networks for them, and

Khushboo Jha: CEO of BuyProperly

Photo courtesy of Khushboo Jha. If you’ve looked into buying or investing in the housing market and felt overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Khushboo Jha is

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.

Israel Schachter: CEO of Charity Bids

Photo courtesy of Israel Schachter Israel Schachter of Charity Bids boasts a celebrity roster of clients, including the likes of Wolfgang Puck, Elton John, Drake,

Joe Foster, Co-Founder of Reebok

Photo courtesy of Simon and Schuster. Dating back to the late 19th century, the Foster family was known for hand-made running shoes, supplying world athletes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.