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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

Michael Lee-Chin: Prosperity with Care

Even as a young man, Michael Lee-Chin knew that achieving success often means taking risks and reaching for the top rung. Emblematic of this was his letter to the prime minister of Jamaica, explaining that he was desperately seeking financial

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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)

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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

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Paula Morand: Bold Courage, Bold Vision

Paula Morand is an award-winning keynote speaker, author, and visionary. An entrepreneur herself, Paula has brought her wisdom, wit, and energy to bear in her more than two decades of experience. Morand has ignited individuals, organizations, and communities to lead change, growth, and impact, and to reach for success. She was previously featured in The Edge where she discussed her

Choosing the Right School to Earn Your MBA

An MBA offers sound theoretical and practical preparation for a confident entry into the business world. First, you need to decide on a business school. Here are four factors to consider.

James Malinchak: Enriching Businesses and Lives

  James Malinchak is a successful motivational speaker, business coach, and author, and was featured on the ABC reality TV show, Secret Millionaire. The “Big Money Speaker,” was featured in a previous issue of The Edge, and this is an excerpt from that interview. Did you have a vision for this success from the start?  I would say a little

Entrepreneurs and Families: How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance

There is no denying that being an entrepreneur is hard work, but if you do it correctly it also provides an opportunity to focus on what’s important in life – family. “Balance is possible,” said Jasmine Sufi, the founder of Acutoronto Wellness Clinic. “But it is a struggle and one always wins over the other at varying times.” Relationship and

Capital Needs at Each Stage of Your Enterprise

  Each stage of an entrepreneurial firm’s lifecycle presents unique funding challenges. Here’s a look at the capital requirements and demands of each stage. Seed At the seed stage, your business is just a thought or idea. You’ll spend this time matching business opportunities to your skills, experience, and passions. You’ll also be exploring potential sources of cash, typically owners,

The Value-Add of Bringing on Consultants

  Consultants sometimes have a bad reputation with management experts, and often face criticism regarding the cost of a few weeks of work (sometimes in the millions), or for being paid to tell leadership teams what they already know. However, there are a number of reasons why businesses benefit from consultants. It can be hard for existing management or employees

Chris Izquierdo: Putting Employee Satisfaction First

Chris Izquierdo is the co-founder and CEO of DevFacto Technologies Inc., an award-winning software development company based in Edmonton, Alberta that has consistently ranked as one of the best places in Canada to work. Izquierdo was in the Winners’ Circle of a previous issue of The Edge, and this is part of that conversation.   One of your DevFacto’s tenets

Why Aren’t Millennials Buying Homes? And Why Aren’t Boomers Selling?

  Millennials simply aren’t purchasing homes at the same rate as previous generations, and it’s not difficult to imagine why. Mortgage rates are at an all-time high, consumer prices are increasing, and many young people’s finances are crippled by student-loan debt. More than that, city life is proving to be more enticing. Many millennials would much rather pay rent to

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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

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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

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