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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 COVID-19 global pandemic. Both directly and indirectly, it has had a major influence on our

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

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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

Uri Levine’s Waze and Means

  More than 50 million people around the world are using an app that helps drivers get from point A to point B in the

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.

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

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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 by the National Football League for his beliefs to becoming one of the most iconic figures in activism today, Kaepernick’s story is an interesting and divisive one. Yet, the quarterback managed to overcome the barriers

How to Stand Out in a Crowded Market

Sometimes, it seems every great idea is already taken. However, your idea doesn’t need to be new for your business to thrive. Successful companies like Netflix and Warby Parker were, once upon a time, start-ups that stemmed not from producing “the next big thing”, but from understanding what the market needed. Movies and glasses are not new concepts, but the

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 Gertie & Friends toy line and the President and CEO of distributor Bug in a Rug Canada. She’s also a working mother and a competitive athlete. She spoke with The Edge: A Leader’s Magazine for

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 service, there are several ways to ensure you grow and stand out. A successful business is highly rewarding, and we know that all rewards come with an equal amount of risk. It’s necessary to

Streaming War: How Disney Plans to Climb to the Top

The Disney and Netflix partnership was destined to revolutionize the entertainment landscape. Both had much to gain. Disney exposes a large audience to their most popular franchises while Netflix attracts growing number of subscribers. But if there’s one thing about Disney that people should know by now, it’s that they are not a company willing to play second fiddle in

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 dealer in hope” and “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Leadership books like 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and Launching a Leadership Revolution champion the leadership qualities of casting a

Time Management Lessons to Improve Your Life

  One of the most important skills you can incorporate into your life is time management. Whether you’re trying to catch the next bus or arrive 15 minutes before an important job interview, learning how to effectively manage your time is an essential skill to have. Mastering time management will help you excel in both your career and personal life,

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 retires, or a new CEO is brought on board? These shifts can feel seismic to the employees who are often left worrying that a change in leadership will negatively impact their role. A new leader

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