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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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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

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.

The Importance of Customer Data Security

  In the wake of Facebook’s headline-grabbing data scandal involving Cambridge Analytica, the security of customer information is top-of-mind for many businesses – and, more

Canadian Trade by the Numbers

Canadian Trade by the Numbers

  What products does Canada give to the world? Maple syrup, lumber, Molson and Labatt? These are all things the Great White North is commonly

Unique Global Influencers

Shaping a Billion-Dollar Empire

  How did the shapewear company “shape” the future success of this woman who once sold fax machines door-to-door? According to Spanx.com, Sara Blakely realized

The Power of Focus

The Power of Focus

  “One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most

Unique Global Influencers

Lisa Price: Homemade Beauty Mogul

  Created in her home, Carol’s Daughter is now a multimillion-dollar line of must-have beauty products. When you hear about the humble beginnings of most

Facebook Hammered in Data Scandal

Facebook Hammered in Data Scandal

After a rough 2017 that saw Facebook on the defensive about its role in the proliferation of “fake news”, the social network finds itself in

Unique Global Influencers

Audrey Bellis: A Worthy Woman

  At first glance, Audrey Bellis might not strike you as a powerhouse, but she has certainly accomplished a great deal. An advocate for women

To Outsource or In-House

To Outsource or In-House

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

Adam Braun: Man on a Mission

Adam Braun: Man on a Mission

  If anyone was ever destined for Wall Street, it’s Adam Braun. Born in New York City to Conservative Jewish parents, teenage Braun worked summers

Doing Business with Blockchains

Doing Business with Blockchains

  Tech company IBM and Danish shipping giant Maersk are joining forces to create a new shipping and supply chain company that aims to commercialize

Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)

Artificial Award Shows

  January is the month-long lull that no one looks forward to after the holiday excitement is over. The dreary climate can take a toll

Lyft Launches in Toronto

Lyft Launches in Toronto

  In the US, ride-hailing company Lyft Inc. operates in close to 400 cities, in all 50 states, and is reachable by 95% of the

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend Recap

Black Friday Has Gone Global

Black Friday, the phenomenon that once belonged solely to the US, is now a consumer holiday that has gone global, spreading to Canada and Europe.

Kimbal Musk Unique Global Influencers

Kimbal Musk: Rebel with a Cause

  Kimbal Musk, the brother of Elon Musk, seems to share many personality traits with his older sibling: vision, courage, and a strong concern for

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Facebook as a Force for Common Good

On February 16, 2017, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s 32-year-old CEO, finally updated his company’s five-year-old mission statement. The sprawling 5,000-word manifesto officially rebranded Facebook (FB) as