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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

Michael Wekerle

Photo caption: From left to right, Michael Wekerle with Andy Curran. Photo courtesy of Michael Wekerle. Featuring Musician and Business Partner Andy Curran There’s no

Suraj K. Gupta

Photo courtesy of Suraj K. Gupta. While pursuing his MBA at Columbia University, Suraj K. Gupta witnessed many founding teams, especially ones headed by women

Michael Bach

Photo courtesy of Michael Bach. As the founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI), Michael Bach is an expert in

Sheldon James

Photo caption: From left to right, Shamier Anderson, Sheldon James, and Stephan James. Photo courtesy of Sheldon James. The transition of a bootstrapping entrepreneur in

Isiah Thomas

Isiah Thomas isn’t merely a basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer, most famous for his 13-year tenure with the Detroit Pistons (1981-82 through 1993-94),

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

Howie Mandel

Actor, comedian, game show host, voice-over artist, talent judge, and podcaster—is there anything that Howie Mandel can’t do? Most people might know Mandel as one

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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