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The Benefits of Trade Shows and Festivals

It’s convention season, and several small businesses are showcasing their products and services at trade shows and festivals. Although many exhibitions take place in the spring and

The Value of a Mentor

There are many areas of life today where having someone to aspire to or seek advice from is both necessary and important. Particularly in business,

The Rise of Remote Work

Zoom. Microsoft Teams. Google Meet. Webex. You’ve likely used at least one video conferencing system this month.  But can you remember how often you used

Explore Top Innovation Trends of 2024

As we step into the year 2024, the landscape of innovation sets to witness remarkable advancements and transformative trends that will shape industries, economies, and

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

Case Studies of Exemplary Leaders

Discover the inspiring stories of exemplary leaders who have significantly impacted through their visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to driving change. These remarkable individuals have

The Movement Toward Plant-Based Foods

In the movement towards more plant-based foods, we are seeing gradual — but obvious — changes in agriculture. This centuries-old industry has become increasingly more

The Art of Leading from Behind

The idea of leading from behind originates from Linda Hill from the Harvard Business School after reading Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, A Long Walk to Freedom.

Strategic Marketing in an Economic Downturn

Economic downturns are inevitable. Whether caused by global financial crises, geopolitical tensions, or unforeseen events like pandemics, these downturns can send shockwaves through industries, leading

12 Growth Hacks for Start-Ups

Growth hacking is the different methods companies use to grow their business. It’s usually used by companies without much startup capital or resources to grow

Canada’s Carbon Pricing Policy

Pricing carbon pollution is recognized as one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, according to Environment and

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

Government Grants You Should Know About

Governmental emergency relief programs were a regular feature during the pandemic. While the pandemic is mostly over, many small businesses are still struggling. Entrepreneurs across

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

The Political Aspects of Climate Change

Climate change is a controversial topic, particularly in the realm of politics. The connotations of action and advocacy differ when discussed in political, scientific, and

Supporting LGBTQ Businesses

In recent years, there has been significant progress in recognizing and accepting the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) community, but there is still

8 Ways to Build a Strong Company Culture

In today’s competitive business landscape, building a solid company culture is fundamental for attracting and retaining top talent, fostering employee engagement, and driving overall success.

How Has the Pandemic Affected the Rich?

The COVID-19 pandemic rattled the foundations of society—and to cope, many touted the phrase, “We’re all in this together.” The pandemic was considered some non-discriminatory

Best Practices to Avert Layoffs

Companies may lay off employees for various reasons, such as budget cuts, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, changes in business strategy, and economic downturns. However, as

7 Recession-Proof Industries

Our economy is constantly being influenced by numerous factors. Although these variables are continually changing, one of the biggest impacts in recent years has been

10 Most Innovative Companies of 2022

Innovative companies are game changers; they are constantly pushing the limits by trying bright ideas and offering new products and services. They also change the

How to Move Your Business to the U.S.

Growing a company beyond Canada’s borders is a goal for many business owners and entrepreneurs. Whether you’re considering expanding your operations into new markets or

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

How to Be a Leader, Not a Boss

As a leader, you want to inspire your employees, customers, and the world with your vision. Managing people and situations and making decisions effectively can

Zeze Peters, CEO of Beam.City DNA

The Human Factor in Artificial Intelligence The debate about whether advertising is an art or a science has long been a part of the industry’s

The Story of Wattpad

If you enjoy immersing yourself in a good story or have aspired to become a fiction writer, then you need to know about Wattpad —

Black-Owned Start-Ups to Support

The Black Lives Matter protests shed much-needed light on the problems of systemic racism.  In Canada and the U.S., several businesses released apologies, and the

Six Best Financial Podcasts

On his podcast The Dana Gould Hour, the comedian noted that the word “podcast” has outlasted the technology for which it was named. iPods went

Jessica Miao, Co-Founder, Apricotton

Photo caption: Jessica Miao (left) and Chloe Beaudoin (right). Courtesy of Apricotton. Hailing from Western University’s prestigious Ivey Business School, fresh grads Jessica Miao and

Ronnie Hew, Financial Analyst

Ronnie Hew has 10 years of experience in technical and visual analysis of volatile financial markets with risk management techniques. He was educated in statistical

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

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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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