Essential Personal Traits Every Entrepreneur Needs

Entrepreneurship remains alive and well in North America with thousands of people starting new businesses each year. But the success of those businesses is another matter. About half will fail in [...]

When Not Having a Strategy Is Okay

As a person develops their career from a junior position right through to executive management, one of the key requirements and differentiators as to who become the better executives are the ones [...]

Outdated Computer Systems Play Havoc with the Bottom Line

Assessing technology needs can help businesses stay competitive. One of the greatest characteristics of computer technology also can be problematic. It’s ever-evolving. While that’s exciting for [...]

The New Retirement Savings Landscape In Ontario

Effective May 2015, The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan ACT, 2015 (Bill 56) and the Ontario Pooled Pension Plans ACT, 2015 (Bill 57) received royal assent and as a result, two major new [...]

WHMIS 2015: A Big Deal for Small Businesses?

All organizations across the country – big and small – need to follow health and safety laws. If you are a business that supplies and distributes hazardous products that are intended for [...]

Who’s Got Time For Time Management?

You know the situation well. You’re rushing to work in the morning after having knocked off a few urgent emails over breakfast. Traffic irritates you for being slow (even although it’s likely to [...]

Four Faces of Leadership and the Importance of the Vision Thing

Whether it’s a presidential candidate, a corporate executive or an NFL coach, people admire a leader with vision. They like someone with a clear idea of where he or she is headed, and who knows [...]

One Piece of Advice (Or Maybe More) For Budding Entrepreneurs

I’m not sure I realized I was on the cusp of a trend when I started my own public relations firm more than 25 years ago. Like any entrepreneur, I was focused on my own goals those first few years [...]

Social Media Marketing Musts For Introverts

What an amazing world we live in nowadays. You can quite easily promote yourself and your business without leaving your couch. This gives introverts a worldwide audience, no matter where you’re [...]

The 2015 Oil Slump: Impacts on Canadian Consumer Credit Health

No lender operates in a vacuum. External factors such as competition, regulatory requirements, public perception (your reputation), consumer sentiment and the economy clearly impact consumer [...]

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