Features » June 15

Selling Your Family Business

Selling a Family business is a major decision that some might be considering as the economy transitions from recession to recovery. It’s a choice that involves valuing your business’s tangible [...]

When the Worst Happens Here’s What You Can Do

In business just as in life there are times when simply ‘the worst’ happens. It might not actually be the worst but you imagine and feel it is. At this normal point in someone’s life or career, [...]

Start-Up Entrepreneur Receives Award for Ground-breaking Work in Solar Energy

The cost of generating electricity from large-scale solar energy systems is being cut in half, thanks to the leading-edge work of Richard Beal, an up-and-coming entrepreneur based in Ottawa who [...]

Small Business Growth with a New Idea

Even with the changes incurred in the recently announced budget plan, a common goal of many Canadian small businesses and entrepreneurs remains unmoved – the goal of company growth. One way in [...]

Global Export Opportunities Await Many Canadian SMEs

In virtually every large international economy the world over, large companies within those countries are exceptionally active and thriving as exporters. The lifeblood of the global market is [...]

A New Angle on Talent Development

Much of the discussion on talent development in recent years has focused on training, coaching and mentoring.  These are all valid approaches and worthy of pursuit.  But as the talent landscape [...]

How to Build a Social Media Following

How do you build a following on social media when you are just getting started or haven’t gained much traction? Everybody has to start from somewhere and it can seem unrealistic in the beginning [...]

Business Leadership: How Women May Be the Difference Makers

Businesses do a poor job picking managers to lead their employees, collectively costing companies billions of dollars each year, according to a recent Gallup report titled “State of the American [...]

We Who Live In Economic Glass Houses

While almost everyone on Wall Street hypes stocks, and the proponents of globalization continue to sing from their hymnbook, I have thought for a long time that all this economy will suffer a [...]


If your organization is like most, you probably use spreadsheets to manage expense reports because it’s ‘good enough.’ But good enough is not really good enough when you consider the cost [...]