Experts

4 Signs Your Brand Isn’t Ready to Be a Star

To continue to grow, you need to nurture your image. How to know when your brand needs a facelift

Growth & Leadership

Deborah Aarts

Deborah Aarts  What Female Entrepreneurs Need to Stop Doing

Women in senior roles wind up taking on more menial chores than male counterparts, and it's hurting the way they're perceived

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James Cowan

James Cowan What You Can Learn from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2015

The women on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 run some of the country's most successful businesses

Bart Egnal

Bart Egnal The 3 Words Leaders Must Learn to Say

The rules of management are changing, and knowing when and how to use this phrase is crucial

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Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Merge Gupta-Sunderji How to Stay Focused by Managing Workflow Interruptions

To maximize productivity you need to minimize distractions. Three steps to getting more done

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Roger Hardy

Roger Hardy The Last Remaining Growth Hack in the Age of Commoditization

How to avoid being disrupted and differentiate your business

Human Resources

Martin Birt

Martin Birt 5 Tips for Using a Headhunter to Find Top Talent

Picking the right search firm is just as important as recruiting for your own team

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Sheryl Boswell

Sheryl Boswell 3 Tips for a Modern Talent Management Strategy

Getting the most out of your staff takes planning. How to keep pace with today’s business environment

Laura Williams

Laura Williams Why You Can’t Afford to Skimp on HR Training

The Ghomeshi trial shows that managers must act if an employee violates workplace policies or is believed to have broken the law

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Strategy & Operations

Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pearson Why You’re Not Too Little for Big Data

Simple steps any company can employ to unlock the power of analytics and better their business practices

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Fred Pidsadny

Fred Pidsadny The 4 Cs of Conflict-Free Family Businesses

Focusing on growth is harder when your co-owners are your relatives

Robert Gold

Robert Gold How a Strategic Filter Can Help You Make Better Business Decisions

Defining your core proposition is the first step to winning more clients, and makes evaluating ideas easier

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Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs' Organization Why You Should Boast About Your Mistakes

Fellow entrepreneurs can help make sense of your failures, but only if you share

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Sales

Sonya Meloff and Jamie Scarborough

Sonya Meloff and Jamie Scarborough 4 Critical Things to Look For in a New Graduate Hire

A guide to recruiting young, first-time employees

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Marketing

Bruce Philp

Bruce Philp Why You Should Be Marketing to Generation X Right Now

Brands focused on millennials are ignoring a more culturally and economically significant demographic

Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd Why Pretty Doesn’t Really Sell

Churning out attractive marketing materials won’t win you more business. Here’s what will

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Wayne S. Roberts

Wayne S. Roberts  4 Ways to Connect With Gen Z

If you're still trying to figure out what makes millennials tick, it's time to move on

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Finance and Accounting

Alma Johns

Alma Johns How to Make the Bank Say Yes

The 10 things you must do before applying for money from a major financial institution

Steven Uster

Steven Uster 7 Ways to Avoid a Personal Guarantee

Tying your own assets to the fate of your business is risky. Alternate ways to address lenders' concerns

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Armando Iannuzzi

Armando Iannuzzi Why Canadian Business Owners May Need to Rewrite Their Wills

New tax rules could affect your estate plan

Technology

Ian Bell

Ian Bell Why Team Athletes Make the Most Valuable Employees

Sports-playing staff can usually be relied on regardless of industry or position

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Cybele Negris

Cybele Negris 5 Questions to Ask About Your Treadmill Desk

Non-stop sitting hurts your health. How to integrate walking into your workflow and office

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Corrine Sandler

Corrine Sandler Why Share of Heart is More Important than Share of Wallet

Focus on creating emotional engagement with customers instead of simply taking their money

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Exit Strategy

Wayne Vanwyck

Wayne Vanwyck Why You Should Always Be Ready to Sell Your Business

The things that convince a buyer to pay your price also ensure your continued success. What they are

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International Trade

Corey Miller

Corey Miller 4 Ways to Ensure Overseas Customers Pay Up

Collecting what you’re owed can be difficult when your customers are an ocean away

Policy

Peter Shawn Taylor

Peter Shawn Taylor Why Temporary Work Is Good for Employers and Employees Alike

Temp agencies get a bad rap, but they fill a vital economic role and allow entrepreneurs to manage costs