Experts

Why Politics on Both Sides of the Border Could Cost You at Tax Time

The federal government has no plans to adjust capital gains taxes, but Canadian business owners need to be aware of other potential changes on the horizon

Growth and Leadership

Deborah Aarts

Deborah Aarts  Why Firms Pick the Wrong People and How to Hire More Qualified Ones

Too often, companies reward empty bluster and punish quiet competence. Sound familiar?

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Andy Buyting

Andy Buyting How to Scale Without Imploding

Getting bigger doesn't always mean getting better. Without smart planning, growth can break a business

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James Cowan

James Cowan When Nostalgia in Marketing Works

Just because something reminds consumers of the past doesn't mean it will resonate today. How to get it right

Merge Gupta-Sunderji

Merge Gupta-Sunderji 16 Ways to Motivate Your People Without Spending Money

How to reward your employees on a shoestring budget

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Brian Scudamore

Brian Scudamore 4 Questions You Should Ask Before Going Global

Done right, international expansion can produce great returns. An entrepreneur's guide to making the decision

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Human Resources

Martin Birt

Martin Birt What You Can Learn About Business From Santa

His supply chain strategy and brand equity are near-unbelievable. Four strategies you should copy from the world's jolliest entrepreneur

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Mandy Gilbert

Mandy Gilbert The Problem With Creating “Healthy” Competition Among Your Staff

Rivalries that drive your workers to do better could just as easily ruin your culture. Three rules for contests that don't backfire

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Glenn Nishimura

Glenn Nishimura How to Set New Employees Up for Success From Day One

Unless you integrate them correctly, new hires can quickly flounder. Five tips for creating an effective onboarding program

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Laura Williams

Laura Williams How to Handle Employees Under the Influence at Work

Managers need to be careful when responding to substance abuse in the workplace

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Strategy and Operations

Fred Pidsadny

Fred Pidsadny What to Do When Your Brilliant Strategic Plan Goes Sideways

Managers often find themselves back at the beginning mere months after their last attempt to fix things. Three ways to break the cycle

Robert Gold

Robert Gold 3 Tips to Make Your Firm Economically Agnostic

Bull market or bear, some businesses keep on making money. Brian Gracon explains how your company can do the same

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Entrepreneurs' Organization

Entrepreneurs' Organization The Skills You Need to Work On—Not In—Your Business

A great idea and early success alone won’t sustain growth. You also need to learn how to run a business

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Sales

Andrew Z. Brown and Phil Hogg

Andrew Z. Brown and Phil Hogg The Legal and Accounting Challenges of Channel Sales

Without the right protections and systems in place, a successful program can quickly fall apart. What you need to be paying attention to

Lorella DePieri

Lorella DePieri How to Ask Questions That Lead to Sales

“What keeps you up at night?” won’t help you close deals. Your sales team needs to make these insightful inquiries instead

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Sonya Meloff and Jamie Scarborough

Sonya Meloff and Jamie Scarborough The Right Way to Present a Job Offer

Once you’ve got the perfect candidate in your sights, it’s time to close the deal. Nine tips for getting to “yes”

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Marketing

Jennifer Goldberg

Jennifer Goldberg How to Pick the Right Social Media Platform for Your Business

You can't win them all. Five steps to help you choose the network that will work best for you

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Bryan Pearson

Bryan Pearson The 3 Questions That Unlock Employee Innovation

Asking staff a few strategic things, and maybe buying a pizza or two, can unleash your company's next great idea

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Bruce Philp

Bruce Philp What a Toxic Work Culture Does to Your Brand

Brands don't collapse overnight, they erode steadily with the slow drip of a toxic culture and ineffective leadership. Just look at Uber

Lisa Shepherd

Lisa Shepherd How to Make B2B Marketing Less Painful

Your marketer can't succeed without your support. Three practical, no-cost ways to remove barriers to marketing effectiveness within your company

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Communication

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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Sandra Folk

Sandra Folk 5 Ways to Lose Clients Without Really Trying

Simple mistakes and shortcomings can cost you current customers, and prevent you from attracting new ones. What not to do

Finance and Accounting

Alma Johns

Alma Johns What Private Equity Investors Want to See in Your Business

The five most important things deep-pocketed financiers look for in an investment

Armando Iannuzzi

Armando Iannuzzi Why You Shouldn’t Try to Reduce Your Taxes Too Much

Finding increasingly creative ways to pay less might be tempting for entrepreneurs, but aggressive tax-planning strategies are not without risk

Technology

Ian Bell

Ian Bell Why I Can’t Just Build You an App

There is no such thing as a cheap and basic app. What it takes to develop a great one that delivers a meaningful experience to end users

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Cybele Negris

Cybele Negris 8 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2016

These developments, strategies and models will create huge business opportunities. Are you ready to cash in?

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Corrine Sandler

Corrine Sandler How to Protect Your Company’s Good Name

Well-regarded firms win more customers and fans. Five steps to build a positive corporate reputation

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Exit Strategy

Wayne Vanwyck

Wayne Vanwyck A 10-Step Process to Future-Proof Your Staff

Succession planning isn't just about owners leaving their businesses. Smart leaders work to make sure no key role ever sits unfilled

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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

Kevin Carmichael

Kevin Carmichael Why Donald Trump’s Free Trade Opposition is Canada’s Opportunity

The U.S. protectionist turn will be painful in the short term, but it's a chance for Canada to create economic ties elsewhere in the world

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