You’re Selling Your Business. What Next?

Don’t hold on till the bitter end just because you’re scared of change. Seven steps to a successful post-exit life

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 The Simple Blueprint for a True Turnaround

Maple Leaf Foods survived restructuring, divestitures and PR nightmares by staying focused on the end goal

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

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 Steps to Making Your Employees Better

Instead of simply telling them to improve, try actively coaching your staff. You can start by showing you believe in them

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Sheryl Boswell

Sheryl Boswell 4 Ways to Attract Top Millennial Talent

Young people have certain expectations of their employers. Why (and how) you should meet them

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

Fred Pidsadny

Fred Pidsadny How to Do 15% More with the Same People

Even on the most demanding projects, there’s extra capacity that you’re missing. Three ways to find and use it

Robert Gold

Robert Gold Why John Sculley Believes Now is the Right Time to Take Your Moonshot

The former head of Pepsi and Apple says there's never been a better moment for entrepreneurship. How to take advantage

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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



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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Bruce Philp

Bruce Philp Why Marketing Must Maintain Moral Authority

Marketing is rapidly becoming whatever you can get away with, and it endangers the whole business

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 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

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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


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


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


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