Opportunity

Canada’s Best Places for Business 2016: Top 25

We scoured the country to find the cities with the best balance of moderate costs, growing markets and business-friendly governments

How to Help Care for an Aging Population

Photo: iStock

Overcommitted Canadians tasked with caring for elderly parents are growing in number—and they’re turning to their iPhones for help

Why Things Look Good for Wood

Photo: iStock

Growing demand for lumber from our southern neighbours will boost Canadian forestry firms suffering from China's slowdown

Where You Can Make Real Money in the New On-Demand Economy

Keycafe-P_Grant_Harder-NBT_April_2016-600x400

Servicing Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts, and other gig workers pays better than becoming one yourself

5 Signs a Franchise is the Right Fit for You

Illustration: Mathisworks/iStock

Buying into an existing brand can be a huge opportunity. But consider these key factors before handing over your franchise fee

3 Things to Consider When Opportunity Knocks

Photo: iStock

Entrepreneurial success with one venture doesn’t always transfer over to a new business. Why you may want to ignore a promising possibility

How to Win in 2016

Opener-Next_Big_Thing_Package-February_2016-450x300

What's in store for the year to come? These 14 trends, ideas and startups could be the next big things

Where Home May Soon Be for Many Millennials

Dorm_Room-I_Elevtica-iStock_000062527548-450x300

Next Big Thing 2016: Co-living is the new solitude. Why members of Generation Y are opting out of mortgages and choosing grown-up dorms

How to Find Out Who Your Customers Really Are

Trulioo's Stephen Ufford. Photo: Hubert Kang

Next Big Thing 2016: Trulioo uses consumers' online footprints to help financial institutions gauge risk

The Problem With Decentralized Commerce

Hubba's Ben Zifkin. Photo: Nikki Ormerod

Next Big Thing 2016: It's hard to keep product information accurate and up to date when you're selling across so many channels. Hubba has a solution

How to Stay Ahead of the Market

Payfirma CEO Michael Gokturk (at left) and CCO Sunan Springs (at right). Photo: Hubert Kang

Next Big Thing 2016: "There's always a new channel to monetize," says Payfirma's Michael Gokturk

Readers Choice

These services will help firms compete with the big guys on customer service, marketing and more

Loading poll, please wait.