One of the key attributes of successful leaders is confidence. After all, if you do not have confidence in yourself and your business, how can you expect your clients, your suppliers and your competition to? Your mind is a powerful tool. The impact of your thoughts and words cannot be […]
While it’s good to be in tune with your gut instinct, you cannot rely entirely on your gut alone. You need to develop a sound process for making those tough decisions. So, what are the secrets to great decision making?
You can’t look on social media without a Steve Jobs or Warren Buffet quote flashing across your screen. But in celebration of International Women’s Day, we thought we’d find a little inspiration from the strong female business leaders of the world. On Starting Out “Whatever it is that you think […]
Joining a nonprofit board can be a great opportunity to both boost your personal development and give back to your community. But wait, you have to be wealthy to be a board member don’t you?
Trying to compete with annual pay increases just isn’t viable when you’re growing your operations. But fear not. A 2015 Glassdoor survey found that four in five (79 per cent) employees would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay increase. Specifically 19 per cent said that they would prefer on-the-job training and professional development.
As any new business owner knows, the first year in business is exciting, challenging, rewarding, and very scary. I would find myself questioning whether I had made the right decision, my mind whispering fears of failing into my ears. People always ask “how is your business doing”, but your answer […]
Working from home has many benefits, but let’s face it, considerable challenges also. The most common of which is overcoming the isolation.
Leadership and management. Understanding the differences between the two terms is your first step for choosing the right people for the roles.
In Fall 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a roadmap for governments and businesses to move towards a better future. The SDGs are becoming more and more important, especially considering that new corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices are an increasingly hot […]
According to a Lemelson-MIT Program study, 30 per cent of us have a love-hate relationship with our smartphones. It’s even so bad that LG Electronics study recently stated that low battery anxiety grips 90 per cent of people whenever their phone drops below a 20 per cent charge. In Canada, […]