9 Secrets to Great Decision Making

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?

25 Inspiring Quotes From Women Business Leaders

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 […]

Why Join a Non Profit Board and What to Know Before You Apply

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?

Can’t Afford Pay Rises? Consider Training as a Reward

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.

The Personal Business of Being in Business: 4 Ways to Survive Your First Year

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 […]

Overcoming Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur

Working from home has many benefits, but let’s face it, considerable challenges also. The most common of which is overcoming the isolation.

How to Select Leaders for Your Business

Leadership and management. Understanding the differences between the two terms is your first step for choosing the right people for the roles.

What Corporate Social Responsibility Will Look Like in 2030

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 […]

Smart Moves for Smartphone Use

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, […]