The Business of Business

We spend a lot of time working, whether it's outside the home or from a home office. Either way, our business bloggers will help you become even more successful than you already are.

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Social media has made a massive impact on our lives. There are countless discussions on whether it has improved or worsened our society. People often comment on how social media changed the way we socialize, introduced new occupations, or affected youth’s self-esteem. But what about education?

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I am a busy mom and entrepreneur with an over-active social calendar. I don’t have the time or the patience (or the desire for that matter) for coupon-cutting and sifting through flyers to hunt for deals. However, with 2 teenagers and a toddler, a 5-person household can get quite expensive! …

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When you're self-employed, it's important to have certain people on your side. This should be a network of fellow professionals that helps streamline your business (and all of the paperwork that goes along with it).

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So as a psychologist who specializes in anxiety, the presenting problem of a lot of my clients is, you guessed it, anxiety. As you can therefore imagine, I often engage in standard anxiety treatment that is CBT in nature and composed of breathing techniques and thought restructuring. …and li…

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LEARN, a non-profit educational organization located in Laval, has been and continues to be at the cutting edge of educational innovation. Established in 2005 with a view to assuring that the Anglophone community of Quebec received the resources and services needed in the implementation of t…

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We all have busy lives because of work, extra curricular activities, or raising children and taking them to their extra curricular activities, so how do we mange out time efficiently enough to find time to write? Unfortunately, there's no easy answer, if there were, we'd all be writing right…

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Open office spaces are an introvert’s nightmare. Background noise interferes with concentration, constant interruptions from coworkers disrupt workflow, and the knowledge of being surrounded by watchful eyes impedes reflection. After only a few minutes at the office, introverts risk feeling …

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Credit cards offer phenomenal opportunities to accumulate rewards, cash back and miles on your everyday purchases. Why use cash or debit when you can get rewarded for your spend and have your purchases protected with extended warranty, purchase assurance and price protection.

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If you’ve had the same credit card in your wallet for the last 5 years, chances are you’re leaving money on the table. Canadian credit cards are competing vigorously for your business, offering more rewards, easier redemptions, better perks and lower interest rates than ever before.

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It’s safe to say that cash is no longer king. Plastic has not only replaced the convenience of cash, it’s also a lot more rewarding. Why use cash, when you can get a free flight and more when using your rewards credit card for the same purchases?

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Whether for good reasons or bad, you have more debt than you’d like. It may be high interest credit card, store card, term loan, sales financing, or some other form of debt. Don’t panic. There’s a way out.

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It’s not unnatural for a company to go through ups and downs since a lot of your business can be dependent on a number of external factors like the economy or industry downturns.

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My main business is writing and editing. This comprises 90% of the work that I do. The other 10% is reserved for side projects. And this is just my formula for lucrative (ahem, payable) projects. I always have personal side projects going on as well.

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Back to school means back to work for adults and kids alike. What better time to update your home office or study area to boost not only your decor, but your family’s productivity as well? That’s the message of leading brand SICO® paint in unveiling its fall 2016 palette.

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Sometimes, when you're self-employed, you can feel like a small fish in a ginormous pond. But there are ways to really make yourself stand out in the business world and get noticed. And you might be surprised by how simple (yet effective) these ideas can be.

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I think the hardest lesson I had to learn when I ventured into self-employment was that it would take so much time to build my business up. You can put all of your time and effort into growing your company, but you're still one person, and you shouldn't get frustrated if you don't see immedi…

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There's a clearly defined hierarchy within an office setting, and when you need someone to go to bat for you, there's usually a higher-up who can do so. However, when you're self-employed, you need to be your own biggest fan.

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Aside from writing about parenting and trying to practice what I preach, I spent the rest of my time helping people who have tax problems, primarily with the Canada Revenue Agency.  I’ve learned over the years that having a third party who knows the CRA inside and out, plus who knows busines…

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I've worked in offices and I've worked in cubicles. Hell, I've worked on park benches and in coffee shops and at libraries and in other people's offices. Because I'm a writer, I can work just about anywhere. And I think that this has helped me determine the best way of creating a functional …

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No matter what line of work you’re in, the creative juices can sometimes run dry. This is especially true if you’re self-employed and the only one to give you a swift kick in the keester is, well, you. So here’s how I work through a creativity roadblock.