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  1. Watch Your Company Flourish With The Lean Startup Method

    Here's a sad reality: most products and services developed by large corporations never make it to market. There are simply too many internal hurdles to jump through. Which means when it comes to successfully bridging innovation and commerce, larger-sized corporations can learn a lot from startups. And they can do so without battling bureaucracy or running afoul of shareholders. The key to swiftly and successfully bringing products to market? Incorporating elements of the Lean Startup…
  2. Earth Day Is The Reminder We Need

    For over 40 years, citizens of the world have come together to celebrate Earth Day, demonstrating their support for environmental protection. This year was no different. Canadians have always been at the forefront on the movement to protect the environment and fight climate change. Last year, federal politicians voted overwhelmingly to ratify the Paris Agreement. To achieve the global plan of mitigating dangerous climate change by limiting global temperature change to well below 2°C, the …
  3. Delta Air Lines Kicks Passenger Off Flight For Using Bathroom While Plane Was On Runway

    You can’t always control your urge to pee, and one Delta Air Lines passenger was desperate. But his decision to use the plane's washroom got him kicked off the flight. Kima Hamilton had boarded a flight from Atlanta, Ga. to Milwaukee, Wis. earlier this month when he felt a strong need to urinate, he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Passengers were told it was in third position to take off, fellow passenger Krista Rosolino wrote in a blog post. Kima Hamilton said he was forced to b…
  4. This Word Hurts Your Credibility Most In A Job Interview

    I've interviewed many candidates over the years, and there is one word that far too many people say numerous times while describing their work that diminishes the impact of their work and hurts their credibility. (Photo: Leolintang via Getty Images) I work for myself now, running a small content shop, so I frequently interview new freelance writers or am interviewed myself as I try to land contracts. We all say it. I recently found myself saying the word over and over again almost like…
  5. 5 Ways To Use Your Tax Refund That Are Actually Really Sensible

    As the end of April approaches, many of you have filed your taxes and experienced that moment of truth waiting for the system to calculate whether or not you'd get a refund. According to a recent TD survey, more than half of Canadians are expecting to receive a tax refund this year. (Haven't filed yet? Don't fret.) Thinking of this as "free money" often gets imaginations running wild about what fun and frivolous purchases might be made. But wait: before you mentally spend every dollar of…
  6. United Airlines Raises Cash Payouts For Bumped Passengers

    DALLAS — United Airlines says it will raise the limit — to $10,000 — on payments to customers who give up seats on oversold flights and will increase training for employees as it deals with fallout from the video of a passenger being violently dragged from his seat. United is also vowing to reduce, but not eliminate, overbooking — the selling of more tickets than there are seats on the plane. The airline made the promises Thursday as it released a report detailing mistakes that led to the…
  7. Two Out Of Five Canadians Have Not Filed Taxes Yet

    For most Canadians, filing their 2016 income taxes are now a thing of the past -- way to go, guys! Surprisingly, with only a few more days to go until the May 1st tax return deadline, many still haven't prioritized tax preparation this year according to a recent study commissioned by H&R Block which shows that two out of five Canadians still need to file their taxes. That's a bit concerning. The good news is that when it comes to Canadians and their attitudes towards filing, the survey…
  8. Why More Canadians Are Turning To Private Lender Mortgages

    Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne recently announced that they are planning on instating a foreign buyer tax. While I believe that this is a step in the right direction, it does not address the lack of supply in the province so affordability issues will likely continue. Policy makers are walking a fine line with policies can that either do too much or too little. (Photo: Feverpitched via Getty Images) The hardest shock to the national real estate market would be an increase in mortgage…
  9. 3 Ways To Manage Freelance Finances And Make Your Hustle Count

    We're at an economic crossroads in the Canadian economic landscape. Today, more professionals are joining the growing ranks of the self-employed workers in Canada. This is driven in part by an increase in the on-demand economy, like ride-sharing, peer-to-peer rental, project-based job platforms and online retail platforms. In fact, Intuit Canada's newest study in partnership with Emergent Research projects that full and part-time freelancers, independent contractors and on-demand workers…