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Posted on 2019-10-18

Jettison the Entrepreneurial Junk

Business

Jettison the Entrepreneurial Junk

By Brian Scudamore
For many people, hoarding is human nature. I should know: My company 1-800-GOT-JUNK?—found fame when it was profiled on a television show about helping people who are buried in their own junk.

 

Posted on 2019-10-16

Formula One-Inspired: An Introvert’s Insight to Gaining and Retaining Loyal Customers

Interviews

Formula One-Inspired: An Introvert’s Insight to Gaining and Retaining Loyal Customers

By Naomi Szeben
Ray Minato, President of Inertia is a self-described introvert. During our interview, he talked about his shyness acting as a catalyst for Inertia’s successful business model. Inertia offers a full suite of physical product development services including Design, Prototyping, Engineering, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management.

 

Posted on 2019-10-14

Back to the Drawing Board

Business

Back to the Drawing Board

By Ronald Lovett
I founded Source Security in 2002. My goal was to manage the physical security needs for concerts, commercial businesses and festivals in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia. I recently sold Source to the largest security company in North America.

 

Posted on 2019-10-12

Set Your Own Rules

Interviews

Set Your Own Rules

By Jeremy Choi
Rock Star Real Estate was born from a love of real estate and a profound disenchantment with working a government job.

 

Posted on 2019-10-10

How Selling My Company Changed Me

Business

How Selling My Company Changed Me

I was the co-founder of a financial-education website called Investopedia.com. We started the company in 1999 and sold it to Forbes Media in 2007, where I stayed on to help transition the business to a new management team. Looking back on my sale, what shocks me is the number of experiences that changed me as an […]

 

Posted on 2019-10-08

Turning Adversity Into Success

Interviews

Turning Adversity Into Success

Can people really change? For people like Anthony Arvanitakis, who survived a near fatal collision that cost him his leg, trauma was more than a learning experience. We talk to Anthony about how he turned his amputation into an opportunity. “I created a way for people to become strong and lean without going to the gym. […]

 

Posted on 2019-10-05

9 Apps That Make Life a Little Easier

Business

9 Apps That Make Life a Little Easier

With so many services, apps and online tools available, it can be difficult to work out which are the best. Plus, many tools are expensive, so start-ups are forced to hack together solutions. Here are my top picks (in no particular order) for the apps that help me and my team stay connected and productive. […]

 

Posted on 2019-10-03

Lessons for Entrepreneurial Success That Should Be Taught in High School

Business

Lessons for Entrepreneurial Success That Should Be Taught in High School

By Brian Scudamore
There is no shortage of high school and college dropouts who transformed themselves into business success stories – Richard Branson, Hootsuite’s Ryan Holmes, or Ikea’s Ingvar Kamprad, to name a few.

 

Posted on 2019-10-01

Disrupting the Sales Culture

Interviews

Disrupting the Sales Culture

John Benjamins hails from Kitchener, Ontario. For the past 3 and a half years, he’s been a sales representative and Director of Marketing at a small boutique real estate brokerage, Benjamins Realty. How did you get your start in real estate? “Our name is in the name of the business – Benjamins Realty. My father, he […]