Ditching the Desk – Going Mobile
Many entrepreneurs are making their offices mobile with apps and online services. But some business owners still hesitate to join the mobile tribe. A recent report from Intuit looked at appification and recent trends in mobile technology for business. We spoke with Nunzio Presta, CEO of a digital business himself, for insights into why startups should embrace mobile technology.
What Raising Kids Taught 9 Entrepreneur Dads About Work-Life Balance
My father spent 40 years in the Air Force, but underneath the crew cut and the crisp uniform was a goofball, a wayward beard, a creative soul. He didn’t get to pursue his artist dreams. His was a path chosen by necessity. While I ignored most of my parents’ rules and advice, one thing he said stuck with me always:“Do what you love, dudette.”For other dads, the entrepreneur-types, that same lesson is passing down to the next generation by example. We found nine fathers pulling double-duty as S...
Three Hacks to Help Companies Avoid the Summer Slowdown
Between vacations, holidays, and Fridays, it is common for employees to slow down as the weather heats up, with workplace productivity dropping up to 20% between the months of June and August. However, just because itâ€™s hot outside, doesnâ€™t...
Why Community Management Matters For Your Business (And How to Do It Right) – Shopify
“Community management” is often used interchangeably with “social media management”. And while it’s definitely a key part of any social strategy, managing your community becomes more and more important the bigger your brand becomes.Community management, at its core, is about relationships and how your brand seizes opportunities to interact with your community in public online spaces.And if you hope to grow a long-term business and strong brand, it should be an ongoing effort that you invest in.
Six Strategies to Help You Stay Motivated
Staying motivated can be a challenge, and is even harder when it comes to difficult projects that seem to drag on. That doesn’t mean you should shy away from them, though. Use these tips and strategies from Entrepreneur to stay focused and on track. Tell us your best motivation strategies in the comments below!
150 years later, innovation continues to drive Canada’s growth
In 1922, John William Billes and Alfred Jackson Billes combined their $1,800 in savings to found the Hamilton Tire & Garage Ltd. – which became national retailing giant Canadian Tire. Ted Rogers grew a single FM radio station into a Canadian communications empire. And engineering students Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin founded Research in Motion in 1984 before growing it into a wireless technology pioneer. Canada has a rich history of risk-takers who started small businesses that grew into national icons.
How one life-long entrepreneur juggles entrepreneurship and parenting
Ottawa-based digital strategist Erin Blaskie started her first business when she was 21. At the time, she defined success in the same terms many young people do: a nice car, a great house, splashy vacations, designer clothes. “I used to think I needed those things to feel and look successful, but they put you into the rat race very quickly,” she explained. “It’s difficult to get to a place where you’re happy because it’s an endless cycle.”