Business Ownership

Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Name: Pauleanna Reid Business: WritersBlok Industry: Celebrity Ghostwriter and Journalist   Tanya: Let’s get right into it. You speak often enough about your path to entrepreneurship. Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur? Pauleanna: Absolutely....

Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Name: Valrie Grant Business: GeoTechVision and Marlie Technology Park Industry: Technology   Tanya: So, question one - what was your path to entrepreneurship? Valrie: I kind of got there a little bit around about. I was a senior manager in government. I'm a...

How To Start An Online Business

How To Start An Online Business

So you want to learn how to start an online business? While this used to be a novel idea, most businesses are now online businesses of some sort — but unfortunately, only 16% of Canadian businesses are owned by women. And despite an increase in female-founded startups...

Burnout and Meaning

Ask people how they truly feel about work, and you’ll hear about a general malaise, a loss of feeling that the work matters. But for many of us, just dropping out isn’t the answer, nor is it for employers. How do we improve things at a time when we seem to have so...

Bold & Black: Christine Channer Auguste

Bold & Black: Christine Channer Auguste

Name: Christine Channer Auguste Business: The Channer Group Inc. Industry: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Management Consulting   Tanya: So, what is the name of your company? Christine: My company is The Channer Group Incorporated. That is the parent. That's...

Burnout and Meaning

Ask people how they truly feel about work, and you’ll hear about a general malaise, a loss of feeling that the work matters. But for many of us, just dropping out isn’t the answer, nor is it for employers. How do we improve things at a time when we seem to have so...

Bold & Black: Ashley Bester-Barnett

Bold & Black: Ashley Bester-Barnett

Name: Ashley Bester-Barnett Business: Scents & Such LLC Industry: Retail/Home décor   Tanya: What is the name of your company? Ashley: Scents & Such. Essentially, it's a candle company. Tanya: Very cool. What was your path to entrepreneurship? Ashley: I...

Bold & Black: Chantal Carter

Bold & Black: Chantal Carter

Name: Chantal Carter Business: Love & Nudes Industry: Fashion/Apparel Tanya: So officially - what is Love & Nudes? Chantal: Love & Nudes is a brand that is a vessel for self-love. I developed the line of skin tone intimates in different shades of brown to...

Bold & Black: Laura Williams

Bold & Black: Laura Williams

Name: Laura Williams Businesses: Williams HR Law LLP; Williams HR Consulting, Inc. Industry: Law/ Human Resources   Tanya: So, the first question, an easy one, what is the name of your company, and what does it do? Laura: I have two companies. So, the first one...

Bold & Black: Jessica Yamoah

Bold & Black: Jessica Yamoah

Name: Jessica Yamoah Business: INNOVATE INC Industry: Technology   Tanya: All right, so what is INNOVATE INC? Jessica: INNOVATE INC provides awareness and access to underrepresented communities at the intersection of business and entrepreneurship as well as...

Bold & Black: Brittney King Brock

Bold & Black: Brittney King Brock

Name: Brittney King Brock Business: King Creative Group Industry: Music/ Entertainment Tanya: Hi and welcome! So, you are the Founder and Operator of King Creative Group. Tell us about your company. Brittney: King Creative Group is a multi-faceted entertainment and...

Succession: A True Story

Succession: A True Story

“This business will be yours one day.” It’s simple statement that is loaded with drama. Marlene Morrison Nicholls tells us about the unique pressures of working under a family name, managing not just a business but also intricate relationships and expectations that...

Proactive Human Resources Strategies

Proactive Human Resources Strategies

Human Resources is commonly becoming accepted as a strategic business partner, worthy of a seat at the highest levels of leadership within many organizations. With the advent of social networking, and new digital technologies, human resources specialists are now...

Building your business through social media marketing

Building your business through social media marketing

Social media is a marketing gold mine for small businesses. And understanding the nuances of each social network can help you optimize your efforts and get the most bang for your buck. The best place to start is finding out where your customers are. Each site attracts...

What do I need to know about starting a franchise?

What do I need to know about starting a franchise?

If you don’t want to start a business from scratch or buy an existing business, franchising may a good choice for you. Franchises employ over 1 million Canadians and generate approximately $68 billion in revenue every year.1 Franchising can reduce some of the risks of...

How to import goods into Canada and grow your business

How to import goods into Canada and grow your business

It goes without saying that exporting your goods or services to another country or importing goods into Canada are great ways to grow your business. But with any great opportunity there are risks.   So before you start to do business across borders, there are a...

Five common small business mistakes to avoid

Five common small business mistakes to avoid

It might seem like Arjun Kumar, winner of the BMO-sponsored AIR MILES®† For Business Small Business Achievement Award, has it all figured out when it comes to running a small business. But he didn’t get here without facing some adversity. Kumar, CEO at KAI...