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Montreal - A City Like No Other

Noam Schimmel | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Montreal's French-Canadian identity is hugely significant in making Montreal Montreal. Toronto has much to celebrate, and I do not wish to detract from that. But Montreal's wonders are utterly distinctive and frankly unique not only in Canada but globally.

6 Business Ideas That Will Work for Book Lovers

Toby Nwazor | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Some businesses may be easier for you to run because of your inclinations, but all business is work. If you are a book lover looking to put the work in, then here are a few suggestions that just might work for you.

Building an Idea Business for the Next Decade

Damian Bazadona | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Damian Bazadona

How do you build an idea business for the next decade? This question has been front and center for myself and my agency as we gear up to move offices ...

I Could Have Started Uber

Shawn Porat | Posted 11.04.2015 | Business
Shawn Porat

People who think of themselves as creative and intelligent often say things like, "If I had started Uber 6 years ago, now I'd be worth billions."

3 Powerful Questions to Generate Profitable Business Ideas

Elsa Alexandra Razborsek | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Elsa Alexandra Razborsek

When I decided to quit my corporate job to become my own boss, I thought I was clear on my business idea.

10 Unconventional Ways to Use Writing to Help Your Business

Laura Probert, MPT | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Laura Probert, MPT

Next time you write or blog, think about these more unconventional ways to make your writing come alive to help support your business:

The Most Profitable Industries in the U.S.

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

It's apparently very profitable to do someone else's books, lease out their property or rent out their autos.

Need a Business Idea? Ask Yourself These Questions to Start a Business You'll Love

Sarah Peterson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Sarah Peterson

You want to find work you love. You want to know that you're making an impact. You want to feel excited about what you're doing. But the problem is, you don't know what type of work that should be.

Unique Selling Point: Does Your Business Possess it?

Yura Bryant | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Yura Bryant

Let's face the facts, developing a business is a tough task to manage. Between operating, managing and promoting your business; at times it seems like there is absolutely no time to think in a calm manner.

What the Startup Ideas Behind Product Hunt, Uber, the iPad, and Google All Have in Common

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 10.25.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Some of the of the most successful companies in history started by "doing what's working." "Do what's working" means supplying something (or a variati...

Where Your Next Startup Idea Will Come From

Daniel Gulati | Posted 01.24.2014 | Huffpost Code
Daniel Gulati

Does anyone dispute that 2013 has been the year of the tech company? LinkedIn has surged over 100%. Twitter and Zulily popped more than 70% and 80% re...

Stranger Danger Shouldn't Stifle Your Business

David Mandell | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
David Mandell

We're conditioned from childhood to maintain a healthy dose of fear of strangers. They're not like us. They could be creepy. But what if they're also the key to your success or growth?

Want to Help Someone? Shut Up and Listen!

Getrude Matshe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

Last year, I watched a TEDx video by Ernesto Sirolli called "Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! ", it was filmed in Christchurch, New Zealand s...

Making Ideas Stick

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

It is vital that our ideas move people: a simple idea makes people set priorities; an unexpected idea attracts their attention; a concrete idea is easier to understand; a truthful idea makes people believe; an emotional idea makes people desire; and a good story invites the audience to act.

The Amazing One-Handed Bottle Opener

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.08.2013 | Small Business

We have officially straddled the line between brilliance and laziness.

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod: How Can We Take On Big Competitors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Small Business

No matter your industry, you'll eventually find yourself going head-to-head with a bigger competitor. So what's the best way to take them on? And w...

Jason Sadler Makes $500,000 A Year Wearing T-Shirts

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.02.2011 | Small Business

Jason Sadler will earn more than $220,000 this year. Next year, he expects to bring in around half a million. All because the 28-year-old founder of I...

Rod Kurtz

Is Now A Good Time To Start A Business?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Small Business

The unemployment rate still stands at nearly 10 percent. The housing market continues to slide. The Dow has had more wild mood swings than the cast of...

Starting A Business With Your Spouse: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

Successful marriages can often lead to successful business ventures. Take Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, who turned Clif Bar & Company into a $235 mi...

Jackie Ekholm, Moo Kids Chocolate: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Made In The USA: Celebrating Whiskey, The 'Water Of Life'

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.11.2011 | Small Business

The word whiskey, traced back to its Gaelic origins, comes from "usquebaugh" (later "usky"), which means "water of life." That water flows freely in t...

Bringing Style To Senior Citizens

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Face it: With each tick-tock of the clock, you're getting older. Aging is something many fear, but it's inevitable. But the three women behind Omhu ar...

Michelle Ng, Young & Ng: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.29.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Brian Backus, Kidlandia: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

Tom Kovic, Victory Collegiate Consulting: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.28.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...