For many companies and consumers, there’s still a cloud over the economy. Exude confidence in your own business prospects, and customers will catch on.
Thanks to ‘Teotwawki,’ terrorists and tectonic shifts, companies and consumers are getting in touch with their inner survivorman. Are you prepared to profit from them?
What are the hottest ways to grow retail revenue? PROFIT asked speakers appearing at the Passion for Retail conference in Vancouver on May 4.
Today’s consumers are more willing and able to seek new alternatives to old models. Enter the discount divorce.
A Toronto firm’s wildly successful marketing stunt shows there’s a process to be daring without being dumb.
The secrets to sustained growth and the case against hired guns.
At a new massage chain, the wellness boom meets veteran franchisors and a proven system — in the U.S., at least.
Why so many companies are failing on Facebook, the mega-popular website and, yes, essential business tool.
CellWand’s #TAXI service helps millions of North Americans order cabs each year. But in the fast-growing mobile space, is #PIZZA the next logical step toward long-term success?
These employers know that business success stems from employee engagement. This is how they get it.
Four simple strategies that turns good employees into great ones — with financial results to match.
What makes people care
The first step to having great employees is to create an environment that fosters engagement.
This year’s Innovations@Work award winners not only have built better mousetraps, they’ve actually gotten them to market. Their stories show the right ways to develop and commercialize new products — and some wrong ways, too.
Three kids who revitalized their family businesses reveal how to convince the parents your way is better than theirs.
Erase your doubts about open-source software: it really can be powerful, flexible and free. Try these five open-source tools today.
Open-book management can dramatically improve employee performance and loyalty. It all comes down to how you strip.
It’s pure gold when a happy customer steers a prospect to you. Here’s how client-referral masters make this happen consistently.
In business Utopia, you deliver the goods and your client pays. In real life, you sometimes get stiffed. Here’s what to do if — sorry, when — it happens to you.
With all its cryptic commands and lingo, Twitter frightens many new users into social-media silence. You don’t need to be afraid.
Why you should change your sales recruiting ways, adopt Skype and worry about the HST. Plus: staff surveys and export funding.
When someone trashes your brand online, it pays to respond in a constructive manner — if you can tell who the are.
The entrepreneurship champion, philanthropist and self-described ‘franchise guy’ reveals how he spots winning opportunities, picks good business partners and stays strong when everything else is going wrong.