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Rachel Shuttleworth

Understanding fear

The way to overcome fear is to understand it. Fear is the symptom, not the problem. When you have an illness, you seek help to get well. If you treat the symptoms, you might feel better, but you’ll still be sick, and the symptoms will keep recurring. When you treat the illness, you deal with the problem […]


Overcoming some of the greatest fears as a business owner

Addressing the fear of failure The best way to address fear is to thoroughly research the idea, service or product on which the business vision is predicated. Then, based on the evidence, assess the risk and determine whether the business’ chances of failure are small or not. The next step is to develop a business […]


5 reasons to embrace failure

Cathy Yeomans, Imagine Public Relations, White Rock, BC, Failure is something we all face in life. Whether in business or personally, we all have things that don’t quite work out the way we had hoped. Do you let failure push you down or motivate you? Here are five reasons why you should let failure […]


Picture your business winning $100,000

Could your business use a $100,000 grant and new technology? TELUS and The Globe and Mail have partnered up to bring you the fourth annual contest created for Canadian small businesses and start-ups.  The Challenge helps take businesses to the next level by helping them overcome their biggest challenge – with a $100,000 business grant […]


Registrations now open for the Action Entrepreneurship Virtual Roundtable!

Have your say and help expand youth entrepreneurship in Canada! Join Canada’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs, business and non-profit leaders, policy makers and educators for the Action Entrepreneurship Virtual Roundtable. Happening March 10 to 21, 2014 and hosted by Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the Action Entrepreneurship Virtual Roundtable is your chance to discuss […]


Build your network – Build your business

Steve Hubbard is the co-founder and Sales, Marketing and Business Development Director for Lightenco (Lighting Enhancement Corporation) with offices in Montréal, Toronto and Ottawa. Lightenco provides subsidized, turnkey LED lighting products and services and since inception in 2011, has developed strong relationships with clients, suppliers and partners throughout Ontario and Québec. Steve offers this advice […]


How to find the right mentor

Everyone needs to seek advice sometimes – whether in their personal or business lives. In a professional setting, you will be mentored; you will source inspiration and you will have heroes. No business can grow without having some model for success. Often that model is someone the owner or manager can look up to and […]


Why young people should start a business

Starting a business when you’re young has many advantages. Taking responsibility: When you work for someone and things don’t work out, it may be easier to blame circumstances. When you start your own business, you are responsible for the decisions you make and the way things happen. The results you get are a reflection of […]