Where the music industry congregates online

Shawn Wilson talks about how Muzooka works for more than 1.5 million artists and the industry built around them

Where the music industry congregates onlineShawn Wilson is CEO of Muzooka. What is Muzooka? Wilson: Muzooka is where musical artists and their teams manage their media assets across multiple platforms from one central hub. Update your photos, bio, social media and video links on Muzooka, and we distribute those to our many industry partners, who always need access to the…

Postmedia net loss hits $5.1 million in second quarter

Company says it continues to work on cost reduction initiatives

Postmedia net loss hits $5.1 million in second quarterCanadian newspaper giant Postmedia reported Thursday a net loss of $5.1 million in its second quarter, which ended on Feb. 28. The company owns newspapers across the country, including the Sun Media chain. It said the result compares to a $1.3 million loss in the same period a year ago. “Revenue for the quarter was…

The perfect job doesn’t exist

It is best to think of every job as a steppingstone job to a great, but not perfect, job

The perfect job doesn’t existCareer pundits make a big deal about the perfect job. So millions of career builders make it their quest. And a fruitless quest it is. Here we are in the 19th year of the 21st century, and the mythical perfect job has mushroomed into something even more intangible and out of reach than ever before.…

Half of private company owners who plan to sell have no succession plan

47% don’t actually have a succession plan in place and 27% have not involved the next generation to take over

Half of private company owners who plan to sell have no succession planMore than two-thirds of Canada’s private company owners are planning to either sell or transfer their business to the next generation, yet nearly half of those have no succession plan in place, according to a report from PwC Canada. The Once in a Lifetime report, released today, said private and family businesses are a critical driver…

12,500 jobs at risk in Canada’s oilpatch in 2019

Alberta will be hit the hardest, with 9,600 more jobs expected to disappear

12,500 jobs at risk in Canada’s oilpatch in 2019Some sobering news out on Monday about jobs in the struggling oilpatch. The 2019 Labour Market Update by the PetroLMI division of Energy Safety Canada indicates about 12,500 jobs are at risk this year due to several factors including low commodity prices, a decline in capital spending and continued uncertainty over market access. And Alberta,…

Non-traditional home buying approaches on the rise

More solo Canadians are buying property; down payments are trending up: RBC

Non-traditional home buying approaches on the riseMore Canadians are taking a non-traditional approach to buying a home and many say being house poor may be the reality of home ownership, says the annual RBC Home Ownership Poll, which was released on Monday. “We're seeing a fundamental contrast in who's at the buying table,” said Nicole Wells, vice-president of home equity financing…

Great leaders share similar traits

While theories abound about what makes great leaders, they do share common traits

Great leaders share similar traitsThousands of books have been published about leadership because millions of people have fantasies of being top dog. Former presidents, prominent military leaders, CEOs, academics and consultants of every stripe have written books about what it takes to be an exceptional leader. It's worth finding out. While theories abound about what makes a great leader,…

Taking the mystery out of breakfast

Ever wondered what you could expect for breakfast in the country you are visiting?

Taking the mystery out of breakfastEver wondered what you could expect for breakfast in the the country you are visiting? While travellers may plan whole trips around their culinary experiences during lunch and dinner, most people don't really give too much thought about breakfast. What you eat depends on where you are ... and, if you're travelling in exotic lands,…

Don’t let incompetent bosses stand in your way

As frustrating as it is coping with an incompetent boss, it can also be an incredible career opportunity and learning experience

Don’t let incompetent bosses stand in your wayIt's been said countless times: "People don't leave companies, they leave bosses." It's hard working for an incompetent boss under any circumstance. In demanding IT and technology jobs where the workloads can be torturous and the pressure to complete projects quickly is relentless, it's especially tough. Tougher still is when you love your job and…

Seven steps to overcoming your frustration

Life is all about choices so if you're continually frustrated, you have chosen to remain that way

Seven steps to overcoming your frustrationHave you ever been frustrated? Probably a time or two! Frustration isn't actually a problem for most people; it's what we don't do about it that's the problem. Frustration frequently leads to worry, anger, inaction, and stress. So who needs frustration? No one. While you probably can't avoid frustration, you can do something about it.…
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