Karen Rowe

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The Three Most Important Decisions You Will Ever Make

If you want to be successful in life and in business, then you need to take massive action. Before you do, however, you need to make these three important decisions.<p>I just returned from the Tony Robbins Business Mastery seminar, and what I'm about to share with you will change your life--but only …

Self-improvement

How I Taught a 6-Year-Old Algebra in Four Months

As China, India and the East continue to pump out math prodigies from an early age, the U.S. children continue to lag further and further behind. According to PISA results, the U.S. math world ranking has dropped again from 25th in 2011 to 31st in 2012.<p>I believe this still might be generous for …

Top 3 Entrepreneurship Lessons From Hedge Fund Billionaire Ray Dalio

I spent nine years at Bridgewater Associates in an executive role working closely with Ray Dalio. As a result whenever I meet fellow entrepreneurs at conferences, business meetings, or social events, they are curious to know about Bridgewater Associates and Ray Dalio. I get very poignant questions …

7 equations to build a secure retirement

BOSTON (MarketWatch)—The Judeo-Christian world has its 10 commandments. Newton has his three laws of motion. And now retirement has its seven …

Okay, homeowners, just how diversified is your portfolio?

Canadian investors may be more exposed to a housing correction than they think.<p>In addition to direct home ownership, falling prices could reach Canadian portfolios through a variety of channels, none more popular right now than bank stocks.<p>With the Bank of Canada raising new fears about the …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

6 Cash Flow Essentials for Your Startup

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Managing cash collections probably wasn’t what drew you to entrepreneurship in the first place, but it’s a crucial part of running a business. At the end of the day, no business can sustain itself without cash -- this is especially true …

Small Business

Bank Of Canada Correctly Observes Canadian Housing Market May Be Overvalued By As Much As 30%

In its biannual Financial System Review published yesterday, the Bank of Canada acknowledged that the country’s housing market may be overvalued by as much as 30%. Amid concerns that Canada’s housing market may be overheated and due for a correction, the Bank of Canada’s new overvaluation estimate …

Ottawa hiring 400 public servants to manage EI

The Conservative government is adding 400 public servants to manage employment insurance files in response to a big spike in the number of Canadians complaining of poor service, including unanswered phone calls and processing delays.<p>Employment Minister Jason Kenney's office confirmed the plans to …

Talisman says potential deal with Repsol back on the table, shares jump

Talisman Energy Inc. says it has been approached by Spain's Repsol SA as well as other parties over potential deals.<p>The Calgary-based oil and gas company cautioned that "there is no assurance that any transaction will be agreed."<p>Talisman shares jumped 55 cents or more than 12 per cent to $4.85 on …

Why you need to sell those losing stocks

Nobody likes losing. So why do people hang on to losing investments?<p>Because selling feels even worse.<p>The pain of a loss is substantially greater than …

Investing

Deutsche tests investor patience with no-surrender strategy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank’s (DBKGn.DE) determination to be the last European in the upper echelons of global investment banking is an expensive waiting game for investors.<p>The headquarters of Deutsche Bank are pictured in Frankfurt October 29, 2013. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski<p>Germany’s flagship …

Investing

Keystone the butt of jokes as Obama appears on ‘Colbert Report’

In the Monday night episode of <i>The Colbert Report</i>, the joke was on Canada's oil industry.<p>That's because the featured guest appeared to take a dig at the industry's long-awaited, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project.<p>Unfortunately for project proponents, it just so happened that this skeptical …

Stock market trouble has silver lining for banks

There is trouble afoot for the banks. For the first time in a long time, bank stocks are sharply lower, like just about everything else on the …

AGF to slash dividend in major step in transforming business

AGF Management Ltd. is cutting back its hefty dividend, a major step in the plan to turn the struggling asset manager into a more influential international investment business.<p>The company said Tuesday that it would prune the company's dividend by about 70 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, a …

Try It Now

10 Ways You're Already a Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have the inspiring words from your mission statement become buried deep beneath the profit and loss statement?<p>It’s easy for success to become shallow. When our compass points only to the dollar sign, and life is all about the bottom line, …

Profit

Science shouldn’t be all business

Last Thursday, during a visit to IBM headquarters in Markham, Ont., Prime Minister Stephen Harper unveiled his government's science and technology strategy.<p>Like all Harper government-branded products, it has a grandiose title: "Seizing Canada's Moment: Moving Forward in Science, Technology and …

Canadian oil producers brace for ‘price war’ as oil hits five-year lows

Oil tumbled to five-year lows amid escalating fears of global oversupply, forcing more Canadian producers to slash budgets as they brace for an extended period of weak prices.<p>Oil's decline has also hammered Canadian energy shares across the board, and on Monday pushed the S&P/TSX composite index …

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How To Raise Money When VCs Aren’t An Option

Hitting a brick wall on venture capital funding? Start exploring these alternatives.<p>When every startup success story seems to involve venture capital firms and a multimillion dollar funding round, it’s easy to believe that your startup must get VC funding to succeed. That couldn’t be further from …

Eight ways to become the most pro-active person you know

One of the things I often tell my team is, "Be proactive in your own becoming." This sounds like a weird phrase at first, but when you break it down, it makes sense – and it will put you on the path of achievement.<p>In short, being proactive in your own becoming is a mix of hustle and …

How to invest for children

I don’t have kids myself but I’ve noticed that some people do, and even more people are thinking of getting some. The masochists.<p>I’ve also noticed …

CIBC closes Concordia student's bank account because he's Iranian

Arash Khodadadi, a Montreal university student, has been forced by CIBC to close his chequing and savings accounts because he is from Iran.<p>The …

5 Tips on Growing to $100 Million and Beyond

Serial entrepreneur David Steinberg gives advice on how companies can achieve meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that come with it.<p>Ask most companies to name the holy grail of business and they may talk about meteoric growth and the increased revenue and new customers that …

The teen entrepreneurs making millions on their lunch break

The business world has always been notoriously perilous -- but a group of young entrepreneurs are proving that cubs can thrive in the lion's den. From California to the Caribbean, Generation Y-ers around the world are considering abandoning formal education and generating successful empires before …

German union launches new strike at Amazon warehouses

BERLIN (Reuters) - Workers at two of Amazon.com’s (AMZN.O) German warehouses went on strike on Monday as labor union Verdi sought to squeeze the online retailer in the busy pre-Christmas period in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions.<p>General view of the Amazon.de distribution centre in …

Opera

Uber banned from operating in Indian capital after rape accusation

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. online ride-hailing service Uber has been banned from operating in the Indian capital after a female passenger accused one of its drivers of rape, a case that has reignited a debate about the safety of women in the South Asian nation.<p>Policemen escort driver Shiv Kumar …

India