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Telling Stories Through Content: How 7 Brands Do It With Style - Small Business Trends

Brands. Stories. Profits.<p>Story telling is powerful. Stories help with branding, i.e., making an impression that stands out and sticks in our …

Learning from the Best: Social Media Power Users Marketing Habits

Millions of followers on Twitter, and a similar number of fans on Facebook don’t just happen by accident. They are the result of doing something …

Tips for Implementing Change and Successfully Managing the Transition

In today’s organizations, the rate of change has never been more rapid or more constant. Whether the change is a small one, like the implementation …

5 Pillars of Visual Marketing Plus Some Free Tools

Visual marketing is one of those buzz terms circulating a lot lately. With the way the Internet itself has changed over time, that is to be expected. …

If you have trade secrets, lock them up in contracts

In my last column, I discussed a serious breach of confidentiality by one of J.K Rowling's lawyers, who disclosed to a friend that the author had written a new crime novel under a pseudonym. The lawyer was under a professional obligation of confidentiality, and he breached it by disclosing the …

Market View: Why luxury retailers are buying diamonds and breeding crocodiles

The Globe and Mail's Jacqueline Nelson explains how companies like Tiffany are locking up their supply chains with some unusual moves

Shopify leaping from Web to storefront as startups dream big

Shopify Inc., which became one of Canada's hottest startups by helping retailers set up online storefronts and running their shopping cart systems, now wants to become a force in bricks-and-mortar retail as well.<p>The Ottawa-based company is launching a comprehensive system that allows retailers to …

The challenge of being a better boss

How to Make a Decision

Do you ever struggle with making the right decision? Ever wonder if you are going after what you truly want? What happens when you get close to what you want? Ever feel anxious when you are about to make a decision? How do you tell if it is an ego play or your real heart's desire?<p>I have held a …

Happy Parent’s Day! Top 5 Reads For Moms and Dads

Whether you need ideas for starting your own or you want to modify more traditional wordings to fit your style, follow these links to get ideas for …

Even introverts can learn to be great talkers

Whether you're engaging in chit-chat with co-workers on the first day of your new job, or talking to a customer to land a potential sale, you need good communication skills in the workplace.<p>Everyone experiences awkward moments, such as being alone in the elevator with the boss for the interminable …

Why don’t women care about politics?

Compared to men, women are clueless about politics. Those are the depressing findings of a British study released last week. Even in advanced democracies like Norway and Canada, it found a massive gender gap in knowledge about politics. Men are news junkies, while women tune out.<p>According to the …

The sweet, secret satisfaction of procrastination

<i>The Essay is a daily personal piece submitted by readers. Have a story to tell? See our guidelines at tgam.ca/essayguide</i><p>I discovered a couple of things in the past few minutes: The world is a totally different place when you are upside down, and successfully standing on your head is a particularly …

We must use technology to stop cellphone use while driving, experts urge

Steps must be taken to dissuade drivers from illegally using cellphones while behind the wheel to prevent the risk of injury to other motorists or pedestrians, says an editorial by two Canadian doctors.<p>And paradoxically, they write in this week's British Medical Journal, technology itself may …

Salespeople who provoke ‘in the right way’ will outperform

When you look back and think about who has had the most profound influence and impact on your life, you probably remember the people who challenged you most, who created discomfort, who pushed you, and who felt like they were a huge pain while taking you to new heights. They have likely left a …

How to run a business without regrets

After more than 20 years in business, I often get asked whether or not I have regrets. What would you do differently, people ask, if you could go back in time?<p>That's a great question; it proves that the inquirers are trying to learn from another's mistakes, instead of assuming that their situation …

Wedding Regrets: Readers Reveal What They Would Change About Their Big Day Celebrations

We hope all brides and grooms have wonderful wedding day celebrations that go off without a hitch. But the reality is that even the best weddings are far from perfect.<p>On Monday, we asked our followers on Twitter and Facebook to reveal the one aspect of their wedding day that they wish they could …

What Happened When My Husband And I Dabbled In BDSM

(Trying on BDSM-wear on Carnaby Street in London circa 1986. A harbinger of things to come.)<p>Before kids my husband Henry and I decided to walk on the wild side one night when we accepted an invitation from friends to attend a BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism) Valentine's Day party hosted …

What to Wear to All Your Other Bridal Parties

Your wedding dress is probably the most important fashion decision you're going to make for your wedding, but it's not the only outfit you need to …

Wedding Costs: Should Vendors Charge More For Big Day Parties Than Other Events?

A new study released Sunday by British consumer research group Which? found that wedding vendors routinely charge more for their services when told they are needed for a wedding, versus a "family party" on the same date with the same number of guests.<p>While some clients feel like they're being …

Marriage Rate Still At Historic Lows, But Weddings May Increase Over Next Two Years, Research Finds

It's no secret that marriage rates have been on the decline for decades -- in 2011, just 51 percent of Americans were married, compared to 72 percent in 1960. And new research predicts that marriage rates will remain at a historic low in the years ahead.<p>Private research company Demographic …

I Found Comfort In Rough Sex. Then Things Got Really Scary

One woman's story on using sex as a coping mechanism<p>I vividly remember the patch of sidewalk that I was looking at when my dad said, "I'm afraid it's bad news, honey." I clutched my cell phone to my ear as he explained that a CT scan of my mom's lungs had revealed a tumor wrapped around her …

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6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

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Rejecting Northern Gateway risks disaster, Enbridge lawyer warns

Canada will be vulnerable to economic disaster should the Northern Gateway pipeline be rejected, the proponent told a federal review panel Monday as the final phase of public hearings got under way.<p>Richard Neufeld, the lawyer for Calgary-based Enbridge Inc., said there are billions of dollars at …

Former Conservative ministerial aide arrested in Montreal police sweep

One of the people arrested in the latest police sweep in Montreal was hired as a Conservative ministerial aide shortly after he failed in his bid to win a seat for the party in the 2011 election.<p>Saulie Zajdel worked in the office of Heritage Minister James Moore from October, 2011, to March, 2012. …

Miss Universe Crowns Angola Miss Usa Miss America & More Pageant Video

After Monday’s Miss Universe competition, watch good, bad, and ugly moments from beauty contests.<p><b>Beauty and the Missing Brains</b><p>"If I could be great at …

How a Porn Star Retires: Aurora Snow on Life After Porn

Aurora Snow on why many porn stars keep returning to the business—and how she finally managed to get out.<p>I was certain that I would never want a …

Carrick on money: It’s more fun to shop than to buy

<i>The best of the web on money, markets and all things financial, as chosen daily by Globe and Mail personal finance columnist Rob Carrick.</i><p><b>It's more fun to shop than to buy</b><br>You'll get more satisfaction from contemplating a purchase than by actually buying something, this blog post argues.<p><b>Flat-earth</b> …

Your Guide to Getting a Beach-Ready Body

It's official: Bathing suit season is upon us, and if you haven't been able to hit the gym to tone up as much as you'd like, this can be a terrifying realization. We turned to our friends at Crunch Gyms, who designed a full-body workout plan to get us bea<p>It's official: Bathing suit season is upon …