September 2013 Entrepreneur E-News:Five Ways to Achieve Balance as an Entrepreneur
E-NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2013
21 Unwritten Rules of Meetings
Article Written By: Alex Cavoulacos
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the unwritten rules of
email, and I was blown away at how many people found it helpful.
Turns out, there are a lot of rules out there that we could all benefit
from getting on paper!
With that in mind, I’ll be doing a few more of those
lists, starting with the second biggest office pain point: meetings.
Read on for the must-know rules of how to run a successful meeting, and
colleagues everywhere will thank you.
1.Make sure you really need a meeting
before scheduling it. Could this be resolved by 10 minutes on the phone
or via email instead?
2.Every meeting should have a
purpose: You either need to make a decision or complete an action
together. Giving an update can almost always happen by email.
Featured Event: 2013 Toronto Entrepreneurs Symposium
Speaker Submissions: 2014 Toronto Entrepreneurs
In the News:
Canada hailed as one of five best G20 countries for
Canadian entrepreneurs have much to smile about: Canada
ranks as one of the best countries in the world to start a business,
according to a report by EY.The report applauded Canada’s low labour
and startup costs, negligible insolvency rates, low tax burden, and
said that the country has better access to funding than most other G20
countries. Yet, EY also noted three in four entrepreneurs cited that
financing remains a hurdle in Canada, while 36% said business failure
is a barrier to future venture opportunities. READ MORE
Canada needs to step up and better support entrepreneurs
lost nearly 40,000 jobs in July and it now has an unemployment rate
somewhere between 7 per cent and 13 per cent, depending on whether you
count people who have given up looking for work. For the 1.4 million
Canadians without a job, it must seem like there is very little light
at the end of the tunnel. Job grants and training programs are a step
in the right direction but the government needs to start thinking
creatively about how it can pull the country out of this prolonged
slump. READ MORE
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Featured Event: 2014 Toronto Entrepreneurs Conference
Article: Five Ways to Achieve Balance as an Entrepreneur
Article Written By: Lewis Howes
As a profession, entrepreneurship breeds anything but
balance. The highs can be stratospheric and the lows can be crushing.
Trying to find your rhythm in a highly competitive market can take its
toll and sometimes entrepreneurs burn out far too soon. But there are
ways to maintain balance despite the roller coaster ride.
This is something Mike Del Ponte, co-founder and chief
executive of Soma,
knows a lot about. Soma is the maker of smart, biodegradable and
beautiful water filters, and delivers them to customers every other
month. READ MORE