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Dragons' Den Season 5 – Tools of the Trade

Wednesday night was the first episode of Season 5 of Dragons’ Den on CBC, and it was fantastic. Also called the Celebrity Episode, 3 well-known TV celebrities were on hand to endorse great business ideas. For fashion, there was Jeanne Beker from fashion television. Mike Holmes was there to check out the tools (and inform […]

A Newspaper's Saviour: E-Readers

With costs on the constant rise, and convenience becoming one of the most important factors for consumers, newspapers are facing hard times. Managing the cost of creating, printing, and distributing content is becoming more difficult. On top of that, a newspaper at your doorstep no longer represents convenience, especially when the same content is available […]

Investing and Saving

For the average person with some money to invest, a recession can be a golden opportunity. As the economy slows, prices of stocks fall across the board, even for companies not directly affected by the cause of the economic collapse. As a result, for those who can afford to do so, investing at this time […]

Dragons’ Den – Episode 6 Review

Apparently I’m not very good at predicting deals. My last article in which I predicted who would get a deal went flat with me guessing wrong on both counts. However, I can still review an episode, so here we go. Note, if you have not yet watched the episode, do that now, and then come […]

Dragon's Den Episode 5

I just finished watching the fifth episode of Dragon’s Den – if you missed it last night, you can watch it on the CBC website. Note that this article will include spoilers, so if you haven’t watched it yet, do that first. Then please come back and read this. As is usual for the show, […]

Most Common Mistakes on Dragon's Den

I’m a fan of a show here in Canada called Dragon’s Den, where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to a panel of dragons hoping for an investment. The catch is that the entrepreneur must get at least as much as they are asking for, or they get nothing. The most common mistake I’ve seen, and it […]

The Best Time to Buy

When is the best time to buy something, whether it’s a stock, or something more mundane, such as a new pair of shoes? Of course, everyone knows the simple answer – buy when the price is down. The question, however, is how do you know when the price will be down, and how do you […]

Toronto – Driving Business Away

I read today two articles about a survey that was recently completed regarding running a business in Toronto. The first was in the National Post (click here for the full article) and the second was on 680 News (click here for that article). Both had the same attitude – the changes that have been occurring […]