People Still Love the Sound of Phone Sex, says Operator

The world is advancing fast, and thanks to the rise in technological advancements, the sex industry is equally affected. The internet is littered with free porn, and pornstars are easily accessible through webcams and custom websites. Engaging in phone sex currently might feel a bit "ancient", but according to Alex Mayyasi, phone sex operators still feel very much useful. Mayyasi inter [...]

30 March 2018

Facebook just lost $60 billion — more than Tesla's entire market cap — in two days

Facebook Inc.’s privacy crisis has turned into a shareholder crisis.The social media giant has lost over US$60 billion in market value over the past two days, following revelations that personal data of millions of users was obtained by a data analytics firm. That’s more than the market capitalization of Tesla Inc. at around US$52 billion or three times that of Snapchat owner Snap In [...]

21 March 2018

Bitcoin boom and bust a lot like the dot-com bubble — but on steroids, Morgan Stanley says

Bitcoin has long been compared to the dot-com bubble. Morgan Stanley says its recent moves are similar to the tech boom and bust, but on steroids.Bitcoin’s recent moves almost mirror that of the Nasdaq Composite Index in the lead-up to and aftermath of 2000, but at 15 times the speed, Morgan Stanley said. The Nasdaq climbed 278 per cent in 519 days in the rally leading up to its high i [...]

21 March 2018

Trump tariffs set a dangerous precedent for global trade

It’s conventional wisdom: markets hate uncertainty. But maybe, after almost 14 months of Donald Trump in the White House, they’re getting used to it.Consider the seesaw reaction to the president’s recent tariff tantrum. Last week, he surprised almost everybody by announcing he was getting ready to impose a 25-per-cent tariff on imports of steel and a 10-per-cent levy on aluminu [...]

14 March 2018

Oprah Winfrey makes $110 million cashing in some of her Weight Watchers stock

Oprah Winfrey, who spurred a comeback at Weight Watchers International Inc. when she bought a stake in the company in 2015, is cashing in on the turnaround.Winfrey made US$110 million this month by selling 2 million shares of the company, most of which came from exercising options, according to a regulatory filing. She also donated 361,000 shares to her charitable foundation, which sold [...]

14 March 2018

How to ‘trade proof’ your Canadian portfolio without falling back on defensive stocks

TORONTO — Canadian fund managers are crunching numbers to trade-proof their portfolios, as the threat of U.S. tariffs boosts the appeal of domestic-focused names and shares of companies that have production capacity in the United States.The prospect of a trade war has rattled global financial markets, including the shares of Canada’s many export-driven companies such as those in the [...]

08 March 2018

Canadian dollar set to plunge to lowest level in 15 years on 'bully's mismatch,' currency guru says

One of the most prominent currency-markets gurus says the Canadian dollar will plunge to levels not seen in more than 15 years as trade turmoil intensifies.John R. Taylor, who formerly headed what was then the world’s biggest currency hedge fund, says his analysis of statistical patterns projects the loonie to weaken about 20 per cent to $1.60 per U.S. dollar by the end of next ye [...]

08 March 2018

Restaurant Owners Learn 60% of Consumers Will Judge Them On Food Quality

Offering your restaurant customers the newest and fastest ways to pay or book a table is a great perk. In fact, there are lots of emerging restaurant tech options for owners to offer their customers and help run their business more smoothly. But one factor trumps all those — food quality. Restaurant Experience Statistics According to this new infographic from Toast, makers of restaurant [...]

28 February 2018

How to Measure Business Success, Apply These 2 Metrics Beyond Money

For awhile in my business, I looked at income as the only marker of success. I was completely income focused because it seemed like everywhere I turned other business owners were using income as the top metric to measure how well they’re doing. Income is the greatest motivator for some people. There’s nothing wrong with this mindset. But if money isn’t your greatest motiva [...]

28 February 2018

Brick-and-Mortar Stores See Sales Slump in January

The New Year didn’t start out well for brick and mortar retail stores across the United States. Sales declined 7.0 percent year over year combined with a 4.4 percent drop in traffic. The numbers mark the fourth time in six months sales numbers dropped quicker than those for traffic. The latest Retail Performance Pulse Year over Year Report for January from RetailNext also saw a d [...]

26 February 2018

Time Wasters are Your Business’s Worst Enemies, Here are 4 to Watch

There are only eight hours in the traditional work day, and for your business to remain as profitable as possible, you need to make the most of those hours. Productivity is typically defined as how much work, or how many tasks, you and your employees can do within a given timeframe. Businesses attempt to optimize this by hiring more talented workers, buying better tools and equipment, and [...]

26 February 2018

She Means Business – What All Female Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Business Financing

Are you a female entrepreneur facing the unique challenges many women-owned businesses share? Of course, plenty of small businesses are already headed by women — and the number is growing. The disparity comes when comparing the amount of funding women run businesses receive compared to their male run counterparts, according to our friends at Biz2Credit. To address this issue confronting [...]

24 February 2018

Top Business Stories: Teens Lose Interest in Facebook, Customers Gripe About Chatbots

Top news this week revolved around trends impacting two of the most important tools around these days for business. A new study found that Facebook’s hold on the younger online generations is loose, at best. This is something to consider for your future marketing efforts. Speaking of the future … chatbots are more accessible for small businesses than ever before but that doesn’t alwa [...]

24 February 2018