Ashley Ward: Maple Organics 🎓
Maple Organics is Canada's first organic pharmaceutical company, co-founded by College Pro alumni Ashley Ward. “Our company is founded in our mission to make families healthier through our organic, pure and effective products while creating flexible career opportunities for women and men,” Ashley said.
4 Ways to Deal with Burnout as an Entrepreneur
Losing motivation and excitement for your business? You might be experiencing burnout. Burnout is defined as "a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands." Being responsible for an entire business is scary and demanding. If you are considering throwing in the towel, here are some tips on how to deal with entrepreneur burnout:
The 1 Question Jeff Bezos Says All Entrepreneurs Should Ask Themselves 💡
Part of being an entrepreneur is planning; figuring out long and short term goals, planning for any hits against the business, making predictions for 5, 10, 15 years down the road. This is not easy to do, because no one truly knows what the future holds. Jeff Bezos shares a tip how to make it easier to plan. For those who don't know, Jeff is the brains and founder of Amazon, the world's largest e-commerce marketplace, AI assistant provider and cloud computing platform. His tip: instead of trying to plan for what will change, ask yourself what won't change? He gives an example of although delivery methods for Amazon might change, the fact that customers want fast delivery and low prices won't. This allows you to focus on what will remain fundamental long-term and you can build a strategy for your business by working backwards. His theory expands in the article linked below.
Kevin Newman: News Anchor and Journalist 🎓
Kevin Newman is an award-winner journalist, news anchor, storyteller and digital media advisor. He was both correspondent and reporter for national broadcasters, CTV and Global for his 30 year career, and is a well-known Canadian figure. Sure enough, he is also a College Pro alum!
Are You Hiring a Cultural Fit? Do You Want To?
Hiring for your team can be tough. People that look good on paper might not fit in culturally and vice versa. How do you know after only one or two meetings with someone, that they'll fit in? The author of the article states company culture is about how the candidate fits in with the company's personality i.e. values, interpersonal skills and extracurriculars. It's also about how the company works i.e management, hours and pace.
Time Management Tips For Your Personal and Professional Development
Time can be overwhelming. Everyone, at some point, has had the feeling of not having enough time in their day. Especially this time of year, trying to start the year off with a good routine and tie up any loose ends from the one before. We know everyone at College Pro is extremely busy with recruiting, business planning, marketing and training...oh my! But then you have to factor in some personal time as well, because that's equally as important. A healthy work-life balance promotes productivity but sometimes you feel bad when you have so much to do, and you take some time for yourself. We totally get it! Take a five minute break and check out the time management tips below. Even if you only implement one or two tips, it can make a huge difference in your schedule.