In the face of increased competition for jobs, and a decrease in the number of jobs available, many North Americans are fleeing the office or factory for a home based business. While everyone has a different set of circumstances giving them the push for self employment, there are a few common threads weaving them together.
Over a recent family dinner, I had an interesting conversation with my wife’s parents, her grandfather and my two daughters, both of which have their driver’s license but both of which are subject to the graduated licensing system. My daughters grew up knowing that if you drink, you are not to drive. Even in the days
Wine is “King” in Canada. Well, it isn’t yet but it is likely to become King if the current trends continue. Canada is known as a country that loves our beer. The funny video from Tim Hicks called “Stronger Beer” speaks to the differences between the U.S. and Canada but focuses on our love of
On a recent road trip to Northern Ontario, I was faced with a situation that I had long been worried would happen. With my three children in the back seat of the truck, and the box of the truck completely filled with "travel necessities", we picked up a sharp piece of metal on the highway
A recent article in the Huffington Post detailed the traffic congestion in various North American cities. Vancouver was found to be the worst city out of all major cities reviewed. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/06/vancouver-worst-traffic-congestion_n_4228675.html The study goes on to say that the average commuter spends 11.6 days a year on their drive to and from work. This is
A short video of Driverseat Franchisee Chris Lilly on being an entrepreneur in the Driverseat system.
I spent many years traveling to New York for work. I really like the city. It is vibrant, has some amazing architecture, some of the best theatre productions in the world and a selection of restaurants that are second to none. When the 911 attacks occurred, like many of you, I was without words and
51 minutes. How long is that exactly. It is roughly the time it takes to watch a 1-hour TV program (while fast forwarding the commercials), it is the length of a class in high school, just over the average commute time for someone in a bedroom community outside of Toronto and it is the average
I am an avid traveler. When I am asked what type of travel I like, I have trouble answering because the experience of travel is something that I live for. I am fortunate to have a wife of 21 years who loves to travel as much as I do. I am more fortunate that we
You are living under a rock if you aren’t aware that Canada’s population is aging, and that trend is expected to continue at least for the next 25 years. This will present myriad challenges to us as a society. Will it put a strain on our income assistance programs, such as Old Age Security? Of