Net Neutrality Threatened by Trump Administration

Tom Wheeler, the former chair of the FCC, used his final speech before stepping down to warn businesses and consumers that their choice of cloud services and business applications could be severely limited if the incoming administration strikes down the 2015 open internet order that he and his group put in place. This order positioned the FCC’s net neutrality regulation that prevents Internet Service Providers from slowing or blocking traffic on their networks. This gives all traffic equal opportunity and speed and prevents network favoritism.

Wheeler also showed concern for the Internet of Things, an area of economic growth that is quickly becoming top of mind to many businesses and policy makers in Washington.

“[T]he growth of the internet of things is another area that depends on the open connectivity of those things,” Wheeler said. “If ISPs can decide arbitrarily which IoT device can be connected, or favor their own IoT activity over their competitors, the bright future of IoT dims.” Wheeler continued, “As everything goes into the cloud, the ability to access the cloud free of gatekeepers is essential. If ISPs get to choose which applications and clouds work better than others in terms of access, speed and latency, they will control the cloud future,”.

Wheeler’s position may not be a surprise now but given his past as a lobbyist for the cable and wireless sector his support of net neutrality may come as a shock.

Bill Wilson, a consultant for Broadband Landing, said, “Wheeler may be underplaying the seriousness of the situation. Net Neutrality is the biggest deal that no one really understands. If consumers and small businesses actually realized what the internet would look like after it was bought and sold by large corporations that was be worried. This would be all that was being talked about.”

Wheeler has the same question many businesses do, namely will Trump dismantle a policy that is clearly working? With republicans openly opposed to net neutrality things do seem dire for the policy.

Wheeler’s speech not only acts as a warning to the incoming administration but also clearly attempts to widen the scope of the net neutrality debate as a whole. Consumer impact of the open internet order is almost always the lead in any discussion of net neutrality but here Wheeler’s focus was on the danger to businesses and their increasing use of cloud computing. Interruption or the slowing of these services is a bit more destructive than a video playing slow. Businesses might be required to completely change back office management systems. A company like Salesforce.com could have their customer base divided between users that have an ISP that allows their traffic and ISP’s that won’t. Situations of this type could be repeated across many business services. If AT&T buys a firm that provides CMS to sales and marketing groups, it is not unthinkable that they would show preference to this firm over others.

Wheeler specifically calls out Verizon and AT&T for the “zero rating” programs that give some companies free access by not charging customers for the data they use. While this isn’t the feared “Fast Lane” net neutrality has been trying to avoid, it may actually be worse.

Wheeler finished his speech with, “It now falls to a new set of regulators, to a new FCC and to those who advocate before it and the Congress to determine the road that they want to take from here,” Wheeler said. “We are at a fork in that road. One path leads forward and the other leads back to relitigating solutions that are demonstrably working.”

While the fork in the road analogy fits, it’s actually a bit more drastic than Wheeler makes it seem. One road leads forward and the other leads back a decade and then off a cliff into a hole filled with alligators.

How to Host Speed Dating Events to Make Extra Money

Tips on Getting Started

Here is what you need to know to get started

NOTICE: THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED FOR VIEWERS WHO GENERALLY KNOW WHAT SPEED DATING IS, AND HOW IT GENERALLY WORKS. OUR GOAL IS TO INFORM YOU ON HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM HOSTING YOUR OWN SPEED DATING EVENTS.

1. You’ll first want to come up with a name that you will operate under (a “DBA” name, so to speak). I suggest coming up with a name that is unique, yet simple and to the point of your business. Additionally, you’ll want to choose a name that has an available domain address to compliment or match. (Example: Match in Six = DBA | Domain address = www.matchinsix.com)

2. Come up with a logo for brand presence and to gain the feel of a professional company.

3. Decide who your target market will be. Just a word of personal advice from experience, I have noticed that age groups that range from 35 and up are more likely to fill up faster than those events for people who are single and under the age of 35. But approach the age group you are most comfortable dealing with and can establish some type of common ground with.

4. Talk to the owners/managers at local restaurants, coffee houses, and such about hosting an event at their space. Decide how you can be of benefit to the venue and how hosting a speed dating event will help them AND you so everyone can make a little extra cash.

5. After you secure a location(s) you’ll want to set a date and begin marketing your Event, the Venue, and your company (yourself).

6. Invite guest. Even though it is important to advertise your event, remember to invite singles that you know to your event. Let them know a little about the venue you selected, the types of people you anticipate on participating, and ask them to attend.

7. Prepare a Speed Dating Kit for your events with the following:

· Pens/Pencils

· Name Tags

· Note Cards

· Table Tents/ Table Markers

· Bell/ Whistle

8. At the event, make sure all of you guest have a name badge (Alias’s are ok and suggested) and assign them a unique number for easier match results. Have them complete a registration form with contact information, email address, their real name, and Alias (if using one) for matching purposes.

9. During the event, every 6-8 minutes you ring the bell and the daters switch dates. At the end of the night they will all have met every opposite. They keep track of guest they would like to meet on the note card. (Ex: Guest writes Mark #12 No or Jane #16 Yes). Once all rounds are complete, guest turn their note cards in to you.

10. Swap contact info as soon as possible. Once you get the results, allow 24-72 hours to inform guest of their matches. Only mutual interests receive contact information. Non mutual interests are voided discretely without anyone feeling put on the spot, or rejected.

How to Charge

Depending on the venue selection and targeted audience, I would suggest charging anywhere from $15 to $30 per person at your speed dating event, starting out. This should cover most of the marketing and pay you a nice wage for the evening of the event. As you build a stronger brand presence you’ll be able to charge and earn more.

Additional Info

**Assure your guest that the events are for entertainment. Also mention there is a realistic opportunity for them to meet someone special. Appeal to their “social side” not their “single (unmatched) side”.

**Remember to keep communication open with the business owners and thank them for their support. Also, I wouldn’t guarantee any turnout commitments, etc. Be honest and let them know your confidence and experience level. Get them involved in the promotion of the event as well!

**There are companies who offer speed dating kits, try Match in Six. This speed dating company is based out of Atlanta and offers a unique style of events, speed dating resources, and information on getting started with hosting and coordinating speed dating events.

How to Answer “Why Should I Hire You?” in a Job Interview

How to Answer “Why Should I Hire You?”

“Why should I hire you?” is one of the most common job interview questions, yet so many candidates blow their chances of success with either a weak answer or arrogant statement. When I speak with candidates, they almost always tell me that this is one of the hardest questions to answer and they find it tricky to strike a balance between confidence and cocky.

So how do you pitch your answer perfectly, so that the hiring manager is attracted to your skills, expertise and personal attributes without waffling, being overcome with lack of self-confidence, or either way, talking yourself out of the job?

Take the time to prepare and practise your answer. You will probably find it uncomfortable to start with, but that’s ok. Not many people are used to talking about themselves in such a self-promotion way. Just remember that a job interview is not the time to be shy and retiring – the interviewer will expect you to blow your own trumpet!

Have fun with it! Find a room where nobody can hear you and go for it! Start by saying aloud all the things that are amazing about you and how much your skills and expertise will benefit the company. What is your unique selling point? (Your U.S.P) What makes you stand out from the crowd? Go wild! Just get to the point where you don’t feel stupid speaking out loud then start to scale it back so you sound sincere.

Why not record your voice with a Dictaphone or your cellphone? Play it back to give yourself feedback on your tone of voice, and of course the quality of the content you have vocalised.

Take it one step further and speak while in front of a mirror. Look at your gestures and smile!
In 30 Seconds…Speak Like You Mean Business: You Are Your 30-Second Commercial!
In 30 Seconds…Speak Like You Mean Business: You Are Your 30-Second Commercial!
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30 Second Elevator Pitch

Have you heard of a 30 second elevator pitch? It’s a term often used in the business world and simply means, what would you say in 30 seconds to promote a product or service? You can use this idea for your answer in a job interview, only this time, it’s you that is the product. What can you say in 30 seconds that will allow the hiring manager to visualise you in the new job role and convince him or her that you are the right person to hire for the job?

During a job interview, the trick is to summarise your skills, experience and qualifications that are relevant to the role in a succinct way with confidence.

Many candidates feel uncomfortable with this, but this is your chance to really “sell” yourself and stand out from the competition. It’s your way to be memorable and ensure that whoever has interviewed you will be talking about you to others within the organisation even after you have left the building for all the right reasons. You don’t want to be remembered for being the nervous, shy or twitchy candidate, do you?

The clues are there! You can second guess what the interviewer is looking for from the job description and by doing some company research.
The clues are there! You can second guess what the interviewer is looking for from the job description and by doing some company research.
What does the interviewer really want?

A great sales person will keep a close eye on their potential customer to look and listen for buying signals. They will also listen intently to establish the customer’s needs then sell a product or service based on what the customer actually wants. It’s an easier sell than trying to push something onto the customer that they don’t require.

You can use this as a technique in a job interview if you imagine the interviewer is the customer – in other words, the interviewer is the buyer (hirer) of you. During your previous answers, look out for positive buying or hiring signals, such as smiling, nodding, agreeing and enthusiastic responses. If they are responding positively to what you say, try to remember these as you can then use the information when asked “Why should I hire you?” because you have already established the things they like to hear.

You can also prepare further in advance by looking for clues based within the information detailed in the job description. Use this to your advantage by reading all the detail to discover what the employer is looking for. What are the top 3 things they are requesting as essential requirements of the role? If you meet these, then that’s what you should include in your answer.

The most important part of answering, is to highlight your strengths and prior experience in relation to the job role and how these will benefit the company in both the short and longer term. You are the product so think about what the buyer (the company/ interviewer) needs.

Research the company and it’s competitors to see if you can come up with any golden nuggets of information that you can use to add detail to your answer, not only for this question, but others as part of the interview process.

What Women Should Know Before Joining the Army

Life as a Female Soldier in Pre-Basic

Before I joined the United States Army, I pored through the internet looking for any kind of information that could help me. I wanted so badly to know what it was like to be in the Army. I knew what it was like for the soldiers I’d already met, but none of them were females like me. Let’s face it: There is a difference between males and females in the military, and I wanted to know that difference. Unfortunately I never found any helpful information, so I up and joined the U.S. Army and experienced it myself. Hopefully this piece will be of help to other women considering joining the Army.
Boot Camp

The boot camp experience is also known as:

Basic Combat Training, or BCT (the Army loves its acronyms)
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What to Do/Know Before Joining the Army:

1. Consider Cutting Your Hair
If you don’t cut your hair, you will need to keep it in a tight bun.
If you don’t cut your hair, you will need to keep it in a tight bun. | Source

Decide if your hair is going to work for you while you’re at Boot Camp.

My hair was long, and I wasn’t about to fix my hair up in a bun every day. With the intense training, I would have to fix my hair all of the time, especially because drill sergeants are sticklers about soldier representation.

A soldier also told me that some of the female soldiers he knew got moldy hair. When I started training, I could see how that was possible. The females who didn’t cut their hair always had to have it up in a bun. As soon as they were done with showers, they’d basically have to throw their hair back into a bun. Sometimes there wasn’t much time to take showers, so then the drill sergeants were thoughtful enough to take us training in the rain. After training in the mud, we would all go camping—again, in the rain. Under those conditions, it’d be easy for a bit of mold to cultivate in a knot of hair.

One of my first preparations for BCT was chopping off all of my hair!

I was amazed by how many people were mad at me for shearing off my “crowning glory.”

In the end, it was a very good thing that I cut my hair, though it made me sad to lose whatever cuteness my long hair gave me.

2. Exercise Before You Join
If you begin to work out before entering Boot Camp, it will be much easier.
If you begin to work out before entering Boot Camp, it will be much easier. | Source

This is very important! Training is very tough if you do not have some level of physical fitness when you arrive. You don’t need to be Superwoman or anything, but give your muscles a bit of training so the shock factor won’t be so high.

Basic Training is, on all levels, a rather high-stress affair, so be ready for it. There are physical ability standards that you must pass in order to graduate Basic Training. The Army’s Physical Training Test is different than those of the other military branches. The test examines the soldier’s ability to do push-ups, sit-ups, and a two-mile run, in that order. The push-ups and sit-ups are each under a time limit of two minutes. The pass/fail standards are based on age and gender.

You can see what the pass/fail standards are for your age and gender under APFT standards on the US Army Basic site. For example, how many pushups must I do in order to pass? Well, I’m a female between 22 and 26 years of age. Therefore, I must do 17 pushups in order to get a minimum passing score of 60%. If that seems too easy, then go for a score of 100% by doing 46 pushups or more. Still too easy? Max out the guys’ standards. Go for 75 pushups.

3. Ask Questions and Gain Answers
Army recruiters can be great sources of information. However, they are also biased—they benefit from your joining, so you should also find another person to answer your questions.
Army recruiters can be great sources of information. However, they are also biased—they benefit from your joining, so you should also find another person to answer your questions. | Source

Find someone in the Army branch you are interested in who has no monetary interest in what you decide. I don’t care what the recruiters say, they do twist the truth when it benefits them because they get benefits based on their monthly number of recruits (in other words, they have a quota). I wasn’t lucky and got a bad recruiter. However, there are good ones. So before you join, find an unbiased opinion and make sure you understand what it will be like.

4. Break Your Bad Habits
Break all of your bad habits before coming.
Break all of your bad habits before coming. | Source

Break your bad habits now before you ship out to Basic Training. It will make your time there much less terrible. Smoking, drinking alcohol, snacking, taking naps, etc, are all habits that plague trainees during training. If you break your habits, Basic Combat Training will be that much easier.

5. Don’t Stress Over the Drill Sergeants
Don’t let the drill sergeants get to you.
Don’t let the drill sergeants get to you. | Source

They yell, dish out punishments, and play mind-games, but they won’t physically harm you. Everything is done according to what you can withstand, physically and mentally. If you can endure everything they throw at you and come out on top, then you are worthy to be an American soldier.

A Few More Things to Do Before Going to Basic Training

How should you pay your bills? Is it worth it to stop your phone plan? The video above offers a few more tips for things you may not have thought about.

Interior Design In The Work Place

It is easy to think of hiring an interior designer for your home. We have all kinds of ideas about the space we live in and want it to be as comfortable as possible. It is commonplace to ask for someone to help you turn your house into your sanctuary. Such a service is also available for the workplace.

Factors to Consider For the Workplace

Employees generally spend at least one third of their day at work. It is important that they have an environment that helps them to be productive. Allowing a company, such as Commercial Design Services Inc., to guide a business in this task can be very beneficial.

An employer will want to consider the work space and lay out of office areas. Companies grow and change and a flexible floor plan will help them to make quick changes when needed. This is also most cost efficient when existing furniture can be redirected to accommodate the new circumstances.
Appropriate furniture is also a critical factor. Depending on the tasks that employees are performing, ergonomics will come into play. It is important that chairs, desks, etc. allow for comfort as well as safety for those that are working at them.

Sound can be a distraction in some situations, and a business may consider masking some of that noise to create a more productive work space.

How to Make Your Work Space a Reality

Planning is the first key to success in achieving an appropriate work space for your needs. Once that is complete, a business will want to work with a reliable source to order and deliver the needed inventory. Installation is then the final step. Companies like Commercial Design Services Inc. can do all of these things for your business. It allows you to work with one contact to complete all the required steps and create the most successful work space for your needs.

Easy Methods To Become An Svp With Acn Inc. (acninc)

ACN Inc. (acninc) is a telecommunication corporation marketing telecommunication services through the multilevel marketing venture model. In other word, ACN Inc is a Multi-level marketing Company. To be quite truthful with you, this enterprise is one of the best Network marketing Corporations that I have seen out there. On this website, I have personally reviewed literally hundreds of MLM Companies out there. So I’m qualified to tell you that ACN is inside the top 5 in my opinion. What exactly are the characteristics that make ACN Inc. (acninc) so unique?

The 1st component that I saw in ACN Inc. (acninc) is their product. Network marketing is a business of marketing. Even though the marketing is done through relationship building, you are still marketing at least one product. Now many businesses are marketing products like lotion, potion, juices and beauty products. But ACN Inc. (acninc) is marketing telecommunication services. The beauty of this is that you really do not have to go back every month to sell juices. With the ACN Inc. (acninc) pay plans, you only have to maintain 20 customers for life. Each customer counts to approximately 20 pts. Basically, you just have to preserve 40 points. This way you might focused more on the wealth creation activities like prospecting.

The other element that I saw intriguing in ACN Inc. (acninc) is the industry of telecommunication. Now we are inside the toughest economy circumstance since the great depression. You can certainly barely find any industry growing in this recession. On the other hand you will find two industries growing now. They are real estate and telecommunication. ACN is the number one MLM company marketing telecommunications. This really is definitely a positive for ACN Inc. (acninc).

The way to Become a Top Earner With ACN Inc. (acninc)

The 1st crucial characteristic that you have to posses to become an SVP in ACN Inc. (acninc) in record time is to brand yourself. You must be a leader. The initial step to becoming a leader is determining to become one at this moment. You have to allow yourself and authorize yourself to become an authoritative figure. MLM isn’t about finding the right prospect. The right prospect will find you when you become the best person and the proper leader. This really is why you must continually work on yourself and continually boost your frame of mind.

The second important skill set that you have to master is called marketing. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with doing Private Venture Reception (PBR) when you 1st join ACN Inc. (acninc). On the other hand, the concept that you are going to become a millionaire with just family and friends is very comical to me. It is ok for these folks to know that you just partner with ACN Inc. (acninc). That being said, you must master the productive process of marketing your ACN business to the hot prospects that are looking to make something out of their life and improve their lifestyle.

The last vital thing that you need to learn is ways to leverage the web. As an entrepreneur, if you could do something faster, why would you want to do it slower? You could choose to limit your self to your local area. You can also choose to stay to one on ones in the Starbucks in your neighborhood. Nevertheless, you will find billions of people everyday on the online looking for ways to earn money. Why not leverage the greatest invention inside the history of mankind? All of the top earners in ACN Inc. (acninc) are doing it. Why do you think yours am goin to be any diverse?

Team Ashmax Inc. Review

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The Top Six Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Outsource Their Payroll

A lot of business owners aren’t experts in accounting or have training or experience in running their own payroll. Payroll processing can be challenging and confusing to small business owners, and the fact that the IRS can impose penalties if not filed correctly makes payroll processing somewhat intimidating. Because of this, most small business owners leave payroll processing to experts -either by outsourcing payroll, or processing it in-house (also known as traditional payroll).

1. Outsourcing Your Payroll is More Cost Effective

If a business owner uses a certified public accountant (CPA) to perform in-house payroll processing, costs could be anywhere between $260 and $480 per payroll run -not per month, but each time payroll is run.

For in-house payroll processing, using a CPA is the best way for having your payroll done correctly because certified public accountants are specially trained in accounting and payroll procedures. However, certified public accountants charge between $65 and $120 per hour and at approximately 4 hours per payroll processing run, the cost can be quite substantial. And if your business runs payroll bi-weekly or weekly, you’ll double or even quadruple this amount. Even without a business degree, everyone knows that the lower your expenses are, the quicker you can become a profitable owner.

Outsourcing your payroll can give you all the benefits and accuracy of having a CPA do your payroll, but will run you at a fraction of the cost. It’s the best of both worlds; easy, accurate, and cost effective. Outsourced payroll can save you thousands of dollars per year.

So how much can you really save? Let’s compare how much it would cost for Small Business Inc. to run payroll for its four employees once a month. Just to be conservative, we’ll use $65 per hour to estimate the traditional in-house payroll cost –the low end per hour cost for a CPA.

Outsourced Payroll

Base price of $44.95 per payroll run + $1.85 per employee = $52.35

[$44.95 + ($1.85 x 4)]

Traditional In-house Payroll

Four hours at $65 per hour = $260

Outsourcing payroll saves Small Business Inc. $207.65 per month.

2. Outsourced Payroll Helps Small Business Owners Avoid IRS Penalties

So what happens if you can’t afford a CPA and you decide to try your hand at calculating, paying, and filings your own small business payroll? Because of the complexity and ever changing payroll laws, it’s easy to make mistakes.

Each year, approximately 40% of small business owners are penalized by the IRS for paying or filing their payroll taxes incorrectly. That’s a pretty high percentage, and at approximately $850 a year in penalties, doing your own small business payroll processing might not be as cost effective as if you had a specialist do it for you. Payroll outsourcing companies such as Online Business Payroll automatically calculates, pays, and files your small business payroll taxes for you. Because of the automated process, you’ll never be late or miss a payment or filing.

3. Outsourced Payroll is Easy

Payroll processing done through an outsourced small business payroll service is easy to use. Although setting up your employees could take a few minutes, the actual payroll run can be done in just a few minutes.

Just log into your outsourced payroll service’s secure online portal and enter in the hours each employee worked during the pay period. After you enter in your employees’ hours, review the information, and click submit. Your payroll is done.

4. Outsourced Payroll Takes Care of W-2 and 1099 Forms for You

At the end of the year, small business owners must give their employees either a W-2 form or a 1099 form by January 31st of the following year. W-2s are forms that let employees know how much money they earned as well as how much federal, state, and local taxes were withheld during the year. Form 1099 is for independent contractors who you paid more than $600 to during the year.

Not only do you need to give these forms to your employees and independent contractors, but you also have to file certain forms with the IRS. Again, if you don’t know what you’re doing, this could cost you in IRS penalties.

Outsourced payroll companies keep track of this information and file it for you. At paperless companies such as Online Business Payroll, small business owners can print W-2s and 1099 forms for their employees right on the spot. Small business owners are able to get tax forms to their employees faster by being able to print these documents for them, rather than employees waiting for their tax forms to arrive in the mail.

5. Outsourcing Payroll Services Let You Maintain Control

Most outsource payroll services, allow you to maintain control over your payroll while taking care of the tough payroll tax calculations in the background. Outsourcing your payroll is a beneficial relationship because it allows you to stay in compliance with tax laws, but also allows you to focus on your business instead of trying to become an expert in payroll processing.

Entering your payroll information online allows for you to maintain control of your payroll processing and helps eliminate double entries or typing mistakes often associated with calling or faxing in your payroll information to a customer representative. You enter it, you review it, you approve it –you’re always in control of your small business payroll processing.

6. First Month Free

The best thing about using an outsourced payroll service is a lot of companies allow you to try their service for free. You have nothing to lose, why not give outsourcing a try.

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Gardening Business (Inc Lawn Mowing) – Equipment Needed For Successful Start Up Businesses

If you are starting a new lawn mowing and gardening business, then you need to consider a basic range of equipment that will allow you to provide a decent level of service to your new customers. What you offer customers is limited by the range of gardening equipment you invest in.

A basic lawn mowing business will require the following equipment:

Motor vehicle sedan with a tow behind trailer. Obviously, a utility (or pick up) will be better for this sort of work but only if funds allow.
A push mower with catcher – this is your entry level mower. You can (as your cash flow allows) invest in a self propelled lawn mower (these are called walk behind mowers in north America)
A whipper snipper / brush cutter (or as the north Americans say, a weed eater) – you are best to invest in a quality machine with a minimum 25cc motor and a straight shaft, however, you can get by with a cheap bent shaft model from your home hardware store
One vacuum blower, or the more efficient back-pack blower machine
Wool bags, or hessian style bags for lawn clippings
Mobile (or cell) phone
Pressure Sprayer Bottle and non-selective herbicide, that is, Roundup
Basic garden tools, for example, secateurs, bush saw, garden gloves, plastic rubbish bin

If you are wanting to offer your customers more gardening type services then you will need to invest in hedging equipment, chain saws and so on. This can (to an extent) be planned for. Until you are ready, you will just provide a basic lawn mowing and lawn care service.

Generally, many contractors will focus on lawn mowing in the warmer seasons, and in the cooler season expand their service offering to include some gardening and tree services.

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Standup Comedy Talent Agency – Funny Business Inc

Funny Business Inc.specialize in Clean corporate comedy, and have been filling venues with laughter for over 30 years. Over the years, Canadian comedy has gained a monumental reputation the world over, and a huge part of its foundation is the quality of Canada’s standup comedians. Funny Business Inc is the largest talent agency in Canada, and has been for more than thirty years. Our acts are funny, current, and sourced from the best comedy clubs in the nation; any uncertainty regarding the experience of a comedy talent agency ends here.

Canada is synonymous with good humour and sharp wit which is Bolstered by the largest standup comedy festival in the world (Just for Laughs) and hundreds of standup comedians who’ve gained world acclaim. Funny Business Inc. has been making connections and helping Canada’s top veteran and up-and-coming standup comedians gain the widest exposure. Funny Business Inc has been plying their comedians comedic wares from coast to coast at corporate events, standup shows, and every live comedy event in between for more than 30 years.

No matter what the venue, Funny Business Inc. has experience filling it with laughter and unparalleled comedic talent, courtesy of Canada’s finest standup comedians. Funny Business puts over 2 million dollars a year in the hands of Canadian comedians.

Standup comedians ready to work Festivals, Bars, Corporate Functions, Private Parties, Television Shows and Films. We do the most business and book the most talent of any Canadian comedy agency, and we’re adept at putting the best comedians on stage wherever they’re needed.

There are no certainties in life, and that can be quite apparent when one chooses a comedy talent agency with little experience to set up one’s stage show or comedy festival. Smaller pools of comedians result in tired and out of date bits, and the whole experience can leave a bad residue.

Funny Business Inc. has the resources and the contacts to do everything in its power to make your event a perfect one, booking the best in comedic talent and offering a roster of Canada’s most talented standup comedians. Appropriate for all situations, we specialize in clean comedy which is fantastically suited to corporate events, and any other type of event one might require.