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High-speed Rail: Shrinking the Rural/Urban Divide

The decision to implement a high-speed rail (HSR) system in Canada has long been debated among politicians. According to Paul Langan, from High Speed Rail Canada, since 1970, the government has [...]

Where To Turn When The Bank Says No – The Rise of Alternative Financing Products

Asset-based lending and other alternative finance products like P.O. financing and factoring are available when conventional financing is unattainable. If you are a small to medium sized business [...]

What it takes to Shape the Future for Your Business

For years I thought I had missed the boat. I would come up with ideas or concepts, then share them with others to get the type of response that had me feeling I was so weird, or as the old saying [...]

Seven Suggestions For Successful Acquisitions

A company wants to speed up its growth, gain new resources and/or assets. Going “solo” through organic growth may work but takes longer to achieve. So the company considers acquisition. It’s like [...]

Printer’s Remorse: Signs Your Company Isn’t Doing Enough to Join the Digital Age

As the work world around us speeds into the digital age, more of us are beginning to feel printer’s remorse. We get the email with a document attached from a colleague or a client. We open it and [...]

The Art & Science of a Successful Modern Marketer

It is no simple task for a business to be successful at marketing today. Marketers no longer have the luxury of specialization. In order to compete and thrive, they need a wide variety of skills [...]

Redefining Global Financial Centres In a FinTech Era

Financial technology or FinTech as it’s commonly known, is a relatively new phenomenon and has morphed into an industry of its own, which is comprised of enterprises that use new technology and [...]

Modernizing NAFTA – Come join our campaign

We remain optimistic that NAFTA 2.0 could be a huge boost to the economies of North America because there is so much to be gained. But we’re also starting to worry: anti-trade rhetoric and [...]

Post-Merger Integration – Setting the Stage for Success or Failure

Most text books tell us that mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are made to improve business performance and accelerate a company’s growth. But despite the goal of performance improvement, [...]

Recalibrating Canada’s Exporting GPS

Human beings are generally creatures of habit and none more so than Canadian exporters. They are like highway drivers who have found a favourite route from A to B and don’t want to pick a [...]

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