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Infrastructure Spending – Real Bang for the Buck!

One of our pet peeves at the Canadian Chamber is when governments talk about infrastructure investment purely in terms of how many billions they’re spending, often with few details about what the [...]

Factors in a Properly Constituted Foreign Exchange Program

Mike Smith is one of the best known Foreign Exchange experts in Canada. He sold his brokerage to a U.S. firm that operates in Toronto. After his non-competition agreement expired, he set up [...]

What Does it Mean to Truly Partner

What matters to us is usually what is most important, right? After all in business isn’t our own survival the most important thing? If we, as a business, do not bring in the money we need to [...]

Why R&D Spending is Good for Canadian Business

The global economy has become a knowledge business. Globally, governments invest more than $1.7 trillion annually on research and development, primarily on the ‘r’ side, or long-term mission [...]

The Challenges of Running a Business Can be Daunting

Managing rising raw materials costs, a multi-generational workforce, disruptive technologies and changing consumer expectations puts enormous pressure on business owners to protect margins, [...]

Tax and Estate Planning Benefits of Family Trusts for Business Owners

Wealthy families have been using family trusts to reduce their taxes, preserve their wealth and transition it to the next generation for years. Family trusts can arise upon death (testamentary [...]

Change & the Flying Scotsman

Rapid business change is more evident than ever. Competition constantly increasing; new disruptive technologies being rapidly deployed, and good in-demand employees always on the move. This [...]

The Psychology behind Social Media Engagement

Ask any seasoned marketer, and they’d agree: understanding your customers is largely dependent on understanding how they think. Your digital marketing strategy should be guided by your answers to [...]

The Future of Bricks & Mortar Retail

The advent of the digital era has brought about a huge change in how consumers and retailers interact with one another, but before we go sounding the death knell of bricks and mortar [...]

Hammering Business – Finance Canada’s New Crackdown

These are not tweaks! The government has just proposed the most radical tax overhaul in 50 years. We’re particularly worried about the impact on business from (1) a new tax on investment income [...]

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