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A Chance to Level the Playing Field for the Rural Industry

Despite years of federal investment and political hand-wringing, the gulf in broadband availability between Canada’s urban and rural population stubbornly refuses to vanish. The most recent [...]

Feds Miss Chance to Create Stimulus Strategy for Cities

Most Canadian cities will have finalized their budgets by this point in the year. This annual process of city councils determining what gets funded and how reveals a perpetual problem that must [...]

Having what it takes to Achieve Your Goals

Do you find that people set goals based on someone else achieving a similar goal, yet they are not willing to do what it will take to achieve it? For the past two years I have been writing about [...]

Building a Strong Culture, Structure and Strategy To Effectively Manage Organizational Knowledge

Executives today are under a tremendous amount of pressure in today’s global economy. This is due to the technology age and expansion of the easy access to information and knowledge due to the [...]

Costly Reputation Management Mistakes

When someone wants to know more about you or your business, they will look you up online… and guess where they’ll head first? That’s right; your social media profiles and your website. They could [...]

Empowerment – Works Both Ways

“People just starting their careers may think a job is just a job. But when they choose a company, they often choose a way of life.” – Terrence E. Deal and Allan A. Kennedy There are some [...]

The Changing Landscape of Jobs in the 21st Century

In looking back over the past several hundred years the one constant in business has been that nothing remains the same. Innovative change has been ongoing and will continue throughout our [...]

Four Reasons Why Savvy Canadians Boost Their Business Intel – and How You Can, Too

Deep in the basement of Statistics Canada HQ in Ottawa, something is up. No number crunching or analyzing data or scrutinizing census results. All of those things do happen, but this is something [...]

Colleges and Polytechnics key to business innovation: Let’s unlock their full potential

Canada is at an innovation crossroads. Productivity measures have long lagged our international counterparts and, as a country of small businesses, our firms often lack the internal resources to [...]

The RRSP and RRIF Beneficiary Designation Solution for Converting Estate Taxes to Charitable Donations

The Canadian tax system provides generous tax credits for charitable donations. The reason the government provides these generous tax incentives and foregoes the tax revenue is to encourage [...]

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