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Leadership 101 – Don’t Plan Alone

Having been in Executive leadership and sales management for many years, I was quite accustomed to someone higher up asking for more of something. Most of the time it was more revenues, but it [...]

What to Look For in Your Next CFO

There’s no “one size fits all” formula when it comes to hiring a CFO. But there are some traits and qualifications that you should be looking for when you’re putting together your hiring [...]

Impactful Innovation Comes From a Portfolio Approach

Canada continues to score below comparable G20 nations on all indicators of innovation, particularly on productivity – an undeniable economic stimulator. Historically, we are also relatively slow [...]

English Losing Global Leadership

Two thousand years ago, English was the unwritten tongue of Iron Age tribes in Denmark. A thousand years ago, it was living in the shadow of French-speaking overlords on what is the UK today. No [...]

Building a Workforce Through Immigration

A fundamental barrier to building upon the Canadian economy is due in large part to a shortage of workers who can adequately advance business innovation and product development. With certain [...]

Where is Canada’s Economy Going?

How far are we from being six feet under? The degree to which Canada’s economy is doomed has been one of great discussion and one of varied response. Our current situation dictates that the key [...]

Apparel and Textile Sourcing Canada to Debut in Toronto

Small businesses, retailers, manufacturers and designers across Canada will get a boost this summer when the Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) – a first-of-its-kind event for Canada – makes [...]

The Evolution of Personal Branding

Personal branding used to be something that was reserved for celebrities, speakers, authors and other public-facing professions just a mere decade ago. The Internet and social media have [...]

Young Entrepreneurs Awarded $40,000 in B.C.’s Northwest

ThriveNorth recently announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Business Challenge Competition. Seven outstanding young and emerging business owners won their share of $40,000 to support their [...]

Impact of Budget 2016 on Your Financial Planning

Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, presented the first federal budget of prime minister, Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government on March 22, 2016. Budget 2016 included a big emphasis on infrastructure [...]

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