April 29th, 2017

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Business Beat: Understanding your credit score

By Medicine Hat News on April 26th, 2017

What is your credit score? If you don’t know, you may be at risk of being refused credit, paying higher interest rates or being considered a high risk by banks, employers or others who have access to credit rating files. If you have a credit card, a line of credit, a car loan, or a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The evolution of communication

By Medicine Hat News on April 19th, 2017

We first starting communicating via letter mail (550 B.C), followed by the telegraph (1792), then the telephone in 1890, followed by radio in 1891. Then came the 20th century with super computers in the 1940s, the birth of the early version of the internet in the 1960s, with the World Wide Web going live to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Medicine Hat a prime spot for a craft distillery

By Medicine Hat News on April 12th, 2017

The Government of Alberta recently announced that it is working on a program to help craft distillers grow their business. Full details are expected later this year. The Alberta Craft Distillers Association jumped on the news, writing on their Facebook page, “Our members are working super hard to create an amazing new industry in Alberta. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Don’t forget to pitch

By Medicine Hat News on April 5th, 2017

Everyone loves a pitch. It’s the sexist part of developing a business, however, it is also the part of the business planning cycle that panics even the most confident entrepreneur. That’s likely why once established, entrepreneurs fail to keep pitching as their business grows and is recognized in the market. There is an art to ... Read More »

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Seventy-seven per cent of Canadians feel entitled to workplace health benefits

By Medicine Hat News on April 5th, 2017

CNW TORONTO Entitled is not a word typically used to describe Canadians, but when it comes to workplace health benefits, some believe these plans are a right. According to the most recent Sun Life Canadian Health Index, 77 per cent of Canadians surveyed feel all employees are entitled to receive a health benefits plan sponsored ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Understanding your property assessment and tax rate

By Medicine Hat News on March 29th, 2017

Often the terms “assessment” and “taxation” are considered to be interchangeable. However, assessment and taxation are very different. Although one impacts the other, each is a distinct and independent process. “Assessment” is the process of estimating a dollar value on a property for taxation purposes. This value is used to calculate the amount of taxes ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Entrepreneur training to help you succeed

By Medicine Hat News on March 22nd, 2017

Community Futures Entre-Corp offers a suite of services to assist entrepreneurs in our region. Since 1988, we have helped entrepreneurs and existing businesses get started and connected to the programs, resources, tools and services to help small business succeed. Whether it is financing, business advisory services, or training, we encourage you to come in and ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Are we ignoring business that have already invested in Medicine Hat?

By Medicine Hat News on March 15th, 2017

A couple of years ago my bank ran a promotion where if you sign up as a new client, you receive a new iPad. I have had an account with this bank since I was a child, and have grown into a reliable client over the years. Like all my bank’s current clients, we don’t ... Read More »

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Expect salary growth in tech and creative jobs this year

By Medicine Hat News on March 15th, 2017

CNW TORONTO How much does a data ninja or coding wizard make? Significantly more than they did last year, according to the 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group. The 2017 Salary Guides from staffing specialists Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group show that base salaries in the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Social entrepreneurship a dream startup model for do-gooders

By Medicine Hat News on March 8th, 2017

Solving the world’s biggest social problems is what motivates social entrepreneurs to build a business. This practice has become an interesting new trend among startups and established companies, alike. Social entrepreneurs use business to generate financial profits, while building solutions to puzzling societal social problems. In taking a triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) ... Read More »

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