April 19th, 2018

Careers

Business Beat: Strength of our community is in our volunteers

By Medicine Hat News on April 18th, 2018

April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, celebrating a 75-year history of volunteer recognition, dating back to the first Canadian proclamation in 1943. The third week in April was proclaimed National Volunteer Week in all communities across the country in 1990 and is now firmly established as the highlight of the year for paying tribute to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Hop to it and reap the rewards

By Medicine Hat News on April 11th, 2018

With spring around the corner, opportunities to serve Alberta’s fast-growing brewery industry are ready to sprout. Literally. It’s no secret that Alberta’s brewery industry is booming, with over 65 microbreweries operating in the province as of October 2017. What’s more, the number of breweries increases every time a new report surfaces. And while entrepreneurs rush ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Time management strategies for aspiring entrepreneurs

By Medicine Hat News on April 4th, 2018

There never seems to be enough time in the day to achieve all the tasks needed to move a business idea forward. Aspiring entrepreneurs often struggle with managing the demands of building a new business with a limited amount of time and resources. There are though, a few simple ways to make your time and ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The benefits of self-employment training

By Medicine Hat News on March 28th, 2018

An important first step for many who dream of taking the journey towards self-employment is the Community Futures Entre-Corp self-employment training program. Funded by Alberta Labour, this program has been delivered in Medicine Hat collectively for 21 years. The self-employment training program is an outstanding free resource for entrepreneurs in our region who wish to ... Read More »

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Business Beat: More clarity on new employment standards

By Medicine Hat News on March 21st, 2018

The new employment standards came into effect Jan. 1 and my December went over some of the changes. Questions are still surfacing regarding the regulations, particularly relating to averaging agreements, leaves and youth employment standards, to name a few. Through our continued work with Alberta Labour, we’ve been able to obtain additional information and updates ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Powering growth

By Medicine Hat News on March 14th, 2018

Controlled environment agriculture raised over $10 billion in 2017, representing nearly a 30 per cent increase over 2016. Within that, investment into novel farming systems rose 200 per cent as companies got serious about how to grow as much food as efficiently as possible. Novel farming systems includes what are essentially greenhouses, growing systems and ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The time is now

By Medicine Hat News on March 7th, 2018

Start It. Grow it. Do it. There could be no better time than now to act on your hopes to grow or start a business. Right here in Medicine Hat, there are people ready to help you shape your ideas. There are services to bring product ideas to life. We can align you with experienced ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Improve business efficiency and profitability in five areas

By Medicine Hat News on February 28th, 2018

Healthy things grow. You have enough to know how to run your business, but do you have the tools to grow? What is the best environment to nurture growth in your business? Growing a business can be difficult, but with the right people, tools, leadership, vision, planning and strategy it is possible to move your ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Not just blowing smoke

By Medicine Hat News on February 14th, 2018

The federal government is on track to legalize recreational cannabis in the summer of 2018. It’s not every day that a multi-billion-dollar industry comes to life. For it or against it, the business of cannabis is worth a closer look. In 2018 Canadians are projected to spend between $4.2 and $6.2 billion on legal cannabis, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Business incubators an all-in-one solution

By Medicine Hat News on February 7th, 2018

A quick Google search of “how to start a business” quickly unveils pages of services, articles and insight for entrepreneurs to consider. With so much information to sift through, often just the process of researching business development services can stall even the most dedicated entrepreneur in moving their idea from concept to reality. Business incubation ... Read More »

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