June 29th, 2017

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Business Beat: Don’t use alternative facts to make business decisions

By Medicine Hat News on June 28th, 2017

With so much information coming at us everyday, it’s hard to tell what is truth and what is just garnering headlines. We live in a politically charged world and some individuals and organizations put out false information for their own gain. Business owners often don’t have the time to sift through all the mediums, yet, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Get back to basics with customer service

By Medicine Hat News on June 21st, 2017

Consider this: 68 per cent of customers who experience poor customer service will not come back, and most who leave do not take the time to provide their feedback after having a bad experience. Whether customer service is a key part of your business or not, customer experience can spread like wildfire and proliferate through ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Investing in effective advocacy

By Medicine Hat News on June 14th, 2017

As a Chamber of Commerce, we often say that we’re the “voice of business,” which is a simple definition for our overarching role. While we don’t have the resources or mandate to advocate for all issues within our community, we do focus on those that have a direct correlation to our vision, mission, membership and ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Medicine Hat is experiencing a commercial building boom

By Medicine Hat News on June 7th, 2017

Medicine Hat is in the middle of a commercial building boom. Construction in the south end alone runs into the $100-million range. Add in the projects downtown and at Box Springs Business Park, and the number goes even higher. A quick rundown of work announced and underway only serves to illustrate the depth and breadth ... Read More »

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Many Canadian professionals don’t disconnect from work while they’re on vacation

By Medicine Hat News on May 31st, 2017

CNW TORONTO Are vacations where people completely disconnect from the office a thing of the past? Research shows “workations” may continue to be common for some professionals today In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, 33 per cent of Canadian workers said they typically check in with the office at least once or twice ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Starting a business? Consider the bootstrapping method

By Medicine Hat News on May 31st, 2017

Bootstrapping is truly one of the most effective and low risk modes to start a business. While the term bootstrapping may sound old world, there is nothing outdated about it. Among methods of starting a business, bootstrapping, which leverages personal savings and the selling of products or services to fund initial business operations, is a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Overcoming obstacles in your business

By Medicine Hat News on May 24th, 2017

A friend of mine just returned from an athletic race in Kalispell, Mont. The Montana Spartan Beast is a trial of strength, endurance and resolve, and it attracts competitors willing to test their limits and push past them in a quest to find their personal best. Over the course of a gruelling four hours and ... Read More »

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Companies missing the mark on using metrics to boost their employees’ productivity, performance

By Medicine Hat News on May 24th, 2017

CNW TORONTO A new study shows only 10 per cent of senior financial executives say their productivity measurement tools fully meet their organization’s needs, and more than one quarter are not using productivity data to improve performance at all, according to new research by the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation (CFERF), sponsored by ADP Canada. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Taking it to the streets for Chamber Connect

By Medicine Hat News on May 17th, 2017

We know all too well the need to stay at the forefront of change in this age of disruption and technological advances. However in our race to stay ahead, up-to-date and relevant, we always need to remember there is an ever-present human element we can’t ever overlook or forget about. We can each attest to ... Read More »

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Survey says humour in offices is an important part of company culture

By Medicine Hat News on May 17th, 2017

CNW TORONTO It’s said that laughter is the best medicine and it also may be one of the keys to success at work, a new Accountemps survey suggests. Seventy-three per cent of Canadian CFOs interviewed said an employee’s sense of humour is at least somewhat important for fitting into the company’s corporate culture, with 12 ... Read More »

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