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Business Beat: Time is running out on changes to employment standards

By Medicine Hat News on December 1st, 2017

There has been a whirlwind of public policy consultations throughout 2017 (albeit often short) and subsequent legislation changes that impact regulations for all employers. Many may not even be aware of the changes coming. However it is critically important to become knowledgeable about these types of changes in order to avoid any potential penalties that ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Wins for the region are wins for local entrepreneurs

By Medicine Hat News on November 29th, 2017

Regional partnerships with a focus on entrepreneurship and innovation received a boost last week from the province’s Community and Regional Economic Support (CARES) program. Medicine Hat, Brooks, Oyen and Foremost will all receive funding to help build on their economic strengths. Medicine Hat College is involved with two of these projects, one in Medicine Hat ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Powering growth

By Medicine Hat News on November 22nd, 2017

Canada’s greenhouse operators are growing their square footage to take advantage of rising vegetable prices in international markets. In Alberta, Medicine Hat continues to lead the way, accounting for 70 per cent of the province’s total greenhouse area, while producing enough power to meet the growing needs of the city. And there’s room for more. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Think about the customer

By Medicine Hat News on November 15th, 2017

It’s simple. If you don’t have a customer, you don’t have a business. Customers are the key to a growing and starting a successful venture. It matters not that you have a passion for your product, or that you think people will buy it — it matters most that customers actually want what you have ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Six steps to moving your retail business online

By Medicine Hat News on November 8th, 2017

Christmas is coming! Forty-nine days, and counting. According to market research expert Forrester, Canadians will spend up to $39 billion in online purchases by 2019. Disruptive innovation and the introduction of sophisticated e-commerce options are changing the way we shop and how we buy products and services. Improvements in technology and advanced payment tools, have ... Read More »

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Why some Canadians wish they hadn’t left a job

By Medicine Hat News on November 1st, 2017

CNW TORONTO There are no regrets in life, they say, just lessons learned. But does that adage ring true when it comes to your career? In a recent survey from staffing firm Accountemps, 15 per cent of Canadian workers polled said have regrets about leaving their former job. Biggest regrets include departing for the wrong ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Small business is too big to ignore

By Medicine Hat News on November 1st, 2017

October 15-21 was Small Business Week, which provided an opportunity to celebrate the significance of the nearly 1.2 million small businesses across Canada who represent 97 per cent of all business in our country. Small businesses in our country also employ 70 per cent of Canadians in the private sector, with over 1,127,000 individuals employed ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Naturally, it’s about gas

By Medicine Hat News on October 25th, 2017

With natural gas prices expected to remain low and carbon emissions becoming more stringent, new fuels are being developed using natural gas products as feedstock. Dimethyl Ether (DME) is one opportunity that appears to have global applications as a cleaner-burning alternative to diesel fuel. It uses methanol — made from natural gas — as a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Economic development 101

By Medicine Hat News on October 18th, 2017

Economic development will continue to be a hot topic if debates during the recent municipal elections are any indication. Many candidates talked about attracting new businesses in a drive to create jobs, but few mentioned the critical need to support existing businesses. Why is this a concern? Because investment attraction is just one part of ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Market research can help your business

By Medicine Hat News on October 11th, 2017

As a small business, there are many factors that are outside of your control and these things can affect your operation and profit. How can a business stay on top of industry trends and changes? A business needs to be constantly assessing their market. By following market trends, you can have better success in understanding ... Read More »

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