January 23rd, 2018

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Business Beat: Starting up is hard to do, or is it?

By Medicine Hat News on September 20th, 2017

A lot of time, effort, money and hard work goes into starting up a business and some still fail. It is this knowledge and the process itself that sometimes gets in the way of the best ideas moving from concept to reality. While some would say that, the traditional method of starting a business should ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Helping small business

By Medicine Hat News on September 13th, 2017

Supporting small business is what we do. Since 1988, Community Futures Entre-Corp has delivered programs and services to support entrepreneurial activity in our region.A thriving small business community that generates jobs and leads to growth and prosperity in the economy is a critical investment. According to Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, small businesses employ ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Proposed corporate tax changes cause for concern

By Medicine Hat News on September 6th, 2017

On July 18, Finance Canada launched a consultation on how “tax-planning strategies involving corporations are being used to gain unfair tax advantages.” The document contains proposed policies to close these “loopholes.” However, this is more than just a change to close loopholes, it is deemed to be the most radical tax overhaul there has been ... Read More »

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Casual attire preferred, but clothing uncertainty exists

By Medicine Hat News on August 30th, 2017

CNW Casual dress codes may cause clothing confusion for many professionals, new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam shows. Although 63 per cent of Canadian workers surveyed said they prefer to wear more relaxed work attire, more than a quarter (28 per cent) admitted they’re at least sometimes unsure about whether clothing is office-appropriate. Nearly four ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Are you ready for the big leagues young entrepreneur?

By Tracy Stroud on August 23rd, 2017

What if we treated aspiring entrepreneurs like hockey players? I am not the first one to find merit in this concept, but let’s really think about it… In Canada we start preparing of our hockey players young so they can make mistakes early and learn from those experiences. There are numerous training opportunities, year round ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The growth engine for business

By Medicine Hat News on August 16th, 2017

Do you have a great product or service that you want to offer to an international market? Not connecting with the right contacts, not having the right tools, or the right partners might be the things keeping you from succeeding internationally. The decision to expand into a global economy can be a very profitable venture, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Ten things you should know about our employee benefit plan

By Medicine Hat News on August 9th, 2017

10. No minimum firm size Your company is eligible to apply even if it’s a one-person operation. Chambers Plan was introduced to protect small businesses of various size and statures, from home-based businesses to growing companies (up to 50 employees). 9. No industry restrictions All for-profit businesses are eligible to participate in Chambers Plan as ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Confidence grows as business and jobs return to the region

By Medicine Hat News on August 2nd, 2017

One of the stories of 2017 has been Alberta’s recovery from a historic recession as jobs slowly return to the province. Employment numbers are especially pronounced inMedicine Hat, with unemployment plummeting from 12.7 per cent in June 2016 to just 4.5 per cent in June 2017, easily outpacing the province’s 7.4 per cent rate. As ... Read More »

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Messy desks annoying to many managers

By Medicine Hat News on July 26th, 2017

CNW TORONTO Is it time to spring clean your messy desk? More than half of Canadian senior managers (51 per cent) interviewed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or disorganization. Nineteen per cent of senior managers reported seeing an inappropriate or offensive item in an ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The best businesses start with one employee

By Medicine Hat News on July 26th, 2017

Imagine a world where you couldn’t get a handmade crocheted washcloth. I just can’t. That simple crocheted washcloth, often sold online or at local markets, plays a significant role in the local, regional and provincial economy, by generating a revenue ripple that extends far beyond its $4 price tag. Some love the thrill of dreaming ... Read More »

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