January 21st, 2018

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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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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: 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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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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Business Beat: Lunch and learn about business valuation

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2017

A business valuation is a very complex financial process. Seeking the counsel and expertise of a business valuator will help you evaluate a pending purchase offer, arrive at a reasonable starting point for negotiation, assess the structure of the acquisition and minimize tax implications while still considering cash flow requirements. On March 14, APEX Alberta ... Read More »

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Job changes on the horizon for nearly half of Canadians

By Medicine Hat News on March 1st, 2017

CNW VICTORIA A new survey sponsored by Royal Roads University reveals almost half of all employed Canadians anticipate making a career change within the next five years, but many feel their existing skill set leaves them ill-prepared for it. “Gone are the days of getting an education to secure you in one life-long career,” said ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Making trade shows part of your marketing toolkit

By Medicine Hat News on February 22nd, 2017

Many individuals and businesses don’t realize that the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce organizes the local Sunshine Home & Garden Show in the spring and the Great West Home & Leisure Show in the fall. The Chamber of Commerce has committed to hosting these trade shows each year because of the commerce it ... Read More »

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Business Beat: New opportunities in local suspended oil and gas wells

By Medicine Hat News on February 15th, 2017

As calls grow louder for regulations around abandoning and reclaiming non-producing oil and gas wells, there is an opportunity for companies to coordinate the massive effort that will be required. Medicine Hat’s workforce has the oilfield service experience to play a major role if new rules do indeed come into effect. According to a recent ... Read More »

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