July 22nd, 2018

Careers

Business Beat: Stand out in business and beat the competition

By Medicine Hat News on July 18th, 2018

Success takes work. You do not make it to the top without doing what others will not. This is true in life, and especially accurate in business. Taking a proactive approach and expecting more of yourself everyday does take effort, strategy and discipline; however, in the end it will save you time, make you money ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Death by 130,000 cuts

By Medicine Hat News on July 11th, 2018

While there is no measure of the total number of regulations across all levels of government faced by Canadian businesses, there are figures that help illustrate the extent of regulation in the economy. In 2015, the federal government reported that there are 131,754 federal requirements that impose an administrative burden on businesses. This is an ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Business model canvas explained

By Medicine Hat News on June 27th, 2018

Writing a business plan can be a daunting task for entrepreneurs. But it doesn’t have to be. In fact, writing a solid plan can be a fun collaborative process that helps entrepreneurs save time, improve team collaboration, and look deeply at the integral pieces of any new product or business venture. The business model canvas, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Thirty years in business

By Medicine Hat News on June 20th, 2018

Community Futures Entre-Corp in Medicine Hat is celebrating 30 years of business. During this time, we have helped more than 1,200 small businesses get started in southeast Alberta by helping entrepreneurs access approximately $32 million in loans, leveraging another $28 million, creating or maintaining another 3,452 jobs in the region. We have helped train thousands ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Why your Assessment Request for Information form is important

By Medicine Hat News on June 13th, 2018

In order to prepare an estimated value of your property an assessor needs to know about the physical characteristics and condition of each property. Providing this information is important, as this data is used to prepare not only your assessment, but the assessment of other properties throughout the city using a mass appraisal process. A ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The economic impact of cannabis production in Medicine Hat

By Medicine Hat News on June 6th, 2018

On April 16, 2018, Aurora Cannabis announced plans to construct Aurora Sun, a 1.2-million-square-foot cannabis production facility, in Medicine Hat. According to publicly available statements, Aurora’s new greenhouse will cost $120-million to build and will employ 450 people when fully operational. Using these numbers as a starting point, and rounding out the picture using data ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The art of networking

By Medicine Hat News on May 23rd, 2018

Many good things, can truly be “lost” unless they are continually practised and exercised. I believe that there is an art in the practice of business networking and referring business. Once a business owner learns to do this well that skill can turn into increased sales. Networking and referring business may be one of the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Connect, support, influence

By Medicine Hat News on May 16th, 2018

While our Chamber has been around since the year 1900, many people may still not be aware of what our Chamber of Commerce does. Our member-based organization has always represented “the voice” of the business community and has always stood for promoting business, monitoring government and championing managed growth in the local economy. So what ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Yes, we Cannabidiol

By Medicine Hat News on May 9th, 2018

With Aurora Cannabis preparing to break ground on its 1.2-million-square-foot Aurora Sun facility, it seems like a good time to explore opportunities further along the value chain as it relates to cannabis and hemp. One area attracting plenty of attention is the extraction of cannabidiol (CBD), which boasts a growing list of health benefits. The ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Time to focus inward

By Medicine Hat News on May 2nd, 2018

What image does the word “entrepreneur” generate in your mind? If I close my eyes and let my thoughts roam I see an individual striving to launch a business. They’re busy. Driven. Resourceful. Perhaps with an independent streak and an ability to accept and manage financial risk as they pursue an opportunity. I’d guess there’s ... Read More »

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