October 19th, 2018

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Business Beat: Opportunities abound for cannabis industry in Alberta

By Medicine Hat News on October 17th, 2018

How do you define your future in an undefined market? The cannabis industry in Alberta is laden with opportunities for Canadian licensed producers (LPs) and affiliated companies. It’s a critical time and an opportune moment to ask important questions about the future. Players in this industry face an uncertain operating landscape that challenges even the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Termuende the keynote speaker at cannabis production seminar

By Medicine Hat News on October 10th, 2018

APEX Alberta (with the support of Alberta Labour) continues its “Emerging Industries & The Future of Work” three-part informative sessions targeted for business and community members held at the Medicine Hat College. The keynote speaker for the second event on Oct. 25 is Eric Termuende, who is the co-founder of NoW Innovations, a bestselling author, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Moving the conversation on minimum wage

By Medicine Hat News on October 3rd, 2018

With the minimum wage hike on Oct. 1, there have been a number of opinions surfacing on both sides of the spectrum. There are strong opinions around minimum wage because it affects people personally by impacting their livelihoods — both those living in poverty and those in business. We recognize those in poverty have rising ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Tracking Medicine Hat’s business cycle

By Medicine Hat News on September 26th, 2018

It’s official. Canada’s biggest cryptocurrency mine is up and running in Medicine Hat. Construction of Aurora Sun, meanwhile, is well underway. Add in all of the commercial construction going on around town, and you can’t help but feel optimistic about Medicine Hat’s future prospects. Is the optimism warranted? What does the data say? Lacking real-time ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Plan to manage your brand

By Medicine Hat News on September 19th, 2018

One of the business books on my shelf has a ragged, dog-eared page or two containing a definition of “brand” and “branding.” I drag that book out now and then not because I think the information is useful, but because I think it is dead wrong. The book asserts that a “brand” is the logo ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Workforce transformation and future trends events

By Medicine Hat News on September 12th, 2018

APEX Alberta (with the support of Alberta Labour) is presenting three informative events for business and community members starting September 2018. These three events entitled “Emerging Industries & The Future of Work” will be held at the Medicine Hat College. Our keynote speaker for the first event on Sept. 20 is Linda Nazareth, renowned economist, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The benefits of exhibiting

By Medicine Hat News on September 5th, 2018

How many consumers would you like to have visit your business? I think most, if not all, businesses would love to have thousands of consumers see their business and have customers walk through their doors over the course of just a few days. However, businesses may not associate that desire for exposure and to expand ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Whole plant harvest of industrial hemp

By Medicine Hat News on August 29th, 2018

On Aug. 10, 2018 Health Canada announced that revisions to Section 56 of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act will allow industrial hemp farmers to collect and store industrial hemp flower, bud and leaf material. As harvest nears, producers are in a position to capture the full value of this season’s industrial hemp crop by ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Aligning new business offerings with emerging industry trends

By Medicine Hat News on August 22nd, 2018

As an economy changes so must aspiring entrepreneurs if they want to keep up. Growing and sustainable economies happen best when entrepreneurs and communities embrace global trends that work with local attributes and natural resources. The recent attraction of a number of emerging industry companies to the Medicine Hat region are proof that this phenomena ... Read More »

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Business Beat: More on understanding the patent process

By Medicine Hat News on August 15th, 2018

This is part 2 of the two-part column. Read part 1 here Navigating the process to obtain a patent is complicated. Last column, we invited Dan Polonenko to help answer some questions to help local entrepreneurs and business owners understand more about the patent process. This column we continue with the remaining patent questions. Dan ... Read More »

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