July 18th, 2018

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Business Beat: Business incubators an all-in-one solution

By Medicine Hat News on February 7th, 2018

A quick Google search of “how to start a business” quickly unveils pages of services, articles and insight for entrepreneurs to consider. With so much information to sift through, often just the process of researching business development services can stall even the most dedicated entrepreneur in moving their idea from concept to reality. Business incubation ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Four ways an effective marketing plan can help your business win

By Medicine Hat News on January 31st, 2018

Your marketing plan is an essential tool to helping you reach your business goals. It will be the roadmap you follow to determine what actions you will take to reach your customers and how you will continually assess and evaluate the overall effectiveness of your marketing activities. The Community Futures office of Medicine Hat has ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Are trade shows a part of your marketing toolkit?

By Medicine Hat News on January 24th, 2018

We know businesses have a number of options for advertising their product or service and it’s increasingly challenging to know where to spend your dollars to obtain a valuable return on investment and know exactly what the best avenue is to market your product or service. I know the same challenge is true for businesses ... Read More »

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Business Beat: What’s next for NAFTA?

By Medicine Hat News on January 17th, 2018

The next round of NAFTA negotiations runs Jan. 23-28 in Montreal. Time and again since his election campaign, U.S President Donald Trump has signalled his intent to withdrawal from in his words, “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere.” Heading into the sixth round of NAFTA negotiations, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is prepared ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Validating your business idea in four easy steps

By Medicine Hat News on January 10th, 2018

Some would say business ideas area a dime a dozen, and maybe they are. However, there is always room for a new — or even a slightly different take — on products, services or innovations that have the potential to serve an ever-changing global consumer market. The real challenge though, is knowing if the idea ... Read More »

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Business Beat: A New Year’s resolution for your business

By Medicine Hat News on January 3rd, 2018

There are a number of articles out there at this time of year that talk about New Year’s resolutions, typically related to personal self-improvement. However working for the Chamber of Commerce, I like to take note of articles that are related to New Year’s resolutions for business and what’s top of mind for the upcoming ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Are you ready for employment standards changes on Jan. 1?

By Medicine Hat News on December 27th, 2017

About a month ago, I wrote about the upcoming employment standards changes and the concern related to the delay in regulatory details. On Dec. 4 the final set of regulations were approved and the employment standards information has been updated since that time. Here is a quick summary of the changes coming into effect Jan. ... Read More »

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Canadian CFOs surveyed generally not involved in shaping corporate culture

By Medicine Hat News on December 27th, 2017

CNW TORONTO CFOs may manage their company’s finances, but many don’t appear to feel accountable for a less tangible aspect of the business: Its corporate culture. In a Robert Half Management Resources survey, only 19 per cent of Canadian CFOs said they are involved in shaping corporate culture. However, those executives who do play a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: It was a good year

By Medicine Hat News on December 20th, 2017

The past 12 months were an eventful year for business in Medicine Hat. Unemployment is down compared to 2016. Commercial construction is up. New neighbourhoods are breaking ground. It appears helium is on the horizon. Aviation history was made in our back yard. A 200-megawatt wind farm was recently announced 50 kilometres from the city. ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Support local for the holidays

By Medicine Hat News on December 13th, 2017

Adding local businesses to your holiday shopping adventure is the perfect way to add impact to your gift-giving budget. The numbers prove that shopping local, and shopping small, make a big difference in our local community. In 2016, for example, 60 per cent of the private sector was employed at a small or medium-sized businesses. ... Read More »

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