November 25th, 2020

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Business Beat: Elevator pitch always needed in business

By medicinehatnews on April 3rd, 2019

At the Entrepreneur Development Centre (EDC) at Medicine Hat College, we help students and recent alumni start businesses. Spring time, in particular for us means the excitement of aspiring entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas through our Start Up Company program. In preparation for this pitch, we get students to focus on their key messaging. Students ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Social media is a powerful tool to reach prospects, customers

By Medicine Hat News on March 27th, 2019

Social media marketing is a powerful way for businesses of all sizes to reach prospects and customers. It can also be a painful and time-consuming monster you don’t have the capacity to understand it, let alone master it. In order to understand social media, we must understand digital marketing first. So, what is digital marketing? ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Vote prosperity

By Medicine Hat News on March 20th, 2019

In 2019, Chambers of Commerce across the province and across the country will be highly engaged in the conversations around both our provincial and federal elections. Now more than ever, we are finding that a focused perspective around good public policy is needed to combat political propaganda. As a non-partisan organization, we are well suited ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Cannabis edibles are coming, and the market will be enormous

By Medicine Hat News on March 13th, 2019

Proposed amendments to the Cannabis Regulations mean that cannabis edibles will be legal on Oct. 17. These amendments will usher in a wave of new regulations, not to mention a significant business opportunity for Medicine Hat-based entrepreneurs and investors. Already we are seeing some market activity in southern Alberta, with Namaste Technologies, a licensed cannabis ... Read More »

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Business Beat: The gig economy

By Medicine Hat News on March 6th, 2019

Being little in business is big, and the “gig” economy influence is making that easy. Let’s face it, we know how traditional resource based economies focused on production, distribution and retail operations work. These traditional economies are often constructed around local resources, factory production styles and retail distribution. That is changing, but not entirely. Modern ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Labour market strategy needed to deal with industry explosion in Medicine Hat area

By Medicine Hat News on February 27th, 2019

We’re only eight weeks into the new year, but the good business and economic news that was a hallmark of Medicine Hat’s business beat in 2018 looks set to continue apace in 2019. In January, Folium Biosciences announced plans to build an industrial scale cannabinoid extraction facility in the northwest quadrant of the city. Upon ... Read More »

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Business Beat: A national day of action

By Medicine Hat News on February 20th, 2019

Canada’s chambers of commerce, representing more than 200,000 Canadian businesses, are coming together today to demonstrate widespread support for Canada’s resource sectors and asking our governments to do more for these embattled sectors and the Canadians they employ. Our natural resource sector provided 1.81 million jobs in 2017, accounted for 17 per cent of the ... Read More »

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Business Beat: What you need to know about employment law in 2019

By Medicine Hat News on February 13th, 2019

Did you know that the Alberta Government made sweeping changes to the Employment Standards Code in 2018? On Feb. 27, APEX will be sponsoring a free seminar outlining some of these key changes. Staying informed on employment law changes is important for both employees and employers in our region. This two-day program will feature a ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Prepare for the unknown

By Medicine Hat News on February 6th, 2019

There’s a story told about the dangers of leadership. Yes, a general is supposed to be out in front of the troops and leading, but the general who gets too far in front runs the risk of catching fire from both sides. The moral is clear: Being ahead of the trends has benefits and risks! ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Intellectual property options for protecting your ideas and growing your business

By Medicine Hat News on January 30th, 2019

Yesterday, local innovators, entrepreneurs, students, and startups were treated to a free seminar on intellectual property protection. The event was sponsored by APEX at the Medicine Hat College. The two-day program featured a main presentation as well as individual meetings during which individuals were given the opportunity to meet one-on-one with intellectual property lawyers and ... Read More »

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