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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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Business Beat: Resetting priorities to help Canada compete

By Medicine Hat News on August 8th, 2018

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO, Perrin Beatty, recently spoke at a Chamber of Commerce Business Before 9 in Ontario and below are a few excerpts from his speaking notes that merited sharing locally, particularly in follow-up to my article last month on ‘Death by 130,000 cuts’. I hope readers are riveted by ... Read More »

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Business Beat:Crazy for kombucha

By Medicine Hat News on August 1st, 2018

The kombucha craze has yet to hit Medicine Hat. Sure, you can buy kombucha on tap at a few local businesses. And of course Costco carries it by the case. But I’m not aware of anyone with plans to make kombucha on a commercial scale. Not yet, anyway. For the uninitiated, kombucha is a sweetened, ... Read More »

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Business Beat: Understanding the patent process

By Medicine Hat News on July 25th, 2018

This is part 1 of the two-part column. Read part 2 here Navigating the process to obtain a patent is complicated and so this month we invited Dan Polonenko to help answer some questions to help local entrepreneurs and business owners understand more about the patent process. Dan is a registered Canadian and U.S. patent ... Read More »

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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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