Dermod Travis

B.C. Liberals' Long-Shot LNG Deal Was Fantasy After All

Dermod Travis | July 25, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
B.C. may still see an LNG plant, but as for that $1 trillion in economic activity and $100 billion prosperity fund the only step left is to call time of death. There's an upside for the government. The public never bought the hype in the first place.
Mathieu Bédard

Android Smartphones Cannot Possibly Undermine Competition

Mathieu Bédard | July 25, 2016 | Canada Business
The European and American competition authorities recently announced that they were investigating Google's Android operating system for smartphones. They accuse Google of abusing its dominant position to harm its competitors. These announcements are surprising given the dynamism of competition in the cellphone market.
Jacki Andre

Small Business Ideas For Small Town Semi-Retirees

Jacki Andre | July 25, 2016 | Canada Business
I think a lot of us dream about earning money by doing what we love. Semi-retirement is the perfect time to do this, since have more time and freedom, and any income earned is (very hopefully) supplementary.
Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin

Your Business Should Be In The Gig Economy

Michael Carter & Caleb Rubin | July 22, 2016 | Canada Business
Research regularly shows that the millennial generation are actively looking to work differently and are increasingly drawn to the type of careers the gig economy offers. As the gig economy grows, so do the opportunities for organizations of all sizes to increase their impact and profits in a way that is cost effective and creative.
Suzana Popovic-Montag

A Digital Estate Plan Defines Your Virtual Life After Death

Suzana Popovic-Montag | July 22, 2016 | Canada Living
Online social media, if unaddressed by an estate plan, can be the cause of litigation. A person's social media may include writings, pictures or other mementos. These items may hold sentimental value to that person's family members and friends in a way that may not have been contemplated by the deceased.
Caitie Drewery

Yolande Gooderham Is Helping The Financial World Feel Young Again

Caitie Drewery | July 22, 2016 | Canada Business
To say that Yolande (or simply "Yo") is in a high stress job is an understatement; she's part of a team that's making million dollar investment decisions before most of us have had our first coffee. But I've never seen anyone wear long hours and extreme pressure better. And in a world that can be dominated by arrogance and chest thumping, there is no ego on Yo.
Blair King

If You Want To Fight Climate Change, Don't Fight Pipelines

Blair King | July 22, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
Let's be frank, climate change is real. We, as a country, have to do more to fight climate change. That being said climate change is a red herring in this discussion. Why? Because up to 80 per cent of the emissions associated with fossil fuels are generated in their combustion. Pipelines represent a negligible part of that equation.
David Dodge

This P.E.I. City Uses Smart Grid To Get Record Wind Integration

David Dodge | July 22, 2016 | Canada Business
In 2015, the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, achieved the highest level of wind power integration in North America. While the province of P.E.I. is already a leader with 26 per cent of its electricity coming from wind power, the City of Summerside Electric Utility has ratcheted that up to an astonishing 46 per cent by adding a smart grid with energy storage.
Bruce Sellery

Here's Hoping New Canada Child Benefit Will Boost RESPs

Bruce Sellery | July 21, 2016 | Canada Business
The Canada Child Benefit is a new program aimed at helping families with the cost of raising children today and into the future. This is the week when the cheques (or direct deposits) are set to arrive. I'm optimistic that the money will prompt some families to open up a Registered Education Savings Plan for their kids.
David King

5 Canadian Startups That Want You To Share

David King | July 22, 2016 | Canada Business
The magic of the sharing economy is not that I share something with you, it's that something shares multiple uses and different value to different people. We have to shift our focus from what we share to how the object, tool or resources share multiple purposes.
Lisa Borden

A Checklist To Help You Have A Healthy And Efficient Workday

Lisa Borden | July 21, 2016 | Canada Business
This is a checklist for myself as much as it's for you. Although much of it applies to everyone, especially those who work at a desk, if you are an entrepreneur and work intensely, you likely need signs, signals, alarms and life forces to interrupt your work flow in order to take care of yourself.
Ramesh Ranjan

Christy Clark's Economy Is Built On The B.C. Housing Crisis

Ramesh Ranjan | July 20, 2016 | Canada British Columbia
Vanishing neighbourhoods, closing schools, escaping young people and market fragility. This is putting a large strain on working families throughout the province. Yet, we see a lack of action from our provincial government to tackle the areas they have the power to address. The worst part is that B.C.'s economy is built on real estate and construction.
Dave Borrelli

Customer Service Lessons Served Up From The World Of Tennis

Dave Borrelli | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Your customers want and expect your business to know them personally, to remember what interactions they have had with your company in the past, and anticipate their future needs. And if you can't accomplish all those things, it's game, set, match, I'm afraid.
Suzanne Ma

More Startups Should Choose Vancouver

Suzanne Ma | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Some of Canada's biggest success stories show us that if you want to make it big, you've got to move south. Slack, the popular chat application for business teams, was originally founded in Victoria but is now headquartered in San Francisco, where access to capital has helped the company achieve explosive growth. So why-oh-why would anyone want to live and work in Vancouver?

How To Elevate Your Next Business Trip | July 20, 2016 | Canada Travel
For many of today's road warriors, that means going beyond the traditional executive crash-pad of the past. While business travel can be exciting and full of opportunities, it can also at times feel lonely. All the more reason to make sure your accommodation ticks all the right boxes.

Canada's Hottest Housing Markets Still Skewing National Numbers

YPNextHome | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Housing activity in Toronto and Vancouver continues to skew the Canadian home sales picture, as these two markets experience characteristics that are very different from the rest of the country.

Detached Homes In Toronto Are About To Become Unattainable

TheRedPin | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
With prices at record highs, several industry insiders are speculating detached homes will soon be unattainable, pushing would-be buyers further toward more affordable options. Namely stacked townhomes and condo apartments -- even in the suburbs.
Kelly Brown

Successful Leaders Love The People They Work With

Kelly Brown | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Or at least care for them. Good leaders connect with their teams on a personal level, showing genuine concern for them, because they know that, when you show that you care about your people, they'll feel it and be willing to do what it takes for the team to achieve its goals.
Cheryl Muir

Manage Your Social Media Following And Still Get S*** Done

Cheryl Muir | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
Yes, this is the biggest First World Problem known to (wo)man. But it does present a very real challenge - how does one manage a prominent social media following while staying productive?
Evan Thompson

6 First Impression Fails

Evan Thompson | July 20, 2016 | Canada Business
You can't fight science and change neural signals generated by peoples' primitive brains that tell them whether they instantly like you, fear you, or just aren't sure about you. However, you can consciously manage the verbal and visual cues you send upon a first meeting that can turn the tide in your favour. Here's how.
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