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Numbers Game • Ageism is a DEI challenge that businesses can’t afford to ignore
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Help Wanted • Unemployment hit record lows this summer as employers grappled with the talent shortage. We asked two experts to tackle the question of our times: How do you get good people to stay?
Walk This Way • Montreal-based footwear purveyors Myriam and Romy Belzile-Maguire are making their mark in New York City
Faster, Cheaper… Better? • Several new start-ups are promising to pick up and deliver your groceries in 15 minutes. Does the model work?
Shop It to Me • How the D2C craze all started and where experts think direct marketing will go next
The WellnessTrap • In her new book, journalist Rina Raphael takes on the empty promises of a trillion-dollar industry
Sugar Rush • This country’s insatiable appetite for all things sweet has amped up the business case for a slew of new craft-confection companies. Here are 10 of our favourites.
Three of a Kind • The partners behind Calgary-based Frank Architecture are designing buildings from the inside out
THE CAMPUS OF COOL • Inside the new headquarters of Universal Music Canada—a multi-purpose homage to the creative mind
POWER PLAY • Hydro-Québec’s deal to build 233 kilometres’ worth of high-voltage lines through New England has angered Indigenous groups, fossil-fuel companies and conservationists alike. The project would make the public utility a dominant player in clean energy. Does it have the juice to succeed?
How I Made It • For the second year in a row, we asked 10 smart, iconoclastic and ethically conscious entrepreneurs to look back on their recent wins—and spill the secrets of their success. Here is the confessional class of 2022, in their own words.
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Dr. Dan Nayot
Amanda “Robby” Robson
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Google’s Big Impact on Canada’s Small Businesses • Discover the tools and best practices businesses are using to generate growth
STRATEGIES • Especially timely and practical real-world advice on how to tackle modern workplace challenges
How to Host an Offsite That Boosts Morale • Float helped energize employees through IRL bonding time in nature
HOW TO ATTRACT NEW CUSTOMERS • When Lee Valley Tools realized its core customer base was aging, it modernized its marketing efforts
How to Respond to Political Events • The leaders at 1Password knew they had to speak out when Roe v. Wade was overturned
HOW TO PLAN FOR SUCCESSION • Marissa Freed learned how hard it can be to take over a business when she became head of her family’s clothing company
Why Small Business Owners Should Consider a Financial Advisor • And how it helps to receive expert advice from one who is invested in the growth of the local community
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