Business Trends

What You Can Learn About Modern Business From Loblaw

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The grocery giant illustrates that every company is becoming a software company. How it developed a knack for predicting—and shaping—Canadians’ retail habits

The Growing Business of Commercial Cannabis

Growing cannabis plants intended for the medical marijuana market at OrganiGram in Moncton, N.B. Photo: Ron Ward/CP

A recent Vancouver expo shows the breadth and growth of the Canadian marijuana industry

Why You’re Never Too Old to Become an Entrepreneur

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The WISE generation are ideally positioned to build and run successful businesses. What’s driving the rise of seniorpreneurship

What’s Worrying Canadian CEOs (And What Should Worry Them More)

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Three-quarters fear disruption in the next three years—but many seem unsure about what to do

What’s Stopping Canadian Companies from Going Global?

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90% of mid-sized firms that expanded outside North America found success. Why more aren't trying it

Where You Can Make Real Money in the New On-Demand Economy

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Servicing Uber drivers, Airbnb hosts, and other gig workers pays better than becoming one yourself

The Truth About Branding

Geek Squad founder Robert Stephens famously said “Marketing is the price you pay for being unremarkable.” Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty

Prominent skeptics say if your product is good enough, you don’t need branding. Here’s why they’re wrong

Why This Giant Corporation Wants to Act More Like a Startup

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To keep pace in a changing market, Samsung Electronics is trying to reform its internal workings

Why Machines Aren’t Management Material Yet

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Artificial intelligence is making huge strides, but it can’t replace the real work of managing people

How Alberta SMEs Are Reacting to the Oil Slump

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Faced with a struggling economy and reduced spending from energy clients, smaller firms are paring back their own investment intentions