Business Trends

Why So Many Big Brands Are Buying Little Ones


“Authenticity” is the branding buzzword of the moment, and industry giants are acquiring smaller competitors to get it

What’s Putting Your Business at Risk This Year?

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Business interruption topped AGCS’ barometer for 2016, with companies worrying about natural disasters, accidents and supplier failure

Why You Should Let Your Employees Elect Their Own Managers

Illustration: Peter Arkle

Bad leaders make good workers quit. How workplace democracy is helping companies up engagement

Which Coworking Space is Right for You?


All across Canada, new communal offices for solopreneurs and startups are opening their doors. Where they are and what they have to offer

The Top 5 B2B Marketing Trends from 2015

Illustration: Topp Yimgrimm/iStock

As many companies realized this year, marketing isn’t just for consumer-facing businesses

When the Bust Hits a Boomtown


Calgary faces both uncertainty and opportunity in 2016 after the oil price plunge of recent months

Why Some Founding CEOs Demote Themselves

Nymi founder and former CEO Karl Martin with his company's pulse-measuring band. Photo: Chris Young/CP

As your company grows, management and day-to-day operations replace vision and product in your schedule. One entrepreneur's smart solution

Where Aspiring Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Learning Their Trade


Franchises are increasingly the business venture of choice for members of Generation Y

The Real Time Commitment of Smart Marketing


If you want to build awareness of your brand, you have to devote resources—some of them internal—to the cause

Where Americans are Spending Today


U.S. businesses are poised to go on a spending spree, and it means big opportunity for their suppliers