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Gift guide: Brilliant buys

POWER TO GO Powerstick; Ecosol Solar Technologies, $70 There goes the old “my cellphone died” excuse for not making that important call. This USB-powered portable charger is about the size ...

Your next big thing

Let PROFIT’s 13th annual Opportunity Guide point you to a promising future. And think you can’t grow during a recession? We’ve got that covered, too. Just click on the article ...

Management sucks

Imagine you’re at a cocktail party and overhear someone bad-mouthing the business you’ve worked so hard to build. You feel like decking the guy, but you know that’s a bad ...

Consumers nervous but not panicked

Canadian consumers are increasingly worried about the economy, according to TNS Canadian Facts’ monthly survey. But the figures suggest that consumers are anxious rather than alarmed. The overall Consumer Confidence ...

Great Ideas: the best of current business books

Having an extensive network of business contacts is a great asset. But a truly valuable network is about more than the sheer number of connections you make. You need to ...

From the editor: Management by fortune cookie

From an entrepreneur’s perspective, that’s sage advice — especially considering that I found it in a fortune cookie. And, in essence, it’s the founding principle of PROFIT, which launched 26 ...

Budget 2008: A small budget for small business

Business owners hoping for huge new tax breaks or juicy capital gains exemptions will be disappointed with the 2008 federal budget announced Tuesday by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, although several ...

Destination clubs: Departures deluxe

Picture yourself stretched out on the balcony of a Miami oceanfront condo, soaking up the April sun. Then, bathe for a summer day in the antique comforts and culture of ...

Actuaries urge reform of dysfunctional EI system

The Canadian Institute of Actuaries has released a report calling on Ottawa to stop treating billions of dollars in Employment Insurance premiums as found money. The institute, a self-regulatory and ...

Your next big thing: Sector report

Retail Ira Kalish, Director, Consumer Business, Deloitte Research, Los Angeles “Products that meet the needs of older boomers will be a good bet longer term, and that could include making ...