Finance and Business

Published on Tue, 03/01/2011 by Canadian Gas Association

The Future of Natural Gas: Canada's smart energy future should be harnessed to its abundant supplies of natural gas

The Future of Natural Gas: Canada's smart energy future should be harnessed to its abundant supplies of natural gas

Most people don't know that today natural gas meets 30 per cent of Canada's energy needs with Canadian natural gas distribution companies serving approximately 6.2 million customers in homes, businesses and industry across Canada.

Natural gas is abundantly available, affordable, safe, reliable, versatile, and a clean source of energy. That's why over six million customers representing well over half the Canadian population rely on it today for heat and power in homes, apartments, buildings, businesses, hospitals and schools.

Published on Tue, 03/01/2011 by Competition Bureau

Fraud Prevention Month to Focus on Online Fraud

Fraud Prevention Month to Focus on Online Fraud

OTTAWA, March 1, 2011 -- The Competition Bureau announces today its participation in Fraud Prevention Month, which this year focuses on the growing problem of online fraud. Fraud Prevention Month is an annual education and awareness campaign held in Canada and around the world.

Published on Mon, 03/07/2011 by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Courting new investment: How Canada can make itself more attractive

Courting new investment: How Canada can make itself more attractive

By Michael Bourque, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

With a federal budget coming soon, expect to be bombarded with numbers. Here’s one to keep in mind: since 2002, Canada has lost 500,000 manufacturing jobs. While many of those jobs have gone to China and other developing countries, a significant number have been lost to the U.S. and other developed nations. The upshot? Low-cost labour isn’t the only way to lose a manufacturing plant.

Published on Mon, 02/28/2011 by Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Canada’s economy without manufacturing: a car with no engine

Canada’s economy without manufacturing: a car with no engine

By Michael Bourque, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

In the upcoming federal budget, we'll hear a lot of discussion about "tax breaks for big business" and how we can't afford them. But as corporate taxes become a political hot potato, we risk losing sight of some pretty compelling facts.

Published on Tue, 01/25/2011 by RBC Insurance

Tips to help you grow your agriculture business

Tips to help you grow your agriculture business

A recent report released by Australia’s Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management indicates that agriculture may be Canada’s next great growth industry. For those Canadian farmers looking to grow their family farm, this news couldn’t come at a better time and whether it’s increasing acreage, livestock, equipment or quota, an expansion is a vision that may soon become reality.

Published on Thu, 12/16/2010 by DundeeWealth Inc.

This holiday season, protect yourself from identity theft

This holiday season, protect yourself from identity theft

Identity theft has become one of the fastest growing crimes in North America, especially during the Holiday season. The holidays bring an increase in purchases, where we see people robbed of a very personal possession – their personal information. There are a number of ways this can happen while searching for that perfect gift:

Published on Thu, 12/16/2010 by DundeeWealth Inc.

How to grow your bonus

How to grow your bonus

Are you rubbing your hands together in anticipation of that fat year-end commission cheque? Or, have you received a nice bonus from a generous employer? Well, before you run out and spend all your money on sales, consider carefully how to make the most of that extra cash.

Published on Wed, 11/24/2010 by PayPal

What does it take to complete your holiday gift buying? Five trips to the mall and 11 hours of shopping

What does it take to complete your holiday gift buying? Five trips to the mall and 11 hours of shopping

Holiday Shopping Infographic

More than half of holiday shoppers choosing to skip the mall and shop online this year

Canadian shoppers will go to great lengths to find the perfect present for everyone on their gift list this holiday season. How great? A recent Ipsos Reid survey found that the average shopper plans to make five separate trips to the mall and spend upwards of 11 hours shopping for family and friends.

Published on Tue, 11/09/2010 by World Vision Canada

Stretch your holiday budget this year by becoming a smart spender

Stretch your holiday budget this year by becoming a smart spender

Finances can be a touchy subject for many families, especially during the Christmas season. With the constant pressure to buy, buy, buy, many become strapped for cash quickly, particularly when holiday spending gets out of control. Below are some simple tips to help you save cash and make smart purchases come Christmas time.

Published on Fri, 09/24/2010 by RBC Insurance

Small business survival tips

Small business survival tips

Everyone who starts a business wonders what their chances are for success. And because no two businesses are the same, this can be very difficult to predict.

According to a 2010 Stats Can report, about 96 percent of small businesses (1–99 employees) entering the marketplace will survive for one full year,
85 percent survive for three years and 70 percent survive for five years.

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