The three most likely reasons your business is struggling

The three most likely reasons your business is strugglingFix these three things and your business will thrive again Jesse sat in my office shaking his head. His business was grossing millions of dollars in sales, yet his bottom line was miserable. Not only was he discouraged about his results, he felt he had lost control of his employees, and it was difficult for…

Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon tax

Manitoba Premier Stefanson should oppose carbon taxIt’s expensive out there and Manitobans trying to gas up their car to get to work or simply heat their homes need relief Manitobans shouldn’t be fooled by the paltry sum that Trudeau has sent them via carbon tax rebates. It doesn’t come close to what the tax costs them. The Parliamentary Budget Officer crunched…

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobs

Trudeau’s ‘Just Transition’ to ‘disrupt’ over 2.7 million jobsThe building trades, transportation, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing will all be affected A newly public federal document reveals that more than 2.7 million jobs across Canada can expect a “significant disruption” as a result of Ottawa’s Just Transition plan to reduce emissions.  Ironically, it comes at the same time as new analysis showing that world…

Indigenous land acknowledgements have outlived their usefulness

Indigenous land acknowledgements have outlived their usefulnessReconciliation should not be the stuff of soothing platitudes Is it time to rethink indigenous land acknowledgements that often open energy-sector conference sessions? Are we ready to question their utility and effectiveness in advancing the interests of Canada’s indigenous peoples? Are they moving the reconciliation needle – or have they become little more than meaningless,…

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxes

Trudeau giving Quebec a special deal on carbon taxesProves that Ottawa’s carbon tax is all about politics, not the environment All provinces are equal. But one province is a little more equal in the eyes of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Next year, taxpayers in every province will have to pay his government’s mandatory minimum carbon tax rate. Every province but one: Quebec. Quebec…

Frame your coming year by putting a label on it

Frame your coming year by putting a label on itWriting down your goals is the first step to success Ange sat across from me, her face stressed with the worries of the day and her business. “If you could name last year, what would you name it?” I asked. Without hesitation, Ange blurted out: “The year of the s--t show.” She told me about…

Regulated career colleges key to solving labour shortages

Regulated career colleges key to solving labour shortagesAn all-hands-on-deck approach needed if Western Canada is to maintain its advantage as a destination for global talent After years of high unemployment and economic uncertainty, driven by low commodity prices and the pandemic, economies across Western Canada are once again picking up steam – and facing severe labour shortages. Governments have committed to finding…

Is Manitoba’s liquor monopoly on its last dregs?

Is Manitoba’s liquor monopoly on its last dregs?Manitobans can only hope First Alberta, then Saskatchewan, but will Manitoba follow? Next year will be the final year for the Saskatchewan government to retail alcohol – nearly 100 years after it began. This history demonstrates how long government keeps its hands on something once it starts, but also how an incremental approach can allow…

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmers

Ottawa tone deaf to issues facing farmersThis is what happens when a government is driven by urban politics Ottawa recently announced that tariff revenues received from Canadian farmers who bought Russian/Belarusian fertilizers this year are being sent to Ukraine to rebuild infrastructure. Canada was the only G7 country to put tariffs on Russian and/or Belarusian fertilizer after Russia invaded Ukraine back…

One simple way to increase sales you might be missing

One simple way to increase sales you might be missingReaching out to past customers is effective and gets results Jason had been struggling for months trying to drum up new business for his company. The marketing firm he hired to drive leads was expensive, and he wasn’t getting near enough increase in sales to offset costs that had been growing significantly. Despite being in…
1 2 3 4