Want to start a successful business?

It's simple. Go into competition with Bombardier. They seem to have more business than they can handle, very little competition, a guaranteed source of financial handouts from various levels of gullible government and no particular business or management skills. Anyone can do better than that with a little business savvy, some creative thinking and an already available source of skilled workers. The recent news they were laying off 7,500 workers worldwide including 2,000 in Canada prompted me to repost a piece I wrote earlier this year about Bombardier. Here’s the…

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What on earth was The Hudson’s Bay Company thinking?

All I want for Christmas is not Mariah Carey. The marketing people at The Hudson's Bay Company should have their Canadian citizenship revoked. My sense of national pride has been replaced by outrage over their recent selection of American "superstar" Mariah Carey to unveil the new Christmas (yes, I said Christmas, not holiday) windows in their downtown stores at Queen and Yonge Streets in Toronto. Founded more than three hundred years ago as a fur trading institution, The Hudson's Bay Company (the Canadian equivalent of Macy's) is one Canada's oldest…

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How Boomers and Millennials strengthen and enhance each other

Guest Blogger: Holly Whitman My mom is insanely crafty. Always has been. Some of my best early memories involve coming home from school to see her sewing up Halloween costumes for me and my siblings. In my college years, the crafts continued, but the projects changed. When I'd visit home, I'd see her doing things like making scrub caps for her doctor friends and fellow nurses, crocheting stuffed animals from scratch and quilting baby blankets for friends. I wasn't the only one who loved her crafts. Before long, her colleagues…

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