Helping Consumers to Complain

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Dave Carroll, a Halifax based musician and song writer, started “Gripevine”—a company that gave consumers a platform to complain about firms and also gave firms an opportunity to respond to these complaints and resolve them. It started when Mr. Carol’s guitar was broken by United Airlines baggage handlers, and he posted a complaint video on… Read more »

Asthma friendly homes

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Merk Pharmaceuticals, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the Asthma and Allergy foundations of America, Carpenter and Carter Oosterhouse, and HGTV are building four asthma- friendly homes catering to low income families with asthmatic patients. This project is a part of a build smart, breathe easier asthma education campaign. Questions: Would this step of building… Read more »

Ontario 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

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Dani Reiss, CEO of Canada Goose was selected as “Ontario 2011 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and  received a “Business-to-consumer products and services” award. National and Ontario director of Entrepreneur of the Year, Colleen McMorrow mentions that Entrepreneurs need to have a strong frame of mind, and they should be innovative and risk… Read more »

From India with Money

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Average household income of Canadian immigrants from India is $95,000 which is 14% more than average income of Canadians. The expenditure for Indians who have immigrated to Canada since 2006 have increased by 46%, compared to an average of 19% increase in the expenditure of Canadians. An average of 56% immigrants from India own new… Read more »

Canadian Business owners put their companies at risk by ignoring need for succession plan

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As mentioned by the head of Business Transition Planning of CIBC, Sean Foran, small and medium businesses contributes $600 billion to Canadian GDP. With an average age of 60 years for Canadian small and medium business owners, and with almost two third Canadians employed by these owners, it is important for business owners to have… Read more »

New Generation Entrepreneurs

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The 2011 N.C. Governor’s Entrepreneurship summit was a two day event held to promote entrepreneurship in North Carolina. One of the panels was hosted by Donna Fenn, who is the author of the book “Upstarts”. The book speaks about the rise in entrepreneurs born between 1977—mid nineties (called Generation Y). The rise in role models… Read more »