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Sell Aggressively but Prudently!

There has been up and down financial news over the past month. The good news is 43,000 jobs were created in January according to figures released by Stats Canada this past Friday. The bad news is jobs are still scare even as the economy recovers. Part-time employment formed the lion’s share of January’s increase, with […]

Canadian Retailers Getting a Jump Start on the Holiday Season

If you take a walk through any major shopping complex, you’ll notice Canadian retailers are rolling out Christmas merchandise earlier than ever before to get a jump start on the holiday season. November and December retail sales represent the most critical period of the year for retailers and often account for 20 percent or more […]

Showdown in Washington and What the Future Holds for Canadian Businesses

It’s surreal to watch the economic and political warfare going on in Washington over the past few months as the US grapples with its debt crisis. The US government has never missed a payment on any of its debt obligations. There is little time for the US politicians to reach a settlement before August 2, […]

The Clock is Ticking for Canadian Consumers Struggling

Canadians have been very fortunate these past two years as Canada’s economy has done very well post recession. Employment has returned to pre-crisis levels largely due to the demand from emerging economies’ for raw materials that has been holding the economy up. The GDP has recovered more quickly than those of other major world economies. […]

Dollar Stores versus Wal-Mart – The David and Goliath of the Retail Business

A battle is brewing is Canada and the U.S. to own the lower end retail market that will bring a whole new meaning to discount shopping. While mammoth Wal-Mart lost shoppers through the recession, discounts competitors have gained, in particular dollar stores, the real winners in the recent recession. The battle front included not just […]