All That Glitters

Gold mining has a long history, likely stretching as far back as 7000 years, as evidenced by ancient gold artefacts found in Bulgaria. Gold is widely known as the “noblest” of the elements, seen by ancient civilizations as a sign of nobility, power and wealth; not much has changed through the millennia. Gold continues to remain a coveted asset with an intrinsic appeal.

Our Thirst for the Noblest of Elements

The Year of the Sharing Economy

With memories of the Great Recession of 2009 still lingering in the minds of many, stagnant salaries and increasing expenses are turning more people to alternative means of making money and meeting their needs for food, shelter and even transportation. Over the past few years, innovative companies such as Airbnb, Etsy, Zipcar, Lyft and Kickstarter have emerged to fill this need.

The Year of the Sharing Economy

Jim Treliving

Mr. Treliving is also co-host of CBC’s highly rated Dragons’ Den. Business in Focus recently spoke with him about his thoughts on the entrepreneurial spirit in this country, and how, like him, a driven passionate entrepreneur can make his or her dreams of success a reality.

Entrepreneur Extraordinaire

The Right Tool to Start Your Business?

Crowdfunding is a financing method that involves funding a project with small contributions from a large group of individuals. It offers a flip-side alternative to venture capital, which typically involves seeking large sums of money from a small number of investors.


What do the Changes mean for Canada and Canadians?

The Canadian Government announced its strategy to accommodate the evolving nature of the global market in the 2013 federal budget. By making substantial changes to the General Preferential Tariff (GPT) for the first time since 1974, to take effect January 1, 2015, the government hopes to see an additional $1 billion in revenue over the next several years.

The General Preferential Tariff

Discount Grocery Stores

Worth the Savings? Discount Grocery StoresBy Leon Bracey View in E-Magazine Over the past decade, grocery chains such as Aldi, Bottom-Dollar Food, No Frills, Save-A-Lot and Food Basics have experienced growth as more people look to these chains as alternatives to the higher end stores. Savvy shoppers already know to use coupons and buy private-label brands to save money, but discount grocery chains often up the ante by selling exclusively private-label goods and are able to offer lower prices because they feature few, if any, of the departments that customers are familiar with in an average supermarket, such as in-house […]

Worth the Savings?

The Canadian Debt Industry

This increase in credit card debt, bank loans and mortgages is partially attributed to the recession, but in fact, this increasing debt will continue to rise as long as interest rates are kept low, which in turn stimulates spending and artificially sustains the market at a time when costs of living continue to rise and incomes stagnate or stay the same.

Maintaining Debt on the Edge of a Fiscal Cliff

Bilateral Trade with China

Bilateral trade, simply explained, is the exchange of goods between two countries under an established framework aimed at minimizing trade deficits faced by countries in our globalized market economy. These agreements are treaties, established to facilitate trade and maintain and support these commercial relationships.

What FIPA Means for Canada

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