If you think that you’ll get noticed at a meeting or convention by schmoozing with colleagues or potential clients, think again. Getting the most out of networking requires both strategy and action. Peter Wright, president of The Planning Group, says that it’s important to ask: …

Okay. So Atlantic Canada doesn’t have mega conference venues like the Jacob K. Javitz Centre in New York, where thousands of people can gather for meetings and conferences. It matters not. What we do have in this part of the world is chutzpah, along with …

Canada hadn’t been part of Jeremy Wellard’s master plan. Nova Scotia wasn’t on his map. Lunenburg? Not even on his “this lifetime’s” radar screen. But then, at the what-next age of 31 in the long winter of the changing-of-the-century year of 2000, Wellard unexpectedly found …

Here’s a startling statistic from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business: small businesses with fewer than 50 employees, including businesses with no employees, represent 97.8 per cent of the total business establishments in Canada. Not only that, but those same businesses (with less than 50 …

Will Nova Scotia’s spiffy new $165-million convention centre turn out to be the overpriced, under-utilized white elephant boondoggle its many and various nattering-nabobs-ofnegativism critics predict? Or will it – as its equally fervent Pollyanna-ish proponents like to proclaim – become the open sesame to a …

Once upon a time, to be called an “entrepreneur” was to be branded as either a filthy, backstabbing opportunist or a depraved, irredeemable criminal – the distinction being perishingly small and one for local justices of the peace, alone, to make. Fortunately, for those of …

She’s 32, happily married, has two young sons. He’s 47, also married, with two adult children. Brian, 40, is a trilingual married man with two pre-teens. Dan and his partner have never been married and don’t have any children, though they’ve been “best friends for …

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