Business

Do These 5 Things Before You Quit Your Job to Start A Business

Many people have quite a romanticized view of entrepreneurship. You take the plunge, quit your job, toil away and then you’re the next success story. While this can happen for some, it’s usually the few success stories that are widely published and not the many failures. Quitting your job is not always the first step you need to take before ...

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Cochrane hits the sweet spot for both lifestyle and business

Chiseled into Cochrane’s entrance sign the words How the West is Now pretty much sum it up. This mountain-fringed hamlet has taken old-fashioned western gumption, fuelled by its roots in ranching, and parlayed it into creating a top-seeded business and lifestyle destination. It’s home to half a dozen sizeable tech companies, including Garmin Canada, 4iiii Innovations, Hunterwood Technologies and mcThings and is ...

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3 Promotion Mistakes Your Small Business Can Avoid

Running a small business requires a level of finesse when it comes to managing employees. You don’t have as many options to offer career growth as bigger players do, and you may not have a deep bench to replace people when they leave or move up. Managing these situations requires you to take an active role in working with your employees, straddling ...

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Santa Fe businesses enjoy snow effect

The good news about snow this winter isn’t limited to the peaks above Santa Fe. It has extended down the mountain to cash registers in town, where ski shops, hotels and restaurants report booming business like they haven’t seen in quite some time. “This year so far is the second biggest year we’ve had,” said Kale Snider, a manager at ...

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Chamber of Commerce Decides Bipartisanship Is Good Business

 The U.S. Chamber of Commerce took a close look at its congressional report card and gave itself a failing grade. After 40 years, the chamber, a powerful business organization, decided its method of rating and endorsing members of Congress was out of whack and could be contributing to the very gridlock it was hoping to break. Now the group, hoping ...

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We must rule out a hard exit. Business is at breaking point

Uncertainty over Britain’s terms for leaving the EU is harshly affecting firms he clock is ticking. In the House of Commons, MPs spend hours debating points of parliamentary procedure, but are unwilling to take real decisions about our country’s future. Negotiations between the prime minister and EU leaders seem to have reached an impasse. But in the real world, businesses are at ...

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US economy added 255,000 jobs in July

The US economy added a stronger-than-expected 255,000 jobs in July, fuelling speculation that interest rates could rise before the end of the year. The figure was below June’s upwardly revised figure of 292,000 jobs, but was far higher than analysts’ forecasts of between 175,000 and 180,000. The US unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.9%. Dennis de Jong from UFX.com said ...

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The sharemarket retreated from its 11-month high on Friday

The sharemarket retreated from its 11-month high on Friday, slipping just below the 5500 level it breached for the first time since August as investors took a breather in a strong two-week long rally. The S&P/ASX 200 ended Friday trade down 14 points ot 0.3 per cent to 5498.2 points, but up 69 points or by 1.3 per cent for the week. The All ...

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Australian firms enjoyed strong growth in sales and profits in the second quarter

Australian firms enjoyed strong growth in sales and profits in the second quarter, while subdued price pressures pointed to another soft reading for inflation, a survey showed on Thursday. National Australia Bank’s quarterly survey of more than 910 firms showed its index of business conditions rose one point to +11 in the second quarter, well above the long-run average and ...

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Supermarket recycling business liquidated to escape $800,000 worker death fine

The operators of a prominent recycling company have sought to escape massive penalties for the death of an employee after shutting down the business and resurrecting it under another name. AB Recycling – listed as a cardboard recycler for Coles, IGA, Foodworks, Bunnings and Westfield – was found guilty of grave safety violations that led to the 2014 death of worker Steve Bower. A slew of deadly defects ...

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