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Sneaky business

Lesson Plans   |   September 25, 2017

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This article explores the phenomenon of the resale of sneakers at a significant profit. Some entrepreneurs have built successful businesses and others engage in this activity as a hobby.... read more

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'It put a big mission on our shoulders'

Lesson Plans   |   September 21, 2017

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This article describes how Syrian refugees who were entrepreneurs in their home country are working towards being entrepreneurs in Canada.... read more

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Canadian cities jump at chance to play host to massive Amazon HQ

In the News   |   September 8, 2017

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The mayors of several Canadian cities say they want to compete for an irresistible economic prize: The right to become the home of Amazon.com Inc.’s so-called second headquarters, a massive complex the company says comes... read more

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Sneaky business

In the News   |   September 4, 2017

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The resale game for brands such as Nike, Adidas, Supreme and Bape started as a hobby for most, but has grown into a full-time career for others, Joyita Sengupta writes. The Shops at Aura is a sleepy,... read more

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'It put a big mission on our shoulders'

In the News   |   August 25, 2017

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Syrian refugees who owned businesses back home are now trying to restart them in Canada, writes Kelly Cryderman. Rami Tawil and his family left Syria for the safety of Canada 20 months ago. But he didn’t... read more

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Bank of Canada raises interest rates for first time in seven years

Articles of Interest   |   July 13, 2017

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The Bank of Canada’s first interest-rate hike in seven years has set in motion a complex unwinding of a near-decade-long era of easy money. The central bank raised its overnight lending rate by a quarter-percentage-point... read more

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Cirque du Soleil acquires Blue Man Group production company

In the News   |   July 7, 2017

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In a continuing push to diversify its entertainment offerings, circus powerhouse Cirque du Soleil has acquired live entertainment company Blue Man Productions LLC for an undisclosed sum of money. The Montreal-based circus group announced the... read more

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Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains takes aim at wireless affordability

In the News   |   June 6, 2017

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The federal government says it is concerned about high cellphone prices and is ordering the telecom regulator to review a recent ruling on roaming that makes it harder for some small wireless companies to provide... read more

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The Aeroplan saga ends a long, useless financial detour

Guest Column   |   May 23, 2017

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Jim Stanford is Harold Innes Industry Professor of Economics at McMaster University and an adviser to Unifor. For a company whose raison d’ être is loyalty, the executives and shareholders of Aimia must wish a... read more

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Educate yourself on franchises before starting one of your own

Lesson Plans   |   May 19, 2017

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This article offers advice to would-be franchisees and provokes thinking about franchises in a different way.... read more

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Hockey blade company looks to score in American market

Lesson Plans   |   May 17, 2017

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This article discusses the introduction of a new product targeting hockey players and how the company is marketing the product.... read more

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Educate yourself on franchises before starting one of your own

In the News   |   May 8, 2017

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Be afraid. Be very afraid. That’s the message many of us have about franchising. But Dr. John Hayes – a journalism professor turned franchising guru, after deciding in 1979 to write a book on the... read more

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Tchotchkes, tote bags and T-shirts: How marketers are selling Canada 150

Lesson Plans   |   April 13, 2017

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This article discusses the marketing opportunities posed through Canada’s 150th birthday and reminds readers that Canada’s narrative is actually much older.... read more

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Hockey blade company looks to score in American market

In the News   |   April 12, 2017

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No Canadian National Hockey League team has won the Stanley Cup since the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the cherished chalice in 1993. Anthony Morra is hoping that run of futility continues for at least one more... read more

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What Terry O’Reilly knows about marketing

Lesson Plans   |   April 11, 2017

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This article outlines ideas and beliefs that Terry O’Reilly has learned from his career in marketing and as host of Under the Influence on CBC.... read more

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