January 2012

The Briefing

Keystone XL and Northern Gateway: a primer on Alberta's pipeline projects

Enbridge and TransCanada hope for approval on new Alberta pipelines. But what about oil spills from older lines in Canada and the United States? >



Demographics only one part of effective sales and marketing

Marketing Intel: Benefit segmentation and psychographics play an increasingly useful role in marketing your product >


Edgewater capitalizes on demand for wireless bandwidth

Wireless access points offer opportunity while companies like AT&T seek additional cellular data >


Samsung and Acer set to compete with iPad with new Android offerings

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, Acer Iconia Tab, Eee Pad Transformer, Kindle Fire and HTC Flyer enter the tablet market  >



Barber Ha, Bibo Wine Bar and Elm Café are among Edmonton's really small businesses

Linda Ha, Nate Box and Dianna Funnell succeed with businesses under 500 square feet >


Eva Friesen, CEO of The Calgary Foundation, wins MAX award

Eva Friesen is the winner of the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business 2011 Management Alumni Excellence award >


Q&A with Alberta Premier Alison Redford

The leader of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Party opens up about her pride in the oil sands, her plans for the heritage fund, and economic development in the province >


Fast Growth 50

2012 Fast Growth 50 Profiles

A very successful six pack >


Alberta's Fast Growth 50 for 2012

Our annual list of Alberta's fastest growing businesses >


Guide to Sales and Marketing

Guide to Sales and Marketing: 15 steps towards a better sales strategy

Marketing, traditional media and social media, branding and building client loyalty are all part of building an effective approach to sales >


Guide to Sales and Marketing: Marketing Tips


Guide to Sales and Marketing: Sales Tips


Alberta's 50 Most Influential

From Steve Jobs to Donald Trump, find out who the business heroes are of our Fast Growth 50 leaders

Some names on the list might surprise you >


15th anniversary

Alberta Venture’s Redesign: Get the behind the scenes details

Learn everything about the new logo, a new column and our playful serifs >


Executive Compensation Report

Executive Compensation Report: Raises for executives at Shaw, CNR and Encana

Niko Resources, CPE and Suncor pass down paycuts for execs >


Industry Report - Construction

Calgary's downtown core sees fluctuating commercial vacancy rates

PCL, Graham Group, EllisDon, Ledcor, Torode and Centron among companies betting on increased need for commercial real estate in downtown Calgary >


Devon Canada and Stratus Pipelines dig a better ditch

Innovative Pipeline Strategies reduce impact of pipeline construction on agricultural lands in Grande Prairie >


Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions' inventory software makes life easier for manufacturers

Partnerships with NAIT and Microsoft help growing Edmonton-based tech company increase its profile >


Five Stategies to Help You Keep Your Labour Costs Under Control

With the coming labour shortage in Alberta, it's better to be prepared  >


Final Acts

Alberta's rich business history, from immigrants to entrepreneurs

Alberta Venture starts a dialogue about Alberta's entrepreneurial history and its future >


North America should look to NASA for model to increase sustainability of oil sands

The Green Dividend - Co-operative approach would be most effective to reduce environmental impact of hydrocarbon production >


Regency Developments' Pearl on Jasper Ave. to shape Edmonton's downtown

Raj Dhunna and Regency are raising the standard for condos and Edmonton's downtown  >