November 2013

The Briefing

A guide to crowdfunding sites

Will you please pay me to start my business? >

 

How to be funny at work without being a fool

Four tips on office humour from comedian Trent McClellan >

 

Marco Abdi has Friends in High Places

Abdi dishes on honesty, his relationship with the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi and great bruschetta >

 

Taxing Problems: Four ways Alberta cities can raise some cash

Alberta’s cities struggle to cope with limited revenue, growing populations and increasing costs >

 

The Help Desk: Social Media Background Checks

Every month, we tackle a question from a reader and get advice from the right experts in a variety of fields to help answer it >

 

Departments

CERF appoints COO, Edmonton physician named president of the Canadian Medical Association

 

How to fight back against stress this winter

The science is clear: stress can kill, but it doesn't have to. Plus, seven ways to find your thrills outdoors this winter >

 

Margin Of Safety: Don't depend on luck the next time disaster strikes

Did you dodge a bullet during this summer’s floods? Lucky you. >

 

Features

Community Builders: What's next for Alberta's cities?

Five urban thinkers sit down with Alberta Venture to talk about the future of urban Alberta >

 

Downtown or Bust: Calgary and Edmonton attempt to revitalize their downtown cores

Here’s a look at two of the projects that will make or break that effort >

 

Risk Taker: Spyglass Resources CEO Tom Buchanan

Buchanan, the 2013 MAX award winner, has headed back upstream >

 

The War for Calgary

With the municipal election over, the battle for the city’s future begins >

 

Fast Growth 50

Matrix Labour Leasing connects construction companies and skilled labourers

The full-service human resources construction company works with both small and large firms across Canada >

 

Alberta's Best Communities for Business

2013 Best Communities for Business in Alberta

 

2013 Best Communities for Business: Mapping our Territory

What is it that makes a community among the best for business in Alberta? >

 

Alberta Venture: The Urban Issue

Watch a video preview of our November issue >

 

business person of the year

Video: Who is Alberta's Business Person of the Year?

The 2013 Business Person of the Year will be unveiled on December 1st. Watch a teaser video here >

 

Focus On Planning & Architecture

Building Blocks: Four trends shaping architecture in Alberta

Street-oriented buildings, the rise of prefabricated structures and other key trends that are driving architecture in Alberta >

 

Community Builders: What's next for Alberta's cities?

Five urban thinkers sit down with Alberta Venture to talk about the future of urban Alberta >

 

Final Acts

Lunch With: Is Bigger Really Better?

Homebuilder Chris McLaren can’t decide whether to scale his business up or to stay small and specialize >

 

Matrix Labour Leasing connects construction companies and skilled labourers

The full-service human resources construction company works with both small and large firms across Canada >

 

Top of the Pops: On the Spot Pop Up thrives

How one Edmonton entrepreneur has built a permanent business around temporary retail >

 

What’s the future of Alberta’s real estate market?

There have been numerous predictions about when and if Canada’s real estate market will crash >

 

Why Renegade Petroleum might be due for a bounce

What goes down, might come back up >