November 2014

The Briefing

On the Make: The Travelling Vet

How caring for a pet in its home changes everything >

 

Sphere of Influence: From Russia, No Love

Or, how a guy named Putin wants to waste our bacon >

 

Talking Point: Hitting Home

Spousal abuse still espoused by 1 in 10 Albertan males >

 

Verbatim: Prentice Speaks

Jim Prentice talks provincial house-cleaning >

 

WTF: There will be rats

Bring in the rats to get rid of the beetles? >

 

Departments

The Spotlight: Travel Alberta names new CEO, Good Earth Coffeehouse expands east, AltaLink recognized for corporate culture

Celebrating Alberta Business >

 

Features

17 Great Communities for Business Map

Introducing the best communities for harnessing brains, enticing industry, selling lifestyle and rejuvenating their retail heart >

 

Blame Canada

Our banking system is one of the most stable in the world. For entrepreneurs, that’s precisely the problem  >

 

How Communities Keep It Industrial

Alberta has the chops to attract, develop and keep industries both heavy and light >

 

Main Drags Are Back in Business

17 Great Communities for Business >

 

North by South West

Most people consider Alberta to be the Texas of Canada. But what do actual Texans think?  >

 

The lure of a quality lifestyle

Some communities have natural assets that attract business >

 

Why BRZs Are Becoming Crucial

BRZs allow businesses to better interact with the cities and towns they work in >

 

Why Not Compete For Brains?

With research comes brain power >

 

Canada’s Pipeline Dialogue

Introducing: Canada’s Pipeline Dialogue

Two of Canada’s leading business magazines, Alberta Venture and BCBusiness, have teamed up to deliver a thoughtful, thorough review of a matter of national importance: pipelines >

 

Guide to Owning a Restaurant or Bar

Bar Ownership (is often) for Dummies

It’s not like Cheers – not everyone will know your name – and you’ll also be cleaning toilets >

 

Be Forewarned: Running a restaurant only looks easy

Whipping up great meals, striding the floor with panache. If only that’s all there was to it >

 

Branding Isn’t Just For Burgers

Before you do anything else, figure out your branding and marketing  >

 

Alberta's Best Communities for Business

17 Great Communities for Business Map

Introducing the best communities for harnessing brains, enticing industry, selling lifestyle and rejuvenating their retail heart >

 

How Communities Keep It Industrial

Alberta has the chops to attract, develop and keep industries both heavy and light >

 

The lure of a quality lifestyle

Some communities have natural assets that attract business >

 

Why BRZs Are Becoming Crucial

BRZs allow businesses to better interact with the cities and towns they work in >

 

Why Not Compete For Brains?

With research comes brain power >

 

Executive Compensation

The Venture 250 Podcast Series - 2014

Hear from Michael Caputo of Lane Caputo Compensation, Tad Drinkwater of NAIT's JR Shaw School of Business, DHL Express Canada's Andrew Paul, Elizabeth Hurley & Allan Nelson from Davies Park Executive Search and TEC Canada Calgary chair Doug Ayotte >

 

Industry Report - Construction

Belaboured Laws

Will the death of a 15-year-old worker be the catalyst for the first substantial changes to Alberta’s labour laws in 30 years?  >

 

Business as Unusual

How one commercial real estate developer is transforming downtown Calgary one building at a time  >

 

Rise of the Apps

As it’s doing to everything else in our lives, technology is quickly – and vastly – changing the way the construction industry operates >

 

Final Acts

Fashion Statement

Todd Hirsch is an economist with style >

 

Need to Know: Lucija Muehlenbachs

You should learn how to say Ms. Muehlenbachs’ name. After all, you’ll probably be hearing it a lot in the future  >

 

On Trend: Baby, it’s cold outside

Yep, it’s officially winter >

 

The Good Life: Reclamation Project

There might not be a more important piece of furniture in the average home than the dinner table >