Business Voice

Latest Issue: October 2021

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We're still standing... and serving, and selling!

October 3, 2021

Here in HRM, there have been some success stories - stories of resilience, perseverance, trust, community, and kindness. Here’s how three local businesses made their way through the pandemic.

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Positive business environment

Showing up for yourself

October 3, 2021

Entrepreneurs should hustle for their health, not just their business, to up their wellness and prevent burnout

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Member Profile

The growing industry is ripe with opportunity. Our globalized approach to trade, commerce, and finance has turned forex markets into the largest and most liquid asset markets in the world.

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Trends

While many of us may think of eLearning as a solution for universities, more industries are starting to see the benefits. 

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How we can live longer, feel better and work smarter.

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The French Funnel

November 26, 2021

French is the second official language in Canada. Yet many businesses in Nova Scotia and across the country do not offer their products or services in French. We believe they are missing out on an opportunity that we call the “French Funnel.”

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Trends

As consumers expect full transparency, brands must deliver.

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Looking for new results?!

October 3, 2021

Small business owners comprise over 90% of Canadian economy. Successful entrepreneurs and organizations recognize the urgency to invest in their biggest asset, themselves, and their team, for highest ROI!

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Why improving employee financial health is good for everyone

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Housing is a spectrum – from community and social housing to new builds – the importance of having a place to call home will not disappear when the pandemic ends.

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Employee engagement can guide decision-making for organizations. Spark Engagement Founder identifies emotions that describe how people feel engaged at work. This important step can help employers better understand the needs of employees and businesses.

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With the shift to online work, organizations need to choose between in-office, fully remote and the hybrid model. So will employees. Matt Symes outlines three reasons the pandemic modified the work climate and the opportunities they represent.

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To find their purpose, retirees will need to be financially prepared. Many dream of retiring while still contributing to the community, growing intellectually and gaining new experiences. They need a financial strategy to achieve that.

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Recognized as National Indigenous History Month, June is a time to celebrate the cultures and contributions of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Learn about and engage Indigenous communities to build cultural confidence.

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Put employees first

June 3, 2021

Maintaining a culture of caring on both sides of the screen has been challenging with COVID-19. With the environment shifting from office to home, Medavie is committed to fostering an innovative, collaborative and connected workplace culture.

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What is ESG?

May 4, 2021

Organizations that are paying some kind of attention to ESG are seeing how it can create value. They also understand that ignoring ESG erodes value. Find out how!

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This new way of working, from home, for many small and medium sized business employees may continue into the foreseeable future. This article weighs out the pros and cons of our home also becoming our office.

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The intensification of workloads and increasing emotional difficulty can lead employees to feel ineffective in their position. This in turn can lead to burnout. Organizations can utilize protective factors to help prevent it.

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Success during a crisis

April 8, 2021

An exploration of four leadership insights from Nova Scotia businesses that helped them succeed during the pandemic. Businesses had to get creative to keep sales flowing, particularly during lockdowns, when customers couldn’t shop in person.

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Trends

Canada’s red hot housing market is becoming a ‘bonfire’ due to low inventory, which is not a new problem. It was a challenge in March 2020, but the number of homes for sale has fallen even further since!

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The Zoom effect

April 8, 2021

With so many meetings and events now going virtual, we are seeing ourselves from a new perspective. Engaging with others via Zoom or other conferencing platforms is making us hyper sensitive to how we look on video. It's all about feeling confident!

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