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Burger King faces new ‘test’ in quest for Tim Hortons

The U.S federal government said Tuesday it’s cracking down on companies like Burger King who attempt to relocate to Canada or overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

Published on : 25 Sep 2014

Third Annual OptionMetrics Research Conference Brings Together International Academia, Financial Professionals to 'Convene' on October 20th in New York City

OptionMetrics, a leading source for quality historical option price data, tools and analytics, has announced the upcoming OptionMetrics Research Conference (ORC2014).

Published on : 23 Sep 2014

Nicola Wealth Management Opens Newest Office in Toronto to Manage Rapid Growth

Nicola Wealth Management (NWM), an independent financial planning and portfolio management firm serving high net worth individuals and families, opened a new office in Toronto to expand its presence in Eastern Canada and accommodate clients in the Greater Toronto Area. The Toronto office is situated at Suite 1702 - 2 Bloor Street West, joining Western Canada locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Richmond, B.C.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Taking care of business

The economy has changed dramatically in the 30 years since Doug Bergeron first entered the work force and, of course, Bergeron, 53, has changed with it. Best known for leading the group that purchased the credit- and debit-card terminal makerVeriFone from Hewlett-Packard for $50 million in 2001, as CEO, he transformed it into a multinational, multi-billion-dollar company.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

The power of consumer reviews

Sean Murray Smith's name has never been mentioned in discussions about Montreal's greatest chefs. He has never appeared on a television cooking show or been profiled in a newspaper or on the radio.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Chef de file de l’économie sociale et de l’investissement responsable

La carte d’affaires de la Caisse d’économie solidaire Desjardins se lit comme suit : principale institution financière consacrée à l’économie sociale et à l’investissement socialement responsable (ISR) au Québec. Elle soutient financièrement près de 3000 coopératives, organismes à but non lucratif, syndicats et entreprises socialement engagées. Au 31 décembre 2013, son chiffre d’affaires dépassait les 1,4 milliard de dollars et son actif tournait autour de 738 millions.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Laundry & lattés: Hybrid spaces and beautiful business friendships

Chaz Desousa is a young Montreal entrepreneur who already co-owns a restaurant and a food truck. But when he had the idea for his latest venture, a vintage-style laundromat with oversized washers and dryers, vending machines dispensing funky socks, and sofas for lounging, he went looking for a roommate.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

How McGill students created a new, more respectful Frosh

Mid-September: the time when universities and communities across Canada and the United States lick their wounds after yet another terrible Frosh (Freshman Orientation) season. Inappropriate behaviour, drunkenness, unruly young men and women terrorizing their neighbours, hospitalization, assaults — the tally is not for the faint of heart. We sometimes think of Frosh as we do of winter in Canada: one can only endure it.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Creativity and collaboration: Not talking to your colleagues is holding you back

THERE’S plenty of hullabaloo surrounding the idea of creativity in the workplace. As the world grows increasingly automated, it seems natural to fear that creativity — the signature characteristic of human intellect — will become less and less important over time.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Kelowna's Buntin to act as athlete ambassador for 2014 Skate Canada International

Olympian Craig Buntin returns home to Kelowna to act as the 2014 Skate Canada International Athlete Ambassador. ... Since retiring from skating in 2010, Buntin has completed an MBA at McGill University and worked as an entrepreneur. His most recent project is VeriSkate, a software app that is used to analyze the movements of figure skaters: how high they jump or throw, the distance the move travels, the speed at which it travels, the flow, the ice coverage.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Three student lawyers get scholarship boost from MDM

Three young student lawyers yesterday got a $5,000 boost after top law firm Marshall, Diel & Myers split its annual scholarship award between them. ... Ms [Alexis] Haynes, who has graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, also Canada, later graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a law degree and will now read for her legal practice certificate and Master’s degree in law at the University of Law in London.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Fait-on des aubaines aux boutiques hors taxes?

Un pied dans l'avion, l'autre dans l'aéroport, la directrice éditoriale des guides de voyage Frommer's passe certainement plus de temps à proximité des boutiques hors taxes que dans les centres commerciaux près de chez elle. Et pourtant, elle n'y fait jamais aucun achat.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

The Scottish independence movement learned from Quebec's failed votes for separation

The first time was in 1980 when Quebec’s premier, René Lévesque, called for a provincial referendum on pursuing a negotiated secession from Canada. The key issue for the separatists was the preservation of the French language and culture.

Published on : 22 Sep 2014

Talking Management with Karl Moore: Building your brand in the era of digital marketing

This is Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for The Globe and Mail. Today, I am delighted to speak to Mitch Joel, who is the president of Twist Image, one of the top digital marketing firms in the world.

Published on : 17 Sep 2014