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Business: October 2011 Archives

Business: Salaries on the Rise Despite Economy

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Canadian business owners have been cautious about spending as the global economy weakens, but according to a new survey from the Conference Board of Canada, they still plan to increase salaries next year.  Our business columnist Donna Guzik explains. 

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Business: Attracting Talent to Small Businesses

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Being able to attract and hang on to the right employees is critical to the success of any business, especially small businesses. Unfortunately not enough entrepreneurs realize what a difference a motivated workforce can mean to their bottom line. Business columnist Donna Guzik has some advice.

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Business: Wherego My Dividends?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

During the last recession, a lot of companies cut their dividends as a way of keeping more cash in the till. Now, companies are sitting on mountains of cash, but dividend payouts to shareholders haven't returned to pre-recession levels.  Our business columnist Donna Guzik takes a look.

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