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Volume 16, Issue 1

Is the Green Economy here yet?

Is the Green Economy here yet?

The commercialization of technological innovation is a tremendous wealth creator.

Just look at IBM, Apple, Microsoft and Google: the list of companies which have created remarkable businesses riding technological waves is endless and expanding.

Apple started with computers, went big on software, pivoted to personal music devices and then Steve Jobs focused on the smart phone. In 1998, Google was founded as a search company. One among many. It evolved into a data company which... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 1

Paying Tribute to a Wonderful Writer and Magnificent Man

Paying Tribute to a Wonderful Writer and Magnificent Man

This page is usually reserved for my humour column, but for this issue I instead pay tribute to Tom Keyser, who suffered a fatal heart attack on Oct. 2.

Tom was a great friend to many and was a faithful, loving husband, father and grandfather. He was my main writer for Business Edge News Magazine, penning nearly all front-page 20 Questions profiles and features on specific companies for the last several years.

One of the most creative storytellers in the country, he was also a remarkably... Keep Reading

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Missing ingredients for small business owners

Missing ingredients for small business owners

In a robust, thriving economic environment, sales teams can get lazy. They may become more like order takers than hunters.

On the other hand, when there is hardship or the economy becomes unhealthy, customers change their buying habits. They become cautious, prudent and make the sales person work for their business. Companies demand more. Sales reps have to re-learn how to sell again.

Companies know great sales teams require ongoing training and resources. However, most hire a sales rep... Keep Reading

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Evolving regulations add to appeal of exempt market investments

Evolving regulations add to appeal of exempt market investments

Have you ever considered investing in real estate or friend’s company as a way to diversify your portfolio? As a way to lower the volatility of the public markets or to achieve potentially higher returns? Have you ever been afraid of investing because you felt it was too risky? Investments such as real estate and funding private companies are considered private placements and can be found in the Exempt Market. The “too risky” sentiment is one commonly heard in the Exempt Market. I’m... Keep Reading

ROI Corporation, Brokerage maximizes value for baby-boomer business owners

Business Edge News Magazine

Timothy A. Brown was an impressionable teenager when he started working with his father Roy in appraising the value of dental practices.

His immediate impression was that the dentists were selling themselves and their businesses short. Really short.

“I could see right away that these dentists were sitting on extremely valuable assets, and they seemed to have no idea,” says Brown, president, CEO and broker of record at ROI Corp. “Dentists used to just... Keep Reading

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