Business strategy

  • The new standard bearer

    As chair of the CFA Institute’s board of governors, Beth Hamilton-Keen is seeking a higher level of professional competency and ethics for the industry

  • Social Media 2.0?

    We’re all familiar with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. But, asks Maggie Crowley, where does social media go from here?

  • Advisors can’t ignore real assets

    A growing need for resource stability is pushing real assets into the spotlight

  • 7 Deadly sins of business marketing

    These are the cardinal sins that all business owners commit when it comes to marketing. Take heed or repent at leisure!

  • Who’s right about the economy?

    Contrasting growth forecasts from the Bank of Canada and the IMF reflect a general divergence of opinion on the right path forward

  • Diversity is key to long-term success

    It’s not only important to diversify your business, writes Eddie Besaw, but also to hire a wide range of employees

  • Management's most common firing mistakes

    Getting a termination wrong can seriously damage employee relations, have a lasting impact on staff morale and causing significant legal risk

  • Are robo-advisors about to replace us all?

    Automation is taking away jobs everywhere – will investment advisors be the next target?

  • Does corporate volunteering really work?

    Does letting staff go out and volunteer one day a year really create value for the charity? Peter Baines outlines a different approach to corporate volunteering – one that all parties can truly benefit from

  • Reinvention in retirement

    Darrin Shannon knows all about the ups and downs of moving into retirement. After an injury cut his career on the ice short, the former NHL star moved into delivering game-changing financial advice