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Alberta Business back issues
The customers inside your business - 6 steps to make you more competitive.
September 1, 1992... Yesterday I was at a major construction equipment warehouse and watched an otherwise healthy business in the throes of gradual self destruction. A middle aged sales rep was trying to get help from a young inventory clerk sitting behind the counter at her desk. "No. We don't have them in...
Free spirit in the Russian oil patch. (opportunities for Canadian oil companies)
September 1, 1992... The sun was rising on a clear summer day in Moscow as I waited to meet my contact by the New Devil metro station in the suburbs of the capital of the Russian Republic. As I had taken the night train down from St. Petersburg and missed my breakfast, I was glad to see a trader from Azerbaijan...
Growing an industry: Alberta's environmental sector comes of age. (WD's Five Years of Success)
November 1, 1992... It is tempting to describe Alberta's environmental sector as "new", but in fact the sector dates back to the beginning of the province's oil and gas industry. The difference in the 1990's is the realization of the potential for environmental technologies or services to be stand-alone...
Diversification strategy pays off for Albertans. (Alberta, Canada) (WD's Five Years of Success)
November 1, 1992... Five years after the federal government rolled up its sleeves to tackle the challenge of diversifying Western Canada's economy, findings suggest Albertans are on the receiving end of more jobs and better business opportunities at home and abroad. This year marks the fifth anniversary of...
Still in the game.
November 1, 1992... Our population is aging. At least that's what the statisticians are telling us. Grey power is becoming a stronger and stronger force in our economy, as retired people have more money to spend. And their numbers are growing all the time. But that's only the consumer side. What about the...