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You’d Be Home By Now… If You Worked From Home

A recent article in the Huffington Post detailed the traffic congestion in various North American cities.  Vancouver was found to be the worst city out of all major cities reviewed. http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/11/06/vancouver-worst-traffic-congestion_n_4228675.html The study goes on to say that the average commuter spends 11.6 days a year on their drive to and from work.  This is

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9/11

I spent many years traveling to New York for work.  I really like the city.  It is vibrant, has some amazing architecture, some of the best theatre productions in the world and a selection of restaurants that are second to none. When the 911 attacks occurred, like many of you, I was without words and

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The Difference is Customer Service

Air Travel & The Weather I had a recent flight booked for a business trip from Minneapolis Minnesota to Kitchener Ontario, via Chicago.  Flying back into Kitchener is a treat as the airport is small, not crowded, quick with Canada Customs and close to where I live.  Flying back into Kitchener is a treat as

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Transportation Challenges for the “Sandwich Generation”

The Sandwich Generation is classified as middle-aged people who have to care for their parents and their children. The middle generation between the younger and the older generations. For example, one may be classified as a part of the Sandwich Generation if they have an 18-year-old daughter and an 84-year-old mother. My father recently gave

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An ‘Old’ Issue Grows New Legs – Managing An Aging Population

You are living under a rock if you aren’t aware that Canada’s population is aging, and that trend is expected to continue for the next 25 years, at least. This will present myriad challenges to us as a society. Will it put a strain on our income assistance programs, such as Old Age Security? Of

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Your Car Has Abandonment Issues – Guaranteed to Make You Rethink How You Travel

We are rolling into the colder months, and like many of your neighbours, friends and family, you have started poking around the many available online travel sites to find a great vacation deal. Will it be Cuba, maybe the Dominican Republic, or perhaps you will visit the ancient ruins in Mexico. You’ve probably started to

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Entrepreneurship and the Role of the Franchise System

An estimated 2.6 million people are self employed in Canada; that is 7.5% of the total population! Suffice it to say that this number is drastically under-inflated, given the scale of the underground economy in Canada, estimated to be worth nearly $40 billion.  That, no doubt, comprises a number of ill advised entrepreneurs earning their

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