Recap: The Global Trade Situation with Ambassador Carla Hills

Trade issues today are perhaps hotter and more controversial than they have been in a generation. The Trump Administration has claimed that the U.S. is being treated unfairly in foreign markets and has either put in place or proposed a handful of contentious policies that could have a lasting impact on global business activities and…

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New White House Chief Of Staff Kelly Has Canada Optimistic Before NAFTA Talks

    Trump’s freshly appointed White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has Canada’s government feeling hopeful about this month’s NAFTA renegotiations. According to The Huffington Post, Kelly – a retired Marine Corps general and former commander of U.S. Southern Command – is seen as particularly sympathetic and understanding when it comes to Canadian partnerships due…

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Opportunities Abound As Mobile Commerce Surges: What You Need To Know

With thousands fighting for influence in the hyper-competitive online retail universe, mobile commerce is seeing a huge surge in worldwide growth. Statista forecasts that mobile commerce will be worth a staggering $693 billion by 2019 and will account for 39% of e-commerce by 2018.  (Via Statista) What’s more, Coupofy reports, m-commerce is growing at twice the rate of e-commerce,…

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3 Reasons Why Canada’s Startup Scene Might Be The Next Big Thing

Canada is home to some of the world’s most successful startups. Among others, Canada can count KIK messaging, Slack, Shopify, Hootsuite, and Thalmic Labs – creator of the Myo armband, which allows people to interact with technology through gestures and motions – as native success stories.  (Via: Thalmic Labs/YouTube) In fact, Canada’s business ecosystem is so entrepreneur-friendly…

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