Category: Sales & Marketing
Housing Price Index and New Housing Starts Data Paints a Vivid Picture of the Construction Industry in Western Canada
The monthly Canadian New Housing Price Index data was released today and showed a 0.1% increase, which was above the forecasted 0.0%. This is the first increase since January of this year, which has seen a flat market so far, even decreasing slightly at -0.2% in April’s release.
Conversely, overall Housing Starts were down, figures released … Read More »
It is an unfortunate truth of our society that employees are often stereotyped based on their age. Some researchers suggest our society devalues the competence and adaptability of older employees. This does a great disservice to those employees, and also hurts the businesses who act upon these stereotypes.
Modern businesses aren’t usually looking to advertise unfair … Read More »
The Canadian Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) was released earlier today, and shows the sector achieving “their strongest overall performance since April 2011, with the headline PMI reading boosted by faster new order growth and the greatest increase in pre-production inventories for six years.”* Regionally, “Quebec experienced the strongest overall improvement in manufacturing conditions” according … Read More »
According to a recent report by the Canadian Sales Association, commercial sales is “a rewarding profession that carries a 90% job satisfaction rate.” In addition to other insights, the report found that an increasing number of women, non-Caucasians and Millennials are joining sales teams. Increased demand for sales candidates has outstripped supply in many parts … Read More »
Developing a healthy network of contacts is critical to entrepreneurial success, and yet for many people – particularly the less extroverted types – it is the most daunting part of starting a business. It can be even more intimidating in situations with lots of people, like at a business conference.
But the art of networking … Read More »