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By: Alberta Venture  09-12-2011

Sales & Marketing

November 15, 2011 Tags:

Will stores that sell clothing, music and eyewear join video rental outlets and independent bookstores as casualties of online shopping?

November 15, 2011 Tags:

How an Albertan retailer built a culture around its product and transformed an entire sport in the process.

November 01, 2011 Tags:

Why bigger is definitely better when it comes to the province’s population

November 01, 2011 Tags:

They say you can’t buy happiness. We beg to differ

If you’re looking to spoil yourself this year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve amassed a list of the 25 best things money can buy in Alberta, from a bottle of single malt scotch that might be older than your grandfather to an evening with the most decadent bathroom fixtures in the province. None of it is cheap and some of it might seem completely over-the-top, but in a way that’s the point of the list. Alberta’s business community is by and large a sensible lot, populated with pragmatic people who wouldn’t dream of spending over $3,000 on a kitchen knife. That’s for the best, and it helps explain why so many of them are successful at what they do, but sometimes it can be fun to dream just a little bit. So, dream on – we won’t tell anybody.

Recreation and Leisure

Food and Drink

Clothing and Jewelry

Personal Services

Travel

November 01, 2011 Tags:

When you spend your days helping other people spoil themselves silly, does it change what you do to indulge?

November 01, 2011 Tags:

What are local companies doing to respond?

November 01, 2011

Alberta ranks third in Canada behind Ontario and B.C.

Industry Aboriginal entrepreneurs non-Aboriginal entrepreneurs
# % # %
Primary 5,005 13 240,865 12
Construction 6,855 18 253,110 13
Manufacturing, transportation, warehousing 3,595 10 196,095 10
Wholesale, retail trade 3,325 9 219,825 11
Professional, scientific and technical services, education, health and social 10,205 27 724,270 36
Arts, entertainment, accommodation, food and cultural 4,515 12 178,240 9
Other services 3,935 11 176,535 9
Total – Population 15 years and over 37,445 100 1,993,710 100

There’s a lack of information on aboriginal business owners in the country, according to the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, which set about changing that with its first national survey of aboriginal entrepreneurs since 2002. The 2011 Aboriginal Business Survey showed that Alberta ranked third in the country, with 18 per cent of its aboriginal population self-employed. Only Ontario (23 per cent) and B.C. (22 per cent) outpaced Alberta. The survey also found aboriginals were most likely to be self-employed in the professional services and construction sectors. Here’s a breakdown of the proportion of aboriginal entrepreneurs compared to other Canadians by industry sector.

September 15, 2011

Changes come to the West Edmonton Mall

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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