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Recently two bigger-is-better business deals hit the news. First was the announcement by two of the largest book publishers, Random House and Penguin Books, that they're joining forces to become the world's largest consumer book publisher. A second deal happened when Disney announced it was going to acquire George Lucas' LucasFilms, home to the Star Wars franchise.
Are all mergers worth the headaches from all that paperwork? Not all, to be sure, but here's a list of those corporate mergers that made history and changed industries.
the right questions in her new book, The Power of Why. Lang tackles the big issue of the Canadian productivity gap head on by looking at a solution: how to spark innovation in Canada. Currently the senior business correspondent at CBC News, Lang reaches out to business leaders and innovators and also looks at her own life to showcase how asking the right questions can lead to greater connectedness, innovation and productivity in the lives of Canadians.
In the past three years since the debut of the series, the number of patent applications in Canada have hit 40,000 per year, making it a "motivator" for those budding entrepreneurs according to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
The only female Dragon, Arlene Dickinson, has been battling the boys, and she's been privy to the Dragon's effect on the business community in Canada.
Dickinson has now decided to expand her empire - and encourage all those wannabe entrepreneurs to go for it with the creation of YouInc.com.
According to Grant Cardone, New York Times best-selling author, international sales expert, a regular on FOX Business News' The Willis Report and NBC's Nonstop and on National Geographics' Turnaround King, it's a symbol of why some businesses aren't doing well in the economy.
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According to Canadian businesswoman Shawna Page, become an entrepreneur has a been a roller coaster, but one that she is glad she decided to pursue.
As a senior executive in capital markets, Page was at the top of her game - but she wanted more - a different work challenge, and more time with her husband and three children. So Page decided to take the leap and make a change.
So how did she become an entrepreneur? Was it a series of lucky breaks or did she follow her heart?
At age 40, Page decided to leave her financial career of 20 years and focus on the family. But she realized that although she was at home, none of her friends were.
We're all glad to have longer days with more sunlight. Until we start noticing the dingy hallway, the fence that needs repaired or the persistent dripping tap. It's spring, the traditional time to clean and repair the beloved homestead.
But not all of us are handy - or have the time to fix up the domicile - so where to turn? Finding someone to do the small jobs is a problem for all of us - and its not always easy to rely on family on friends.
Inspired by the way emergency services communicated to residents, the creator of ZipZoom took the same idea and reversed it. His view - this is what I need - and how to connect to several businesses at the same time and see who can do it for me.
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The group argues that provincially regulated increases to minimum wages cause small businesses to either cut jobs, reduce staff hours or postpone new hires. Using their own estimates, they say a 10% increase in minimum wages against all provinces would cost the Canadian economy up to 321,300 jobs.
"At a time when the economy is in slow recovery, the last thing governments should be considering are policies that further hinder job creation," said Marilyn Braun-Pollon, CFIB's Vice President for Saskatchewan and co-author of the report.