Cannabis is Business

Cannabis is Business

Learn about cannabis as part of a three-part series on Emerging Industries & the Future of Work

While the legalization of cannabis for recreational use is understandably garnering public attention, that buzz may be overshadowing the economic and career potential of hemp across many industries.

That’s part of the message expected at the second Medicine Hat symposium on Emerging Industries and the Future of Work, presented by the APEX Regional Innovation Network and Alberta Labour.

Exploring Technology, Transformation and the Workforce

Exploring Technology, Transformation and the Workforce

Business owners: are you ready for transformation, new technology and even more automation?  Business owners are now facing a new kind of evolution: a higher dependence on automation.

Embracing digital innovation is increasingly more important to improve operational excellence. But are we ready to face some of the future trends coming our way?

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Machine Learning

  • Internet of Things

  • Augmented Reality

  • Virtual Reality

Understanding the patent process

Understanding the patent process

Navigating the process to obtain a patent is complicated and so this month we invited Dan Polonenko to help answer some questions to help local entrepreneurs and business owners understand more about the patent process.

Dan is a registered Canadian and US patent agent in Gowling WLG’s Calgary office with a practice that includes patent drafting and prosecution in the fields of health, medical devices, oil, gas, energy, environmental equipment and technologies, and process engineering. 

Success Takes Work

Success Takes Work

You do not make it to the top without doing what others will not. This is true in life, and especially accurate in business.

Taking a proactive approach and expecting more of yourself everyday does take effort, strategy and discipline; however, in the end it will save you time, make you money and help you build an enterprise customers are naturally attracted to.

Everyone is looking for the secret to success, but few are willing to do the work it takes to get it. Here are a few simple ways to stand out in business and beat the competition every time by doing what others find difficult.