June 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
What is the CYBF, you might ask yourself? A new basic color code? Nope. It’s The Canadian Youth Business Foundation that offers support to young entrepreneurs, guiding and showing them the way to start and develop their own companies, and initiate long-lasting, abundant work for themselves. Watch this video on it to see what you could be missing.
June 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
From National Post (Canada):
According to a report in Friday’s Post, the Office of the Superintendant of Financial Institutions is looking into the impact of foreign investment on Canadian real estate -which has reportedly been a factor in Vancouver, and recently featured a $28-million condo purchase in Toronto.
There is an almost startling difference between the state of housing markets north and south of the 49th parallel. The latest Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller housing survey showed that U.S. home prices fell 4.2% in the first quarter, extending the fall in house prices to eight months. By contrast, the latest Canadian figures suggest that while the volume of sales was down in the early months of this year, average prices in April were 8% up on last year. The average price of a house in Canada in April was $372,544, more than $100,000 above the U.S. figure.
For the moment, therefore, those thinking of buying or selling should perhaps be more concerned about the future of price levels than commission rates, although the latter are certainly also an issue.
June 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Did you know that female entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing business segments in Canada?
If you know a woman entrepreneur making leaps and bounds in her field and think she would be a qualified nominee for the 2011 award, you can go to this link to nominate her. Nominations are being accepted until the 16th.