Video: How managers can best handle difficult conversations

Managers often must have difficult conservations on staff work performance. Professional facilitator Robin Parsons discusses how leaders can prepare

One of the greatest challenges managers face is how to have a difficult conversation with a staff person. Managers often must have difficult conservations  on work performance, matters of discipline or in cases of conflict. Professional facilitator Robin Parsons discusses how leaders can prepare for such conversations and handle at times unexpected discoveries. About Robin…

Video: Bo Levi Mitchell, Dave McCorkill on career transitions

Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell and Dave McCorkill were two of the speakers at the Power Network Group breakfast in Calgary

Albertans know all too well what it feels like to lose a job. How do you pick yourself up? And what comes next? Bo Levi Mitchell is famous as the starting quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders CFL team, but a shoulder injury that required injury made him think about preparing for life after football. He…

Video: A look at Calgary’s latest jobless figures

Court Ellingson, vice-president of Strategy for Calgary Economic Development, talks to Calgary's Business about the city's struggling labour market

Statistics Canada has released the latest jobless figues for Calgary. What do they mean? Court Ellingson, vice-president of Strategy for Calgary Economic Development, talks to Calgary's Business about the city's labour market which saw its unemployment rate jump to 7.1 per cent in December - the fifth highest in Canada. The city also lost 6,600…

Video: Al Golemme discusses Concept Professional Group

With a team of 15 experts, Concept Professional gives entrepreneurs and business owners the bookkeeping, financial planning, tax accounting and advice they need to success

Accountant Al Golemme is one of two partners that run Concept Professional Group in Calgary. With a team of 15 experts, the company gives the city's entrepreneurs and business owners the bookkeeping, financial planning, tax accounting and advice they need to success. In this video, Al talks about his business and the mood in the…

Video: Adam Legge discusses the Business Council’s work

In this video, Adam Legge talks about the purpose and work of the Business Council of Alberta, which represents businesses across every economic sector in the province

Adam Legge is a  well-known Alberta economist and former CEO of the Calgary Chamber. In this video, he talks about the purpose and work of the Business Council of Alberta. The council represents businesses large and small across every economic sector in the province. If you own a business in Calgary, contact us if you…

Video: Recent court ruling limits Airbnbs in condos

Erin Berney, a lawyer with Field Law, discusses implications of the recent ruling for condo boards and owners

A recent court ruling puts a temporary ban on the ability of condo owners to use their units as rentals on  the tourism site, Airbnb. Erin Berney, a lawyer with Field Law, explains the ruling and discusses what it might mean for the rights of both condominium boards and condo owners. If you own a…

Video: The importance of the Christmas shopping season

Paige O'Neill, General Manager of the CF Chinook Centre in Calgary, talks about the importance of the Christmas retail season

Paige O'Neill, General Manager of the CF Chinook Centre in Calgary, talks about the importance of the Christmas shopping season to the economic health for Calgary retailers. If you own a business in Calgary, contact us if you would like to appear as a guest on Calgary Business's Five Questions. Watch our previous videos. ©…

Video: Avison Young expert on Strategic’s challenges

In this video, Todd Throndson, Managing Director of commercial real estate firm Avison Young in Calgary, talks about Strategic Group's decision to put 56 properties under creditor protection

The downtown real estate market in Calgary continues to face major challenges. Todd Throndson, Managing Director of commercial real estate firm Avison Young in Calgary, talks to Calgary's Business about the recent news that Strategic Group was putting 56 properties under creditor protection, the downtown office market and what to expect in 2020. If you…

Financial planning can help cut the risk of bankruptcy: adviser

Bankruptcies are on the rise in Calgary and across Alberta, and there widespread concern over the long-term impacts

Bankruptcies are on the rise in Calgary and across Alberta, and there widespread concern over the long-term impacts.  The number of Alberta business bankruptcies in October 2019 increased by 15.4 per cent from the same period a year ago, from 13 to 15. Consumer bankruptcies in Alberta increased by 8.7 per cent, from 447 in…

Realtor Tanya Eklund unpacks November’s real estate sales

Home sales fell slightly across Calgary in November compared with November the year before, although listings continue to come down and inventories are trending down

Real estate sales continue to lag in Calgary. Home sales fell slightly across Calgary in November compared with November the year before, Calgary Real Estate Board data show. The roughly one per cent decline bucks a four-month run of year-over-year monthly sales increases. But the data also show positive signs, too. Listings continue to come…