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The real estate industry is changing and the home buyer’s list of criteria for their housing is shifting. How are you addressing the needs of your clients? If you haven’t seen it yet you will soon. There has been an increase in buyer concern over energy ratings and savings in homes and condos but that’s...

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As we previously reported, the Tree T Pee is a product helping farmers save thousands of gallons of water per year, and improving the livelihoods of agricultural families in America. The inventor of this simple yet innovative product is Johnny Georges, a fly-under-the-radar type turned overnight sensation thanks to his appearance on and subsequent investment...

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The Workplace’s Biggest Concerns Employee engagement in typical office settings is low. Businesses experience high turnover rates due to poor employee retention strategies. This in turn negatively impacts their customer base and subsequently consumer loyalty drops. The next thing you know the company is fighting the keep their clients and scouring job sites for new...

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A critical transformation in the way our world operates and conducts business lies before us in the form of sustainability. Today’s business climate is demanding a shift from short-term gain to long-term positive practices that’ll maintain the success of not only the company, but the environment in which it performs. This is from the manufacturing...

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Duncan, British Columbia, a city known for its heritage is now on the forefront of eco-living, despite centering the Cowichan Valley’s relatively small population of about 76,000. In the heart of this evolving city, Brant Weninger is developing a 20,000-square foot residential-commercial project that is meeting the highest level of green standards including the addition...

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The landscape of how we buy and sell products has shifted since the economic downturn. Retail shops in many smaller markets couldn’t develop a strong enough customer base and inevitably began to shut down all across America. But that doesn’t mean all is lost for boutique and specialty shops in small towns. It just means...

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A struggling market is a hard reality check for many businesses and local economies. Opportunities seem limited and perseverance is a hard quality to develop overnight. The truth is, though, that historically, “tough economic times” allow natural innovators to shine and become empowered business leaders. Their secret: they are opportunity thinkers. Soren Ryherd identified a...

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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse is a saying that all eco-passionate consumers are familiar with, but very few entrepreneurs implement this strategy into their business model and even fewer take it as literally as the team at West Coast Fishculture. West Coast Fishculture has not only implemented this strategy, but they have also managed to become a zero waste...

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In part one of the Green Building Means Business article series we explained how green building should be looked at as a complete process from siting all the way through to demolition and how we get to the bottom line. At every phase energy efficiency and environmental interests should be at the forefront of consideration...

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Triple Bottom Line, though not a new concept has really only realized true potential over the past few years. Entire business models are now formed around the idea of Triple Bottom Line including some of your favorite consumer brands. We explore in this article what Triple Bottom Line is and where it came from, why...

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