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Although she didn’t win the $100,000 grand prize, being named the most promising startup in a nationwide contest for small business owners was a huge boost for her business — and herself, says Farmbucks founder Lynn Dargis.

National small business contest gives boost to enterprising Alberta producer

Tool aggregates offers and shows real-time prices from multiple grain buyers

A fledgling Alberta ag enterprise has been named the most promising startup in a nationwide contest for small business owners. “I was so excited,” said Farmbucks founder Lynn Dargis, who took home the award for her grain-pricing app from TELUS Pitch in July. “It just solidifies that we’re onto something really good here. It’s given […] Read more




Feds pledge lower small business tax rate

UPDATED, Oct. 16 — The federal government says it will cut the small business tax rate to nine per cent from 10.5, a move seen as an attempt to counter a growing backlash against its July tax reform announcement. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Bill Morneau appeared side-by-side in Toronto’s far suburbs to […] Read more


Women should take measures to avoid a hard landing

Planning ahead for your business is critical for when the day a crisis hits, 
or when you want to make big changes

I do a lot of flying and still to this day find the takeoff rather exciting. After 35 years of travel there has never been an incident with takeoff — but the landings have been mixed. There were quite a few times when we could not land because of weather, and times when the pilot […] Read more

Small-town meat shop creating a name for itself

Innovative marketing and can-do attitude a recipe for success for the little meat shop that could

Sangudo Custom Meats is a small operation in a tiny town — but it’s the little meat shop that could. “We figure that if you’re not growing, you’re dying,” said Kevin Meier, who owns and operates the business with partner Jeff Senger. “If you do 10 different things and nine of them are failures, but […] Read more