5 Minutes for Business: Good social media is good business

Oct 11 18:10 2018 Print This Article

 

Every month, we release 5 Minutes for Business. In this edition, we examine howsocial media can be used as a tool to create economic growth and foster competitiveness for Canadian businesses. 

The impact social media has as a means to reach customers, encourage female entrepreneurship and millennial business ownership will continue to grow. We are quickly approaching a point where we will consider it a key driver of Canada’s ability to scale up firms, achieve inclusive growth and compete globally in an increasingly digital economy.

Read More

About Article Author

Canadian Chamber of Commerce

The Voice of Canadian Business Since 1925, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities and families across Canada. With a network of over 450 chambers of commerce and boards of trade, representing 200,000 businesses of all sizes in all sectors of the economy and in all regions, Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the largest business association in Canada, and the country’s most influential. The primary and vital connection between business and the federal government, their views are sought after and respected by government, business leaders and the media.

Related Items

WSJ on Raytheon’s Thomas Phillips

The Wall Street Journal on Raytheon’s CEO Thomas Phillips: He was born of Greek parents in Istanbul and originally named Athanasius Leonidas Philippides. His father died within a few years of the son’s birth. He, his sister and his mother left Turkey, lived in Greece and settled in Canada in ...

Clips From Today’s Halftime Report

Final trades: Apple, JPMorgan, Alphabet, Nike & Comm. Services from CNBC. ... ...

Data Fast Forward: A Prescription for Innovation, Balance and Trust

Data is now the engine of economic growth and prosperity. Countries that promote data’s availability and use for societal good and economic development will lead the fourth industrial revolution and give their citizens a better quality of life. ...

Reassessing the Rebound in Markets?

Fred Imbert and Silvia Amaro of CNBC report, Dow jumps more than 300 points after China offers a way to eliminate US trade imbalance:Stocks rose on Friday as investors cheered potential progress in trade negotiations between China and the U.S.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 336.25 points to 2 ...

Yalitza Aparicio, Star Of ‘Roma’, Becomes A Symbol Of, And For, Mexico’s Indigenous Women

“[She and the film have] started a national conversation about inequality, the treatment of domestic workers and who is welcome on the red carpet in a country where Indigenous women are rarely seen in magazines” — she’s now the first indigenous woman ever to appear on the cover of Vogue Mé ...

New Film Shows Us An Actual Soviet Show Trial

In The Trial, Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa and his team use only rare, recently-discovered film (with sound) of a full 1930 show trial in Moscow. Masha Gessen explains just how fitting the term show trial is: “the judges, the prosecutor, the court clerks, and the defendants are all members ...

How Long Before Renewable Energy Causes Disruption?

This week we interview Grant Arnold CEO of BluEarth Renewables on how and when renewables could disrupt the current electric utilities model.  What is the state of renewables in Alberta, Canada and beyond?  What are the implications for natural gas generation, utilities and energy costs? ...

Engineers PEI Recognizes Innovative Shoreline Protection Project

Engineers PEI has recognized an innovative engineering project, which protects the causeway and shoreline in Souris from the effects of climate change and storm surge events, with the 2018 Environment Award. “The Engineers PEI Environment Award recognizes an outstanding engineering project that h ...

NDP’s Singh can prove his critics wrong, but must up his game

January 18, 2019 Politics in Canada NDP's Singh can prove his critics wrong, but must up his game With polls now showing Singh ahead in by-election race, he still has to position the NDP as distinctive alternative to the Liberals. CA ...

Separating the Contenders from the Pretenders

The S&P 500 is in the midst of a big run that lifted most boats, especially financial stocks. Even though these stocks are leading with the biggest gains over the last three weeks, most big financials are still in downtrends overall and below their 200-day SMAs. Take Citigroup for example. Even ...

Did Trudeau’s cabinet shuffle make his government better? - Loonie Politics

  Nine months away from the election, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau decided it was time to shake things up in his cabinet by shuffling some people around. If this lead sounds familiar, it is because I wrote the same one 6 months ago. Of course, it is said that the Prime Minister had no other choi ...