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Future of family business ownership in question
March 16, 2011 - Nearly half (49%) of Canadian family business owners have not chosen their next business leader, exposing a lack of succession planning, according to the Canadian results of PwC's latest Global Family Business Survey.

The cost of using credit cards
March 15, 2011 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Business has put together a release to help consumers understand how using a credit card to pay for a purchase can cost merchants extra fees. Here's a good one to share with customers. CFIB.org reports. | READ MORE

CAFA presents Juno Blooms Floral Competition
junobloomsMarch 14, 2011 - The Canadian Academy of Floral Art will be hosting the Juno Blooms Floral Competition on March 25. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Juno Awards, this year's theme is Ruby Glam.

Florists share top wedding tips for brides
March 11, 2011 - Eleven U.S. florists share their top tips to help brides choose their wedding flowers. Here's what they had to say. WTEN.com reports. | READ MORE

Responding to online bashers works: study
March 10, 2011 - A recent study reveals that retailers are using social media channels to bring back dissatisfied customers. By listening and proactively responding to complaints on the social web, retailers have an opportunity to turn disgruntled customers into brand advocates.

Here come the Costco brides
March 9, 2011 - The discount warehouse giant Costco is about to try its hand in the wedding boutique department, even featuring cash and carry wedding dresses in some U.S. stores. WALB.com reports. | READ MORE

'Random Acts of Kindness' ideas you can use
March 9, 2011 - Trendwatching.com cited 'Random Acts of Kindness' as one of the leading trends for businesses in 2011. Find out why this is such a hot trend and read about ideas you can use to spread kindness at your shop. Trendwatching.com reports. | READ MORE

Canadian consumers embracing mobile retail
March 8, 2011 - An annual IBM global survey of 30,000 consumers in 13 countries, reveals that Canadians are adopting new shopping technologies faster than most. 

Top 10 cost concerns for small businesses
March 7, 2011 - The Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses has compiled a list of the top 10 financial burdens facing entrepreneurs in 2011.

Botanists create list of every known plant
March 3, 2011 - A team of botanists have unveiled The Plant List, a new research tool which aims to settle one of the field's most basic of complications; there are some 375,000 plant species on Earth, but they're known by a whopping 1.25 million names. TreeHugger.com reports. | READ MORE

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