Dawn Walton

    Dawn Walton is freelance journalist based in Calgary. She has worked for The Globe and Mail, Canadian Business magazine, Ottawa Citizen and The Kingston Whig-Standard. Dawn is a National Newspaper Award winner and has been nominated for the Canadian Association of Journalists and Michener Awards.

  • Four ways to beat the long odds of venture capital

    "Of the 600 serious inquiries, a venture capital firm will take a look at 10 per cent of them, and ultimately invest in 1 to 2 per cent of them,” says Stephen Hurwitz, partner with Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP Continue reading →

  • Lacombe finds the sweet spot for growth

    As the local face of Welcome Wagon in Lacombe, Alta., Pryna Koberstein has been busy lately hustling from home to home.

  • Chasing smokestacks: Towns getting creative in wooing industry

    After 20 years in Scarborough, Ont., Castool Tooling Systems canvassed employees, looked beyond the traditional business belt and moved its operations to a small town northeast of Toronto.

  • Coastal Contacts breaks out from e-commerce with expansion plans

    Coastal Contacts Inc., a dominant player in online eyewear sales, is now setting its sights on opening bricks-and-mortar locations in major cities across Canada after a successful test run with a shop in Vancouver. Roger Hardy, the founder and chief … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/insight/2013/08/06/coastal-contacts-breaks-out-from-e-commerce-with-expansion-plans/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Why Saskatchewan’s economy could be rocked by Potash shakeup

    Saskatchewan could be hit hard by a Russian-led shakeup in the potash business, according to economists assessing the potential damage to the Prairie province, which is the world’s second-largest producer of the crop fertilizer. But Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall downplayed … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/balance-sheet/2013/08/02/why-saskatchewans-economy-could-be-rocked-by-potash-shakeup/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Vancouver most expensive city in Canada

    Vancouver has eclipsed Toronto as the most expensive city in Canada for expatriates looking to relocate, but it’s nowhere near the priciest place to set down roots, according to a new report. According to Mercer’s 2013 Cost of Living Survey, … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/insight/2013/07/24/vancouver-most-expensive-city-in-canada/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Gen Y investing earlier than parents

    In the ongoing fiscal war between Millennials and the Baby Boomers, chalk up at least one battle to the youngsters: they might not have much money, but they invest it far sooner than their parents ever did. According to the … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/pay-day/2013/07/22/gen-y-investing-earlier-than-parents/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Telus VP Ted Woodhead advocates for higher wireless fees

    Canadians, who often gripe about the high cost of their cell phone plans, should actually be paying more for their mobile habit, according to an executive with wireless giant, Telus Corp. The provocative notion comes in a recent blog post … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/dashboard/2013/07/18/telus-vp-ted-woodhead-advocates-for-higher-wireless-fees/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Confidence of Gen Y women in the workforce soars

    A funny thing happened on the way to the office. Women, particularly the youngest, newest entrants to the workforce became more confident - so confident in fact, that men are beginning to feel left in their dust. A recent survey … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/insight/2013/07/18/confidence-of-gen-y-women-in-the-workforce-soars/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Banking group steals man’s identity to prove a point

    If bank fees weren’t scary enough, a group of Belgian financial institutions have commissioned an anti-identify theft campaign that’s enough to make anyone unplug, cut up their plastic and carry only cash. The 4 minute and 16 second ad, titled … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/insight/2013/07/10/banking-group-steals-mans-identity-to-prove-a-point/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>

  • Tim Hortons missing the point with PR push on payment?

    Tim Hortons Inc. will now allow its customers to, wait for it, use their American Express cards to load up on their daily fix of coffee and doughnuts. In fact, it’s the third form of credit card payment accepted at … <a href="http://blog.tools.news.yahoo.com/insight/2013/07/08/tim-hortons-missing-the-point-with-pr-push-on-payment/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a>