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2018 Ontario Tax Rate Cards.

2018 Ontario Tax Rate Cards are now available! Download the full copy (available in English only) :  ON_Tax_Rate_Cards  

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2018 Quebec Tax Rate Cards.

2018 Quebec Tax Rate Cards are now available! Download the full copy: QC_Tax_Rate_Cards

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Effective succession planning: 6 questions to ask before getting started.

You’ve worked hard to build a successful business. Throughout the years there were many sleepless nights and client meetings, and […]

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Ten practical risk management tips for SMEs.

Global economic uncertainty, new competitors invading local markets, new regulations, fluctuating raw material prices, demographic changes, major weather events and […]

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12 tips for managing your company cash situation.

By Simon Lapointe June 7, 2016 Financial issues are of critical importance for all entrepreneurs. This is especially true for […]

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Canadian Foundry and Casting Industry – Trade war or not, innovation is key.

Our team has worked with Canadian foundry and casting companies on various restructuring initiatives from restructuring sales agreements with major […]

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How can organizations improve efficiency?.

June 2016 Focusing on efficiencies not only saves money, but can increase innovative thinking By Loretta Roll, PMP Ask anyone […]

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Managing Commodity Taxes and Cash Flows in a Transaction.

August 2016 You have just finalized the terms and conditions for the sale or acquisition of a business. The parties […]

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4 benchmarking lessons for the retail sector.

October 2016 By Marie-Claude Frigon, CPA, CA and Phil Lichtsztral, CPA auditor, CA October, 2016 Retail is a challenging business. […]

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1 of 105 results

2018 Ontario Tax Rate Cards.

2018 Ontario Tax Rate Cards are now available! Download the full copy (available in English only) :  ON_Tax_Rate_Cards  

.Click to read more.

2018 Quebec Tax Rate Cards.

2018 Quebec Tax Rate Cards are now available! Download the full copy: QC_Tax_Rate_Cards

.Click to read more.

Effective succession planning: 6 questions to ask before getting started.

You’ve worked hard to build a successful business. Throughout the years there were many sleepless nights and client meetings, and […]

.Click to read more.

Ten practical risk management tips for SMEs.

Global economic uncertainty, new competitors invading local markets, new regulations, fluctuating raw material prices, demographic changes, major weather events and […]

.Click to read more.

12 tips for managing your company cash situation.

By Simon Lapointe June 7, 2016 Financial issues are of critical importance for all entrepreneurs. This is especially true for […]

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Canadian Foundry and Casting Industry – Trade war or not, innovation is key.

Our team has worked with Canadian foundry and casting companies on various restructuring initiatives from restructuring sales agreements with major […]

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How can organizations improve efficiency?.

June 2016 Focusing on efficiencies not only saves money, but can increase innovative thinking By Loretta Roll, PMP Ask anyone […]

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Managing Commodity Taxes and Cash Flows in a Transaction.

August 2016 You have just finalized the terms and conditions for the sale or acquisition of a business. The parties […]

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4 benchmarking lessons for the retail sector.

October 2016 By Marie-Claude Frigon, CPA, CA and Phil Lichtsztral, CPA auditor, CA October, 2016 Retail is a challenging business. […]

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Good Governance: Just a catch-phrase?.

October 2016 Originally published in Canadian Gaming Business Magazine Some people refer to it as corporate governance, others just call it […]

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Measures to Facilitate the Transfer of a Family Business Are Poorly Adapted to the Reality of SMEs.

October 2016 Julie Hélène Tremblay, LL.B., M. Fisc., Senior Manager, Tax Michel Babeu, CPA, CA, M. Fisc., Partner, Tax Intergenerational […]

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Distress signs lenders should watch for as loan delinquencies rise.

Automotive Industry The automotive sector showed signs of difficulty in 2015 which continued into 2016. With loan delinquencies climbing, loan/portfolio […]

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Allegations of Fraud: Work Fast! The First 48 Hours Are Crucial!.

October 2016 By: Guy St-Georges, CPA, CA, CFF, CFE Sophie Caudiu, CPA auditor, CGA, Principal, Enterprise Group Did you know […]

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Four ways to turn risks into opportunities in the agri-food industry.

November 2016 Sophie Caudiu, CPA auditor, CGA, Principal, Enterprise Group John Charalampopoulos, CPA, CA, Partner, Audit Greater consumer demand for […]

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The Internet of Things: A Revolution That Comes with Risks.

By: Laurent Carlier, ASC, CRMA, CISA, CISSP, CRP, Senior Manager, Risk, Performance and Technology Services The Internet of Things is a […]

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Why data is critical in today’s retail industry.

February 2017 For Simon Tooley, CEO of Etiket, the importance of data in today’s retail industry cannot be understated: “Data is […]

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And the winner is….

Richter’s Restructuring team recognized with international acclaim ‘Awards like this are certainly humbling to receive but we’re grateful as they […]

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What its’ worth now, and how.

Transition Series Maximizing the value of your business starts with knowing how much it is worth today. It’s crucial to […]

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Freezing value = saving long-term.

Transition Series Let’s say that you are the sole owner of the business where the common shares are worth $8,000,000 […]

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Beware of the Tax Man.

Transition Series Taxation of capital gains resulting from the sale of a business can impact your retirement plans. Yet with […]

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Should I stay or should I go?.

Transition Series Planning for the transition of your business does not necessarily mean putting yourself out of a job.  Perhaps […]

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When “What If” Becomes “What Now”.

Transition Series One of the most important – but often ignored – reasons for preparing for the future succession of […]

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Planning for Success[ion].

Transition Series All too often, business owners neglect to plan ahead for the succession of their business.  While lack of […]

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The key is transparency.

Transition Series Much like your car needs regular oil changes to keep it running optimally, regular audits and careful financial […]

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Keeping up with the paperwork.

Transition Series Before you seek out a qualified buyer, it’s important to make certain representations as to the financial status […]

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There’s selling and then there’s everything else….

Transition Series There’s selling your business, and then there’s everything else It’s important to think through the instances beyond retirement […]

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Visualize, then plan.

Transition Series Artists will tell you that the best paintings are created when the artist visualizes the painting hanging on […]

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Consider all options.

Transition Series Many owners and entrepreneurs suffer from tunnel vision when it comes time to pass the business on.  However, […]

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Risk Management in a New Era.

Cybersecurity and The Digital Privacy Act By: Mark Walsh There are two types of companies: “those that have been hacked […]

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Long Live Free Entrepreneurship!.

While Charles de Gaulle’s famous speech made in Montréal in July 1967 may still be a vivid memory for some, […]

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Entrepreneurs and Philanthropy: A Combination Worth Its Weight in Gold!.

By Sophie Caudiu, CPA, CGA, Principal, Enterprise Group French mathematician, physicist and philosopher André-Marie Ampère once said: If I had […]

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A foreign employer completes a contract involving services in Canada? Careful of the employer’s tax obligations!.

April 2017 By: Julie Hélène Tremblay, LL.B., M. Fisc., Senior Manager, Tax Michel Babeu, CPA, CA, M. Fisc., Partner, Tax […]

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The Evolving Family Office Landscape.

April 2017 By: Greg Moore, CFA As originally appearing at Introduction Capital’s 7th Canadian Alternative Investment forum, dated April, 2017. […]

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The Hot Market, a Cooling Off Tax, and Your Assets.

Tax Matters for Canadian Businesses Your Business, Your Money: tax advice to help you keep more of what you earn […]

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Five takeaways from the Montréal Real Estate Forum.

May 2017 Richter professionals were at the Montréal Real Estate Forum, where the main trends and major projects in the […]

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Detect; Respond; Recover.

Cybersecurity is not a game. As originally appearing in Canadian Gaming Business magazine. It’s 2017. Everyone should be aware by […]

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What can we learn from today’s leading entrepreneurs?.

Four key takeaways from The Globe & Mail’s Small Business Summit Every year, hundreds of business owners gather for The Globe […]

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Leading the charge.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world. Even if it is not operating in the tech […]

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The GDPR: Changing how we think about data protection.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world, with access to information becoming a ubiquitous part of […]

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Cybersecurity: How to save, how to plan, and how to stay safe.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 Misconceptions and organizational deficiencies amplify the risk posed by cybersecurity threats. But make no mistake: […]

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Think your Wi-Fi network is secure? Think again..

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 A major vulnerability in the protocol that secures the vast majority of the world’s Wi-Fi […]

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“Gamification”, a simple HR principle for cybersecurity.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on FacteurH – http://facteurh.com Applying policies, rules of conduct and written principles in an organization […]

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What “back-checks” and social media won’t tell you.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on FacteurH – http://facteurh.com Since the “Internet-of-Everything”, cybercrime has literally sprung up and exploded with identity […]

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Don’t become a victim of ransomware attacks!.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on FacteurH – http://facteurh.com As one of my colleagues often says, “You’re a target, don’t be […]

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Victim of a computer breach? Bad examples to be avoided.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on FacteurH – http://facteurh.com This massive, new data breach affected 143 million consumers, including Americans, […]

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Impact of cyber fraud and cyberattacks on organizations.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on Finance et Investissement – https://www.finance-investissement.com/ A few months ago, I talked to you about […]

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“I am connected, therefore I am protected!”.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on Finance et Investissement – https://www.finance-investissement.com/ In 1997, the democratization of the Internet was all […]

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Financial data represent an Eldorado that’s much too accessible to hackers.

By: Bertrand Milot Original, as it appears on Finance et Investissement – https://www.finance-investissement.com/ “We’re not a bank!” This is the one statement that […]

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Cyber Security | Artificial Intelligence, the good, the bad and are we ready?.

By: Raymond Vankrimpen  Is Artificial Intelligence (AI) the next step in our evolution? Still in its infancy, AI is already transforming […]

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Taking the Smart Path to GDPR Compliance – Part 2.

By: Will Xiang, CAMS, CITP, CPA, CA  The GDPR compliance deadline is May 25th. To no surprise, a look at Google […]

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Highlighting Innovation: Richter launches the very first Richter AInnovation Contest!.

The contest was designed to: Contribute to the profession by becoming part of a mass movement encouraging and supporting innovation […]

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Culture Corner: Mentorship – the why and the how.

Each month, our HR Director, Paula Fernandes, interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Survey of Bank Forecasts – August.

by David Hogan CAD proves resilient amongst trade uncertainty Despite trade and geopolitical tensions, the GDP in both Canada and […]

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Culture Corner: New minds, new perspectives (Tristen Tamblyn).

Each month, our HR Director Paula Fernandes usually interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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Doing business in the U.S.: Which visa should you choose?.

Is your business ready to expand into the U.S., or perhaps you have already made that move? While the market […]

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Caution: Tax risks ahead!.

Many businesses have risk management processes and procedures in place to cover the risks related to their activities. However, very few […]

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10 ways to maximize the value of your business.

Some things bear repeating. For instance, the sale of a business requires that its owner or owners do some serious […]

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Transition planning – an ounce of prevention.

Many business owners are unaware of the different options available when it comes to selling or transferring their business. It’s […]

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SR&ED tax credits: How your daily business activities could yield major tax returns.

Many companies from various industries are often unaware that through their daily activities, they perform scientific research and experimental development […]

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Overcoming the Border Barrier: A roundtable series.

Is your business ready to expand into the U.S., or perhaps you have already made that move? While the market […]

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How long-term debt can spell short-term problems for your business.

Most companies have debts. After all, contracting a loan is a normal and healthy way to obtain the necessary resources […]

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Sale of a business: How to prevent small details from turning into big obstacles.

A competitor or a private equity firm is knocking on your door, offering millions of dollars for your business. What […]

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Let’s talk numbers.

You believe that your company is doing well. You are not losing any sleep over it. But are you forgetting […]

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Implementation Committees: Fairness for Aboriginal groups in corporate development projects.

Disputes often arise during contract negotiations. Yet when commercial disputes mix with matters of sensitivity, like one’s culture or an […]

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A strategic exit plan starts now.

The most significant change in the life cycle of a business is also an inevitable one: the transfer of ownership. […]

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Quebec’s approach to the challenges of the sharing economy and companies like Airbnb.

By Stéphane Marcassa, LL.B., DESS Fisc., Richter LLP Originally published in Espace Montréal, Volume 27, #2, 2018. Many executives, real […]

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CEO Scam: You’re a target. Don’t become a victim..

By: Laurent Carlier You are a controller in an SME or the subsidiary of a large company. It’s 4 p.m. […]

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Digital innovation is at the heart of a business strategy.

Innovation gurus have said, time and time again, that the failure to innovate can lead to stagnation, or even failure. […]

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Mandatory Data Breach Notification is coming November 1st… Are You Ready?.

By David Greenham On June 18, 2015, the Digital Privacy Act (also known as Bill S-4) received Royal Assent in […]

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Rethinking retail: A new customer focus that delivers results.

In today’s highly competitive retail environment, using customer-centric metrics is the best way to adapt marketing strategies so as to […]

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Tax credits for innovation and digital media in Ontario.

Tax credits: are you getting enough? Just like a boost of Vitamin C is good for the immune system, so too […]

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Keys to success: Merchandise Planning and the open-to-buy formula.

In the retail business there really is one goal at the end of the day: sell merchandise at a profit. […]

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Culture Corner: New minds, new perspectives (Philippe Gingues).

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes usually interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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What’s it worth to you?.

As a company-owner and entrepreneur there is a certain amount of pride you should place in having built a thriving […]

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Groupe Germain Hospitalité.

Article with Christiane Germain and Marie Pier Germain Entrepreneurship from Mother to Daughter: Groupe Germain Hospitalité A Women in Leadership Event Richter’s […]

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Culture Corner: Learning Always | Is it possible to keep learning after 15 years at the same firm?.

Each month, our HR Director, Paula Fernandes, interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Culture Corner: Communicating with finesse – when it’s not all good news.

Each month, our HR Director, Paula Fernandes, interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Ransomware: 4 steps for protection.

Recent ransomware attacks, WannaCry and Petya, have hit hundreds of thousands of computers in over 100 countries. Ransomware is a […]

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Choice, not chance.

How to select the right Internal Audit model for your organization Internal Audit (IA) should be a central component to […]

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The Triple P’s for resting easy.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world. Even if it is not operating in the tech […]

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Manager Due Diligence.

As family advisors, we spend much of our time assessing our clients’ specific goals to ensure that their investment framework […]

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Survey of Bank Forecasts – July.

by David Hogan BoC raises overnight rate despite well-documented trade policy uncertainty Despite the ongoing trade tensions, the Bank of […]

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IRS Highlights Non-Compliance of Midmarket Firms.

Hekmat Kaadan Originally published in Canadian Tax Focus, Volume 7, Number 3, August 2017. In March 2017, the IRS’s Large Business […]

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First line of defense.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world. Even if it is not operating in the tech […]

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Know the right people before a crisis.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world. Even if it is not operating in the tech […]

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Managing a Cyber Crisis: A How-to in preparing for disaster.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 A cyber crisis is a disaster like no other. Resolving such incidents demands thoughtful procedures […]

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On the flip side: do you know where your information lives?.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world. Even if it is not operating in the tech […]

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Do you know your data?.

Cyber Security Month, October 2017 We live in a digital world. Even if it is not operating in the tech […]

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Alfred Dallaire MEMORIA: A family business—past and future.

After being in operation for over 80 years, Alfred Dallaire MEMORIA is firmly woven into the economic fabric of Quebec. Founded […]

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Cryptocurrencies: where should it all go?.

Let’s face it, the enticing world of cryptocurrency may be too tempting to avoid for some investors. For those looking […]

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Want to LOSE your cryptocurrencies?.

By Scott Binns, Giovanni Molinaro and Hekmat Kaadan Let’s face it, the enticing world of cryptocurrency may be too tempting to […]

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Career women in the 21st century.

Elizabeth Plank, Senior Editor at Mic.com, who was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, was in Montréal on January 12th […]

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Culture Corner: Tax season is for the brave.

Richter’s HR Manager, Paula Fernandes, is a skilled professional that has helped many of her colleagues through the challenges that accompany […]

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Culture corner: The importance of corporate giving.

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Culture corner: Resume writing do’s and don’ts.

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Culture corner: Interview Impressions.

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how ourleadership finds balance and […]

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Culture Corner: Networking 101.

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Culture Corner: Finding balance.

Finding balance Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership […]

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Culture Corner: Teambuilding.

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Culture Corner: Motivation.

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds balance […]

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Culture Corner: New minds, new perspectives (Andrew Greco).

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes usually interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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Culture Corner: New minds, new perspectives (Joyce Lu).

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes usually interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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Culture Corner: New minds, new perspectives (Jack Bradshaw).

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes usually interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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Culture Corner: New minds, new perspectives (Sam Factor).

Each month, our HR Manager Paula Fernandes usually interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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Culture Corner: Being Visionary | Making it happen in 2018.

Each month, our HR Sr. Manager, Paula Fernandes, interviews a Richter partner to gain insight into how our leadership finds […]

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