Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss whether companies should buy a business that is struggling in the pandemic now, or wait until a recovery is well underway.

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Alicja Siekierska and strategy expert Mark Satov discuss the government’s latest commercial rent relief program and how much support businesses should be getting.

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Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska discuss investment unicorn, WealthSimple, the Federal Government’s new Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy program, and WestJet’s decision to cancel most flights to Atlantic Canada.

Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska dig into COVID testing and the new Health Canada approval, vacancy spikes in Canada’s tightest office markets and what Borat’s movie release signals about the entertainment landscape. Plus, immigration shortage, and shifting to a more digital experience.

Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska discuss the sale of MEC and member backlash, Manulife’s new travel insurance policy complete w/COVID coverage and how the rich are getting richer and the rest are getting angrier as a result. Plus, how to leverage the gig economy and managing WFH stress.

Mark Satov & Alicja Siekierska discuss the new PC Money Account (combining no fee banking & PC Optimum). They also tackle the impact of COVID-19 on working moms (nearly 1/3 considered quitting!) and Loblaw’s investment in Maple. Plus, strategies around changing your brand/customer focus and seasonal business solutions.

Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska talk about how to manage expectations for how long COVID will last. Spoiler alert: a while! They will discuss Amazon’s plans to hire 2.5K staff for new fulfillment centres, LVMH’s back-out of a $16B deal with Tiffany, Lululemon’s results and more retail news. Plus, strategies for live event businesses and investing in PPE

Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska discuss the climb in Dollarama revenue, the call from global airlines for widespread COVID-19 passenger testing and Walmart’s new membership club. Plus, pandemic insurance and small biz ecommerce fulfillment.

Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska discuss the CEBA extension and CECRA expiry, OSFI’s deferral announcement, and a quick roundup of what’s happening in the retail landscape. Plus, the status of Toronto’s restaurant industry and approaches to alternate financing.

Mark Satov and Alicja Siekierska discuss Canada Post’s $378M loss in Q2, the impact we’ll see as CERB transitions to EI and why used vehicles are getting more expensive in Canada. Plus, the evolving “norm’ of online versus in-person behaviour and an important question: Is it ethical to take advantage of weak competitors right now?