Volume 16, Issue 2

On your mark, get set, grow

In these volatile economic times, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are confronted with difficult decisions. First and foremost is the challenge of balancing operating costs while intelligently growing their business. This becomes even more pronounced when examining innovative, fast-growth companies with evolving business

needs. Beyond payroll, the most significant recurring expenses for SMEs is typically rent, equipment and inventory, so making affordable real estate decisions can... Keep Reading

Technique Adjustment Consulting: Helping businesses grow from the inside out

Marcy Krafft and Tony McGrath readily admit that their consulting business runs counter culture to the current predominant thinking in the world of business and organizations.

But the married couple and founders of Technique Adjustment Consulting have established a humanity-driven approach to helping others succeed – an approach that is fueled by passion for what they do.

“It starts in a belief. And our belief is that by creating healthy organizational environments, businesses and... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

BC Real estate: Beyond common knowledge

There has been a lot of media splash and excitement recently about the real estate market in the Metro Vancouver area.

Stories abound over the market being severely affected by the recent 15% tax on foreign buyers. This tax did indeed have a temporary effect on prices for homes in the greater Vancouver area, and had a much more significant impact on areas such as Surrey, where in some examples we saw a 15% drop in sale prices (not that significant in the big picture).

Sellers and... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

Phoenixx rises to your mobile software challenges

Phoenixx rises to your mobile software challenges

If you are a business wondering whether you should jump into the mobile world, here is a stunning statistic that will make your decision an easy one to make.

More than 81 per cent of the three billion worldwide web users today access the Internet from their smartphones.

“This is more than a trend. Today if a business – even a very small one – is not present in the mobile world, if people can’t find your product or services, if you are not there, you are out of the game,” says... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

When a business ceases to be small- it loses something

Don’t get me wrong – it’s a normal aspiration to want to grow larger. It’s instilled in us from the day we start to crawl, but mass (not size) isn’t everything. Rather, it’s the quality of the product, service and delivery that counts.

I have been fortunate enough to have created numerous startups. Not all have been successful, and the failures take a toll. I’ve also run an incubator business, working to mentor and steward entrepreneurs.

Trust me, the problems are the same in... Keep Reading

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