Volume 16, Issue 2

Reorganize. Or die.

How do you run a successful Canadian small business? Buy a large one and wait.

It is a classic joke that is not too far from reality looking at the current horizon of business health in Canada. Looking closely at the Globe and Mail’s “Top 1,000” Businesses in Canada shows that only 407 of them were profitable last year!

As our local and global economies shift, creating a tremendous array of opportunity, a lot of business leaders are still waiting for things to come back or turn again... Keep Reading

Volume 16, Issue 2

Hire Intelligence

Uniserve Communications names Jeffery CEO

Uniserve Communications Corporation has hired Nicholas Jeffery as its CEO. A former Director of the Data Centre Solutions group at CBRE, the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm, Jeffery makes the move from London, England, to Vancouver. His wife and young family will join him in the spring.

At CBRE, Jeffery was responsible for client strategy, advising data centre owners and multinational corporations on data centre... Keep Reading

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

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