Despite a common belief among many of these start-ups, it’s not the whiz-bang product or the graphics-laden business plan that attracts capital. It’s a management team that has the experience and ability to execute on the company’s strategy to build...
While it's a good idea that I encourage, one observation I’ll make is that many of the ideas I’ve seen so far weren't really very innovative. Sure, some did familiar things in different ways, but there didn't seem to be many breakthrough visions. Nobody I’ve met was really breaking any...
Every business owner has trouble accepting that someone they know and trust might be ripping them off. But it happens all the time. Our fraud experts offer some useful tips on how to catch a thief and hopefully put an end to those sneaky inside jobs threatening your bottom line. Screen effectively:
Kathleen’s house of cards came crashing down while she was at the cottage enjoying her summer vacation. A long-time employee in the accounts department of a multimillion-dollar B.C. manufacturing firm, she had quietly embezzled close to $1 million from her employer over the course of 10 years by creating a dummy company and submitting phony invoices for non-existent services.
In some business sectors, there’s an elephant that dominates to such an extent that its near-monopolistic position can crush any potential competition. The company is just too big and strong to take on directly. Sometimes though, small, nimble and smart potential competitors – mice if you will – see that elephantine size as weakness instead of strength.
Once upon a time, there was a workplace where everyone who sent a fax had to fill out a form detailing the time of transmission, the number dialed and the number of pages sent. Finally, someone pointed out that the fax machine automatically kept a log with all that information on it. Chances are, there’s something you wish you could change in your workplace too. Here’s how to make yourself heard.