Strategy & Operations

What a General Manager Could Do for You

Hiring someone to handle day-to-day operations freed James MacDonald up to focus on growth and new opportunities

Why You Shouldn’t Panic About Canada’s Current Recession

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We're experiencing about as mild a downturn as you could ever imagine. Keep calm and carry on

When to Admit Defeat and Move On

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Not every business is successful. How to determine if it's time to give up and live to fight another day

How Small Firms Can Win Big from Mega-Events

Mega-events like the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games can provide big exposure for small businesses. Photo: Chris Young/CP

Toronto’s SpiderTech will supply the Pan Am Games. What they did to prepare

Don’t Let Canada Post’s Rate Hike Affect Your Bottom Line

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Postage charges will rise in January. Alternatives to the Crown corporation in three key mail categories

When Long-Term Thinking Doesn’t Make Sense

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Focusing on long-range goals can paralyze your team if they don’t know where to start. Try planning in sprints instead

How to Do 15% More with the Same People

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Even on the most demanding projects, there’s extra capacity that you’re missing. Three ways to find and use it

The Simple Blueprint for a True Turnaround

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Maple Leaf Foods survived restructuring, divestitures and PR nightmares by staying focused on the end goal

How Scheduling Slack Time Helps You Move Projects Forward

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Filling downtime with the mundane tasks necessary to bring an idea to market pays off according to a new study

How to Design an Idea Factory

Pink Tartan president and founder Kimberley Newport-Mimran (centre). Photo: Jamie Hogge

Pink Tartan produces 10 collections every year. Where founder and design director Kimberley Newport-Mimran finds her inspiration

Why Startup Founders Should Spend Some Time in China

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Going through a Shenzen-based hardware accelerator helped Bartesian build a better product faster

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