November 12, 2010

The Virtual CIO

You’ve got a lot of balls. But do you have what it takes to keep them in the air? Copping to a lack of resources or expertise and seeking support […]
November 1, 2010

Women in IT – Top and Bottom

I am honoured and thrilled to once again be singled out by Profit magazine and its Canada’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs list. For the fourth year running, I take a […]
October 25, 2010

Strategic Sales & Operations Planning-The 5 Ws (and 1 H)

Ain’t nobody surfacing from the recession unscathed. Among the casualties: a company’s ability to accurately plan for a future that’s less certain than ever. Near-past revenues no longer provide much […]
October 13, 2010

A Plan for the People – Strategic Resource Planning

A professional services firm’s ability to manage its resources smartly is more critical today than ever before. And even if you have yet to board the train of technological progress […]
October 8, 2010

The Inherent Intelligence of Business Intelligence

How instructive it is to reflect on the arc of an idea, the curve of a concept, the evolution of a notion. When business intelligence (BI) first hit the streets […]
September 30, 2010

Property Management – Getting Your Data Right

A recent survey of 140 companies in the property management industry found that they lose an average of $8.2 million annually due to faulty data; a startling and unsettling discovery. […]
September 14, 2010

Management Consulting: Power Visibility & Profits

More than ever, management consulting firms must better focus their efforts on managing projects for profitability — or be content doing without profits altogether, cautions a report issued recently by […]
September 10, 2010

Top 5 Profit Boosts for Agencies & PR Firms

Under Pressure Project-based businesses are under more pressure than ever to turn profits from inside cleverly organized and efficiently managed operations. All due to: -The hammering effects of the economy. […]
August 30, 2010

Engineering Firms: Delivering On-Time & Under Budget

A recent report from the Aberdeen Group, a Boston-situated provider of fact-based business research for corporations and individuals, suggests that project-based businesses—including engineering firms—could benefit dramatically from the adoption of […]
August 18, 2010

Four Ways to Boost Your PR Firm

Public Relations (PR) specialists are unique beasts. In their sweaty palms rests the fate of any number of companies; every client a potential runaway hit or crash-and-burn failure. It’s the […]
August 11, 2010

Yanking Agency Operations into a Digital Present

Back in the day, the advertising field was populated by a scattering of small but innovative firms—little knots of original thought, whose output was impressive for its cleverness, if not […]
July 28, 2010

Seven Tips for Forecasting Success

Forecasting – Essential to Every Strategic Business Decision Call it an art or call it a science—just so long as you call it essential to the continued success of your […]
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