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Our press release that went out last week about my retirement and my two talented successors — Megan Oldfield and Shir Magen. They, along with our leadership team of Chris Harris, Carl Hume, Adam Davidson and Dilip Kulasingham, plus over 130 dedicated employees are ready to take...

I was pleased to share my business journey with my friends at Goodmans LLP. If you have ever thought of starting your own business, consider giving this video a watch: https://cpdlive.net/Goodmans/2019/393-The-Winding-Road-of-an-Entrepreneur...

One of the hardest challenges as a start-up grows is creating more formalized opportunities for learning and career growth. Building a career ecosystem within your company is a journey, not a destination. And like everything else, there are no one-size-fits-all strategies when it comes to people....

Now that we’ve passed the 100 employee mark, I wanted to share an employee benefit that is a game-changer for growing, medium sized* companies to consider. There are so many ideas for early stage start-ups to offer valuable employee perks. Over time, HomeStars has evolved...

In 2017, HomeStars (the website I founded in 2006), was acquired by Denver-based HomeAdvisor. It’s hard to believe it’s already been two years! I’ve learned some interesting things along the way. One of the biggest surprises is that there were no surprises. I imagined there might...

Did you know there are approx. 1.2 million small businesses in Canada and that they represent 98% of all the businesses in the country? These small businesses employ 70% of ALL Canadians — making us a very entrepreneurial country! Construction is one of the largest sectors, representing...

Time is everyone’s most precious asset. It is also the one aspect of my business I can truly control. As you grow in your career and responsibilities, there is more complexity and information to handle. For leaders, the ability to prioritize becomes even harder. An important...

That’s the dream, isn’t it? To not only have some great clients, but clients who recognize your worth and value your relationship so much that even when you’re apart, they sing your praises. It’s easier to do this with your team — and not just because you pay...

I recently wrote a post about how to know when your start-up is ready to move from a remote home-office culture into an office space. It’s a tough decision, and one that is largely dictated by cash flow, but when you are considering where you...