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Why did we start Amplify Advisors Inc.? 1 of the reasons: “The small business sector continues to dominate business in Canada, over 97% of all non-agricultural being of the small variety.” ”Consumers are 60% of Cdn economy” & the 2nd largest market behind them: small business! “Small businesses connected to an advisor grow 23% faster than those without. And where only 51% of small businesses survive more than 5 years” those with strong accounting commonly do. We still work with...

Great article & post by a business coach Karen Knutson. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6456993372119924736 One of the only downsides to starting a business has been how much I’ve been working on weekends. For years I’ve done 50-60 hour weeks but not a minute on the weekend & I really can’t wait to return to that pattern! A few big changes (welcome Jesse!) & small ones too (new safe parking spot!) are helping me set a goal of following this article’s...
Business is like sport. Strong competition = a strong market A strong market = more opportunity Opportunity = more probability for success & revenue Healthy competition exists and drives business but at the end of the day most of your best co-workers, clients and best friends have worn multiple jerseys. It makes the team stronger and reminds you to respect the other team. A growing market means a bigger pie for all and your competition does your work for you by driving demand and educating...

“Being wrong, they understand, isn’t a sign of stupidity. It’s a sign of curiosity, openness to new information, and ultimately smarts.” For a culture of fast action & growth, if it isn’t safe to be wrong, to learn more & to evolve then you can’t expect quick decisions (or worse you will have a team that consistently stands up for a failure instead of learning or pivoting) The discussion about finding out how smart someone is by asking a time they were wrong is also...

It is true for books and it is true for most communication - including financial management reporting. An income statement doesn't cut it for a modern CFO.
A fun clip from a favourite show - once again pushing a stereotypical version of accounting. True - reports, crunched numbers, analysis- that is all provided by accountants. What if you could get the “Whisperer” of Donna and the report with the numbers? No one could live up to her character but I think a modern CFO can go beyond what they’ve concluded to farm out in this scene! To discuss & learn how your #financeleader can do more than numbers & also be a strategic...

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When it comes to small and medium business it’s common to avoid investment in finance & accounting. It’s common to stick with the familiar. It’s common to not recognize what business partnering from a finance leader could bring to your journey of growth.

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