Discussions

Summers are short...especially in YYC...how do you manage to cram it all in AND run your business? Here's three strategies I'm going to try this summer...

A strange, but pleasant, surprise as a #startup has been the usefulness and broad applications of Microsoft.

Entrepreneurs are so lucky because they can work from home, they have all this flexibility with their time and can work whenever they want, that they have this perfect work/life balance, and they don’t have to report to anyone.

There are many ways to calculate compensation in an organization, but what is always consistent is...people's time costs money. As a CFO, we want to see that time accurately reported, but in reality, financial reporting & models do not properly reflect time.

I’m a big fan of hustle! You know, that sense of urgency to get it done?! We have ambitious goals for ourselves and our clients at Amplify Advisors and we understand that growth takes some grinding and some hustle. That’s how we amplify!

Similar to our previous 2019 predictions we see big changes coming! The move towards freelancers, contractors, small boutique firms & outsourcing continues strong. Some of this is driven by technology- what once took an army of people can now be automated. Cloud accounting makes book-keeping a much more efficient service offering. This rings true for a number of professions. Some of this trend is driven by the expectations of people- work/life balance, millennial's, autonomy &...

Another 2019 prediction! My prediction that we will see more women on boards is not a very ambitious prediction. The demand is there & there are plenty of great candidates out there. Many of those candidates, already with amazing resumes, have been building up specific and direct experience and education to support their nomination to a board. When a board has a seat to fill, finding a women wont be hard. Finding a qualified one will also be easy. If it matters to an organization it will be...

Predictions of what is to come for 2019.

Big go bigger but small is majority in 2019 - A 2019 prediction At Amplify we knew this last prediction was coming and it’s one of the reasons we saw a business plan with potential. I wrote about the importance of small business in our economy before: https://www.amplifyadvisors.ca/2018/10/14/why-one-of-the-reasons/ The majority of businesses are small and medium in size, but as business-to-business entities get stronger and larger it becomes harder to serve SMEs. There’s a few reasons for...

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