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2019 Federal Budget Commentary

Download this blog as a PDF here. On March 19, 2019 the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance, presented the 2019 Federal Budget, Investing in the Middle Class, to the House of Commons. No changes were made to personal or corporate tax rates, nor to the...

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Map your Processes: The Easy Way

Map your Processes: The Easy Way

Processes are the neural pathways of the brain that is your business. From how you call Clients to counting money, we engage dozens of processes a day… and we never think about them. How many processes happen in your business that you don’t understand or are even...

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The 3 Most Dangerous Kinds of Disruption

The 3 Most Dangerous Kinds of Disruption

"The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new." -Socrates We can’t ignore disruption. It impacts every single industry and if you think your business is immune, it will impact you hardest. We can’t stop...

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What a Healthy Workplace Does to Waste

What a Healthy Workplace Does to Waste

"Start with good rules, lay out the rules, communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them. If you do all these things effectively, you can’t miss." -Lee Iacocca As we learn to be brutal with wastes like over-inventory and sending half empty trucks on...

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Best Job Interview Questions

Best Job Interview Questions

Talent is the most mysterious of the wastes of business. It’s impossible to measure because unlike the others, it’s not about having too much of something. It’s about not having enough ideas and enthusiasm because the wrong person was hired or the right person wasn’t...

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Is That Job Profitable?

Is That Job Profitable?

"The road to success is always under construction." -Arnold Palmer In the construction industry, it sometimes feels like the only way to be more profitable is to work more and more hours. But driving up revenue is only one way to make more money. Reducing waste is the...

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The 8 Wastes At Home

The 8 Wastes At Home

"The more inventory a company has, the less likely they will have what they need." -Taiichi Ohno The Temptation of Over-inventory: As dangerous a waste that over-inventory is, most business owners have fallen victim to it. Saving 15% when buying in bulk is a siren...

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