Common mistakes entrepreneurs make

18 Mar: What are the common mistakes entrepreneurs make?

As a company focused on working with growth companies and entrepreneurs, we see a lot of amazing ideas.  We witness huge wins, and huge losses, and we love that we get to bear witness to the birth of great ideas and great companies.   In this respect, we’ve seen our fair share of mistakes made by well-intentioned founders.   Here’s a few common threads that we’ve noticed along the way; Founders making the wrong hire  Hey…we’re the first to believe that your referral network is the best network.  It’s true. But for critical roles within the organization sometimes the “buddy”…

Setting up your finance department

12 Mar: Setting up your new company’s finance department: Getting it right the first time.

You’ve made the leap. The incorporation paperwork has come through and what was once just an idea is now a real company. So where do you go from here? What do you need to do to get your company up and running? The Banks… One of the things you’ll realize very quickly is that you need to find a way to manage your new company’s money. You can’t just run this thing from your personal account, that won’t work. So, step one – you need a bank account. Choose your financial institution wisely, each of them will have different account…

The Future of Outsourcing

20 Feb: The Future of Outsourcing: Executive as a Service

You’ve got a successful business. The team is in place, product is moving toward market, and now you’re looking at the runway thinking “how do I get this thing off the ground?” What you’re looking for is a boost to exponentially increase your growth potential for the coming months. It’s time to build your executive team. Enter the new Executive… Executive-as-a-Service, a fresh style of consulting practise, is the answer to many of your concerns for the growth of your tech start up. As we’ve seen in previous blog posts, accessing external resources can be a tremendous asset to your…