This insightful three part video series, presented by First West Capital and featuring Alan Oishi, Shirlaws Group, explains how business owners and entrepreneurs can navigate predictable stall points when growing their business.
Part 1: Identify the black holes of a growing business
Entrepreneurs often use the words ‘capability’, ‘competency’ and ‘competitive advantage’ to describe their businesses. These definitions, however, are frequently misunderstood. Having a competitive advantage is more than having core competencies. This is why Amazon trades at over 170 times earnings while the average gas station can be purchased for three times cash flow. It’s important to clarify these concepts, which can provide a framework to help you identify and nurture your business’ competitive advantages. Continue Reading
First West Capital invites you to join Results Canada for an interactive workshop designed to understand the characteristics of winning organizations. In any competitive industry, there are winners and losers. No matter the economic conditions, some companies consistently do better than their peers. What’s the secret formula? Continue Reading
Kristi Miller joins EDC for the panel session ‘Let’s Talk Exports’ at EXCELerate 2017 in Vancouver, May 3-5 at The Westin Bayshore. EXCELerate is an exceptional opportunity for business leaders to come together and share their expertise and become empowered to EXCELerate their business growth. Continue Reading