Entries by George Grignano

Kick-start your return-to-growth strategy with a focus on the workplace

What will the new normal be? That’s the question businesses across Canada and around the world are trying to answer as governments lift restrictions put in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19. With companies eagerly reopening retail locations, ramping up production at manufacturing facilities and re-energizing their offices, it’s critical for leaders to […]

The hidden business costs of employee absenteeism and disengagement

When most owner/operators of mid-sized companies consider financial or operational improvements to their business, they look in the usual places: cash flow management, supply chain and process optimization, effective cost cutting measures that won’t impair the organization’s ability to deliver products and services. Their instincts are invariably correct. These are all key factors in the […]

Want to maximize bottom line results? Minimize employee turnover

Hidden business costs can compromise the financial success of any mid-sized company. Manufacturing inefficiencies, retail shrinkage, service delivery cost over-runs, expensive overhead such as posh office spaces or first-class flights for business executives. They all add up and pull down profits. But few costs have as great an impact on an organization’s long-term success as […]

Why it makes sense for young accountants to consider working for a mid-sized firm

This is the time of year when the latest cohort of new accountants has graduated from their undergraduate programs and begins plotting the journey to a long and meaningful career. It’s also when we’re often approached by young professionals—including some of our future interns and hires—curious about what comes next and how best to steer […]

Bill 47 employment law changes spell relief for Ontario businesses

When former Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal government tabled and eventually passed Bill 148, the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017, employers were stunned by the scope of the employment standards changes contained in the legislation. The bill would not only increase the minimum wage by 30 per cent in just two years. The sweeping […]

10 questions to ask before purchasing a dental practice

For medical professionals such as dentists, acquiring an existing practice often makes more financial sense than launching one from scratch. Why? Put simply, an existing practice delivers instant cash flow which can be used to pay debt associated with the purchase, while still leaving ample funds in your pocket. Those who choose to launch a […]