Our weekly newsletter provides a brief snapshot of issues we have been working on internally, research topics we have been pursuing, or interesting articles or media that have come across our desk and impacted our thinking.
August 13, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: Damage Control

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Damage Control We recently heard about a harrowing drive along the Chilcotin Highway to a remote, world-class salmon fishing destination in British Columbia.  This highway, which features a narrow road with multiple hair-pin turns alongside a mountain edge is […]
August 6, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: BTSB – The MisFits are Coming with Seth Page of MisFit Athletics

The MisFits are Coming with Seth Page of MisFit Athletics In Episode 3 of Big Time Small Business, we talk with Seth Page, co-founder of Misfit Athletics, a fitness company that does everything from operating CrossFit gyms to running an apparel brand, to remote coaching for high-level Crossfit Games athletes and everything in between.  […]
July 30, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: We Like Ike…’s Matrix

Here is something that caught our eye this week: We Like Ike…’s Matrix One of the biggest challenges for the operator of a small business is time management.  With limited resources and personnel, there is always more work to be done than time available.  While […]
July 23, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: BTSB – Democratizing Sustainability with John Rooks of Rapport

Democratizing Sustainability with John Rooks of Rapport Episode 2 of the Big Time Small Business podcast is here!  Below are some excerpts from our conversation with John Rooks, co-founder and CEO of Rapport, a software-as-a-service company helping small and medium-sized businesses capture and quantify their environmental footprint while saving them money along […]
July 18, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: Overdue and Over Budget

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Overdue and Over Budget As our landscaping entities do some project work, we have become more familiar with the construction industry.  For us, one the biggest challenges working in this space is a lack of clarity […]
July 2, 2018

Weekly Thoughts: Big Time Small Business

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Since Chenmark started, we have had the pleasure to speak with countless business owners across North America.  We have always come away impressed with the stories we hear, and have wanted to share similar stories with […]