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.
March 4, 2019

BTSB: Paul Stringer of DHM Landscaping

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with Paul Stringer, owner of DHM Landscaping, a commercial maintenance landscaping company in Phoenix, Arizona.  Paul purchased DHM almost three years ago with the idea of putting his tech and marketing experience to work in a company of his own.  His […]
March 4, 2019
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Weekly Thoughts: The Fort Knox of Chicken Pot Pie

Here is something that caught our eye this week: The Fort Knox of Chicken Pot Pie Cynicism versus hope in a small business   The Canadian side of our family owns and runs a wonderful deli/prepared foods store at the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver.  As one […]
February 18, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Skills Training

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Skills Training Some thoughts, initially posted in 2015, that we have been thinking about a lot recently.  As mentioned in previous posts, we aim to help small businesses create sustainable processes by focusing on being “clock-builders” not […]
February 18, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Out of Time

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Out of Time A little bit time management, a little bit rock and roll We have recently been thinking about time, or perhaps more accurately, a perceived lack thereof, as it often seems we’re out of time.  […]
February 1, 2019

BTSB: James Morin of Flowfold

Below are some excerpts from our conversation with James Morin, co-owner and COO of Flowfold, an outdoor company that makes minimalist gear for everyday adventures.  James admits to initially selling wallets for beer money for almost five years while he and his partners prototyped their designs and […]
January 21, 2019

Weekly Thoughts: Gotta Be In It To Win It

Here is something that caught our eye this week: Gotta Be In It To Win It Or, No Risk It, No Biscuit As our readers have probably noticed, the stock markets have seen quite a pick up in volatility over the last few months.  Stories of […]