There are over 1,200 Certified B Corporations (B Corps) in 38 countries including 110 in Canada. Most successful business owners understand the importance of looking beyond the spreadsheet. Factors such as environmental performance, corporate social responsibility, and strong values can influence and impact buyer decisions, employee morale, and reputation. Now, a new designation is available … Continued
Previously, I wrote a blog about business value drivers and how certain factors can impact the value of a business. Now I’d like to address what is probably the biggest value driver in any small to medium enterprise – you as the business owner.
For SB Partners, the issue is not so much about obligation, but rather a choice predicated on corporate culture. Our firm embraces social responsibility as an integral part of who we are and how we operate
I recently read an interesting report by Erik Dorr and Martijn Geerling about Taking Finance Transformation to the Next Level, and thought I would share some of their insights. All companies strive to be cost-effective in their operations. Most focus on centralized processing to minimize costs in these operations including many finance functions such as … Continued
I had the opportunity recently to review a report from Bloomberg Businessweek "Finance as Analytical Partner to the Business". This was a very interesting report that had some key points that can be applied directly to the Owner-Manager Private Enterprise level organization. The report was based on a survey of 318 global business leaders and … Continued
Attracting Top Graduates Will Carry Weight Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can gain a great deal by hiring graduates. The problem is that top grads tend to prefer larger companies, though this trend has changed somewhat due to the increased unemployment status graduates are facing nowadays. However, since many graduates decide to take jobs in … Continued
When entrepreneurs are running a successful small business, extra available time is scarce due to the various demands. Understandably, they rarely take the time to evaluate the future growth of their company in a disciplined manner.
People often rely too much on manual access controls I recently reviewed an SAP study on how to prevent access risk and fraud and found some interesting points. The study was prepared by InsiderRESEARCH who conducts independent research for SAP customers. The group recently collected 183 online surveys and 17 in-depth interviews with security-focused professionals … Continued
Software provider SAP has provided SB Partners with VIP access to several noteworthy reports prior to being published publicly. We have promised to share those we believe will be of most interest to you. I recently reviewed Ascending the maturity curve: Effective management of enterprise risk and compliance, an Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper sponsored … Continued
Welcome to 2012! I hope it will be a happy and prosperous year for all of us. When you changed the calendar on the wall, I hope you also did one other year-end task. As the IT Manager at SB Partners, I do back-ups all the time, but the Monthly and now Year-End back-ups are … Continued