Business Strategy

These blogs have been put together to help CMA BC better engage our members, potential members and the community. It is intended to be a place for you to ask questions, learn more and expresss any comments or concerns you may have.

We look forward to your feedback and hope that this resource will be helpful to all of our stakeholders.

CMA Spotlight: Carolyn Rogers

Walking into the office of the Financial Institutions Commission (FICOM), British Columbia’s financial markets regulator, you expect talk of financial statements and regulation of markets. But you don’t expect to learn that the leader of the organization is a self-professed “huge sports fan,” who closely follows hockey and NFL football, skis, golfs, plays tennis and runs. But that’s how Carolyn [...]

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Whose line is it anyway? How Improv theatre can foster innovation & focus your organization’s service delivery

Leyland Pitt, Professor of Marketing at the Beedie School of Business at SFU shared how using techniques from Improv theatre can deliver better service and innovation at the same time in his Feb 26, 2013 presentation at the CMA Innovation Centre.

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Customer Relationship Management

CMA British Columbia welcomes Arian Soheili, MBA, CMA as a guest blogger to cmabcblog.com. Arian also recently wrote about Customer Relationship Management for the Fall 2012 issue of CMA BC’s Update magazine. *** Today, it would be hard to find anyone in business who isn’t either using or thinking of using some sort of customer relationship management (CRM) solution.  In [...]

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The Strategic Advantage of Corporate Social Responsibility

What it is, and why you don’t want to be left behind By Kyleen Myrah, CMA with Sue Manzuik and Dawn Wilkinson What’s all the buzz? Corporate social responsibility is booming; it is no longer considered on the fringe, but rather, has entered the mainstream. Business leaders like Sir Richard Branson are leading the charge and shaking up the traditional [...]

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Being a Positive Force in any Situation

The CMA Centre for Strategic Change hosts Ryan Quinn – Assistant Professor in Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, consultant to Fortune 500 companies and author of Lift: Becoming a Positive Force in any Situation. No matter what roles a person plays in life – business manager, parent, friend, neighbor, and so forth – we all want to have [...]

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Call for speakers: 2012 CMA Leadership Conference

2012 CMA Leadership Conference – call for conference speakers to CMA BC’s annual members conference. Speaker submissions are due October 1, 2011.

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Cash Flow 101

CMA British Columbia welcomes Shantaram Sapre, CMA as a guest blogger to www.cmabcblog.com. ***************** Sustaining Cash Flows: A Challenge for a Growing Company By Shantaram Sapre, CMA It is often seen that a growing company faces cash-flow Challenges as it grows every year. The cash-flow Challenges may be either due to fixed capital requirements or due to working capital requirements. [...]

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Life-Long Financial Planning

With RRSP season in full swing, the questions many of us are asking is – Will I have enough for retirement? What should be my first priority? Investing, paying off debt or contributing to my RRSP or TFSA? This month’s guest blogger, Don Nilson, CMA, FCMA, CFP, TEP – Principal of Nilson & Company and AFT TRIVEST Management Inc. shares [...]

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Excel tips: benefits of using text functions

Have you had to work with multiple files or data sources to put together mailing or customer lists or to validate data?  Pulled your hair out trying to clean up spreadsheets or database exports into something that’s searchable and organized?  If this sounds familiar, you may have wished you’d considered how Excel, and more specifically Excel text functions, can help [...]

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Lessons learned: entrepreneurial start-ups

A Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) survey released September 2010, found that Canada is undergoing an entrepreneurial revival triggered by the economic crisis and the economic recovery now underway in Canada. Working for yourself, and starting your own business, is a goal many business professionals strive for. For CMAs considering making an entrepreneurial leap, Mark Mawhinney, CMA shares some [...]

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