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Wednesday, May 7, 2014
4Growth & Occulus Strategic Partnership

  Occulus and 4Growth Form Strategic Partnership   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Toronto, ON. Occulus Inc. and 4Growth Inc. are pleased to announce that they have entered into a strategic partnership whereby the two companies will work together to market, sell and support Occulus. Gary Collins, Managing Partner at 4Growth states: “We’ve had a number of opportunities to deploy Occulus in client situations and it has proven to be extremely useful in...

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Monday, April 28, 2014
I Love American Companies, but sometimes . . . ?

Over my career, I’ve had the experience of working for a number of US technology companies. This experience was rich and taught me many, many lessons in business management. Additionally, I’ve also worked for Canadian companies who were exporting products and services south of the border. What I love about American companies is there focus on marketing and sales. Once they’ve grasped a product or service offering, they want to get it to market quickly. Most of the time...

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Monday, July 21, 2014
A Flip of a Coin ...

A little over a year ago Natalie MacDonald and Stuart Rudner flipped a coin to create a name for their new law practice and Stuart won the coin toss – thus creating Rudner MacDonald LLP.

That coin toss is the only thing Natalie and Stuart left to chance! Every facet of their new business was carefully and strategically planned. Natalie and I had lunch recently at Sassafras in Yorkville, Natalie’s new lunch hangout. It was great to catch up. After more than a few minutes of catching up I wanted to ask the big question.

‘Well Natalie, you’ve survived your first year in the new practice so tell me, did you meet your financial objectives or was the goal a little too high?’ You see, I know Natalie and she’s a very determined woman. I know that both Natalie and Stuart have high expectations of themselves and I know that they would set high goals for the business. Natalie’s response to my question was an energetic ‘Absolutely – we exceeded them!’

Was I surprised to hear her answer? Truthfully, because we always speak truthfully about such matters – Not at all.

Was I worried that the answer might be ‘no’ or ‘not quite’ or ‘almost’? Yes. Because, essentially Rudner MacDonald LLP was a start-up business, with a full set of clients at the beginning! Both had come from thriving law firms, both were well-known and respected within their firms...

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