n around offices; it’s up there with “synergy”, “cross-departmental problem-solving”, and “paradigm-shifting”. Enterprise risk management: what does it really mean?
With the 4thquarter approaching for those companies on a calendar fiscal, financial executives are looking closely at the balance sheet to review inventory turnover. And if you’re in sales or marketing, many executives are looking closely at whether or not they will hit their forecasts. If results aren’t where they should be, one contributing factor could be excess or obsolete stock.
My mom and dad instilled in me the importance of giving time to charity. My mom has always volunteered for major events, fundraising initiatives and founding a local gymnastics club in my hometown of Collingwood, as well as running the Canadian National Rhythmic Gymnastics team and was honored as citizen of the year a few years ago as a result of her dedication. My father also volunteered his time to local service clubs, minor hockey and also many anonymous acts of kindness for folks less fortunate in our community.
This weekend in Toronto I’ll be pulling out my golf clubs earlier than ever to head to the driving range to get my swing in shape for an extended golf season thanks to the “winter that never was”. A recent article by Marina Strauss of the Globe and Mail outlined the effect that the weather has had on retailers forced to discount winter seasonal merchandise and scramble to get their hands on spring and summer merchandise inventories.