Kelly Parker
Kelly Parker
March 11, 2015
Five Tips to Help Companies Avoid Cash-Related Fraud
Cash is one of the most important assets on a corporate balance sheet. Accordingly, companies should implement a system of control to protect cash from a multitude of threats.
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Rick Adam
Rick Adam
March 4, 2015
Say what? Mayonnaise is a combustible liquid?
I often find that fire hazards can be somewhat counterintuitive for clients. I can, and have, spent a great deal of time trying to convince people that what they think can’t burn actually will, and what they think is a serious risk is not truly the showstopper they believe it is. Some good examples are flammable and combustible liquids.
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Grant Petroff
Grant Petroff
February 18, 2015
Warranty Programs – What are they?
Do you manufacture a product in Canada and have customers looking for you to warrant that product? Are you looking for a competitive advantage in your product space?
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Martine Douce
February 4, 2015
Public Procurement in Europe (PART II)
Even though the European Union will make it mandatory from 2016 onward for contracts to be awarded electronically, this doesn’t mean that the 28 countries will follow the exact same rules when it comes to public procurement. Each of these 28 States have their own customs and practices and a distinct business culture. Every country will not necessarily have the same requirements or rules. Companies that do not understand this crucial fact will start with a disadvantage.
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Blog BFL Canada
Martine Douce
January 28, 2015
Public Procurement in Europe (PART I)
According to the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, the “historic Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) is by far Canada’s most ambitious trade initiative, broader in scope and deeper in ambition than the historic North American Free Trade Agreement. (…) Canada will become one of the only developed countries to have preferential access to the world’s two largest markets, the EU and the United States—with more than 800 million of the world’s consumers.
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January 14, 2015
Maximizing Shareholder Value by Managing Reputational Risk
Depending on who you read, a company’s brand can represent anywhere from 40% to 80% of a company’s value. A brand is something you manage by accident or with intention through proactive strategies. Though various insurance products can provide some financial means to manage the reputational damage associated with an event, the vast majority of the risk is uninsurable.
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Gilles Gervais
Gilles Gervais
January 7, 2015
Is the first impression always the best?
“The first impression is always the best one.” How many times have we heard this saying throughout our lives? In my case, it might be hundreds, even thousands of times. But is it really the case?
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