One of the most misunderstood elements of a company’s structure is it’s culture. Some believe culture is only relevant when there are employees involved. Some believe culture happens organically and it’s not something you can have much control over.
Every company, large or small, has a culture. And while the culture will develop organically if left alone, creating a culture that drives success and keeps everyone focused and moving in the same direction requires planning and energy. A defined company culture impacts the delivery of product and services, so even solopreneurs must take the time to create the culture that best expresses their business. For those with employees, defining culture is even more critical. It provides clarity around purpose and a deep sense of team.
Many thanks to Rob Dale from Rhapsody Strategies for his insight and expertise. Click here for a copy of the presentation.
Thanks to our trade show sponsors; RBC, Rivera, Brokerlink, Ottawa Plumbing and Heating, Nepean, Rideau, Osgoode Community Resource Centre, Barrhaven Independent and Living Well in Barrhaven Magazine.
“What I enjoy most at these quarterly meetings is the feeling of belonging within our business community. We are all playing in the same sandbox, and it’s a great feeling knowing you are not alone playing in it.”
– BBIA members Gaetan & Rosi Ladouceur, Barrkhaven Pet Boutique & Spaw
$20,000 RAISED AT THE ANNUAL BARRHAVEN COMMUNITY NETWORKING BREAKFAST FOR CHARITY
A heartfelt thank you to all of our event sponsors and to all who attended the breakfast.
This year, we proudly raised $20,000 for the Ottawa Heart Institute. As February was Heart month, the Ottawa Heart Institute’s corporate partners matched our $10,000 pledge!
This annual event has now raised more than $75,000 for local and international charitable organizations. We can’t wait for our 15th annual breakfast next year!
Special thank you to VIA Rail Canada for donating a roundtrip for two, anywhere along their Quebec City- Windsor corridor in Business Class (valued at $2100) for our raffle.
Many thanks to our organizing partners; Barrhaven Lions Club, Barrhaven Legion Branch 641, South Nepean Rotary Club, West Ottawa Board of Trade.