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Vantage Point Blog has a new name!

In a world where so many of us are constantly bombarded with text-heavy paragraphs and pages, we decided to steer away from the concept of “blog” and offer up easy-to-digest tips and advice instead. Whether you’re a skim reader or only have a couple of minutes to spare, we’ve made it easy for you to find and click on the topics that most grab your attention.

If you have any suggestions for topics, please send us an email at info@otusgroup.com. We’ll be updating this page regularly.

Modified Stage 2 Restrictions – What Needs to be Different 28 Days Out?

Part I – Reduce the Fear Factor On October 10th, Ottawa, Toronto and Peel regions were placed under modified stage 2 restrictions for a minimum of 28 days, which included mandatory closure of in-door dining…

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4 Reasons the Support of a CFO Is a Resourceful Way to Master Financial Control

Discover for yourself what our Virtual CFO (VCFO) clients already know. In this new era of virtual and digital transformation, here are 4 reasons why a VCFO can make organizations more agile and efficient: Less…

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4 Risk Management Tips to Give Your Executive Team Greater Confidence

The following questions can help your team identify risks that could impact your organization’s strategic objectives: What are you trying to do? (your objectives) What might affect you, good or bad? (your risks) Which of…

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4 Steps Are Needed During a Strategic Planning Process

Your strategic planning process should include the following steps: Who you are (beliefs, vision/mission) Where you stand (SWOT analysis) Where you want to go (strategic goals) How you will meet your goals (actions, tasks and…

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4 Tips for Busy Executives Facing Complex Challenges

No matter our role, we all need a sounding board from time to time—especially if you might be too close to a problem to see every angle. Our executive advisory services will help you achieve…

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Back to Business – Fall 2020

It has now been a little over six months since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic related to COVID-19 and restrictions began to be implemented across Canada. For the most part, the daily news…

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Somebody Needs to Land the Plane

Take Care of Your Mental Health in These Turbulent Times Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, we have been impressed by the advocacy efforts of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB).  Their efforts…

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Membership Fee Pricing Strategies

This blog was originally posted on www.TheNPOGroup.com Membership fees often represent a significant share of an association’s total revenue.   This article highlights a few specific strategies you can apply to help maximize this important revenue…

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Tips for Holding a Virtual AGM

Many associations are planning to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the coming months, and due to health risks are now faced with the prospect of either postponing those meetings or holding them virtually.…

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5 Tips to Mitigate the Financial Impact of Cancelling an Event

An unprecedented number of events have been cancelled or postponed in recent weeks due to COVID-19.   If your organization is considering cancelling an event, it is important to ensure the cancellation is handled in a…

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