The Gab Lab

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EPISODE 20 // Two Welcomed Ways Covid Changed How We Do Business

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Sunrise. Did COVID catch you off guard? You’re not alone. As millions of business owners were thrown into a tail-spin, many also chose to see COVID as a catalyst for necessary change. Whether change is expected or not, planning for it smooths the transition. Today, we’re joined by NTN Pro, Yvonne Thevenot, Senior Advisor, Osborne interim Management and Apaylo Finance, who shows us how to build a solid change management framework.

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EPISODE 19 // Four Cues to Creating a Meaningful and Measurable Marketing Campaign

We recognize the challenges Founders face when creating a marketing campaign that counts. We’ve been there ourselves. So today, we're bringing in NTN Pro, Jill Sauter, Principal of Jill Sauter Marketing and Communications, to help us craft a measurable marketing plan—one that delivers a solid return on our investment of time and money.

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EPISODE 18 // Three Brilliant Branding Insights to Build Your Bottom Line

Tune in as NTN Pro, Ryan Townend, owner and CEO of William Joseph unwraps the essence of a brand and how Founders can best build one.

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EPISODE 17 // Four Methods to Master Change in Your Business

Join us as we take you through concepts that will bring resilience to your business, and help to keep the doors open in the face of adversity.

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EPISODE 16 // A Path to Rural Recovery: Destination Tourism

Imagine being tasked with ramping up economic development for a rural community?!

Believe it or not, there's a method to it, one NTN Pro, Rebecca Mackenzie, President of the Culinary Tourism Alliance, shares with us today in #TheGabLab

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EPISODE 15 // Ten Power Points to Perfecting Your Pitch

With the pitch being paramount in your financing pursuits, we asked NTN Pro, Ross Finlay, Co-Founder and Director of the First Angel Network Association, to tell us everything we need to know about perfecting the pitch.

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EPISODE 14 // Four Key Ratios to Strengthen Financial Fortitude

Founders, if you’re not looking at your ratios, you’re potentially missing out on important warning signs—red flags letting you know what areas of your business require your attention.

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EPISODE 13 // Five Crucial C's to Bedazzle Commercial Lenders

If you’ve been pondering the idea of accessing debt capital (aka a loan) but don’t know where to start , or how to get to 'yes', NTN Pro, Shannon Pestun, former banker turned Founder and CEO of Pestun Consulting, walks us through the need-to-know essentials in this episode of #TheGabLab.

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EPISODE 12 // Seven Insider Tips to Securing Equity Investment

Today, we’re bringing you the lowdown on equity financing, so you too can ride this wave and give your business the fuel it needs to accelerate its growth.

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EPISODE 11 // Eight Fundamentals to Decoding Financial Statements

In today's episode of the Gab Lab, NTN Pro, Shauna Frederick, Founder of Frederick OTG (On the Go CFO) and Co-Founder of the Finance Café, helps us crack the code and decipher the numerical revelations embedded in our financial statements.

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EPISODE 10 // Five Fab Finds to Fortify Your Social Enterprise

In a year where survival alone is a Herculean task, focusing on a purpose may not sit well with your fight-or-flight response, but this one-on-one with our NTN Pro, Gordon Holley, President and CEO of Humanity Financial, will reveal how Founders can nail their numbers and thrive with a purpose-driven business model.

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EPISODE 9 // Ten Tactics to Reinventing Your Retail Business

Now’s the time to implement your fortitude strategy---with precision and unrelenting determination. With guidance from NTN Pro, Bruce Winder, author of RETAIL Before, During, and After COVID-19, you’ll find your way through the pandemic and on to ace the retail game.

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EPISODE 8 // Three Metrics to Managing Cashflow

In this episode of The Gab Lab, NTN Pro, Kirsha Campbell (aka The Cash Flow Maven) is sharing some quintessential cash flow management tips. She takes us through the bottom-line challenges of the roller-coaster cashflow ride and how we can counter the effects without taking on leverage.

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EPISODE 7 // Nine Tax Tips to Tackling COVID Benefits

Make this episode a top priority, Founders. It’s time sensitive. It’s mission critical. And, if you apply the tips NTN Pro, Brian Quinlan shares here, you’ll likely save yourself, and your business, tons of aggravation, uncertainty and costly mistakes.

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EPISODE 6 // Quarterbacking Your Tax Return

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Saskatchewan. It’s tax season Founders, and like it or not it’s time to pay up. But how much, is in large part up to you. Today, we’re tackling the topic of tax.

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EPISODE 5 // Doubling Down On Daunting Debt

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Manitoba. Do you get a lump in your throat anytime people talk about debt? You’re not alone. In this episode of The Gab Lab, Pamela Meger does a deep dive into debt (we see you cringing).

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EPISODE 4 // Stress Testing the Numbers

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Saskatchewan. Dating back to the early 1990’s, stress testing's been used by financial institutions as a way of determining their ability to respond to major market shifts.

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EPISODE 3 // Where Equipment and Net Profit Collide

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Saskatchewan. Founders often get stuck in the trap of thinking new equipment can bring in more revenue. News Flash! New equipment does not necessarily mean more money.

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EPISODE 2 // Pricing That Packs a Punch

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Parkland. Founders often get stuck in the trap of thinking new equipment can bring in more revenue. News Flash! New equipment does not necessarily mean more money.

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EPISODE 1 // Rural Resilience for Restauranteurs

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Sunrise. The restaurant business is known as a "penny-industry", where every single cent needs to be scrutinized to turn a profit. And now, add a Coronavirus to the mix, and the recipe's even tougher to nail!