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Hiring a consultant is an important decision for any company and you want to be certain that you are getting the best value for your money. We get that. That’s why we have created this page for our clients, potential clients and outside partners. We want to share a little bit about how we work, what makes us tick and the consulting we are passionate about. We hope to give you some insight into our corner of the consulting world.

4 Not So Insignificant Words

You have likely seen our unique business card with the hole in the middle. When presented to a new acquaintance it is always noticed and almost always commented on, often with a joke. “Hey, can I get another card. There’s a hole in this one.” “Who shot a hole through...

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Omni MCA Announces New Partner, Dena Gillies

This Thanksgiving weekend, Omni Management Consulting Alliance is thankful, and delighted, to announce that Dena Gillies has joined our team. Dena’s 20+ years of experience in human resources is a strong complement to the other services we offer to small- and...

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Stability, and Even Growth, in a Recession

As is often quoted, “Don’t let a good crisis go to waste.” We’d like to make a case for, “Don’t let a good recession go to waste.”This morning oil is below $40 a barrel and more and more economists are throwing around the ‘R’ word – recession. We’re not out of the...

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Congratulations to our Partner, Cheryl Lockhart

It's official. Cheryl was recently granted the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation by the Canadian Association of Management Consultants. Says Cheryl, "Although I've been consulting for almost 14 years, the process of becoming a CMC has deepened my...

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Omni MCA Announces the Departure of Jeff Cullen

Omni MCA partners, Cheryl, Dick and Rodger wish to announce a change in the organization with the departure of our valued partner since inception 3 years ago, Jeff Cullen. Jeff has chosen to pursue a new venture, an alternative approach to helping businesses become...

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The Bottom Line Benefits of Exporting

The business press loves stories about exporting and often point to the benefits of 1) increased profitability, 2) spreading risk, 3) economies of scale and 4) enhanced innovation. The Canadian government (and every other level of government below it) loves to promote...

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Is the customer always right?

“The customer is always right“ is an old adage that may or may not be true, however “Is this the right customer?” is an even more important question that businesses should be asking themselves. One of the cornerstones of an effective business strategy is deciding who...

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Omni Speaks

When someone needs a physician, they call their doctor’s office. When they need assistance with a legal matter, they call an attorney. However, most people don’t think to call a management consultant when they have a business problem. For one, it can be very difficult...

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Can you grow yourself out of business?

Many companies find themselves in the odd position of being in trouble on the heels of significant success and growth. Authors John Lambden and David Targett identified 6 common causes in their 1990 book Small Business Finance, which I am going to expand on here. 1. ...

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