Here’s Why Teaching Our Kids Financial Literacy Will Change Our Economy

Here’s Why Teaching Our Kids Financial Literacy Will Change Our Economy

The second most uncomfortable conversation to have with our kids (I’ll let you figure out the first) could be the conversation about managing finances. Though not the easiest, it is one we NEED to have. Teaching our kids about managing their money is crucial, yet the evidence is clear that we’re doing a poor job…

If you want better recovery, give better back-up

If you want better recovery, give better back-up

As any accounts receivable/credit professional knows, back-up documentation is a huge factor in determining successful collections. As PCMs Production Manager, I can say without a doubt that the clients who provide us with solid backup enjoy much more recovery success than clients where it is difficult for us to justify the debt and fully understand…

Recession & Receivables – Interview with Brad Lohner

In this post we talk about accounts receivable in a recession with Brad Lohner, president and CEO of PCM Corp. Brad has been in the credit and collections industry for the last four significant recessions. He has also helped companies in various industries, including construction, finance, food, media, distribution, retail, transportation, petroleum, and many more….

Why a Safe Culture Breeds Productivity, Creativity and Employee Retention

Why a Safe Culture Breeds Productivity, Creativity and Employee Retention

In this post we will discuss why a safe culture workplace is so important. Have you ever worked at a place where you were scared to make mistakes?  Where you felt limited by what you could and couldn’t do because of harsh feedback or micromanagement? Have you ever been reprimanded by your supervisor in front…

Filing Oil & Gas Liens in Alberta

Filing Oil & Gas Liens in Alberta

In Alberta, there are two lien deadlines for work associated with oil and gas. Depending on the type of work that you have provided, you may be eligible for either the 45 or 90-day lien deadline.  90-day Deadline  If the work that you have provided is directly related to the extraction of minerals, then you will have 90 days from…

Burnout

Burnout

I went to my office, closed my door, sat at my desk and thought: Screw it. I’m done with this. After a meeting with my Sales Manager (for privacy purposes we will refer to him as “M”), I finally felt like I had had enough. The company I was working for at the time decided…