End Grain IndustriesWe are a team of do-ers capable of helping you finish the projects critical to your growth and success.
We will help you tackle the high-priority projects you want to get done but don’t have the time or in-house expertise to support. We understand that working on your business is hard when you’re working in your business. We are your extra set of hands when you need them the most. We will execute on your process improvement initiatives, business development projects, product launches and more.
testimonials.what people say.
Mark McQuade, Director, Planning and Inventory Management at StarTech.com
I had the pleasure of working with Amy on a pretty complex forecasting system implementation. From day one, Amy was a calming influence on a pretty stressed out group of key users. She took the reins not only from a technical implementation perspective but from a project management perspective, as well. Amy was efficient, organized and drove our deliverables to completion. Amy also was a pleasure to work with and fit in seamlessly with the team. Thank you!
Katharine Barnes, VP Operations, Barnes Electric
Working with Marsha and Amy helped me finish some of the projects I needed to get done at a time when I didn’t have the resources to do it. They jumped right in and started working with my staff to learn how things worked and improve them. They created a custom excel tool that we now use and it has made things easier and more efficient. They helped me improve our policies and gave good insight on how they should be structured now and for any future changes. They are certainly worth the investment!
Sabina Manji, Editor, The Mom & Caregiver Magazine
I didn’t really know what Amy did until I decided to hire her. She kept saying that she would help make my business run better but I was so deep in the chaos that I didn’t really know what that meant. Now, I know. I am juggling a lot and things can get emotional for me. Amy comes in and takes the intensity out of the situation and comes up with simple and reasonable solutions to make things better, then helps me implement them. She adapts to what I need. It’s almost like when you’re a new mom and someone is telling you your baby needs something a little different, and as a mom you don’t want to hear it but at the same time you do. You learn how a few simple adjustments can mean a better nights sleep or less time crying. Amy provides a different perspective that makes things better and gets things on track.
Cheryl Milani, President, International Automotive Solutions
Marsha has had a profound impact on the way my business runs on a daily basis. She has improved the productivity of my staff and our culture. She has provided invaluable guidance and advice on operating strategy that has saved my business thousands of dollars. She has been the steadfast resource I needed when things got chaotic. My business works better and makes more money because of her efforts.
Brian Garside - Owner, NorthIQ
End Grain Industries made an immediate impact on our business by acting as the sheriff during meetings, documenting decisions made, and keeping us on task. Amy and the End Grain team have made us look good in front of our clients. The assets they have provided are professional and add a level of polish to our information that impresses the executive level of the companies we work with. End Grain Industries raised the bar on what we deliver, and helped us provide ludicrous value to our clients.
Geoff Pulford, CFO, PayBySky
Amy is an easy-to-work-with professional who is focused, organized and technically capable. She understands business issues and has a particular talent with communications. Because she understands quickly, she was quick to add value to our company in all areas including human resources, marketing and operations. Amy has become an integral part of our team.
The End Grain Industries blog
Many companies are beginning the process of re-opening their office locations. With the amount of information out there it can be tough to decipher what is the best way to go about this without jeopardizing the health and safety of your employees. I have been researching the official guidelines from not only the Government of Canada but all the Provinces and Municipalities to determine the best course of action to allow some workers to utilize the office space once again.
It is highly likely that your business’ workflow has been interrupted during our current crisis. Business is not as usual and companies are forced to maintain and build relationships with consumers when their world has been overturned. Businesses are now facing tension between generating sales during a period of extreme economic hardship and respecting the threats to life and livelihood that have altered consumer priorities and preferences. It’s time to revisit your current workflows and ensure they are meeting the demand of pandemic customers and are able to be followed through by remote employees.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, consumers are doing just that: adapting. Albeit this adaptation is arising differently depending on people’s specific circumstances and the country they live in, there are several similarities and trends that are being observed among the planet as a whole. In a nutshell, people are living more simply and the effects of this could persist.
Picture this. Your whole world as you knew it has come to a halt. You have to think twice before leaving the house solo to pick up groceries. You are unable to run errands in a carefree manner or at all due to mandatory closures of non-essential businesses. If you have children, you are no longer dropping them off to school or daycare and continuing on your merry way to work on a daily basis.
There is a lot of panic and uncertainty in the current pandemic and economic environment. We have been working with our business owners over the past week to get their policies and strategies up to date to help through this time. I will get straight to the point....
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