Every topic we’ve focused on throughout the inaugural season of Force Multiplier has had a single common thread: the imperative for cross-sector collaboration to solve a big problem. With the future of our planet at stake, there’s no greater urgency for innovative partnerships and creative solutions than around the topic for the final episode of season one: climate action.

By now, we all know that July was the hottest month in recorded human history. We’ve seen the heartbreaking news stories over the last few years about how the American West has been ravaged by drought-fueled wildfires. We’ve seen the reports of Arctic glaciers that are melting at an alarming rate. And we’ve watched helplessly as hurricanes and tropical storms have intensified in frequency and strength.

These are all sobering reminders that climate change isn’t just a distant threat anymore — it’s happening now. It’s no longer a question of whether … Read more

I am always looking for new penny stocks to add to my portfolio. These smaller businesses can be great growth opportunities. However, they might not be suitable for all investors.

Smaller businesses tend to be riskier than their larger peers. As such, penny stocks can produce large profits for investors, but they can also incur significant losses. 

Still, I am comfortable with the level of risk involved with buying these equities. Here are two penny stocks I believe have explosive growth potential. 

Penny stocks for growth 

Safestyle (LSE: SFE) is a leading retailer and manufacturer of PVCu replacement windows and doors. And like all construction-related companies, the group is currently experiencing a boom in demand.

According to the company’s interim results for the first half of 2021, revenues increased 73% year-on-year and by 13% compared to 2019. Gross profit also rose 41% compared to 2019, as the group’s … Read more

Building a smarter marketing agency doesn’t involve becoming the “agency of the Future,” selling marketing like a “mad man,” or aiming for 7-figures. Real growth could be as simple as employing this one agency model.

There are 3 things you need to stop doing in order to be an agency of the future.

STOP IT! #1: Stop Asking What the Agency of the Future Will Look Like

We’ve been talking about the agency of the future since 2009. Back when every agency NEEDED to start using QR codes or they were going to be left in the dust. 

The “Agency of the Future” does not define itself by the SERVICES it offers, but instead defines itself by the markets it SPECIALIZES in and SERVES.

If you waste all of your time trying to figure out the next QR code, you’re going to be left behind. You’re going to miss … Read more

The world isn’t set up for small businesses to thrive. In fact, the odds are against us.

Large corporations have an undeniable advantage when it comes to anchoring themselves in the minds and habits of their audience.

They can afford to pay for big ad campaigns, celebrity endorsements and to lobby governments to legislate in their favour.

Yet, they aren’t always successful.

A Tale of Two Companies

Consider L’Occitane, the high-end beauty product brand that is so ubiquitous they even have a location in my local mall here in Calgary. The company has asked for bankruptcy protection.

Meanwhile, cult indie brand Glossier managed to raise $800 million dollars from investment partners earlier this summer.

What’s going on here?

On the surface, this appears to be a fight between an established bricks-and-mortar brand and a direct-to-consumer upstart, with DTC coming out on top during the pandemic.

It’s More Than Strong Channel Read more

The UK’s biggest retailer said its branch in High Holborn had been converted to allow customers to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout. The new checkout-free format, known as GetGo, follows similar stores opened by Amazon.

Customers with the Tesco.com app will be able to pick up the groceries they need and walk straight out again.

Tesco said “a combination of cameras and weight sensors” would establish what customers had picked up and charge them for products directly through the app when they left the shop.

The technology is provided by Israeli tech start-up Trigo, which has similar partnerships with supermarkets in Germany and the Netherlands. Some of Tesco’s staff have been able to use the system in the store at its headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, but this is the first time it has been available to regular customers.

Kevin Tindall, managing director of Read more