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Working in Payments is Awesome

By Nicolas Beique on May 20, 2019

On the surface, you might wonder how working in the payment processing industry could be exciting. Talking about credit and debit cards, Visa and Mastercard, interchange rates and bank reconciliation wouldn’t seem like a very popular conversation at a cocktail party. But I want to scratch past the surface and show how payment companies operate in a unique place in the world of business.

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Founders Calgary Vol. 4: Marketing and Social Good

By Miranda Russell on Jan 9, 2019

We’ve brought together three entrepreneurs that are running three very different businesses but who all share a common drive of having an impact on the communities they operate in.

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Helcim Ranks No. 98 on the 2018 Growth 500

By Nicolas Beique on Nov 27, 2018

The Helcim Team was thrilled to be listed as No. 98 on the 30th annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

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Merchants of Helcim – FMI Professional Locksmiths

By Miranda Russell on Nov 16, 2018

The Helcim Team met up with Fumi from FMI Professional Locksmiths to learn more about his business and get an inside look at what his day looks like. Fumi runs FMI Professional Locksmiths primarily as a mobile business out of his van because, as a locksmith, he needs to be able to meet people and businesses wherever they might be located.

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Merchants of Helcim – MOST Physical Preparation

By Nicolas Beique on Nov 13, 2018

MOST Physical Preparation is more than just a gym, they are a movement-based fitness facility and multidisciplinary clinic that supports athletes and patients in achieving their health and fitness goals.

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Founders Calgary Vol. 02: Building an A-Team

By Miranda Russell on Nov 9, 2018

Hiring can be challenging, and it can be especially daunting for new entrepreneurs who are getting ready to make their first hire, and that’s what Founders aims to help with.

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Books I want the Helcim Team to Read

By Nicolas Beique on Nov 6, 2018

Here are a few of my favorite books, that I regularly recommend to the Helcim team when they’re looking for something new to read.

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Open-Book Management

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 24, 2018

I recently read a book called Open-Book Management by John Case, and it had a big impact. The practice begins with showing your accounting and financials to all your employees, including detailed profit-and-loss statements and balance sheets.

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Calgary’s Growing Tech Company

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 22, 2018

I was selected as the Entrepreneur Of The Year Prairies Technology overall category winner and the award was a great testament to how far Helcim has come over the past ten years.

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It's a Team Effort

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 15, 2018

I want to highlight the teams of people who are often working behind the founders of companies. These people may not be as widely recognized as the entrepreneur, but they are also working very hard to help them grow their companies.

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The Challenging Side of Being a Business Owner

By Nicolas Beique on Oct 8, 2018

When people hear about starting a business, they tend to only focus on the positive. People can sometimes default to sharing only the positive aspects to keep things inspiring and motivational. Even for myself, I’m more tempted to share the good things over the difficult because the negative aspects can sometimes be pretty discouraging.

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Founders Calgary Vol. 01: Startup Stories

By Miranda Russell on Oct 5, 2018

Starting on October 15th we will be hosting a monthly event that focuses on some of the key challenges entrepreneurs face when they are launching their businesses.

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