The February Scoop is Out!

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We are excited to announce that this is our largest edition of The Scoop yet.

If you would like to advertise in our growing newsletter we are always happy to showcase local companies and community partners.
For more information on advertising, email 
marketing@rostiegroup.com

 

Cryptoducation: Hands-On Executive Workshop in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

Have you ever wanted to learn more about Cryptocurrency & Blockchains? Sign up for Cryptoducation’s executive, hands-on workshop and learn more about this rapidly evolving technology from the experts.

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The January Scoop is Out!!

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Enjoy this month’s Scoop and learn about exciting events happening around Toronto’s Waterfront. If you would like to advertise in our growing newsletter we are always happy to showcase local companies and community partners. For more information on advertising, email marketing@rostiegroup.com

December Roast of the Month

 

“Sweetly bright, balanced, classic. Ripe tangerine, apricot, honeysuckle-like flowers, hazelnut, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Delicate, lively acidity; lightly plush mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates in a gently tart, richly balanced finish.”

– CoffeeReview.com (March 2015)

The Las Hermosas farmer relationship project started in 2004 when we discovered an exceptional Colombian coffee from a farming co-operative in the South Tolima region. In an effort to give back to this community, we donate funds each year to support projects that improve the local standard of living.

To date, we have supported numerous projects:construction of parabolic drying beds for 200 small family farms to improve quality;

– a cupping lab in Ibague with the equipment required for coffee quality analysis;
– a complete overhaul of sanitation and water purification systems for seven schools in the region;
– set-up of multiple computer labs within schools in the region for business and educational use.

Better social and economic conditions also create an environment where premium quality production is possible. As evidence of this, farmers from the Las Hermosas co-operative placed 1st, 3rd and 7th in Colombia’s Cup of Excellence competition.

Thanks to our customers, we have been able to donate tens of thousands of dollars back to this small farming co-operative that supplies us with the best Colombian coffee in the world.

Be sure to check back in each issue of The Scoop to learn more about our selected
coffee of the month, offered at all Rostie Group meeting spaces.

The December Scoop is out!

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Enjoy this December’s Scoop! And have a great 2018!

 

 

The Staff Meeting.

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Shall we begin..

The secret to a growing company is ‘intellectual capital’. Seeking out, hiring and retaining the best in breed. These are your employees.  One person can come up with an innovative idea, patent it on your behalf and game on – let the salad days begin for your company.

If you don’t have a written and distributed agenda for the attendees, don’t have a meeting. If no action items come out of a meeting, you have wasted an hour (or more) of your valuable workday. Staff meetings are a wonderful and neutral environment to discuss items of mutual benefit for the attendees.

Finding the optimal work equilibrium for the employee is found in the 6 T model. Time, Training, Talent, Task, Tools and Technology. Think of the 6 T’s as a hexagon, each of the 6 sides proportional. If proportional the employee is most likely a key contributor to the company’s success. If one, or more, of the 6 T’s is either missing or excessive, the shape of the hexagon gets skewed.

This provides ‘a great disturbance in the Force.’

This is not a problem but merely an opportunity to expose gaps. Once identified, management should create a plan to provide solutions to these same gaps and bring the employees’ skills into equilibrium. It will also reduce the anxiety an employee might feel, particularly for those who want to out-perform, yet feel they are missing key criteria to succeed. Finding people, giving them an environment to thrive, the right tools to succeed and appropriate motivation and rewards. Studies have shown everyone has a different and unique reward system. Be it trophies or dinners or public recognition or time off or monetary gain. The list is beyond the scope of this article but it is long and varied.  Don’t forget, everybody needs a personal win now and then.

Always set aside some time for greenfield brainstorming. An open and hopefully energetic session to introduce new ideas and maybe even new problems. Don’t forget, in the sales world a problem is in truth an opportunity. Remember, a wonderful nugget can be gleaned from the unlikeliest of sources, or a simple comment can inspire others to add more. This is compound interest at its finest. A common ground where title and position on the organizational chart must have no importance. For managers, the art of listening, and not talking, is an acquired and vital skill. Some of the best speeches in the history of mankind were cleverly interrupted by the speaker with planned periods of silence. Your receptionists for example, are probably the most customer facing individuals in your employ.  They have the best seat in the house to observe positive and negative words and expressions of your customers. They have the unique position to make and take immediate action to quell any discontent, or hopefully broadcast good news.

‘A happy customer tells 2 to 3 people of their experience. An unhappy customer tells 10 people.’ Let the ideas continue. 

The November Scoop is Out!

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We are excited to announce that this is our largest edition of The Scoop yet.

If you would like to advertise in our growing newsletter we are always happy to showcase local companies and community partners.
For more information on advertising, email 
marketing@rostiegroup.com

 

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October Roast of the Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee of the Month

A signature blend, Privateer Dark is the epitome of balance in a dark roast, featuring coffees from the Americas, and Indonesia, representing two great growing regions for specialty coffee in the world. Pulling the deep and heavy flavours from the coffees of Papua New Guinea, and the full-forced balance of it’s Colombian portion, the resulting cup is one that will hit all corners of your tongue, that can be enjoyed at any time of day. Don’t miss your chance to try it.

 

PRIVATEER is only available through the month of October. Thank you to Miller and Bean for providing us with the wonderful coffee.

Be sure to check back in each issue of The Scoop to learn more about our selected coffee of the month, offered at all Rostie Group meeting spaces.