In this episode of Championship Leadership, we are honored to have with us Margo Crawford, Founder and CEO of Business Sherpa Group (BSG) – a business management solutions company that supports over 400 small and mid-sized companies throughout Canada and internationally. She will share interesting background of how they came up with her first company, that eventually collapsed due to recession back in 2008. Nevertheless, it never stopped her to jump in and start her next company called Business Sherpa Group, that focuses on helping small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) thrive by building a team of strategic and operational professionals who provide flexible consulting services in HR, finance leadership, bookkeeping, managed recruitment, executive search and strategic leadership/governance.
With her curiosity, persistence and values, Margo Crawford was able to build the company that is now enjoying its 15th year helping business owners scale their business that will pave the way to success. These and more!!
Watch this episode and learn more!!
In This Episode:
[1:38] What does Championship Leadership mean to Margo?
[2:36] Who is Margo Crawford, and what brought her to where she is today?
[10:53] Leaders that have influenced her.
[13:08] Her vision, future plans, and the impact she wants to make.
[16:22] A turning point of her life.
[20:29] Episode takeaways.
“I just think the idea of a lot of resilience and courage, and you know all of those same qualities that you know really come into play. That’s immediately what strikes me when I think about the championship.”
“Whatever your values of your true person that really can enter the values of your business that you know I’ve been able to live comfortably with the direction we’ve taken.”
About The Guest:
Margo Crawford is a Canadian thought leader on small and mid-sized enterprises (SME), including SME leadership, succession and strategy. She values knowledge sharing and often speaks both as a key note speaker and panelist for national events.
As the founder and CEO of the Business Sherpa Group (BSG), a business management solutions company, she has grown BSG to support over 400 small and mid-sized businesses throughout Canada and internationally by building a team of strategic and operational professionals who provide flexible consulting services in HR, finance leadership, bookkeeping, managed recruitment, executive search and strategic leadership/governance.
Prior to BSG, Margo was co-founder of Meriton Networks, an optical telecom start-up, and was instrumental in building a company with locations around the world, raising over $75M in equity financing and expansion strategies through M&A. She currently sits on the Boards of Digital Opportunity Trust, the Ottawa Network for Education and the Canadian Museum of Nature Foundation. She is a member of the ICD Executive Committee – Ottawa Chapter, the Venture Development Committee of Invest Ottawa and the Ottawa Board of Trade SME Council. She mentors several business peer groups and individual CEOs’ who are scaling and transitioning their businesses. Margo was named Business Woman of the Year, Women’s Business Network and HR Professional of the Year by the HR Vision Awards.
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