The 3 Biggest Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make

Bill Ciprick, Senior Vice President, High Impact Firms at BDC Advisory Services, shares his insights about the most common mistakes that entrepreneurs make which hinder their growth and economic impact.

Mr. Ciprick has more than 25 years of global experience across a wide array of industries in multi-functional organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to small and medium-sized Canadian businesses. Throughout his career, he has developed a broad set of skills with a focus on sales, marketing, organizational development, mergers and acquisitions, turnarounds and growth strategy.

Before joining BDC, Mr. Ciprick was President and Executive Consultant with ATG Consulting, focusing on conducting organizational assessments and redesigns, and on developing and supporting the implementation of strategic plans. In one mandate, he stepped in as Acting Executive Vice President of Operations for a mid-sized firm specializing in roofing and building envelope products, driving a significant increase in profitability and overseeing the disposal of assets to help recapitalize the company.

Prior to ATG, Mr. Ciprick was Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for SMART Technologies, where he developed and deployed the first strategic planning process and delivered the largest acquisition in the company’s history. He also spent more than 15 years at Procter & Gamble, holding management positions including Senior Vice President, Sales for the P&G North America Beauty division.