Member Since 2020
Mosaic Home Services Ltd.
Alberta, Canada Area
While completing a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction at the University of Alberta, focusing on Business Economics & Law, Steven Knight built his professional career at B&B Demolition Ltd., while also founding other small businesses. A devoted volunteer, Steven is a proud member of the Global Shapers Community and a Past Director at YESS. Steven focuses on financial analysis and management of the Mosaic portfolio, as well as sales, revenue, and mentorship of the management teams within each Mosaic brand.
One of the most fundamental skills to growing a small business is effective delegation -- but more than that entrepreneurs need to realize that it’s okay to not be great at everything. It’s okay to not be the person who does it all.
Business partnerships can be valuable tools to help business leaders dissipate risk, share ideas and earn more money. However, some entrepreneurs only see the benefits and don’t stop to think through all the details of a partnership before they decide to set it up. There are some elements that should require a bit more consideration.
Before we race off into a whole new revenue stream, we have to stop and think about how it will impact our existing business. Do you need this new thing, or are you just bored?
First impressions set the stage for how someone sees you. Most human beings draw conclusions about others from the first thing they do or say. In business, that means that initial meeting is especially important.
If you're just getting your feet wet in business, there are many things that can be overwhelming. One of the biggest sources of overwhelm, however, is finances. With so many numbers to track, livelihoods to be responsible for and rules to follow, business finances can quickly become too much for new entrepreneurs to handle.
For many people, networking is not a skill that comes naturally—even to entrepreneurs. But without this skill, entrepreneurs may end up developing bad networking habits that could hinder their ability to form new business relationships.
Finding revenue in any business is step one -- without revenue, nothing else matters. But, in the hyper-competitive home-improvement industry, revenue can be hard to acquire without breaking the bank.
Our journey of implementing a proper and efficient morning huddle took time, iteration and uncomfortable conversations.
Entrepreneurs often find themselves swamped by work, with little or no time to be mindful of themselves and what is happening around them. Mindful moments aren’t always easy to come by, so business leaders need to take advantage of them when they show up or learn to be intentional about making the time for them.
Many companies set goals for the year, but can often lose track of them as other problems and priorities arise. Ensuring each department has its own goals to work toward is one way to help prevent this issue. But how can a leader figure out if each department is on track with its goals?
Establishing a personal brand is something many professionals do to get noticed by the right people and make themselves available to the right opportunities. Unfortunately, with all the different information sources out there, it's easy to get confused about how exactly to do that. Where one source would advise you to do one thing, another article may recommend the complete opposite.
The home-improvement and home-service market is full of people who believe their business is worth six or seven figures, and who can blame them? Often their entire life savings is tied up in the equity of the business, and very few options exist for these entrepreneurs.
Mosaic Home Services Ltd. is an Edmonton based incubator of home improvement brands. Structured like a traditional private capital firm, the Mosaic team partners with entrepreneurs in the home improvement sector with a goal of building scalable & franchisable business models. Using Edmonton as test market for corporate locations, Mosaic's owners work with their operating partners on a daily basis to set & achieve goals for their personal & business growth. Mosaic was founded in 2015 by the Knight family, and as of 2020 has had holdings in 9 different sub segments of the home improvement sector including: - Screen Window & Door Repair - Professional Holiday Decor & Lighting - Vinyl Fence Supply & Installation - Interior & Exterior Painting - Janitorial Services & Carpet Cleaning - Residential & Commercial Roofing - Window Washing & Exterior Detailing - Lawn Maintenance & Snow Removal - Demolition & Hazardous Material Abatement