Press and Associations
Yardstick Services is proud to be featured in several local publications including Business in Vancouver (BIV) and Investment Executive (IE). We believe that continual involvement with other leading industry organizations is important for fostering strong relationships and staying connected to the local business community. We disseminate relevant, timely information that helps educate small businesses, as well as, maintain continuous involvement in the industry. It’s our way to pay it forward and give back to the local community where we serve, work and live.
Business in Vancouver
The Ask The Experts series, published in Business in Vancouver, is dedicated to providing solutions to everyday business problems from industry experts. Kevin McLeod lends his professional insight and advice to BVI readers about seven things that retailers need to think about when taking their business online. He also commented on the power of tip-based videos.
A good start to your online existence is Google’s Get Your Business Online (GGYBO) program, a tool to help small businesses launch their web presence. Kevin McLeod shares his thoughts on this program, the importance of a website, and alternatives to the GYOB program to create more dynamic websites using an open-source content-management system such as WordPress or Joomla, which allow you to build a slightly more comprehensive website.
Small Business BC
Former speaker and current “Ask the Expert” for Small Business BC’s Advisory Services, Kevin McLeod lends his vast knowledge and professional opinion to help entrepreneurs succeed in the small business community. Since 2014, he has also been a judge for the Small Business BC Awards. His dedicated volunteer efforts reveal his passion to support small business and startups in BC.
As one of the most established business networking groups in Vancouver, the Vancouver Executives Association (VanEx) was founded in 1920 by a group of Vancouver’s leading businessmen. Yardstick is proud to part of VanEx to stay connected to other business owners, get advice and share ideas. Kevin McLeod currently serves on VanEx’s board of directors.
BNI is built on the ideology that by giving business to others, you will get business in return, which has made BNI the most successful networking group of their kind. With over 200,000 members in 7,500 plus chapters worldwide, BNI is the world’s leading referral organization. Kevin McLeod currently holds a seat at BNI Lions Gate in North Vancouver.
Better Business Bureau
The BBB mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical relationship between businesses and the public through voluntary self-regulation, consumer and business education, and service excellence. Yardstick Services is an accredited BBB business with an A+ business rating. Kevin McLeod was elected as a director of the BBB in June 1st, 2017.