Three Ways to Grow a Business

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For more than three years, Peter Kuperman has been leading Hatch Canada as founder and CEO. Under his leadership, the company uses a progressive, mastery-based curriculum to teach children how to code. Peter Kuperman has grown Hatch Canada by at least 13 percent every month since starting his business.

For most business owners, growing a business can be difficult, but growth is necessary for the success of a company. Following are a few ways business owners can grow their companies.

1. Open another location. For many businesses, this is the first approach to growing the company. Opening a second location can expand a company’s client base and improve operations. Before attempting this, business owners must do a great deal of research, checking trends in the industry and ensuring they have stable growth.

2. License a product. Branded services or products offer a low-cost, low-risk option for growing a business. By licensing a service or product, companies can increase their profits and expand the number of consumers they reach. When entering into a licensing deal, business owners need a competent attorney to ensure they do not lose control of their product.

3. Diversify. This growth option helps companies increase sales, improve profit margins, and serve more consumers. Depending on the company and its industry, owners can diversify by selling services or products that complement their primary offering.

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Reasons Children Should Learn to Code

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Accomplished business leader Peter Kuperman has spent the past several years building and growing Hatch Canada as founder and CEO. Under his leadership, the company teaches children how to code using the processing.js library and JavaScript. A former volunteer with Khan Academy, Peter Kuperman takes a mastery-based approach to teaching at Hatch Canada. Coding has become hugely relevant over the years, yet many people still do not learn about it until adulthood. Below are just a few reasons why children should learn to code:

High demand: the current job market is looking for individuals with coding and computer science backgrounds. According to some reports, more than 70 percent of new STEM jobs are in computing. Despite this, less than 10 percent of STEM graduates studied computer science. Learning to code at a young age gives children an advance in the job market.

Basic language: given the pervasiveness of digital technology, coding has become a basic language in the 21st century. Kids are surrounded by media streaming, programmable toys, and cellphones, all of which function on coding. By learning this basic language, children are able to understand their world better and play a larger role in our changing society.

Develop skills: coding serves as a great way for kids to develop computational thinking and problem-solving skills. With these skills, children in preschool can begin understanding the basic concepts of such things as heuristics and algorithms. These abilities have huge effects on children’s lives as they become contributing members of society.

Plan International – Because I Am a Girl Campaign

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Most of my time is spent doing two things: building Hatch Coding, and spending time with my family. It’s very important to me that I raise my sons to be active, engaged, and caring citizens.

We live in a time of change. The work of Max Roser and Hans Rosling highlights the fact that around the world, people today enjoy a quality of life that is higher than it’s ever been before. Science and technology have been instrumental in making this a reality. Since the beginning of the 1st Industrial Revolution, science and technology have served to shrink the economic differences separating women and men. Yet, today, for the first time in history, there is a risk that women’s economic well-being will not be advanced by the 4th Industrial Revolution — the industrial revolution that began sometime in the 1970s or 1980s.

This is why I support organizations and initiatives such as Plan International’s Because I Am a Girl.

Recently the Because I Am a Girl campaign — an international movement dedicated to ensuring that girls everywhere have the opportunity to learn, lead, and thrive — announced the New Urban Agenda, adopted by UN members in Quito, Ecuador. The adoption of the agenda marks the first time that world leaders have recognized girls as an individual group needing protection.

Plan International campaigned for the agenda in several cities around the world and sent out a petition requesting government improvement of city safety for girls. The petition was signed by thousands of people in more than 90 countries.

Although the New Urban Agenda has been adopted in only one area so far, the Because I Am a Girl campaign is committed to expanding the agenda around the world. According to Plan International, more than half of the entire population of the world lives in cities, and more than 20 million girls move to these urban areas every year. Yet there still are high rates of violence against women within cities.

The New Urban Agenda addresses these issues, attempting to ensure that girls’ safety, access to public spaces, and ability to move freely in cities is improved. The agenda also calls for girls to be actively involved in their urban governments.

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Lesser Known Groups Helping Syrian Refugees

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Hatch Canada founder and CEO Peter Kuperman invests in the next wave of technology leaders by teaching children how to code through his organization. Apart from his career, Peter Kuperman is a longtime supporter of humanitarian aid organizations and has recently focused his efforts on finding ways to help Syrian refugees.

Organizations such as UNICEF and The Red Cross are among the more well-known groups aiding Syrian refugees, but other groups that are not as high-profile are also doing important work. Hand in Hand for Syria provides direct support within Syria. Rather than provide help to people who are leaving the country, this organization is focused on supporting those who are choosing to stay. Supporting their efforts through justgiving.com helps to provide food and other necessities to Syrians who are either unwilling or unable to flee.

In addition, The International Medical Corps is a group providing medical relief to Syrian refugees who are escaping to nearby countries such as Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. They have one such station set up in Gaziantep, which is close to the war-torn Aleppo area that has seen mass casualties during the conflict.