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You don’t need to be an economist or an accountant to know that the last few years have left people from all walks of life with major financial concerns. And, although the discussion tends to leave many thinking of this issue as one pitting people against corporations, there’s no question that companies of all kinds, and of all sizes have been met with difficulty themselves.
Thankfully, however, a company on the rise in Toronto is quickly making it easier for businesses big and small to stay afloat in today’s economy. Headed by Stephane Jasmin, a CEO guided by a whole lot of vision and backed up by just as much know-how, DisclosureNet
seems to be thriving, not only in spite of our uncertain economic climate, but because of it. That is because DisclosureNet is in the business of making corporate, financial and legal documents and information more accessible for companies of all kinds, ones who can’t afford to have their futures shaped by uninformed decisions.
This easy-to-use, web-based disclosure research solution compiles a huge breadth of information from various regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada such as EDGAR, SEDAR and SEDI which collect all manner of documents from publicly traded companies, accounting firms, law firms, and much more. In addition, DisclosureNet also compiles filings and announcements from Australia as well as IFRS financial statements from the UK. The result is a unique online application that allows users to seamlessly draw on information from thousands of companies in order to keep them up to speed with what’s happening in their industry and what it means for them in the bigger picture.
The man behind it all, Stephane Jasmin, continues to serve as CEO of DisclosureNet and its parent company, XPI, and chalks up his company’s success to a market urgently in need of focused, practical data, and therefore, a dependable, intuitive disclosure research solution. Years of experience in the corporate communication industry have given Stephane an in-depth understanding of not only what information businesses need to get ahead, but how they need it. It has to be accessible, organized. It has to be specialized to meet their needs.
This is where DisclosureNet stands out from its competitors, and Stephane’s insight shines. With growing global data sources of unparalleled integrity, DisclosureNet gives clients the ability to quickly and easily unlock critical information contained within disclosure documents, targeted to the specific needs of their industry or project. Recognizing the demand for not only numbers and metrics, but more abstract data, DisclosureNet is also one of the only of its kind to offer qualitative information in addition to quantitative data, both of which are important to companies hoping to stay relevant. What’s more, it not only helps businesses stay connected with others in their industry, but helps them organize and share documents and other information internally, giving companies of all sizes the opportunity to become cohesive and nimble, traits they can draw upon to evolve into more effective, profitable forces in the market.
After a year of remarkable growth, it seems as if there’s nowhere to go for Stephane Jasmin and his company but up. But that’s only one reason his accomplishments are likely to start getting a lot more recognition, as he is also to be featured in an upcoming interview with 21st Century Business TV which will air in the fall of 2010 on CNBC and the Fox Business Network (as paid programming) along with other media outlets.
In addition, plans are already in motion to expand into growing markets overseas, and if the effect DisclosureNet has had in North America is any indication, that could mean major changes in the way business is run in Australia as well as other parts of the world. And it seems to me, at least, to be a good thing. Because, in a time when every company, whether a giant corporation or a small independent business, is scrambling to survive in an uncertain economy, DisclosureNet is giving them the tools they need to stay afloat, and find their own path to success. Not only that, but Stephane and his company are also giving these businesses an opportunity of the sort they’ve never had before. Now, with just a few clicks of a mouse, companies of all kinds have a chance to develop their role and their understanding in their industry, to progress, and to grow as a business and as a team. Now, just as easily as we check our email, or browse the web, we can begin making more relevant, meaningful contributions, not just to the world of business, but to the world we live in.