Case Analysis Essay

6670 Words Jun 30th, 2016 27 Pages
FLIP FACTORY INC.
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Her previous experience, however, dictated that she temper this enthusiasm and take a pragmatic approach to continue to develop and expand her business successfully. The next staff meeting was only a week away and she felt the need to clarify her position on the future of Flip Factory. Had she finally reached the point in her career where she should relax and enjoy the results of her hard work, or should she capitalize on the organization’s momentum and seek new paths for growth and expansion?
ABOUT FLIP FACTORY

Flip Factory was a Calgary-based fitness centre that offered unique, non-competitive, gymnastics-based programs. It was owned and operated by Traviss, an entrepreneur with a passion for physical fitness and gymnastics. Traviss established Flip Factory to make gymnastics more appealing to the mass market. She wanted to provide fun and challenging classes for all ages and abilities, and her classes incorporated nontraditional components such as circus arts, trampolining, demonstration gymnastics, and parkour.1

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Parkour is “the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.” Oxford Dictionaries, “Parkour,” Oxford Dictionaries, accessed December 17, 2015, www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/parkour. Authorized for use only by Luyao Yu in ADMS4900 Management Policy at York

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