Sharp Six

What’s Your Business?

Sharp Six provides capacity building services to community driven organizations. At Sharp Six we use our expertise in law, business and non profits to collaborate with you to focus your innovative potential—to help you design, sharpen and grow your ideas. We are pleased to assist with governance audits, tailored funding research, proposal and grant development, and project coordination.

Sharp Six cares deeply about the health of our environment, our communities and the people and animals that share them. We especially enjoy working with individuals and organizations that are working to advance these values in creative, artistic or collaborative ways.

We also have a microlending program, called Sharp Solutions. Having worked in and around the non profit and social enterprise sector for years, we’ve seen a lot of passion and great ideas wither on the vine of implementation. Sharp Solutions is a microlending program designed to enhance the capacity of organizations to deliver on their mission based work with impact and purpose. Visit sharpsix.com for more.

Why Did You Start Your Business?

Rachel Forbes, principal at Sharp Six, launched the firm after leaving her career as an environmental and Aboriginal lawyer so that she could share her passion for detail, organization, strategic thinking and planning with others involved in world changing, progressive work.

What Does It Say On Your Business Card?

Professional capacity building services for community driven organizations.

… and there’s likely a coffee stain!

What's Your Neigbourhood And Why Do You Love It?

We are based in Railtown. We love it because it’s edgey, has a lot of great local businesses, and we get to look at the train tracks, beautiful Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains from our window!

The One Piece of Advice You’d Give Other Local Businesses Is….

Be relentless about sticking to your passion and the reason you began your business in the first place. Oh, and ask for help!

What’s The Most Important Business Lesson You’ve Learned?

That the ‘boss’ has both the pleasure and the curse of having to make all final decisions.

What's The Best Business Move You've Made Recently? The Worst?

Starting Sharp Solutions, our micro lending program for world changing organizations. It’s allowed us to connect with and help build the capacity of some amazing projects in new and adventurous ways.

What Inspires You to Keep Moving Forward?

The energy and passion that we get off our clients, and that we help create with them. It’s very rewarding to be a part of making progressive change in the community, for people, causes and places we care about.

Too Many Trips, Calls, Meetings, Emails, Tweets...What's Your Favorite Escape?

Fresh air and time with animals

How Does Your Business Work To Better Our World?

Sharp Six cares deeply about the health of our environment, our communities and the people and animals that share them. We choose only to work with individuals and organizations that are working to advance these values in creative, artistic or collaborative ways.

You Are Excited About The Future Because…

… it is what we make it, and there are so many good things going on in and around Vancouver that the future can’t not be amazing.