AMA Management Ltd. Why Are We So Effective?

Barry SharpAs business consultants in the Vancouver area, we’ve been helping small businesses and larger ones be more effective and more profitable for over 20 years.

We are recognized as an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We are also members of the Vancouver Board of Trade and the Vancouver Executives Association.

Barry is a professional accountant, a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants - The world's largest international professional accounting organization. I’ve worked as a small business consultant and as an internal consultant in larger enterprises. I am currently on the Executive Committee of the Better Business Bureau and its past-Chairman.

I’m not a "beancounter". I don’t believe that cutting costs is the only way to improve profits.

I created a software development company 25 years ago in the middle of an economic depression and ran it for eight years ....designing, producing and marketing accounting systems and packaged software.

I’ve been a business consultant for small, medium and large business, providing superb customer service and increasing profits.

Developed strategic plans, business plans and forecasts. Successfully presented them to boards, banks and financial institutions to justify funding.

I’ve written project plans, obtained the funding and provided project management expertise - from software to construction projects.

I have a Certificate in IT Controllership, so I speak the languages of Computer Technology, as well as the language of Business.

When you use our services, you’re getting over twenty years of management experience combined with business consulting in many different industries, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Automotive
  • Electricity
  • Customer Service
  • Software
  • Technology Services

As experienced business consultants, our expertise in many areas of excellence can really help your small, medium or larger business increase its efficiencies and profitability.


We produce meaningful strategic plans and the necessary tactical actions to actually make it happen.


We can improve your operational processes to enhance effectiveness and profits.


Our financial expertise will clarify and improve accounting performance.


We design information systems that deliver meaningful reports and results.


We solve your business problems by providing creative and pragmatic solutions.


We plan, schedule, organize and complete projects on time and on budget.

How Much?

"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
Warren Buffet

We don’t usually bill by the hour. Wherever possible, we give you a fixed price for the work we do for you.

Why? Because:

  • Hourly billing turns both of us into clock watchers
  • You don’t have to worry if certain time is billable (e.g. travel, meals, etc)
  • You don’t pay extra for phone calls!
  • You know exactly how much you’re investing
  • You know what we will deliver
  • You know before we start
    • What you’ll get (Deliverables)
    • What it will cost(Investment)
    • What it's worth to you(Value)