Monthly Archives: February 2016

Nanaimo, on the Brink of Change?

I think that Nanaimo is about to be discovered in a big way.  I don’t mean by the tourists although we have one of the most picturesque waterfronts on the island and over 200 walking trails and parks within easy … Continue reading

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Inspiring!

Working with the want-to-be entrepreneurs is truly inspiring.  They are a step ahead of most of us as we only have the idea of a business buried in our mind. We are not willing to expose ourselves to the risks … Continue reading

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Who is in Charge of Your Self-Confidence?

I’m sure that many people, like me, have good days and bad days when it comes to self-confidence.  Positive or negative statements regarding my actions whether in the workplace, at home, or in public can bolster or erode my self-confidence. … Continue reading

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Customer Service – Not!

A couple of months ago I needed to have some copying and mounting work done for a trade show display and took it into a local store, part of a chain. I was revising two of the four panels in … Continue reading

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One Size Does Not Fit All – Thankfully!

Life would be boring if there were no variety, if everyone wanted and had the same thing!  Competition would not exist as it is today.  It exists because of differences. Beware the consultant who does not give you options!  I … Continue reading

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Why Support Local Businesses?

We hear a lot about supporting local businesses, especially at Christmas time.  Why is this a good thing and why should we pay attention to it? In 2014 there were 382, 600 small businesses (less than 50 people) operating in … Continue reading

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Are You Wanting the Employee to Quit, the Customer, or Both?

I was in one of our local stores the other day looking for an item that was not stocked on the shelf.  The sales clerk was new to this department and knew that it was a special order item.  He … Continue reading

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