Author Archives: laurencerumming

Politics and Business

We are at that time in our British Columbia communities where we need to choose our leaders, whether it be municipal, regional district or School District.   My frustration is in hearing many of our local business owners/operators say they can’t … Continue reading

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Service, or Lack Thereof

I recently had the opportunity to deal with two competing utility companies.  The first approached me to upgrade our equipment.  We agreed on the day for the service and I was advised they would be there between 9 and 11 … Continue reading

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Values, Ethics, and Other Things

I know you can’t go back, and I know that society changes, but there are some things that puzzle me. The other day a 12 year old said, “I can’t read this.”  I thought it might be something technical or … Continue reading

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The Empty Position

Interesting walking around town and the malls seeing the help wanted signs in the windows.  It started as the summer season approached and now is becoming more prevalent as the businesses start the ascent to the Christmas season. The economy … Continue reading

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A Challenge of Business

Recently, we were invited to go to Penticton with friends.  The appeal was not only to be with our friends but to simply get away from perhaps our comfort zone and enjoy an escape from routine. The challenge was the … Continue reading

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How Do I Keep Up?

I am often asked by entrepreneurs starting small business, “How do I keep up with what is happening in the business? This is not a simple question to answer as it depends on your communication style, level of knowledge on … Continue reading

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Progress?

We live more and more in a technology driven world, supposedly to make our lives easier and more productive.  We enjoy the benefits of this in our entertainment giving us 300 channels of questionable content on our television, and the … Continue reading

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