Category Archives: Business Planning

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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The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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The Times They are a Changin’

It wasn’t that long ago that Nanaimo had trouble attracting visionaries who would invest in the economic well being of the city.  This has changed in the last few years partially due to the geographic location, improved transportation access through … Continue reading

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Will it Change?

The housing market certainly is not what it used to be.  I remember buying our first house for $19,700 with a mortgage payment of $330 per month and thinking, “How will we ever pay for this!”  Homes today certainly have … Continue reading

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The Business of Business

When some think of business men and women, they think of them as successful, they have a good life with all the money they could want.  Other’s think of fast food chains and the success that must go with it … Continue reading

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