Category Archives: Clients

Why Start a Business?

Central Vancouver Island has a few thousand businesses.  Some do well, others survive.  If you asked all of them why they started the business, you may be surprised at the myriad of answers that you hear. Some start it for … Continue reading

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Culture and the Community

Every business, every community, every country; all have their own culture.  They reflect our values, ethics and demographics. We tend to associate culture with those who bring their traditions and values from another region or country, but we all have … Continue reading

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The Network – Part Two

After seeing last weeks post, I know you’re wondering if this old guy has heard of Social Media?  Yes, in today’s world it is an important part of networking.  But, bar none, there is nothing that can match face-to-face, personal … Continue reading

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The Network

Whether you are in business, starting a business, or looking for employment, you need a network. If you are in business, you need a network that will tell you what competitors have emerged from the woodwork and what they are … Continue reading

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Practice

I saw an acapella group the other evening called Countermeasure.  Absolutely amazing what the human voice can master, sounding like a full orchestral accompaniment!  What the audience saw was the result of 10 years work and constant practice. While they … Continue reading

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Health in the Business

There are always lots of books, articles and blogs about ‘Health of the Business’.  But for the entrepreneur who works alone a major concern is ‘Health in the Business’.  If the entrepreneur gets sick or injured, how does the business … Continue reading

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Pursuing the Target Market

The one thing I love about new entrepreneurs is their enthusiasm.  Most will overestimate their sales forecast and underestimate the difficulty in dealing in their target market. The difficulty is in knowing how to promote the product or service to … Continue reading

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