Category Archives: Community Futures

Find Your Voice

It is interesting how we, as the public, have become numbed to what is happening around us.  Mass shootings, changes to tax laws affecting small business, massive hydro increases, auto insurance increases, and unnecessary spending at all levels of government. … Continue reading

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Paying Attention!

Ever wonder how some businesses seem to always be on the cutting edge?  It is not really that much of a surprise.  It usually is a combination of networking and observation. Networking will connect you with the information in the … Continue reading

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How to Dance

We hear it from many communities.  “They take so long to process applications for building permits”, “The Regional District doesn’t understand the needs of the municipalities”, “Where is Economic Development coming from, that is our main source of income and … Continue reading

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Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail

Many of us dream about being independent, having our own business and being in charge.  Sometimes it is because we think we can do it better.  We might want flexibility in our work day. There might be an opportunity to … Continue reading

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So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur

During our life time, many of us want to break the chains and venture out on our own, become independent, and work for ourselves.  We are taken in by the allure of having the freedom to choose our hours, maybe … Continue reading

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How Much ??

Reading the real estate stats for our community and wondering the effect. Last year at this time the average selling price for a single-family home in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, was $356,000.  Today that figure is $444,000 and there are … Continue reading

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Business Visibility

How your business is seen by others can make the difference between success and failure.  I once complimented a friend who had a restoration company on how clean he kept his trucks.  They were white with company graphics and never … Continue reading

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