Category Archives: Elephant in the Room

Giving Back

For many of us, there comes a time when we think about helping or contributing to a cause that has meaning for us.  For some it is the result of ourselves or a loved one being afflicted by an ailment, … Continue reading

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Don’t be Smug!

As I look outside at the swirling snow, I am reminded that we do occasionally get the white stuff!  We westerners, especially us Islanders, take delight in poking fun of our friends and relatives in Eastern Canada.  Today looks a … Continue reading

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What Does it Take?

What does it take to attract and retain customers or clients? Attraction is perceived or real value to the person who is seeking the service or product.  That varies a great deal to those who seek.  It varies a great … Continue reading

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The Importance of Mentorship

Most of us growing up had someone who guided our path by creating a model we wanted to follow.  For me it was my father.  He never once told me I wasn’t capable of doing whatever it was I set … Continue reading

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What Cash Flow?

By not doing a business plan with a well thought out cash flow projection, many otherwise good business ideas fail early in the game.  Even a simple business such as lawn mowing needs to give thought to their cash flow … Continue reading

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Coaching, Team Building

Why have teams? For years, many industries, operated as a dictatorship.  Their words were law and you either did what you were told, or you looked for other employment.  Management ignored the fact that successful competitors were taking a different … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

You have an idea.  You envision a need.  What more do you need in order to become a successful entrepreneur? The idea or ‘spark’ is important and usually begins with the identification of an opportunity or need.  For many entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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