Category Archives: Employees

Words and Titles

Do words, expressions, or the way things are referenced bug you sometimes? One of the ones that I detest is the reference in business to ‘Human Capital’.  I get it.  It is an accountant’s way of justifying people on the … 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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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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Can I Help You?

This sounds simple enough, but it is annoying how many times it is missing in retail establishments.  It should not be harassment or a clerk following you around the store, but a clerk should be able to recognize when a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Timing in Business

Timing plays a critical role in business starting with what day the door is open for clients or customers.  Some businesses are based on seasonal events; winter sports, summer, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.  A landscaper who does not get underway … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Employment

The times we live in are a challenge, both for employers and employees. For employees, while it is currently an employee market on Vancouver Island with a very low unemployment rate, it is becoming impossible for those working in entry … Continue reading

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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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