Category Archives: Empowering people

Never too Old to Dream!

Working with people who have a business idea they want to bring into reality is extremely rewarding! Some are simple, small and would not create a business large enough in themselves to be a sustainable business but could supplement other … Continue reading

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The Edge

Whether you are a performer, a speaker, an artist, or an entrepreneur, you need the edge.  The edge may be a unique voice, a special message. Unusual approach, or a product or service that is meeting a need that is … Continue reading

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A Hand Up

Small business is the backbone of British Columbia employing 1 million workers or 40% of the working population and accounts for 33% of the GDP.  By definition small business is a business of fewer than 50 employees.  In 2015, 79% … Continue reading

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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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Are We Being Nice Enough?

Perhaps it seems like a silly question to ask a Canadian, given our reputation, but are we? Where we might do better is with the tourists and visitors who come to visit and take in our beautiful sights or attend … Continue reading

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The Art of Writing

I’m not talking about novels, or blogs, I’m talking about everyday written communication.  It used to be in business you hand wrote on a three-part memogram, tore out the pink copy for your records, and forwarded the white and green … Continue reading

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Who’s on Your Team?

In board rooms, members of the board are generally chosen based on a set of criteria.  They may see the need to have someone with a financial background, someone with legal expertise, and others who are well connected in the … Continue reading

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