Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

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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Measuring ‘Best’

I just finished reading an article on the biggest companies in British Columbia, ranked in order.  Impressive, to say the least!  Interesting to see the changes from a year ago and the newcomers to the top 100. Personally, biggest doesn’t … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans ……….

What factor do you build into a project or life for unforeseen challenges?  Things beyond your control do happen, in spite of the best planning. A project close to home has had its share of delays.  First an unusual lengthy … 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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Starting Off on the Right Foot

I guess there is such a thing as falling into a business, after all, people do fall into jobs.  It does get a little more complicated when it is a business.  If one wants the business to succeed there are … 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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Resumes – Truth or Fiction?

The resume has been around forever, a dossier of skills, aptitudes, and experience.  It has changed little although it now is presented in videos, on CD’s as well as the ever-popular buff, 24-pound paper. But what is the relevance? For … Continue reading

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