Category Archives: Entrepreneurs

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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Dependence on Technology

As I sit here staring at a computer that cannot connect remotely with my work because of a server issue, I am reminded of our dependence on technology in business and in our everyday lives.  My I-pad somewhat functions as … 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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The Empty Position

Interesting walking around town and the malls seeing the help wanted signs in the windows.  It started as the summer season approached and now is becoming more prevalent as the businesses start the ascent to the Christmas season. The economy … Continue reading

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