Category Archives: Marketing

The Reason to Change

Doing self-employment training and support, I often hear, “I only want to be small”, or “I don’t use technology in the business, so it won’t impact my business”, or “I don’t need to put in training money because I’m experienced”. … Continue reading

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Proactive vs. Reactive

I have always said that in small business, especially sole proprietorships where you are a ‘one-man band’, so to speak, if you are out there seriously marketing you have little time to work in the business and if you are … Continue reading

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The Power of a Smile

I was at the gas pumps this morning a little frustrated by the inability of the machine to read my card.  A lady at one of the other pumps came by and as she passed, she gave me a smile … Continue reading

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Progress – But in Which Direction?

That was one of my father’s favourite sayings when there was something new that was supposed to be helpful, and wasn’t.  He has been gone for many years now, but it is amazing how many times his words have echoed … Continue reading

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What will it take?

Working with entrepreneurs is fascinating!  Some have had an idea percolating for years before they decide to put it into action.  Others have so many ideas and no focus that allows them to start.  Some don’t know they have an … Continue reading

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Passion!

On Vancouver Island, as in the rest of the province, I encounter those who would prefer to work for themselves.  Some have found through experience that they work best on their own, while others have a hobby or trade that … 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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