Category Archives: Sales

The ‘Office’

Sipping an Americano, or as I prefer to call it, a Canadiano, and waiting for a business associate, I’m people watching the bustling morning coffee crowd at The Buzz. Some are business on their break, not relaxing at all as … Continue reading

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Today’s Reality

Flipping through the pages of the latest issue of BC Business I realize how crucial it is for businesses, all businesses, to keep current on what is happening and what may affect their place in the market. In 1973 I … Continue reading

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So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur

During our life time, many of us want to break the chains and venture out on our own, become independent, and work for ourselves.  We are taken in by the allure of having the freedom to choose our hours, maybe … Continue reading

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Business Visibility

How your business is seen by others can make the difference between success and failure.  I once complimented a friend who had a restoration company on how clean he kept his trucks.  They were white with company graphics and never … Continue reading

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Expectations

At what point did it come off the rails?  At what point did expectations exceed reality? I love the Christmas season for the lights, decorations, and getting together with family.  I do not like the fact that it is pushed … Continue reading

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Ask the Right Questions

  I had an experience recently that made me think.  Like many of us, we have a ‘beer’ fridge in our garage.  We had trouble with it last winter but the freezer section stopped working entirely this last couple of … Continue reading

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Listen

We see it every day.  Someone talking and another eager to interject their thoughts into the middle of the conversation.  This is not listening.  When you are thinking about your reply, you are not listening to understand the other person.  … Continue reading

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