Category Archives: self-employment

The Other Flow – Communication

We all know the importance in business of cash flow.  What is also important is the flow of communication.  Poor communication impedes the ability of a business to respond to situations in a timely manner and make sound decisions.  Misunderstood … Continue reading

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Recognition and Type in the Workplace

Some see recognition as the Oscars or Emmys, and certainly they are recognition for the best in their field, but recognition in our everyday lives is much more than this. Acknowledgement for what we have done, what we are doing, … Continue reading

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Last Blog Post ……..for now

Over the past eight plus years I have written 335 blog posts, this being my 336th.  It did not start easily, nor frequently, but in the last few years it has been weekly.  Some came quickly, some not so quick.  … Continue reading

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Angels

There are hundreds, probably thousands of good business ideas out there.  Some totally new, some because the community has grown into them.  Many, if not most, have the same challenge … adequate funding. Not all entrepreneurs, especially the younger ones, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Practice

I saw an acapella group the other evening called Countermeasure.  Absolutely amazing what the human voice can master, sounding like a full orchestral accompaniment!  What the audience saw was the result of 10 years work and constant practice. While they … Continue reading

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Health in the Business

There are always lots of books, articles and blogs about ‘Health of the Business’.  But for the entrepreneur who works alone a major concern is ‘Health in the Business’.  If the entrepreneur gets sick or injured, how does the business … Continue reading

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