Category Archives: self-employment

The Times They are a Changin’

It wasn’t that long ago that Nanaimo had trouble attracting visionaries who would invest in the economic well being of the city.  This has changed in the last few years partially due to the geographic location, improved transportation access through … Continue reading

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The Business of Business

When some think of business men and women, they think of them as successful, they have a good life with all the money they could want.  Other’s think of fast food chains and the success that must go with it … Continue reading

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Corporate/Community Culture

We all know of individuals who give back to the community, those who give of their time and ability to help those less fortunate or the arts and education, but what about the businesses who continually are helping to create … Continue reading

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The Search and the Solution

For any small business it is always wise to know what your competition’s pricing is in comparison to yours.  You are competing in the same marketplace and with the same potential customers, so you need to know how you stack … Continue reading

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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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A Culture of Learning

What have your employees learned today? What nugget will they take away today that will make them more effective tomorrow, or better equipped to handle the pace? Will it be technical, giving them new skill to add to their storehouse, … Continue reading

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disABILITY

We are sometimes blinded by what we see or our perceptions of who people are.  We consciously or subconsciously measure their abilities by what we see or hear.  That is not who they are. Physical or mental issues can set … Continue reading

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