Category Archives: Young Professionals

Loyalty, Generation Gap, and the Workplace

Growing up I never heard my father complain about working with the younger generation.  Oh yes, he would complain about their music (Rock and Roll) and their weird haircuts (ducktails and waterfalls), but not their work.  My father was a … 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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How Do I Keep Up?

I am often asked by entrepreneurs starting small business, “How do I keep up with what is happening in the business? This is not a simple question to answer as it depends on your communication style, level of knowledge on … Continue reading

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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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Damn Millennials!

“The children now love luxury.  They have bad manners, contempt of authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.”  This quote was from Socrates’ writings more than 2000 years ago. The more things change the … Continue reading

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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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Entrepreneurial Thinking, It’s Up To Us

The election takes place and we all make our choices as to which candidate or party we want to represent us, then the next four years complaining that it is not going according to what they said and what we … Continue reading

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