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Today’s Island Life

To say we live in interesting times hardly describes what is going on in our community, or for that matter, in our lives in general.  We live in a time of changing retail habits.  The online presence of many retailers … Continue reading

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A Hand Up

Small business is the backbone of British Columbia employing 1 million workers or 40% of the working population and accounts for 33% of the GDP.  By definition small business is a business of fewer than 50 employees.  In 2015, 79% … Continue reading

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What Does it Take?

We often hear the expression, “It takes a village.”  Too often, I see the devastation left behind by bullying, harassment, and abuse.  Those who have suffered will always carry the scars.  The scars can be lack of self worth, self … Continue reading

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How to Dance

We hear it from many communities.  “They take so long to process applications for building permits”, “The Regional District doesn’t understand the needs of the municipalities”, “Where is Economic Development coming from, that is our main source of income and … Continue reading

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Fail to Plan – Plan to Fail

Many of us dream about being independent, having our own business and being in charge.  Sometimes it is because we think we can do it better.  We might want flexibility in our work day. There might be an opportunity to … Continue reading

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How Much ??

Reading the real estate stats for our community and wondering the effect. Last year at this time the average selling price for a single-family home in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, was $356,000.  Today that figure is $444,000 and there are … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t End with the Sale

So many business people seem to be content with the sale at hand and neglect to build the relationship with the customer or client. The sale is the opportunity to engage them in conversation, learning their needs and where you … Continue reading

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