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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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The Domino Effect!

July statistics showed record highs in average house prices in many regions.  Of note, Nanaimo is now at $410,000, Victoria $741,000 and Vancouver $1,500,000 for a single detached home. Gradually rising prices do not create the scenario that we are … Continue reading

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Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward Nanaimo has been operating for about 4 months now with great success!  The concept is simple – attend the event held at a local watering hole, put $10 in one container and your name in another and … Continue reading

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