Tag Archives: Customers

Did I Hear You?

When we listen, we sometimes let the ‘inner voice’ interfere with the conversation.  We let our mind think about our response rather than respectively waiting for the person to finish.  We may miss out on the important points of the … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Community Giving

When you open the doors to you new enterprise, more than customers come through the doors.  The many community organizations that do the great volunteer work arrive with their hands out.  This will be continual, and this is how the … 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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Proactive vs. Reactive

I have always said that in small business, especially sole proprietorships where you are a ‘one-man band’, so to speak, if you are out there seriously marketing you have little time to work in the business and if you are … Continue reading

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Passion!

On Vancouver Island, as in the rest of the province, I encounter those who would prefer to work for themselves.  Some have found through experience that they work best on their own, while others have a hobby or trade that … Continue reading

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Are We Being Nice Enough?

Perhaps it seems like a silly question to ask a Canadian, given our reputation, but are we? Where we might do better is with the tourists and visitors who come to visit and take in our beautiful sights or attend … Continue reading

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So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur

During our life time, many of us want to break the chains and venture out on our own, become independent, and work for ourselves.  We are taken in by the allure of having the freedom to choose our hours, maybe … Continue reading

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