Tag Archives: Customers

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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What Potential Customers or Clients?

We have many opportunities to connect with potential customers or clients.  I am constantly amazed and amused by the number of opportunities that are missed. How many times have you been at a Chamber Luncheon or other event and when … Continue reading

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Planned Obsolescence

Ever had a good product that you really enjoy but are unable to get supplies for it? To put a good product on the market requires many things.  You have to understand the need for what you are producing.  Are … Continue reading

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Car Shows

I had the good fortune to be able to accompany an exhibitor to the Father’s Day Show and Shine in beautiful Qualicum Beach recently.  This show attracts everything from Rat Rods to Custom Show Cars to very rare, one-off Restorations.  … Continue reading

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