Tag Archives: Entrepreneurs

Angels

There are hundreds, probably thousands of good business ideas out there.  Some totally new, some because the community has grown into them.  Many, if not most, have the same challenge … adequate funding. Not all entrepreneurs, especially the younger ones, … Continue reading

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Pursuing the Target Market

The one thing I love about new entrepreneurs is their enthusiasm.  Most will overestimate their sales forecast and underestimate the difficulty in dealing in their target market. The difficulty is in knowing how to promote the product or service to … Continue reading

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The Importance of Timing in Business

Timing plays a critical role in business starting with what day the door is open for clients or customers.  Some businesses are based on seasonal events; winter sports, summer, Christmas, Mother’s Day, etc.  A landscaper who does not get underway … Continue reading

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What will it take?

Working with entrepreneurs is fascinating!  Some have had an idea percolating for years before they decide to put it into action.  Others have so many ideas and no focus that allows them to start.  Some don’t know they have an … 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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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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Changes and Opportunities

Looking back, the face of business in my lifetime has had quite a ride.  As a teenager in Five Acres in Nanaimo, I remember the neighbourhood and what it provided to our family.  Our eggs came from two blocks away, … Continue reading

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