Tag Archives: Entrepreneurs

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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Positive vs. Negative

Every day we are bombarded by media, whether television, radio, or print, with negative events in the world, in our country, and in our communities.  For many of us that becomes the expected or the norm as we go about … Continue reading

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Small Business, Keeping it Simple

Small business is the backbone of the British Columbia economy.  In 2014 there were over 382,000 businesses operating in the province with less than 50 employees.  Of this number, 82% had less than 5 employees.  Small business employs 40% of … Continue reading

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Inspiring!

Working with the want-to-be entrepreneurs is truly inspiring.  They are a step ahead of most of us as we only have the idea of a business buried in our mind. We are not willing to expose ourselves to the risks … Continue reading

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Why Support Local Businesses?

We hear a lot about supporting local businesses, especially at Christmas time.  Why is this a good thing and why should we pay attention to it? In 2014 there were 382, 600 small businesses (less than 50 people) operating in … Continue reading

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