Tag Archives: Small Business

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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An Anxious, Excited, Introvert

As I write this I’m thinking of tomorrow, when I get up at 5 a.m. and drive to Victoria for the SOHO event at the conference centre.  This is an opportunity to hear talks from 8 dynamic speakers offering advice … 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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Paying Attention!

Ever wonder how some businesses seem to always be on the cutting edge?  It is not really that much of a surprise.  It usually is a combination of networking and observation. Networking will connect you with the information in the … Continue reading

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The Right Tool for the Job

Very few under the age of 60 have opted to ignore the pull of the wireless age.  Most of us have a smart phone, a tablet, or a computer.  We keep up with our loved ones, keep track of appointments, … 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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