Tag Archives: Small Business

The Challenges of Employment

The times we live in are a challenge, both for employers and employees. For employees, while it is currently an employee market on Vancouver Island with a very low unemployment rate, it is becoming impossible for those working in entry … Continue reading

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Service, or Lack Thereof

I recently had the opportunity to deal with two competing utility companies.  The first approached me to upgrade our equipment.  We agreed on the day for the service and I was advised they would be there between 9 and 11 … Continue reading

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The Empty Position

Interesting walking around town and the malls seeing the help wanted signs in the windows.  It started as the summer season approached and now is becoming more prevalent as the businesses start the ascent to the Christmas season. The economy … Continue reading

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A Challenge of Business

Recently, we were invited to go to Penticton with friends.  The appeal was not only to be with our friends but to simply get away from perhaps our comfort zone and enjoy an escape from routine. The challenge was 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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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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