Tag Archives: Small Business

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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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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Proactive or Reactive?

One thing that always frustrated me in my corporate HR position was the fact that we were always putting out fires.  It seemed there was never enough time to plan things ahead of time but always time to deal with … Continue reading

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