Tag Archives: Vancouver Island

Last Blog Post ……..for now

Over the past eight plus years I have written 335 blog posts, this being my 336th.  It did not start easily, nor frequently, but in the last few years it has been weekly.  Some came quickly, some not so quick.  … Continue reading

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Loyalty, Generation Gap, and the Workplace

Growing up I never heard my father complain about working with the younger generation.  Oh yes, he would complain about their music (Rock and Roll) and their weird haircuts (ducktails and waterfalls), but not their work.  My father was a … Continue reading

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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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Why Start a Business?

Central Vancouver Island has a few thousand businesses.  Some do well, others survive.  If you asked all of them why they started the business, you may be surprised at the myriad of answers that you hear. Some start it for … Continue reading

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Money’s Worth

Don’t get me wrong, I like staying at hotels that have all of the amenities.  What I don’t like is staying at high priced hotels that are not maintained to my picky standards.  I’m not talking about how you are … Continue reading

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Relaxation & Recreation

While many of us derive our pleasure from the day-to-day production of (hopefully) tangible work, we all need to step back occasionally and get away.  Such is the case for me this past few days.  We traveled to Waters Edge … Continue reading

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Don’t be Smug!

As I look outside at the swirling snow, I am reminded that we do occasionally get the white stuff!  We westerners, especially us Islanders, take delight in poking fun of our friends and relatives in Eastern Canada.  Today looks a … Continue reading

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