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Last Chance for the Canada BC Job Grant?

Last Chance For The Canada BC Job Grant?
27Dec 17
If you have not heard of the Canada BC Job Grant the highlight benefit of the program for BC's Entrepreneurs is  a non-repayable grant that covers 2/3 of the cost of  training up to $10,000.00 per qualified small business owner.
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Can Small Business Owners call in Sick?

Can Small Business Owners Call In Sick?
19Sep 17
Entrepreneurs building and running companies remind me of machines.  They are powerful, strong and always on. That is until their batteries run out or they break down.   They go 24/7 for months, years even decades working harder than anyone I know that has a "job".
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Wolves & Business: A Story About Business Succession and Leadership

Wolves & Business: A Story About Business Succession And Leadership
27Dec 16
The changes in the park's environment remind me of the changes that took place in an organization I have been working with. In this case, the leader, who for sure can be described as a "Wolf," stepped away from his post as leader a few years ago. He was distracted by the good life, a loss of physical energy and the notion that maybe his kids could run the company.
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How Many Systems Does Your Business Need to be Successful?

How Many Systems Does Your Business Need To Be Successful?
21Dec 16
In order for your business to be successful, by most definitions, you will probably find you need to document 25-50 core systems. A documented system takes many forms. It can be handwritten, a word document, excel template, audio or video recording, a checklist, or even a series of photo cards - as long as someone other than you can view it, and use it and without input from you, follow steps to get the result you want.
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How to Be the “Go-To Expert” in Your Field

How To Be The “Go-To Expert” In Your Field
16Dec 16
Anyone in your own community who comes into contact with scores of people each day needs to know you and understand exactly what you do and who you do it for. This is not a one-shot sales pitch where you drone on and on about yourself. You're looking for areas of overlap and a relationship-building conversation.
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