What to Do When You Get Knocked Down Again (and Again) During Your Entrepreneurial Journey

What to Do When You Get Knocked Down Again (and Again) During Your Entrepreneurial Journey

Being an entrepreneur is hard, especially when it comes to maintaining your motivation. There is so much uncertainty when you are carving a new path. Your idea is unique. You’re the only one who really understands your vision. Yet every day you have to make decisions to move forward and that’s hard to do when

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1 Simple and Effective Exercise to Set Goals for Small Business Growth

1 Simple and Effective Exercise to Set Goals for Small Business Growth

There are 5 functional areas of business— operations, leadership, team, finance and marketing. A thriving small business pays attention to each part and finds a balance between all five. What goals can you set for each one to see positive changes in your small business? Business goals can include sales targets, profitability margins, size of

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7 Practical and Effective Strategies to Expand Your Business

7 Practical and Effective Strategies to Expand Your Business

Do you feel you’ve plateaued in your sales and business growth? Here are some strategies to expand your business. Which one will you use? 1. Customer retention and loyalty Did you know that 80% of your future profits could come from just 20% of your existing customers? To expand your business, you can look to

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Characteristics of a Learning Organization and Why You Want Your Business to Be One

Characteristics of a Learning Organization and Why You Want Your Business to Be One

Has your company been able to ride the roller-coaster of change? Or do you feel you are too short for the ride? (Why did they let you on this thing?!) You are not alone. The global pandemic has challenged many businesses with sudden changes and the after-effects are still causing repercussions. So today I want

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How to Survive the Effects of Inflation as a Small Business Owner

How to Survive the Effects of Inflation as a Small Business Owner

Have you noticed your suppliers are raising their prices? Is the cost of operating your business starting to rise? What you’re experiencing is inflation. Here’s an example of inflation I’ve seen recently. It was common even a year ago to have a housekeeper charge $25 CAD per hour, now the going rate is $40 CAD.

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How to Reward Dedication and Labour in Your Small Business

How to Reward Dedication and Labour in Your Small Business

Yesterday in British Columbia there was a statutory holiday called Labour Day. Most offices and businesses took the day off. It’s a nice break from all the hard work everyone has been putting in this year. I wanted to take a moment and appreciate the labour that goes into your organization and how you can

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Changing Your Story: World Domination Summit 2022

Changing Your Story: World Domination Summit 2022

In June, two of my staff members attended the World Domination Summit (WDS) in Portland, Oregon. This summit is best described as a summer camp for entrepreneurs and creative thinkers mixed with TED talks and dinosaurs. I asked my staff members if there was anything they wanted to share about what they experienced there. Avery,

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Why Systems are the #1 Strategy for Small Business Growth.

Why Systems are the #1 Strategy for Small Business Growth.

Running a small business is hard. There is so much to know to just maintain a business, let alone grow it into a profitable and thriving company. An entrepreneur may be a skilled technician (ex. a hairdresser) yet when they go to open their own company (ex. hair salon) they face a huge learning curve.

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