You have built and are now leading a small business. This is an amazing accomplishment! Even though it might not feel like it at times. It’s hard to see how far you’ve come when you are busy running everything. And everyday that you run your business, every reaction and decision you make, shapes how you
Maintaining a small business is hard. The day-to-day tasks take up a remarkable chunk of mental and emotional energy. And just when you think you have it all sorted out, you’re suddenly hearing things like “you should focus on your brand promise”. You’re probably thinking “Why? What is that? I’m busy. Do I really have
Has your company been able to ride the the roller-coaster of change this past year? 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 continues to do so.) So today
Do you own a company that makes you excited to go to work everyday? Do your employees love coming to work too? Your company culture directly impacts how you answer those questions. Cultivating a healthy company culture can be the difference between running a company you like vs. one you LOVE. In the beginning of
Have you ever wondered why as a small business owner you work so hard? It probably has to do with what drives and motivates you. (Your entrepreneurial purpose.) By aligning who you are with what you do, you can unlock your full potential as a leader. It may seem like a big task, but finding
There are challenging times ahead for small business owners related to personal and organizational health. With the current global health crisis you are going to need to develop a few new systems to protect yourself, your family, your customers and your team. Besides the recommendations by Health and Government officials, there may be some other
Taking a month off is good for you, it’s good for your physical and mental health and it is good for business. When you take time off your head clears, you are able to see new possibilities and opportunities, you have more energy to work on your business and you have balance. Most (closer to
The list of best business books to read continues to grow. However, one book stands above all the others called The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber. In this powerful account of Sarah the owner of a pie baking shop journey to personal freedom and wealth you will learn the basic business principles of working “ON” your business, not just “IN” it by thinking through the lens of systems. This is my story of a seven year journey doing just that by Beverlee Rasmussen.
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.
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”.