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15 Point Guide to Success by Committing to work ON your Business (and not always IN your Business)

May 11th, 2017

Whether you are new to business, or have been at it a while – we all know that sustaining a successful business is hard. It’s easy to be going full out, head down and IN our work. What’s difficult, is coming up for air and seeing what needs to happen in order for the BIG picture […]


One Key Factor to Make or Break your Trade Show ROI

August 4th, 2016

For many, trade shows are a necessary tool for business, whether we like them or not. The value of a trade show can be a bit of a gamble when it comes to ROI (Return On Investment), and many wonder why, after all the preparation and organizing, they walk away with few leads, and feel that […]


The Single Best Tool to Grow Your Business

May 3rd, 2016

Many companies looking for growth do it by cultivating intensely loyal customers, and invest a lot of time and money in order to measure customer satisfaction. If you’re like most, you give up trying, because these measurements are not only complex, but also ambiguous in results – causing a lot of confusion and stress. Thankfully, […]


3 Sure Fire Ways to be a Rock Star Facilitator

January 18th, 2016

It is easy to get stuck in “auto-pilot” as a facilitator. This is a dangerous mistake, but here are three sure-fire ways to make sure it never happens to you! 1. Start with a Hook It’s tough in this day to capture the interest of one human for more than a few seconds, never mind […]


Cloud Computing – Is it for You?

December 3rd, 2015

You’ve probably heard a lot about Cloud Computing lately. Most have a general understanding of the concept, but might not exactly be sure of what to expect or what is involved. Cloud computing can make your small business more efficient, and cut costs, but before you make the decision to jump onto the Cloud bandwagon, make sure that you know the facts:


The Event is Over.. Now What?

December 3rd, 2015

With Small Business Week, the S4B Expo and other conferences behind us for another year, there are probably a few business cards stacked on your desk, pleading for attention – and you don’t have a clue what to do with them. So dig out those cards, and let’s “get on it”. Here is an After Event Followup to-do list to keep you motivated:


10 Employee Retention Strategies that Work!

December 3rd, 2015

Great employees are hard to come by – Period. So when you are finally blessed with “keepers”, you need to be pro-active and do everything you can in order to ensure that they are happy, involved and inspired in your business. Find out methods you can incorporate now to keep your employees engaged and loyal to your company.


How to Network Like a PRO

December 3rd, 2015

Small business success relies on networking, building relationships and maximum commitment. As an entrepreneur, networking is key to your business development and if done properly, networking will deliver more return on investment than any other tool in your business.

Successful networking can help you to raise your profile, establish partnerships, meet new clients and mentors, increase your knowledge, tap into new ideas, find investment opportunities, and source new suppliers.


Create Your Market Dominating Position – John M.

December 3rd, 2015

Most small businesses are established in response to a perceived market demand for a product or service.

What happens when that demand slows or stops? What happens when your competitor comes up with a “new and improved” version of your product? How do you keep your offering fresh while growing and maintaining your client base?

The answer: innovate your business and offer extraordinary value by creating a “market dominating position”.


Thriving In A Recession – April R.

December 3rd, 2015

Recessions have a deep personal meaning to me. I’ve thrived during two nasty ones: 1980 and 2008, and want to share how that was possible, so that you may use some of these ideas to thrive as well.
In 1980, I was still freelancing for the big Ad Agencies in Vancouver. I was paying my ‘dues’ and learning everything I could. When the recession hit, I lost it all. However, I did know one truth:


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