How to Win Awards for Your Business

  Featured Whistler Question Newspaper Column, October 17, 2017: How to Win Awards for Your Business   October is Small Business Month. This annual celebration recognizes the important contributions entrepreneurs make to the BC economy and to their local communities. Small businesses (those with less than 50 employees) comprise 98% of all businesses in British Columbia. […]

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Recruitment & Retention for Small Business

Featured Whistler Question Column, October 3, 2017: Recruitment & Retention for Small Business October is Small Business month in British Columbia. BC Statistics released their annual 2016 Small Business Profile reporting that approximately 388,500 small businesses were operating in BC in 2015, representing 98 per cent of all businesses in the province. British Columbia ranked […]

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How To Make Good Decisions

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, September 19, 2017: How To Make Good Decisions A few weeks ago, the company that is contracted to maintain our local roads made a bad decision. Deciding to simultaneously repair two pieces of pavement several miles apart snarled traffic all day. The reason for the initial decision was based on efficiencies but […]

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10 Strategies for Happy Mompreneurs

Featured Whistler Question column, September 5, 2017: 10 Strategies for Happy Mompreneurs And just like that, Labour Day is over and the fall routine kicks in. Many parents welcome the opportunity to control their days again but for self-employed entrepreneurs with kids, it’s often extra pressure to manage their dual responsibilities. ‘Mompreneur’ is a trendy […]

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Wellness at Work

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, August 22, 2017: Wellness at Work Poor air quality from the recent fires pushed many of us indoors on the west coast and served as a reminder how blessed we are to have a natural playground in our backyards. Whistler is a mecca for outdoor activity and breaking away from […]

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Social Media and Online Defamation

Whistler Question newspaper column, August 8, 2017: Social Media and Online Defamation Have you noticed that communication on social media can be nasty and disrespectful? For whatever reason, people post comments to each other in condescending tones that belittle the opinions of others. And although it may be worse when those interacting don’t know each […]

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Choosing the Right Pricing Model for Your Business

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, June 27, 2017: Choosing the Right Pricing Model for Your Business This Biz Strategies column from a couple weeks ago touted the importance of pricing products and services at rates attractive to your ideal clients while still making you a profit (read it here). Sounds easy, doesn’t it?   Two […]

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How to Price Your Product or Service

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, June 13, 2017: How to Price Your Product or Service The price you charge for your product or service is one of the most important business decisions you make. Price is What You Pay – Value is What You Get Setting a price that is too high or too low […]

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Build a Financial Foundation for Your Business

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, May 30, 2017: Build a Financial Foundation for Your Business Proper financial management is a top concern for business owners – especially for small businesses whereby there is less room for error. Here are three money management strategies to take your company from striving to thriving. Amp Up Your […]

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Build Your Financial Plan

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, May 16, 2017: BUILD YOUR FINANCIAL PLAN Are you happy with your income? Do you believe getting a raise would make your future brighter? You’ve probably heard the old adage, “money can’t buy happiness” but many sure would like to find out. A recent analysis conducted by Advisor Perspectives […]

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