Gen X, Gen Y and Zoomers – oh my!

Last week’s Whistler Chamber Luncheon invited speaker and leadership expert, Cheryl Cran to explain the values of each generation in the workplace.  The topic has been delivered in many different ways but Cran did a brilliant job in sharing how companies can adapt their approach to blend those differing values into teams with diverse mindsets […]

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How to Find the Perfect Virtual Assistant

Last week’s column shared what a virtual assistant does but where do you find one?  A virtual assistant, or VA in today’s jargon, is a booming business with lots of options.

If you’re going to delegate the tasks that are essential to your business success, you’ll have to source someone reliable and skilled.  The goal is […]

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Hire Someone to Help…Virtually

Business owners often try to cover the whole gamut of tasks in their day-to-day responsibilities and then learn rather quickly that it’s impossible to do so.  But taking on staff is a big decision and for every entrepreneur juggling duties single-handedly, there are many that grow too quickly, adding overhead and staff before they can […]

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Share the Love with Best Practices

Featured Column in Whistler Question, June 30, 2011 Recent economic conditions seem to have created a level of tolerance and respect that doesn’t always exist when everyone is making money.  When times are buoyant, there isn’t a need to worry when a customer doesn’t buy because another will walk through the door.  In a tight […]

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Dog tired of the daily grind? Try a Flex Schedule

Who doesn’t want to work a flexible schedule to better juggle your personal and professional worlds?  As much as companies are realizing the need to create a culture that fits their employee’s needs, there is a long way to go. Businesses still cling to bad experiences of the past whereby employees took advantage and didn’t […]

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Networking is a Two-Way Street

Featured Column in the Whistler Question Newspaper – June 23, 2011 One of the positive sides of an economic downturn is that you need to be more creative in attracting business.  There is a lot of talk that focus has moved back towards building relationships and conducting business in a way that ensures accountability and […]

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Building a Winning Team

Featured Column in Whistler Question newspaper – June 16, 2011 So the Stanley Cup was won last night.  It was my hope that we would be suffering from a massive excitement hangover after celebrating that OUR team won the prize.  Alas, it wasn’t meant to be and the events beyond last night’s game have left […]

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