Set Your Goals for 2019

                  Set Your Goals for 2019 ~ by Cathy Goddard, December 2018   Setting goals is a hot trend.  And not setting goals is a hot trend.  No matter whether you follow the mainstream adages or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to […]

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Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude is a fundamental part of my life.  The core of who I am.  And when October comes around, I feel it even more than usual.  We welcome a new season of beautiful fall colours and cooler, crisp weather and then there is always Canadian Thanksgiving.  I consider autumn to be a perfect time to […]

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Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year

  Featured Whistler Question column: Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year, December 12, 2017 Early snowfall has us off to stellar conditions on the mountains this season and now it is time to greet our holiday visitors. While Whistler is obviously a resort community, many businesses that aren’t directly tourism-based slow down. That presents […]

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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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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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Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year

  Featured Whistler Question column, December 13, 2016: Tips for Starting Fresh in the New Year Early snowfall has us off to stellar conditions on the mountains this season and now it is time to greet our holiday visitors. While Whistler is obviously a resort community, many businesses that aren’t directly tourism-based slow down. That presents […]

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Recruit and Retain Staff for Your Small Business

  Featured column in Whistler Question newspaper ~ September 18, 2016: Recruit and Retain Staff for Your Small Business October is Small Business month in British Columbia. And small business is big business in this province. BC Statistics released their annual Small Business Profile report in October 2015, showing statistics for 2014. This profile indicates […]

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How to Do a SWOT Analysis

  Whistler Question Featured Column: How to Do a SWOT Analysis ~ July 26, 2016 SWOT Analysis is a useful technique to examine internal and external elements of a business. This tool helps explore options on your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, thus the acronym SWOT. By reviewing all these factors as they relate to […]

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Naming Your Business

Featured Column in Whistler Question newspaper – July 29, 2014 – Naming Your Business  –    Last month, I traipsed down the Oregon and California coast for a summer road trip.   This coastal area is blessed with spectacular scenery and some of its lovely charm can be attributed to lighthouses. It’s no surprise that I […]

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