Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, November 28, 2017: Why You Need Emotional Intelligence to Succeed With another winter season underway and the pressure that staff shortages put on businesses in the Sea to Sky Corridor, it’s timely to look at what makes a good leader. We often think of leadership skills in terms of managing staff […]

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Personality Tools: Myers-Briggs versus Enneagram

  Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, November 14, 2017: Personality Tools: Myers-Briggs versus Enneagram   For almost seventy-five years, the Myers-Briggs personality inventory has made Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types useful in people’s lives. The theory’s essence is that random variation in behavior is actually quite orderly and consistent, being due to basic differences […]

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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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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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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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Your Business Book Reading List

Your Business Book Reading List What does your reading list look like? Any business books in that lineup? Studying some of the best business books is an optimal way to amp up your acumen. But with so many books on the market, how do you know what to read? Well, look no further.  Every year, […]

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