Service Interruption

              Service Interruption:  How workplace culture can help businesses withstand Whistler’s staffing shortage Feature Story for Pique Newsmagazine, November 8, 2018   In 2016, the Community Foundation of Whistler launched the Vital Signs initiative to share statistics and local perspectives on our community’s social and economic well-being. The most recent […]

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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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International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day (IWD) is an annual event that has celebrated the social, economic and political achievements of women for more than a century. It also shines a spotlight on the need for greater equality that still remains today. Around the world, IWD has become an important catalyst and vehicle for driving greater change for […]

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End of an Era

Sadly, the Whistler Question newspaper is closing after 41 years.  I’ve so enjoyed writing this business column for 14 years!  Thanks to all for reading and keep coming back here because this gives me more time to blog.  And now, here is my goodbye column in the last issue of the Whistler Question.  Featured Whistler […]

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How to Find The Perfect Job

Featured Whistler Question newspaper column, October 31, 2017: How to Find the Perfect Job Whistler’s employee shortages may put job seekers in a favorable position but showcasing yourself in the best possible light to potential employers will go a long way to securing a role that fits you perfectly. To do just that, here is […]

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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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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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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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6 Surefire Ways to Celebrate Success

Featured Whistler Question Newspaper Column, May 2, 2017: 6 Surefire Ways to Celebrate Success  Lighthouse Mentor Network just wrapped up its sixth season and to celebrate, we have a party. Whilst planning this gathering every year, it always occurs to me how strange it would feel to skip the ritual of celebrating everyone’s amazing achievements. […]

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