Business Strategy

Your business and COVID-19

Are you concerned that your business won’t make it through the pandemic? Like many other small business owners, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in my business plans. I finished my MBA in March just as...

From emergency to abundance and back to emergency 

The life cycle of business. Having a profitable company is the end goal of many entrepreneurs. People start their company as an idea, and if they are successful, it grows and matures into a growing...

No purchase order, no work? 

Should you do that change, your client wants you to do? Anyone who has worked in construction or for a service company can tell you that at some point, the client will ask you to...

Understanding the legal requirements for your business

Make sure you understand the legal requirement for your business. Depending on where you operate your business and what industry you are in, there are different legal requirements for your business. In Canada, three levels...

Danger, Iceberg Ahead!

Like an iceberg, what you can't see is what's dangerous to your business. There are three areas of knowledge: what you know, what you don't know and what you don't know that you don't know....

Keep it simple

Streamline your business with the KISS principle I’ve been a big fan of the KISS principle for most of my career. The KISS principle (Keep It Simple Silly) is vital for small businesses. Small business...

When do you end a product or service?

Is your product or service at the end of its life? New products enter the market, and old products leave the market every year. Business owners face the difficult choice of knowing when to put...

The Life (and Death) Cycle of Small Business

Start-up, growth, plateau, (and often decline) Entrepreneurs are often experts in their field. An entrepreneur has an idea or sees an opportunity and starts a business. If their plan is successful, their business grows and...

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Your business and COVID-19

Are you concerned that your business won’t make it through the pandemic? Like many other small business owners, COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in my...

From emergency to abundance and back to emergency 

The life cycle of business. Having a profitable company is the end goal of many entrepreneurs. People start their company as an idea, and if...

No purchase order, no work? 

Should you do that change, your client wants you to do? Anyone who has worked in construction or for a service company can tell you...

The value of professional help

When you need to seek professional advice I’ve seen many business owners and managers struggle with a problem that could be quickly fixed by speaking...

Understanding the legal requirements for your business

Make sure you understand the legal requirement for your business. Depending on where you operate your business and what industry you are in, there are...

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