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What Do You Do?

March 31, 2017

What do you do, exactly? It seems like such a simple question.  If we asked your friends, your family or even some of your customers, could they explain what they do? I think his business has something to do with mortgages.   I think her job is in oil and gas.  Oh, their business has something to do... Read more

5 Things You MUST Do to Ensure 2017 Rocks

December 16, 2016

As the end of the year approaches, everybody looks towards the new year and all the promise it can bring.   People also tend to romance what the new year is going to be.  Many people assume that 48 hours off with family will bring them a plan, new habits, new opportunities and relaxation and rene... Read more

Listening to Chip Wilson, Founder of Lululemon Athletica

December 08, 2016

I attended an event at the University of Calgary this past week featuring an interview with the founder of Lululemon, Chip Wilson.   I wanted to share some of his stories that really impacted me: Before having found success at Lululemon, Chip was a striving, struggling entrepreneur like so many othe... Read more

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO ARRIVE AT SUCCESS?

October 17, 2016

As an entrepreneur, we are besieged with images, stories and tales of business owners that have become billionaires overnight.  We are bombarded on social media with pop-up digital companies and courses that promise 7 figure incomes within weeks.  Is this the new normal?  So how long does i... Read more

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO CREATE INCREDIBLE RESULTS:

September 15, 2016

Often business owners and entrepreneurs look to external influences to be the driving force to make their business better.  When the economy improves, business will improve.  When our supplier releases the new version of product, then business will improve.  When…. In fact, business start... Read more

THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS IN BUSINESS IS SALES

July 12, 2016

You want to grow your business?  It means more sales.  You want to hire more staff?  It requires more sales.  You need more equipment or some office space?  Sales is the answer.  Most business owners recognize that sales are a critical part of their business – intellectuall... Read more

PUT YOUR CUSTOMERS LAST!

May 03, 2016

We operate in a business model and a business environment that demands we put our customers first.   The customer is ALWAYS right…right?  We can’t lose a client, offend a client or break up with a client.  Just for a moment consider our suggestion… put your customers last. Now th... Read more

CULTURE OF IMPACT

April 08, 2016

Attendance is Mandatory, Creativity is Not: Why Your Corporate Culture is Rewarding the Wrong Behavior In school, people are assessed on grades while tracking of attendance is a minor footnote.  So in the workplace, why do we shift to fixate primarily on attendance to the detriment of other measures?... Read more

BUSINESS COMPLETION – THE BUSINESS STAGE NO ONE TALKS ABOUT

March 14, 2016

When experts talk about the stages of a business we hear about start-up, growth and mature companies.  Then sometimes we hear about companies that slowly die.  It mirrors what we think about as a typical life cycle but misses a critically important stage of a company that doesn’t get any fanfa... Read more


 

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