Category: Business Tips

Rule #9, The Law of Magnetism

In John C Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, he discusses how people are attracted to particular organizations, associations or businesses. Whether you own a business, work for a company or coach a sports team, leaders are always looking for people. What we often forget is that we attract who we are, not who …

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Be Careful Who You Listen To.

Everyone means well.  They have been “doing it this way” for 40 years or whatever their time is and believe that the system is proven. If companies never changed, they would go out of business.  I’ve been a victim more than once, of a large company who insisted they didn’t need to change what they …

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This Is A Taxing Time

Why is it everyone waits until February to think about their taxes?There are things that you can do before the end of the calendar year that can make a difference. January 1 may be too late. For example: Did you realize that if you buy new equipment by December 31, you can take a deduction …

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CHRISTmas Parties

Yes, I said Christmas and I won’t apologize for that! It’s that time of year again and the parties are starting. We need to remember that when you are at a party, you are being watched and judged whether you like it or not.  First, it’s human nature.  Second, they are usually a business event …

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Shareholder Agreements

There is a really good article on Advisor.ca about shareholder agreements. When you are involved in a business with other people, there is a lot of excitement getting started and we just want to hit the ground running.  That’s all well and good until someone gets hurt!  Do I sound like your mother now? Who gets …

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Decide for yourself!

I was at an amazing coaching session today that was provided by someone other than the leaders in our own business.  I overheard someone telling others that you can get all the training you need with our company, you don’t need to use the services of the group who had just put on an amazing …

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The Dreamstealers are at it again!

Sales team in profit mode.

A family member from out of town contacted me a couple of days ago asking us to support a business meeting she was having in our town. Wanting to support her, we agreed. It’s really important to support the hopes and dreams of a loved one, even if you aren’t particularly interested in their ideas …

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Social Networking

What a dangerous tool! For a few minutes there, it looked like Stephen Harper died for crying out loud. Even one of his own people started spreading the word via Twitter. Wars have been started over miscommunication. Social networking is a wonderful way to stay in touch with the world around us but I consider …

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Booths

Building your business can be very difficult. One of the toughest things to do is to get your name out there. If people don’t know who you are, how can they hire you or buy from you! Networking is key and booths are one way to get out in front of people and introduce yourself. …

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