Business Advice

Why Design Firms Fail

Why Design Firms Fail Why design firms fail is rarely spectacular. Much like the batteries in a flashlight running down, things get dimmer, less clear then it just runs out. Business failure doesn’t often end in bankruptcy but in a return to the workforce, savings lost, family disappointed and ego savaged. Over 50% of start-ups […]

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Action Versus Strategy

Action Versus Strategy One of my favourite comments by an old family friend is that “Apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.” The same applies to business strategy without the action. When you are on the front lines of small business you are so involved in so busy in the […]

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4 Steps To Create Great Sales Habits

Great Sales Results Are About Great Sales Habits It’s not about tricks, scams or being pushy.  No one wants to be the archetypal Life Insurance saleswoman or the multilevel marketer who pesters everyone they meet. It is, however, about developing good sales habits. Stephen Covey’s book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” hits the mark; habits […]

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Is Technology Killing Time Management?

Is Technology Killing Time Management? There’s an app for that!  I’ve recently been exploring new options for time management tools.  It’s quite amazing the number of apps, programs or extensions (if you use Google chrome) available.  There are many wonderful time tracking devices that can block unproductive websites, report how many days, hours, minutes, seconds […]

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