Succession Planning – How To Break It Gently

Succession Planning How To Break It Gently As the baby boomer generation approaches retirement, or in some cases has gone beyond  their ideal retirement age, so succession planning rears it’s ugly head. I say ugly, because succession planning within a family business is a potential minefield of hurt feelings, business and financial ruin, misplaced family […]

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Painting By Numbers – How Financially Literate Are You?

Amazingly almost 25% of small businesses owners were unable to identify the costs they needed to control in order to succeed, a 2009 survey showed.  Given that more than half of business start-ups fail within five years this comes as no great surprise. So how financially literate are you? Where do you sit on a […]

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Get Fit For Business

Get Fit For Business One of the most frustrating experiences as a business coach is to be called in to help failing businesses.  I often wish I had been called in a year earlier. A staggering 66% of micro businesses in Canada fail within 5 years.  Here are some of the symptoms of upcoming failure: […]

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