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Business Coaching: I’m Not Sexy But I’m Effective

When it comes to business coaching there are some very sexy business coaches out there. Now I am not talking about physical attractiveness for romantic purposes but those who capture our imagination and inspire us. They tell a great story and have high energy. They are inspirational, motivating and get you believing in yourself. This […]

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Solving the Profitability Epidemic in Surrey

There is a profitability epidemic lurking amongst manufacturing and trades businesses in Vancouver and the surrounding area.  Although a large number of businesses are flourishing I have had the opportunity to meet with dozens of business owners of well established businesses who employ five to fifty people that struggle to break even.  In many cases […]

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Improve Cash Flow by Stopping “Just in Case” Management  

Improve Cash Flow Almost every business wants to improve cash flow. The one common phrase I hear from business owners who struggle with cash flow and profitability is “just in case”.  When I conduct a financial review of manufacturers, distributors, and trades businesses I often find they have too many employees or are carrying 50% […]

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3 Steps To Increase Profits by $50,000 in One Year

One of the biggest frustrations many business owners have particularly in the Manufacturing, Trades & Technology Sectors are lost profits due to underselling their products and services. I had a conversation with a Contractor in Surrey last month. He felt that he had to discount his prices to ensure he got the job. I asked […]

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The Absolute Power of Clarity in Business

The power of clarity in business was something I learned about years ago. I was rejoicing in a client’s new found success when I remembered a conversation I had with a Business Coach years before becoming a Business Coach myself. I asked him what exactly does a Business Coach do and his reply was, “I […]

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Selling Your Business? 8 Signs Your Business May be a “Fixer Upper”

Building business value is very much like building equity in your home. Just as we are constantly maintaining and updating our homes to retain its value and saleability it is equally important to maintain and update our business so equity continues to grow and provide the maximum payoff when we are ready to cash out. […]

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