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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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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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Stop Using “Beer Case” Metrics to Run Your Business

Many business owners anxiously await the release of their financial statements so they can see how they are doing. At best the financials are reviewed monthly but more often than not they are reviewed on an annual basis. Measure Business Performance So how do these owners measure business performance in the meantime? They use the […]

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Are You a “Hub & Spoke” Business Owner?

Have you ever watched a bicycle wheel? It is easy to be amazed by its simplicity as is rolls perfectly down the road straight and true with no wobbling while providing a smooth ride. There is a lot of engineering in a bicycle wheel. The perimeter of the wheel contacts the surface while each part […]

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Have You Built The “Switzerland Structure” Into Your Business?

The value of a business can be negatively affected when it is too reliant on any one customer, employee or supplier. The Switzerland Structure is based on Switzerland’s focus on neutrality. The country has not declared a state of war since 1847 and it never entered the World Wars or the Iraq war. It opted […]

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