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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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Want More Profits? Just Watch Adele

As this article is being written the Adele concerts in Vancouver are only a couple of sleeps away. As we hear one story after another about how tickets sold out in just moments and how resellers and scalpers are getting thousands of dollars for just a few hours of entertainment it has me searching for […]

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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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20 Biggest Frustration Facing Owners of Manufacturing, Trades & Tech Companies

We all started our business with a goal in mind. Perhaps it was to create financial independence, to be your own boss. Maybe you want to serve the market on your own terms. No matter how or why we started, the business inevitably comes to at least one frustration facing owners. We get stuck in […]

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Why Manufacturers, Trades & Tech Companies Don’t “Measure Up”

Many owners of manufacturing, trades and tech companies anxiously await the release of their financial statements. They want to see how they are doing. At best the financials are reviewed monthly. But often they are reviewed on a quarterly or even annual basis. Typically the two numbers they look at are top line revenue and […]

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