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Push VS Pull Advertising

If you live in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver and you’re tired of searching for events coming up, Norm at thingstodoevents.com does the work for you by curating a list every week that gets sent to your inbox. Now…

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Why you should support small businesses

This study showed that for every $100 you spend at a local small business, $43 goes directly back into the community. When you give your business to a big box store, only $13 returns to your community. If all…

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How clear is your business vision?

Before making it big American business magnate Henry Ford said: “I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for. It…

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How to build a thriving team

I’ve played and led enough teams in my life to give you a little insight on thriving teams. First off, I hate when people play politics. Politics is when people choose their words and actions based on how they…

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How to ask for a Referral Without Looking Desperate

I just finished giving a talk to a group of business professionals. The theme in the room seemed to revolve around how to get more referrals. Asking for referrals is crucial when you consider that one study by heinz…

Business

You get what you inspect

The manager of the store creates checklists but nobody follows them. The chef lets an undercooked dish go out to the customer never to see them again. You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.…

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The Ripple Effect of Raising Wages

When wages are forced to increase on a mass scale the guy that owns the coffee shop doesn’t just have to pay a few extra bucks per staff. There’s a ripple effect. He gets a phone call from his…

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Brand Values

Starbucks just added chips to their food stand where you wait in line. When mothers come in for a coffee I keep watching these kids yanking on their moms jackets to buy them. I can just imagine what it…

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7 companies scaling with kindness

A business that scales on Kindness is the best type of business model. These are the type of companies we need to share and support: 1. Patagonia 2. Tentree 3. Flor 4. Wally Parker 5. Tom shoes 6. Hand…

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Can VS Should

If you talk to a good developer about creating an app you’ll soon realize that you can do just about anything you want these days. Want your app to upload stuff to the cloud? Want your customers to be…

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2 Questions Before Hiring Anyone

There are thousands of books on how to hire the right person. But the best solution for hiring is always one based on your own past experience. Here’s an exercise: Think of specific people you’ve loved to work with…

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3 Steps to Creating a Self-Managed Company

At first the entrepreneur does everything themselves. They wear all the hats in the company. But the next stage of growth comes when the entrepreneur learns to let go of being personally involved in every aspect of the business.…

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Scarcity to Abundance

Capitalism moves in this way. We go from not making much stuff to making too much stuff. In a bookstore or on a magazine rack, it used to be that there was only space for top sellers. The book…

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Profitable Waste

In nature, “waste” is food. Waste from one system becomes food for another system. Plants and animals decompose to make fresh soil. Where we breath in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide, trees do the opposite. Nothing is wasted. On…