One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming your own boss is the ability to make the big decisions. You’re in charge of the direction of your business and it will flourish or fail based on how you meet the challenges you face. For some people, this ability to lead […]
When you envision your small business five years from now, what do you see? Whether your business has two or 50 employees, your vision more than likely includes growth. A proven pathway to sustainable business growth is through effective collaboration – people working well together – for mutual success. Collaborative […]
The ability to “be your own boss” is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of entrepreneurship, but it can also raise problems for those new to the craft. Who do you turn to when you get stuck? How do you handle areas of business you don’t have […]
If you love dogs and have been thinking about starting a small business in the dog industry, it couldn’t be at a better time. A 2014 study by Packaged Facts, which monitors the pet market and surveys owners to gather data, estimates that pet spending will rise to $8.3 billion […]
I find it quite fascinating how men and women perceive themselves so differently in business. For example, according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor US Report, if you ask female and male entrepreneurs of comparable levels of experience and education if they are capable of starting a business, two […]
Mentorship matters. Many of the world’s top entrepreneurs have credited their success in part to their mentors and as small business owner, it’s important to understand the value behind having a trusted supporter. A mentor can be the missing link to take your small business to the next level. While […]
Have you ever had a life changing moment when someone did or said something that completely changed your perception about life? I had one a couple of years ago while I was sipping a steaming hot coffee in my mentor’s home office. I asked my mentor how she dealt with […]
All entrepreneurs are born fearless right? The answer is a resounding no. Everyone feels fear in their lives, but it’s how they deal with it that determines their success. Think about something you’ve felt fearful about recently in your own life. Did you choose to use it as a catalyst […]
Wouldn’t it be great if there was someone out there who could show you the ropes to owning a small business? If you get a small business mentor, this can be a reality. However 84 per cent of small business owners are unaware about how to find a mentor in British Columbia according to a recent study by MentorshipBC.
Society often paints quite a humorous yet incorrect picture of introverts and extroverts. With these misconceptions in place, it is understandable why many believe extroverts would make better business leaders. However a recent Ted Talk by Susan Cain discusses the power of introversion.