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There Were Bright Spots

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“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world” – Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum. I was fortunate back in February 2019 as a solo entrepreneur with a fully functioning home office …

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Apparently We Are Languishing

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The word languish may sound old fashioned, but it is being repurposed (a lot) to describe how people are feeling fourteen months into the pandemic.  At this point Covid has translated into a series of losses uniquely personal to every individual and family.  Generally, people …

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Brief Review: Clanlands

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CLANLANDS: Whiskey, Warfare and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other – Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish The itinerary included a week in London, then take the train to Scotland where I was going to try and abandon my penchant for over planning and just see …

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Entrepreneurial Demons

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I came across an article on Thrive Global entitled Do I need to be an entrepreneur? by Akasha Rose Indream. My initial reaction was somewhat defensive I don’t need to be an entrepreneur I want to be one. Indream’s article abounds with pertinent questions – …

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Newsletters, They Work

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Make no mistake deciding to send out a business newsletter and getting everything set-up is initially time-consuming but once everything is in place you will find them invaluable. Newsletters are a fast, flexible and cost-effective way to communicate. They remind customers/clients about the company. When …

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To Talk, or Not To Talk

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You answer the phone and suddenly find yourself agreeing to give a talk to an organization or business group. Then, slowly ‘speakers’ remorse is setting in – was this right decision for you, your business and your schedule? The answer to this lies with how …

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Your Business ‘Love’ Story

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I can safely say most entrepreneurs (myself included) run companies rooted in a love for something specific or because we had a spark of an idea or business model that had to see the light of day. With time though those emotional first steps had …

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Health, Love and Your Productivity

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The beginning of any year always brings with it some degree of transition as we embrace a new start. Unfortunately, 2021 begins with a continuation of Covid. While the first phase found us re-connecting with home and family, the timing of this second wave offers …

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Welcome to Your New Home Office

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I am one of the lucky ones already running a business from home. Yet, recent events have even those of us well established at working from home feeling unsettled and distracted. Still, welcome to those of you who normally go to work in a brick …

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The Healthy Business

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As a business owner you (try to) take care of your health; monitoring sleep, exercise, and diet but how much thought do you give to the health of your company? And what does that look like? In recent years there has been a noticeable shift …

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The Dog Decided to Retire

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When I first set up a consulting office in my home running a company remotely was a relatively challenging concept. Things certainly have improved as local and international business is now successfully carried on from coffee shops, dining room tables and during walking meetings. One …

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You’re Unique & That Is Ok

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There you are sipping coffee and listening to the guest speaker. They sound knowledgeable; offering information and tips on how you can grow your business, improve your marketing, reach that customer!  After the presentation there is the inevitable plug outlining services and you like what …