Deep down, you know you need to follow your creative passion to be happy in life. However, you also need to make ends meet. It is possible to do both — you probably follow some people who do on Instagram or TikTok — but perhaps …
The Full Circle of Communication
Cities have their share of notable small businesses. In Calgary, I have found a little Greek grocery with authentic feta and olives and an Italian store with a soul enhancing European atmosphere. I notice how my senses come alive in these shops; the hum of …
Be Bold, It’s Autumn
Fall is when businesses realize that year-end is approaching, and business strategies created in January need to be re-examined and re-set.
It’s All About You
It takes courage to put yourself out there.
6 Ways to Get Your Business Out of Debt
Getting your business out of debt can seem like an impossible goal. However, all it takes is some effort and discipline, coupled with the right mindset.
The Consulting Relationship
When you hire a business or marketing consultant the relationship should be one of good communication, trust and support.
Keep It Simple
Personally and professionally trust yourself, trust your instincts.
Five Networking Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Networking is essential in the business world, and equally so for aspiring entrepreneurs in Alberta, Canada who are in the early stages of their business venture. Connecting with others goes far beyond having a first conversation. It can mean limitless opportunities for growth, interdependence, and …
Normal, Not Normal
I love the fact that my hair salon is a ‘No Covid conversation’ business. The owners of Bangles Hair Salon and Spa made this decision for the sake of their staff’s mental health.The offshoot is that we as clients can enjoy their services and relax …
5 Reasons Why A Strong Brand is Essential for Your Small Business
WHAT IS BRANDING and why is it important?Branding is the art of actively shaping your brand so that people talk about it whether you are present or not. Through creativity, skill, and strategy, a brand can establish an identity that stands out from the competition …
What Gets Your Creativity Flowing?
For entrepreneurs, the merit of reading business books and biographies is well documented however it is in the world of fiction where we nurture our creative side.
To Talk, or Not To Talk
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 …
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 – …