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Is competition ever healthy?

Today I want to talk a little about the whole idea of competition. As small business folks there are always going to be others that do the same kinds of things we do, and offer similar services. That's just a given. Old school business textbooks would call those other businesses…

Five secrets no one tells you about working for yourself

That's a click-bait title if I've ever written one! Hopefully it made you chuckle. Reality check: there aren't really any secrets about working for yourself. For you guys reading, the self-employed, solo entrepreneurs of the world, you probably knew that. But you probably do hear your friends or family idealizing…

Success is not handed to us on a silver platter

I remember back in my massage therapy days, one of the most common questions new grads would have is, "how long does it take to build a practice?" Of course, that's not a crazy question to ask. People want to know how long it will take before they're earning some…

You say you want a revolution...

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful end of 2015 and are looking forward to this new year. This is the time of year where we all tend to think about 'turning over a new leaf' and planning what shape we want our personal lives and businesses…

Holiday marketing that feels RIGHT for your business

You wouldn't believe it by the weather today here in Toronto, but the holidays are fast approaching. If you’ve been in business even a short time, you probably know that mid-November through the end of the year is a big time for sales and bookings, which means it's an…

Be Authentic

Authenticity is your business' greatest asset. Sounds a bit cliche, doesn't it? Or at least like something you'd read on a super clickbaity "The one thing your business is missing to make ten brazillion dollars!" post. Ugh. But here's the thing: something that all small businesses and entrepreneurs seem to…