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November 11, 2019

Leadership in any capacity – whether you’re the CEO of a big company, the manager of a small business, or the boss of your household – is all about effective communication. I learned early on that in order to lead and motivate my team, both at work and at home, I was...

One of the most fulfilling aspects of my career has been the opportunity to get involved and give back to my community. In my book, Yes You Can, It All Starts with You!, I touch on my work with one of my favourite local charities, and some of the ways in which myself...

September 16, 2019

Business owners intuitively understand that in order to have a successful, thriving business, they must be present in the places in which their customers congregate.

Nowadays, most of these places are online.

Online social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, You...

September 10, 2019

Thinking about taking transit but not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place!

Taking transit allows you to save money, enhance your personal opportunities and avoid the stress of driving through traffic congestion. Follow the guiding steps below on everythi...

Originally published in the Canadian HR Reporter, August 26, 2019

In extreme situations, an employer can do more than just fire an employee.

A Calgary company fired its employee after it discovered he had been accepting what they called secret payments from their supplie...

Digital pictures are an amazing thing. It is absolutely incredible how easy it is to share our moments with people in other cities and countries. We can make as many copies of them as we want and keep them "forever" on our computers or in the cloud.

It may seem logical...

In 2018, image-sharing platform Instagram surpassed one billion users, making it one of the most widely-used social media apps in the world. Think about that for a second: one billion people, all brought together by one common interest – the desire to connect… Mind bo...

August 1, 2019

It’s fun to have a secret spot! That local business which offers the best deal on your favourite pet food or has the tastiest baked bread. Other than giving them your business what can you do to help them stay afloat?

Help them advertise! They rely on the consumer to ke...

More and more people are getting tattoos.

Pew Research Center reported that nearly 40 per cent of American Millennials had a tattoo — far more than the Baby Boomer generation (only 15 per cent of people surveyed in that age group reported having a tattoo).

This raises th...

Video is King.  Aside from many analytic tangibles, as small business owners, social media is the one affordable and effective way to market ourselves. We all do it: the tweet, the ‘on-the-job-selfie’ and the now seemingly endless vertical videos.

How ironic is it that...

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