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February 2010

Lights are on in Dragons' Den

This week on Dragons’ Den on CBC the deals returned to normal – entrepreneur comes on the show, demonstrates his product, and leaves with a deal. Or perhaps, it wasn’t quite that simple. Robert Simoneau of Saint Laurent, Quebec, came on the show representing his company, Posilight. His company has developed a product which, if […]

Business is Business – Take it Personally

To anyone who thinks that I am referring to something they said or did, be aware that the incident triggering this article did not, in fact, involve me in any way. A story was told to me in which some of the topics in this article were brought up, and I therefore decided to write […]

Site Review: Alltop

I recently had my site added to Small Business on Alltop (scroll down to the bottom – I’m not the last site on the page, but close). This got me thinking about the concept of the site itself, and what it represents. First, for those of you who don’t already know, Alltop is essentially an […]

Avoiding Layoffs at All Times

I was reading an interesting pair of articles on CNN (here and here) regarding 15 companies which have, despite poor economic conditions, managed to avoid laying off any members of their workforce. The stories were varied from one another, but there were still some common ideas behind all 15 companies. What struck me as being […]

Collecting Accounts Receivable

A while back, I wrote an article about Managing Accounts Receivable, focusing on management from the perspective of growth of a business. In today’s article, I’m going to discuss collections and getting paid for the work you’ve done. In order to give yourself the best possible chance of being able to collect, you need to […]