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March 2010

Five Stories – One Lesson

The finale for Season 5 of Dragons’ Den was devoted to the 5 constant figures in the Den, the five Dragons. The show was titled Path to Riches and went through the story of how each Dragon reached their current success. What was especially fascinating about the show was that while discussing 5 unique stories, […]

Anything for a Buck

What would you do for a dollar? This question was put to me the other day, and made me think about how a business grows. To answer the question, I started by looking at what I used to do for money and what I currently do for money. I used to accept money for anything […]

The Network Reaches Completion

In any given day, I spend in excess of an hour working on my networks. Some of that time is spent on this site – writing articles, responding to comments. Other time is spent talking to colleagues to keep up-to-date on what’s happening around me. I visit a variety of sites (see my list of […]

Digital Network

This post is a little different than usual. I’ve just taken inventory of my online presence, and wanted to share it with you. Each network or site has strong points, and weak points. I’ve tried to adapt each so that I’m getting as much benefit out of it as possible, and would love to hear […]

Time for Work, Time for Play

I was reading a book to my daughter the other day, and the opening words struck a chord with me: This was no time for play. This was no time for fun. This was no time for games. There was work to be done/ The Cat in the Hat Comes Back by Dr. Seuss Two […]

Million Dollar Deal with no Numbers

Caution: Spoiler Alert – visit Dragons’ Den on CBC to watch the episode if you have not already seen it. If you are an entrepreneur, you likely know the importance of keeping accurate records, and that potential investors will be taking a careful look at those numbers before deciding to invest in your company. Apparently, […]

The Most Important Client

You never know where your next lead will come from. In any business, there is always the dream client or customer. While the precise details of what constitutes such a customer depend on the exact business, there are a few common factors: The profit margin is high The value of the contract or purchase is […]

Next Generation Appointments

One of my readers was kind enough to send me a link to a piece of software he’s been working on for about a year, and asked if I could provide some feedback. I did what I normally do when I get such requests – I went to his site, spent 3 minutes browsing, and […]