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Mixing Work and Home

By nature, I like to be around people, but I’m significantly more productive when I’m alone, or close to it. In a room filled with people I can relate to, I like to have conversations, and find myself easily distracted by what the people around me are doing. For a variety of reasons, I don’t […]

It’s Not Nepotism, He’s My Brother

Okay, the joke is, perhaps, a poor one, though you likely laughed because you can think of people who would say exactly such a statement. I was asked recently regarding an inherent bias toward hiring people from my community. While many of the people in my office are from my community, there was actually another […]

When You Feel You’ve Made It

There was a quote from Robert Herjavec, one of the Dragons on Dragons’ Den, when asked if he’s ever looked back on his life and came to the realization that he’s “made it”: I believe the minute you begin to think that way is the minute you begin to erode. There’s another saying that I […]

Growth and the Panic Response

Having given presentations in the past on time management (for example, my recent talk at Freelance Camp TO), I started to wonder about people’s abilities to manage their time well. What I discovered, though, through watching specific companies and people struggle with time management, is that even people who are good at managing their time […]

You Have to Love What You Do

I was giving some career advice to my brother, who is thinking of starting his own business so that he could be in control of his own destiny. Since he wasn’t sure what type of business he would like to start, I suggested that he find something he loves, and see if he can turn […]

Business Health Checkup

As the month of July comes to a close, I realized that it has been a while since I’ve discussed the importance and use of goals for business owners. Naturally, we are aware of having goals, most people setting some in their personal lives at various points in time. However, it is just as important […]

Why Decor is Worth the Price

I had a conversation a few days ago about the decor of an office, and why it might be worth the expenditure to have nice decor. Rather than give you my thoughts on the topic, I’ll repeat what we talked about, and let you weigh in with your opinions. An accounting firm had recently acquired […]

All About the Product

With the growth of social media over the last few years, more companies are coming to the realization that creating a reputable business that attracts customers is about more than the product. There is now a demand for interaction – consumers want to know who they are dealing with, and they want to be treated […]