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Question: How do you ensure timely payments from clients?

Getting people to pay on time can be difficult, and can frustrate business owners as they struggle to create a reserve large enough to float unpaid invoices. There are many strategies published that address this issue, and how to best manage getting paid in a timely manner. How do you go about ensuring that your […]

Question: How do you cope with failure?

No matter who you are, at some point, you will encounter failure of some sort. It could be a major event in your life or a tiny insignificant occurrence that barely registers. Regardless, failure will have occurred, and you must deal with it. Naturally, the way in which people deal with failure is somewhat dependent […]

Early Failure Can Impact a Career

A concern arose on one of the various question sites I frequent – a manager was hired on contract to supervise a project, which was cancelled a short time later. As a result, the contract was terminated. Normally, this would be percieved as a standard part of business as a consultant – except for this […]

Are You Getting Ready To Succeed?

If you want to succeed, then you need to act now. If you keep waiting until all the risk has been removed, you may find that you’re left with nothing at all.

The Art of Customer Management

Dealing with clients is not part of a Computer Science degree. Here are some suggestions for working with clients who come to you with a bad idea.

Toronto Drives Away Businesses

Two articles were published today in response to a survey about running a business in Toronto. The first was in the National Post (click here for the full article); the second on 680 News (click here for that article). Both were of the opinion that changes to legislation regarding businesses have been encouraging business owners […]

Goal Setting for 5770

I wrote an article several months ago (back in January, to be precise) about my goals for 2009 and the importance of having goals. You can read that article, which is fairly short, here. As today is the first day following Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement in Judaism, I thought I would look back […]

Slow Economy and Developing a New Business

If you want to be on the leading edge of innovation, there is no easier time to get there than when the competition for the edge is relaxed.