Blog Category: Guest Blogs

Strategic Planning and Enterprise Risk Management: A one-two punch to knock out road blocks to your success!

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Strategic Planning and Risk Management is how you can increase your chance of success and increase the value of your organization.

Small and medium sized businesses are often too busy running the day-to-day operations to stop and plan for the future.  The owner has a vision in their mind of what they want the future of their company to look like but they take little time to plan for that vision. It was pointed out in a recent Globe and Mail article that businesses that create formal strategic plans increase their chance of success by 30 to 50 percent. (more…)

12 Ways to Make Summer Business Sizzle

If it’s been a long, cold winter for your business, it’s time to kick things off with the season that generally equates to tourism and travel. Here’s how you can capitalize on those things and get your marketing in a position to capture some of those summer crowds.

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Guest Blog: Four Goals or Forty?

 

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How many goals do you and your senior managers have versus what is listed in the strategic plan? I once was given 4 brand new goals by the board of directors to start building a new strategic plan for the company. To start the process I set out to interview the 10 senior managers about their plans for the future. What the interviews revealed was that the company didn’t have 4 Goals….it had 40 Goals. (more…)

Guest Blog: Cardio vs. Weights

Jodie Mulder Your Body YouOne of the most frequent questions I get asked is which do you prefer – cardio or weights?

It isn’t a simple answer. There are many studies supporting both sides.

When I plan my workouts for myself and others, I base it on ability first and injury potential.  I find that my clients have the best successes when they do a little of both.  (more…)

Computer & Data Backup – What to Know

Backing up your PC is your best protection from hard drive failure or if you are victim of ransomware.  There are a plethora of other technical and human error catastrophes that can leave one devastated if a good backup routine is not practiced. (more…)