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More to be pitied than scolded!

Today’s my birthday and while it’s my intention to celebrate being “sexty” something, I find I’m having to address an issue that’s just pissing me off.

We’ll all readily agree that all of our businesses have been somewhat affected by …

 

Debt and Mental Health

The statistics below from a Royal College of Psychiatrists report show that debt is not only a financial problem it is also a major health issue:

What is the relationship between debt and mental health problems?

  • One in four
 

State of the YVR Market, Fall 2012

State of the Market – Fall 2012

I’ve mentioned before in this space that Vancouver is a real estate-obsessed city. But it used to be that people were obsessed with it because prices just never seemed to stop going up. …

 

Companionship For Seniors

Wikipedia describes companionship – “ An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring.”

Are you a primary caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one, or are you a senior …

 

You may be saying too much.

The key to empowered business communications is to say what needs to be said and then stop! The more we say, the more we may confuse others.

You are sitting in a networking meeting and a presenter stands up to …

 

Three steps for addressing overwhelm

Challenge: The 21st century brings with it a new level in the state of "overwhelm." Every day we fit in errands to cover basic necessities, social time with friends and family, daily emails, phone calls and texts, caring for children, …

 

What Will You Lose in a Bankruptcy?

Well the good news is that you would not lose everything contrary to the message conveyed by some unscrupulous companies out there. In some cases it may indeed be preferable for an individual to file for bankruptcy rather than negotiate …

 

The Bounce

The other day I took time to sit in a nearby park and enjoy the sun. A group of teenage boys arrived and began to shoot hoops. They were playing a follow the leader type of game, where one would …

 

How to be FABulous

An introduction is a great opportunity to leave a lasting impression on your audience.  Forget about gimmicks or surprise tactics; the simplest way to make your mark is to let your audience know what sets you apart and what you …

 

Putting the “You” in Business

Like every small business owner, you’ve done your homework.  You know what to do and how to do it to keep your business going. But, if you’re like most people, you haven’t done your homework about your business’s most important …

 

My Take on the Market – as of end of June, 2012

Vancouverites love to discuss real estate. Who knows what exactly this obsession stems from? Maybe it’s jealousy of “The Big Smoke” Toronto and the gloating that arises from knowing our prices are higher than there’s. Maybe it’s due to our

 

DON’T QUIT

A short while ago someone I’ve known for years told me they were giving up; quitting on something they had said was important to them. I was completely surprised by their announcement. After all, they had the resources and just …

 

Hyperlocal Tweeting

I was talking to George Moen, Co-Founder of Rapid Time Networks the other day. We’re both Social media aficionados and enjoy finding new ways to ‘get the message out’.

George was telling me how he uses hyperlocal tweeting to focus …

 

How To Take Charge of Your Home Office: 5 Ideas That Really Work

By Tracy McEvoy
Is your home office working effectively for you or are you finding it a real struggle to keep focused and organized?  If you are struggling, you are not alone.  In fact, many home-based entrepreneurs have told me …

 

What to look for when buying a new home

Taking the plunge into homeownership is a big deal, but it’s crucial to mind all the details. Despite your excitement, you don’t want to fall in love with a home and end up under contract with a seller who won’t …

 

The Cost of Clutter

Clutter takes up space, that’s obvious. But have you ever considered the cost of clutter? 55% of Americans park at least one car outside because their ‘stuff’ is filling up their garage. In Vancouver, with the price of real estate …