The lows are low and the highs are high

My story this morning goes out to all my entrepreneurial spirited friends :) In this entrepreneur world I have learned that it is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. There are some great pleasures that I love but there are definitely days when I feel like throwing in the towel because it’s so darn hard. But, I gotta tell ya! What keeps me going is being able to wake up everyday, in a place that was once only a dream and “work” a business that I am so passionate about, that we create...
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The Cost of Shipping

On my way to the mail box to drop off a letter, I’m slowly approaching and was startled by a loud BANG! I look over to my right and there is a delivery truck loading boxes. I said to myself, surely that can’t be coming from inside. I walk over to the back, and sure enough, it was from the truck. Only a few moments later I see the driver literally throwing boxes from the concrete parking lot into the back of his truck. I stood there in misbelief. I’m not sure if I looked lost, shocked or bo...
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Why we Spend NOTHING on Facebook or Google Ads

You know what I just realized during a live video, which I shared openly. We spend absolutely ZERO money on ads of any kind at the moment, which has been the case for awhile now.   We don’t do google ads, we don’t do Facebook ads which would sound absurd to many businesses. In fact most marketing people would say, it’s a prime time to get a great return on Facebook ads.   You know when you see a small ‘sponsored’ label under a video or post that often has thousands of view...
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New Entrepreneur Books are Here!!!

Books are in! Books are in!! Finally, the new book is here!!! I couldn’t be more excited they’re finally here. Truthfully I wrote this book because it’s so terribly sad to see so many empty buildings in town. Which is the same reason we started Entrepreneur workshops locally. We thought, there must be something we can do to help! So that’s what we did. I took years of my ups and downs, successes and failures and explain how you can learn from my experiences. From making connections, t...
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Making Connections: The Foundation of Success

Imagine what great things we can achieve with a little change in perception! A trust to oneself, never doubt yourself and start making connections! Build the foundation of what great success can be achieved with the strong support of connections. Trying to achieve success alone without connections is like digging a buried treasure by hand when you can use the neighbour's shovel which isn't so bad. But if that's all you end up doing, eventually, you'll come up against barriers that you won't b...
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Working ON Your Business Instead of IN Your Business

I feel like all roads lead to where we're at today. Every decision, every action, even every thought. I haven't always made the right decision, I haven't always said the right thing or taken the action I likely should have. But I don't have any regrets. I know it sounds odd, I mean most of us have done or said something embarrassing or done something we shouldn't have. I certainly have (more times than I could count). But I don't regret them. Someone recently said, if you could go back and ch...
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Olds and Area Entrepreneur Night

I couldn’t be more excited to put together this Olds and Area Entrepreneur Night! I think every business owner knows the benefits of being able to talk to liked minded individuals who are passionate about business and want to share new ideas and receive some feedback as well. There are lots of different organizations out there that offer master mind groups, meetings and gatherings which is where this idea came from. However I haven’t noticed many options when it comes to local business meet up...
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Partnering with Other Businesses

I’d like to talk about ‘partnering’ for a moment. It doesn’t matter if it’s in business or in life, partnering can be beneficial in many different ways. It could also be detrimental as well. There’s so many avenues I could go with this, I’m not exactly sure where to start but I suppose a good place is how beneficial it is to partner. I think businesses should work together all time time in different ways. Personally I want to see other local businesses in our community grow. If they do they m...
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The image of your business

The image of your business
I just got off the phone with a very nice lady, which isn't always the case. I make more phone calls than I ever thought I would and once in awhile I get someone very rude, impatient and impolite. As business grows so does jobs for Canadians (one of my favourite things to offer), I can honestly say without an ounce of reservation, I'll NEVER hire someone that doesn't have enough common courtesy to be polite. Many times it's their job to answer the phone and they act like it's an inconvenience th...
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