2018: Be prepared for what’s to come

Today is referred to as “Blue Monday” mostly because it’s a time when people are starting to get their credit card bills in to see the holiday spending, and getting sick of the cold weather wanting to travel somewhere warm. In the world of finance, reports on consumer spending and earnings for the last part […]

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2017: Top 5 Newsmakers

It’s that time again to take a look back at the top stories that shaped the Canadian economy and financial balance sheets of the average Canadian this past year. Housing This year saw an increase in interest rates, as well as legislation to prevent foreign ownership in markets like Vancouver… all contributing to slowing down […]

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The State of September

As we finish off the third quarter of 2017, September has brought us extreme weather, national tax issues for small business owners, and now an interest rate increase – the second for the year – courtesy of the Bank of Canada. All separate in their own right, they all have an effect on the economy, […]

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You are the you-est you you need to be

I’m pretty sure that today’s blog title has been inspired by a Dr. Seuss quote somewhere… and if not, it should be! With buzzwords today like “authenticity” and the ideas of being vulnerable to the world, sharing your struggles, is the temptation to compare your reality with someone else’s social media life still as much […]

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Mirror, mirror… A reflection on 2016 goals achieved

It is the time of year when we sit back, enjoy a cup of our favourite beverage, and look back on the 12 months that have come before. What happened to help us reach (or not reach) or milestones and goals… the good, the bad, the ugly. 2016… How did it shape who I am today, […]

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Referrals: The good, the bad and the ugly

  A mainstay to business development for many is receiving referrals from existing clients, or centres of influence. A referral gives a company, professional or independent validation that the service they’re providing is stellar, while also helping to build business with a warm lead. People like to do business with people they know, or know […]

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