Indifference Never Made a Difference

Indifference Never Made a Difference

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, I wanted to share a story that happened to me a few weeks ago. It’s a reminder that we always have choices, but the choice to do nothing isn’t one of them; indifference never made a difference. I moved into a new place just over a year ago. It was an older building … Read More

Looking to Hire Great Talent? Try Appealing to Employees’ Social Consciousness

Looking to Hire Great Talent? Try Appealing to Their Social Consciousness

Hiring new talent has never been more competitive. Holding onto your existing employees has never been so difficult. To attract and retain talent, you need to pay competitively, let them do meaningful work, and coach and mentor them to succeed. If you’re genuinely trying to differentiate your company to attract prospective employees, try appealing to their social consciousness. It is … Read More

Feeling Lost, Unhappy or Depressed? Maybe It’s Time to Get a Greater Purpose

Feeling Lost, Unhappy or Depressed? Maybe It's Time to Get a Greater Purpose

I’ve often talked about the emotional highs and lows of what many entrepreneurs need to endure. The fact that the depression rate for entrepreneurs is twice that of the average adult may help justify my rationale. Having been an entrepreneur that has battled depression over the years doesn’t make me an authority on the subject, but it does give me … Read More

What Role Should Charity Have in the Sale of Your Business?

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How are a charity and the sale of your business even related? One represents the ultimate capitalist success story, and the other is an organization set up to provide help and raise money for those in need. Here’s the link. For many business owners selling your business represents the most significant tax event in your lifetime. Charity represents an excellent … Read More

10 Strategies to Minimize the Emotional Toll of Selling Your Business

10 Strategies to Minimize the Emotional Toll of Selling Your Business   Running a business is stressful.  Selling a business can be equally daunting.  It’s important to acknowledge and prepare for these changes as a former business owner.  There are several similarities between business owners when dealing with company succession plans. There often isn’t a complete succession plan in place. There’s … Read More

Why I Believe It’s So Much Easier To Say I’m Fine

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On April 11th, it will be seven years since Madeline’s death or, as I’ve come to learn the term:  her Angelversary. You wonder how you could get through that first week, then the first month, the first year, birthdays and holidays. You get by because life goes on, and to think otherwise is not an option. I do it for … Read More

5 Reasons Why Businesses Can’t Sponsor Their Own Benefits Plan?

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I’ve been out to a number of clients who don’t have a benefit plan. There are some business owners that I’ve met that are attempting to self-manage their own benefit plan. They see that it’s a necessary step to help attract and retain employees.  Introducing a benefit plan helps to legitimize the company in the eyes of employees, suppliers and … Read More

Is Social Media Pushing our Kids to the Brink of Depression and Suicide?

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Many of you know our family’s story by now. Our daughter Maddie tragically took her own life at the tender age of fourteen and forever changed the lives of our family and friends. Sadly, this is not a unique story. Maddie’s Mom, our boys and friends have made it a personal mission to tell our story, bring greater awareness to … Read More