Category Archives: Business

Small Business Minute #35 – Motivation and Inspiration

Everyone one of us needs to be motivated and inspired occasionally. Although successful entrepreneurs are inherently self motivated but none the less they still look for opportunities to keep themselves in the right frame of mind. Being inspired or motivated … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth- Your Virtual Salesforce

Greg Weatherdon (www.gregweatherdon.com) was a keynote speaker at Enterprise Renfrew Counties “Small Business Forum” on Feb. 24th.
With permission COGECOTV was able to capture his entire presentation on word of mouth and how it can work for small business. Here is a small segment from this presentation. Continue reading

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Small Business Minute #34- Processes- Shampoo, Rinse and Repeat

Many business owners complain that they never seem to get anything accomplished during normal business hours because they are constantly being interrupted to deal with relatively unimportant issues. As the business grows the interruptions just keep on multiplying. This happens … Continue reading

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Small Business Minute #33- Responsibility & Authority

A common mistake entrepreneurs make is that they expect their employees to take responsibility for the job they are tasked to do but fail to give them the authority they need. “It’s a little contradictory and more than frustrating for … Continue reading

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Your Existing Customers May Be More Valuable Than You Think

Originally Published in Snips Magazine- April 2016 edition       Being an HVAC construction business owner is hard work and one of the biggest challenges every owner faces is trying to keep the order books full. Of all the areas … Continue reading

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Small Business Minute #32- Empathy-The Double Edged Sword!

  Most successful entrepreneurs that I’ve met have a balanced approach to empathy, deep when required and non-existent when really necessary. On the other hand, I witness owners that aren’t so balanced. Those that have too much empathy, frequently worry … Continue reading

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