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What is Social Selling and Will it Work For Your Business?

Are you interested in generating more leads, prospects and sales using social media but don’t know where to start? Have you invested time and maybe even money into marketing on social [...]

The Holistic Executive – Is This You?

In my recently published book The Holistic Executive: Mastering the Ways of the Executive Leader I explore the concept of what it takes to develop hyper-performance in your executive role and [...]

The Business of Auto Racing

A synergistic relationship between the business world and sports has been an ever increasing one with each passing year throughout North America and worldwide.  Make no mistake, sports at [...]

Succession Planning: It’s Not a One-time Event

You’ve built your business from the ground up over 20 or 30 years, you’ve poured everything into it, felt every loss and rejoiced in every win. But maybe you’re thinking [...]

Central Banks Invest in Equities as Foreign Exchange Reserves Swell

Investors are not the only ones searching for higher yields in a low-inflation and low-growth environment. Challenging market conditions have prompted central banks to rethink how they invest [...]

Canadian Companies Doing Business in the U.S. – What You Don’t Know About Multistate Taxes Could Cost You

Canadian businesses with U.S. sales are often aware of the federal tax laws that apply to their U.S. activity. However, state and local taxes pose a hidden trap for the unwary, and one that can [...]

Calling the Harbinger of Change

At a recent dinner in the UK with my old boss and a few of his key staff, I quickly realized I had not actually spoken to them for almost 13 years. It was certainly great to catch up after so [...]

Investing to Close the Productivity Gap

I am fortunate that my career is an advisor to business owners, managers and investors who are selling their companies. This provides me with a window into the Canadian economy. While our economy [...]

How to Create a Social Media Strategy For Your Business

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once stated that “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Basically this is a nice way of saying that if you don’t have a plan to follow through [...]

Canada’s Export Recovery: Still a Work In Progress

Global economic activity has broadly strengthened, but Canada’s overall export performance has been lacklustre, with non-commodity exports being particularly week. It’s “a bit [...]

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