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Happy Canada Day!

A day to celebrate one of the best places in the world - for raising families - for work & working conditions - for opportunity - for fresh air, and breathtaking scenery - for political stability - and reason - [...]

By |2017-07-21T20:29:27+00:00July 21st, 2017|OTHER STUFF|0 Comments

One Leads to Another

Wal-Mart pledges to hire thousands of veterans and buy more US products over the next decade By our calculations, $5 billion a year amounts to 4.5 % of their overseas’ spend. We have mixed feelings on this. There will undoubtedly be [...]

By |2017-07-21T20:28:41+00:00July 21st, 2017|OTHER STUFF|0 Comments

Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE)

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 "For 30 years CAFE has been helping families in business succeed by bringing them together to share knowledge and experiences. CAFE is where Canadian business families connect with peers and resources for success." - CAFE [...]

By |2017-07-24T13:38:57+00:00July 21st, 2017|FAMILY BUSINESS, WEBSITE & LINKS|0 Comments

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Even the best companies get this wrong from time to time. I ordered a special colour shirt for my HappyBoss videos. 2 weeks later, I went in to pick up the shirt. No pocket! Somewhere, between ordering and receiving, no [...]

By |2017-06-29T20:24:06+00:00June 29th, 2017|OTHER STUFF|0 Comments

Small Business Month Is Here!

Hello Happy Bosses! Small Business Month is here! In October, many local organizations (think Chambers of Commerce, Boards of Trade…) offer a great variety of events focused on helping you run a successful Small Business. These seminars, forums and celebrity [...]

By |2017-06-29T20:20:57+00:00June 29th, 2017|OTHER STUFF|0 Comments

Slide I don’t skate where the puck is…I skate to where it’s going to be.
- Wayne Gretzky
Slide Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
- Jim Rohn
You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money
into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.
- Tom Hopkins
Slide By changing nothing, nothing changes. - Tony Robbins Slide
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities.
- Stephen Covey
A man should never neglect his family for business.
- Walt Disney
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that
automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates
Slide Don't find fault, find a remedy. - Henry Ford Slide It’s not done until it ships. - Steve Jobs Slide Every client you keep, is one less that you need to find. - Nigel Sanders Slide Avoid problems, and you’ll never be the one who overcame them. - Richard Bach Slide If you're going through hell, keep going. - Winston Churchill Slide If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are
you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what
they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn
Slide The question isn’t who is going to let me;
it’s who is going to stop me.
- Ayn Rand
Give yourself something to work toward, constantly.
- Mary Kay Ash
Slide Although your customers won’t love you
if you give bad service, your competitors will.
- Kate Zabriskie
Slide If you want to make a permanent change,
stop focusing on the size of your problems and start
focusing on the size of you!
- T. Harv Eker
Slide Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn
their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service
worthy of their repeat business and referral. Understand the factors
that drive this customer revolution.
- Rick Tate
A shady business never yields a sunny life.
- B. C. Forbes
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney
Slide There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in
the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending
his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
- Vince Lombardi
Slide Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
- Sam Levenson
Slide Be nice to people on your way up because you meet
them on your way down.
- Jimmy Durante
Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug.
- Mark Knopfler
Slide Quality in a service or product is not what
you put into it. It is what the client or
customer gets out of it.
- Peter Drucker
Slide Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down
to his level and beat you with experience.
- Greg King
Slide Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not
putting it in a fruit salad.
- Miles Kington
Slide If a man does his best, what else is there? - George S. Patton