Spring into the Season: Awesome Spring Events for Biz Owners

Spring has officially arrived in the Okanagan (kinda sorta) and that means there’s all sorts of great spring events happening to help you take your business to the next level. From skills development workshops to industry chats to networking events to just plain old-fashioned fun, there’s no shortage of ways to get out and about […]

Spring Cleaning Your Brain: 3 Mindset Shifts That Will Grow Your Business

Spring is a time for growth in a variety of different ways. And in today’s knowledge economy, much of your business’ growth is dependent on your ability to maintain a growth mindset. Mindset is something that almost every entrepreneur recognizes as of vital importance, but few entrepreneurs make time for mindset work. This spring, give […]

Tax Time is Coming: Maximize Your Return with These Simple Strategies

  It’s the end of March, which means two things: Spring has finally arrived, and tax season is on its way. Nobody likes filing taxes. But when you’re a freelancer, solopreneur, or startup founder, tax time is torture. Digging out crumpled receipts from the glove box of your car, frantically adding up everything you spent […]

Bland to Brand: Closing the Deal – How to Move Potential Clients from “I Don’t Know” to “Heck Yes!”

  Whether you’re a freelancer or startup founder, sales are key to your business’ success. It doesn’t matter whether your product or service is the best on the planet if you can’t successfully convince people to do business with you. That’s why the #1 thing that determines whether freelancers & startup founders succeed or fail…is […]

Growing Your Startup: Attracting New Talent in a Competitive Market

The thing about being a startup founder is that your business inevitably starts to grow, which means at some point you have to start hiring (or keep hiring) in order to handle your ever-increasing workload and capitalize on new opportunities. But in competitive markets where there’s a shortage of qualified talent, and where budget constraints […]

Stronger Together: Level Up Your Freelance Game with Strategic Partnerships

  Freelancing can often seem like a lonely path to walk. You against the world as you work alone on projects all day every day, trapped in (or perhaps enjoying) your Fortress of Solitude. But the great thing about being a freelancer is that it affords you a great deal of freedom and opportunity. And […]

Love is in the Air: How NOT to Start a Business with Your Spouse

  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As we celebrate a day all about the weirdest matchmaker ever (“Our friend Cupid set us up on a blind date! He shot us both with golden arrows, it was so romantic!”) let’s explore some of the things that make entrepreneur power couples work…and the things that don’t.   So […]

Stressing the Importance of Relaxation: How Stress Shrivels Your Brain and Wrecks Your Body

Pressure: The thing that not even the combined powers of Freddie Mercury AND David Bowie could vanquish. But rather than the terror of knowing what this world is about, stress is more the terror of knowing that you have challenges in front of you, but not knowing whether you can handle them. Stress is something […]