Thoughts on starting & operating a small business

  • Time Management

    I’ve written about time management before here and it is one of the most commonly written about topics in the blogosphere. But time being the most valuable commodity we have, I am going to share my latest thinking on what works for me. The way …

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  • Want to start a business? Here’s looking at you!

    I’ve been really grateful for the media about the cookbook – and as a confirmed introvert, I’m really glad to see the end of it! To me, the toughest type of interview is television. With radio and print media you don’t have to worry about …

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  • Media time

    Working at the bank, I did quite a few media interviews – and also after the two estate planning books were published. But this time around, with The Prairie Girl Cupcake Cookbook, is quite different – more fun and although it is nerve-wracking to be …

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  • Vintage recipes

    Andrew’s Mom, Shirley, passed away a couple of weeks ago, so it has been a sad time, as well as a time to share memories about her. In the course of spending time with family, my sister in law gave me Shirley’s recipe collection, a …

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  • WedLuxe Show – 2016

    One of Andrew’s pet peeves is being wished Happy New Year on any day after January 1st. I agree with him even though that might seem a little Grinch – like. In any event, here’s hoping 2016 is treating you well so far! The year …

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  • Yearend Ramblings

    This post – likely my last for the year – will be a mish-mash of thoughts I’ve had: (1) If you can’t see the impact of what you are doing, your efforts will diminish. Since the late summer I haven’t been able to see the …

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  • Bonus time

    This is a post that presents a problem business owners face…and no clear solution. Yeah, I know, very helpful. I’ve been in touch recently with a friend, “Karen”, who also owns a small business, over the topic of key-employee compensation. It’s always on a business …

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  • Good luck, Justin!

    We should have sent the new Prime Minister a Bay Street Cake yesterday saying “Good Luck!” Parliament Hill was overflowing with optimism about the changes that are coming…but without making this a political commentary, the challenge he faces is that government (any government) is really …

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  • Great! It’s not snowing!

    I’m working at home today and the view from my window is of a very rainy Wednesday in Toronto. I need a yellow raincoat like that! I chuckled last night when the news described what was coming today as a “severe fall storm”. It’s rain, …

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  • It’s here, it’s here, the cookbook is here!

    Ok, I have no idea why the photo is sideways – it is right way up on my desktop but, somehow, it is refusing to load into the post that way. Yesterday Andrew had a crazy day but he still spent his 20 minute break …

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