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Top Blog Posts of 2013

Many business owners share the same needs and frustrations. A key for us in understanding what is important to business owners is by regularly reviewing our website statistics. Here's our top 10 blog posts of 2013.  10. Business Strategy: Hope or Hypothesis - Do you use the ‘hope’ strategy in your business? It goes something like this: Let... Continue reading

There is No Magic Pill for Small Business Success

If we could just invent a magic pill that business owners could take to solve all their problems – our business problems would be solved too! And a lot of times, we come across business owners looking to us to provide the magic pill. While you might think they would be good clients, actually they are not. It never works unless the business owne... Continue reading

The Importance of Small Businesses

Saturday, October 20th 2012, Canada celebrates entrepreneurs and small business with the first Canada’s Small Business Saturday, an initiative by the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business) and Interac. Why is important to ‘fish in our own pond’? Doesn’t our livelihood come from our own community? Why would we take our local e... Continue reading

Business School Simplified!

We know most business owners don’t have formal business training. They learn from the 'school of hard knocks'. But when you search the web for business knowledge it is absolutely overwhelming. How do you know who to trust? Which body of knowledge is more valuable? At The Business Therapist® we have spent many years filtering through what is i... Continue reading

Motivation in the Workplace – 3 Tips

Although first published in 1959, The Magic of Thinking Big, by David J. Schwartz, Ph.D  has lots of timeless and valuable ideas. He suggests: “To activate others, to make them enthusiastic, you must first be enthusiastic yourself.” I totally agree. Dr. Schwartz provides 3 ways to get motivated or activated: Grow the ‘I’m activated... Continue reading

Do Business Owners Have Self-Imposed Barriers?

When clients come to me for small business advice, I like to look for self-imposed barriers – which are held thoughts or beliefs that block you from seeing an opportunity. These beliefs are in the business owner’s head. A common example of a self-imposed barrier The business owner is sure he or she already knows their customers’ needs and ... Continue reading