The COVID-19 pandemic quickly and drastically changed how many businesses operate. Now, after three long months, many are ready to re-open or have started to do so. What are some things you can do to prepare your business for re-opening? If you’re already open, how can you optimize business in the new normal? And how [...]
Moments of Change: How Will Your Business Use Them to Thrive?
Not many (if any!) entrepreneurs would say that it’s been business as usual over the last few months. In fact, most business owners have never seen anything like this pandemic-induced economic shutdown and likely never will again. (And hope they never will!) Unusual circumstances can, however, make us aware of otherwise unnoticed opportunities. Learning how [...]
Making mental shifts during mentally difficult times
To say that we are living in a mentally taxing time is probably an understatement. In addition to worrying about our own health, we worry about the health of family, friends and neighbours; about our jobs or keeping our businesses afloat; about paying the bills; about balancing working from home while simultaneously caring for our [...]
One of the defining startup moments is when you get the opportunity to pitch your business to the key people who can make your idea a reality (e.g.: funders, potential partners). However, before the adrenaline rush, stress and exhilaration of the pitch, you need to roll up your sleeves for a few less glamourous, more [...]
While the term ‘pivot or persevere’ is typically used in the startup world, it can apply to almost any business at a crossroads. Entrepreneurs periodically need to assess their business and ask themselves this question: Am I making the progress I had hoped for and is it in line with my initial strategic plan or [...]