28 Jan 2018
January 28, 2018

50 inspirational quotes to motivate you

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Need some inspiration for the week ahead? I have written extensively about the importance of setting goals, especially if you want to grow and expand your practice. Coming up with the ideas is the easy part – it’s fun to think about adding a zero or two to your monthly revenue (or your paycheque). It’s.. read more →

If you don’t have one, now is the time to start creating it. Having a business plan – even at an optometry practice – is the key to maximizing your business’s potential. Even though ODs focus on health, the fundamentals of how their practices operate are similar to those of businesses in other sectors. The.. read more →

07 Jan 2018
January 7, 2018

Prepare your practice for 2018

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Happy New Year! With a new year comes new opportunities, and hopefully some time to reflect on what you want to achieve in the year ahead. For some, that takes the form of a new year’s resolution. For businesses – goals, and hopefully targets and strategies to accompany them. Whatever the end goal, it is.. read more →

25 Nov 2017
November 25, 2017

Open or closed for the holidays?

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This weekend marks one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year here in North America. In Canada, Boxing Day courts some of the longest lines and biggest sales. But in the United States, Black Friday and Cyber Monday take the cake. For retailers, staying open isn’t even a question. The holiday shopping season is.. read more →

16 Nov 2017
November 16, 2017

Have you failed lately?

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“Resilience is not about giving up striving for success or lowering the bar to mediocrity. It’s about learning how to risk mistakes, adapt to change and bounce back from disappointment and failure as we work toward meaningful goals.” I love this excerpt from one of Margie Warrell’s columns in Forbes. If the word ‘failure’ leaves you with.. read more →

We come to and hold the jobs we have for different reasons. Compensation is inevitably a major reason why most of us have jobs in the first place. But in terms of the type of job we choose, it may be flexible hours, perks, location, passion, level of compensation or any other number of reasons.. read more →

After a warm and sunny October, November on the west coast is bringing home the fact that summer is long behind us. Our days are getting shorter, even if our workdays aren’t. And as holiday season decorations and sales start to roll out, employees are likely beginning to look ahead to the many fun distractions.. read more →

23 Oct 2017
October 23, 2017

Moving past a crisis of confidence

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It’s a familiar theme, and this research hits it home. An eight-year study of hundreds of thousands of people in 48 countries has found that women are less self-confident than men. There is no rational reason for why this should be the case: men and women of all ages, professions and backgrounds should feel empowered.. read more →

17 Oct 2017
October 17, 2017

Happy Small Business Week

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This week marks Small Business Week here in Canada. For us in British Columbia, we’re also halfway through Small Business Month, which makes it the perfect time to give a shout-out to the entrepreneurs, employees and consumers who start, serve and frequent small businesses across the country. Around 98% of businesses in Canada are small.. read more →

I’ve written before about the widespread benefits of having an engaged group of employees working for you. On the whole, they’re more productive, morale increases, creativity thrives, customers benefit. When employees are engaged, it typically means staff feel satisfied in their roles. They have responsibility, they’re heard, they’re given opportunities to learn, train and enhance.. read more →