Monthly Archives: November 2014

5 Dysfunctions of a Team & How To Fix Them

fivedysfunctionsIf you’re anything like me, you’ll enjoy a great fable when it carries a valuable lesson that can be applied to any situation. It’s rare that I read a book cover to cover without stopping (because I don’t ever have the time) but that’s exactly what happened when I recently read The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni.

Patrick’s fable-style format is very engaging and is a book you could probably read in 5 uninterrupted hours or less. Though I won’t get into the fable itself (you really need to read it), I’ll discuss the five dysfunctions of teams covered in the book. Continue reading

5 Fatal Mistakes That Cause Businesses To Fail

ID-100262266It’s shocking to think that 8 out of 10 businesses fail in their first few years of life but that’s one of the statistics that are floating around from Bloomberg. I’m not sure how they collect their data or what exactly they classify as an unsuccessful business but there are many reasons why businesses fail. Continue reading

5 Rookie Mistakes When Networking For Business

ID-10062570I’ve spent a lot of time recently discussing the power and importance of networking for business but I often worry that the message gets misinterpreted. There are people who hear “networking for business” and think that means pitching everyone in sight once you walk into a room.

That’s definitely not what I think of when I think about networking for business.

The sad part is that there are people that aren’t rookies by most standards, yet still fall victim to the same networking mistakes in the end. Above all else, there are five common mistakes that always come back to… Continue reading

Kelowna Business Mixer & Information Session – Nov. 19, 2014

BDO invites you to join us for an enjoyable Business Mixer and Informational Evening about our Human Bonspiel Kelowna Corporate Challenge.

On November 19th from 5 – 7 pm, BDO Canada will be showing off their Canadian spirit and holding a Business Mixer and fun information session about their January, 2015 Human Bonspiel in support of the Rotary Centre for the Arts.

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How To Enhance The Value of Your Business Before Sale

selling-your-businessAre you considering selling your business? If so, you’re probably already thinking about what you can do to increase the value of your company before sale. In my experience as a business valuator, I’ve often noticed that what owners think their business is worth can often be far from what it is actually worth in reality.

Your business is worth a lot to you but what is it worth from a buyer’s perspective? The price someone is willing to pay is individual to them. There are as many prices out there as there are potential buyers.

The goal is to… Continue reading

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