What’s Wrong With Being a Geek?

His Honor shares his insights with the commoners … I sat down with Rob Duvall last week and learned a surprising fact about this well-spoken, friendly, outgoing guy: In highschool and college, Rob was a self-professed geek. Now I could continue to say was, but quite frankly something tells me that a bit of that geek…

How I Found Success Through Failure

With a Big and Little S I’m not a huge fan of failure. I don’t suppose most people are. It’s not a great feeling to put your heart, soul, sweat, blood and tears in to something like a business and have it go belly up. No offence to anyone who’s an employee but if you’ve…

I Have to Sit Still During a Podcast?

That just isn’t going to happen. In the true spirit of an extreme Type A – I have been rebelling against listening to podcasts. Ironic given I’ve just launched one of my own but I figure somebody out there must be a Type B. Somebody must believe it’s ok to just sit and listen to…

Start Sales Right From the Beginning

And other sales tips I wish I knew Like most small business owners, I’m in sales. More of a like it or not situation for me actually, as I tend to think of sales in a retail frame vs small business. Having worked in retail for many years you’d think that this skill would come easily…

Are You Passionate About Your Business?

My guest and I go back to 1979. Yep, waaaaayyy back to the rockin’ 70’s which seems kind of appropriate given what Wayne Deadder does now. As a successful session and band musician, Wayne has been delighting audiences with his guitar skills for over 30 years and is a two-time Juno nominee. On top of his…

Working With Family?

You need leadership, communication and governance. Now. Doesn’t that sound ominous and like a lot of hard work? But let’s consider what you and your family are currently doing to build your business. I’ll guess it’s a lot of hard work, right? My guest today, Laurel Hubber, agrees with you and knows what it takes to…