A rant about television programming and why TV shows fail

I’m breaking from my usual topics — business/finance/real estate — to rant about television programming and why TV shows fail. We’re at that time of year when networks unveil their new shows. As I look at the long list of new shows that are out there, I see an alarming trend towards shows that are […]

How to handle difficult customer service situations and bad PR

Running a business means putting yourself out there… and guess what: You’re not going to please everybody. I could fill a book with times that I’ve pissed off customers (when I was an employee and as a business owner). Of course I don’t go out of my way to do it but it happens. Clients […]

The 4 P’s of marketing in your sales funnel

You’ve probably heard of the 4 p’s of marketing – product, price, promotion, and place. In this blog post, I want to examine how these concepts fit into your sales funnel: PRODUCT In the earlier stages of your sales funnel, buyers are concerned less about the product itself but are more interested in the benefits. […]

Mining in Manitoba — the Flin Flon-Snow Lake Greenstone Belt

Disclaimer: I am an investment writer with an interest in the resource industry. I am not a Professional Geologist or licensed financial advisor. I do own investments in some Manitoba-based mining companies and will disclose this information when relevant. Please always do your own due diligence before making any decisions that affect your portfolio. I’m […]

What I’m working on this week (Oct 1 – 5)

I’ve missed doing these during my 30 days of focus challenge in September. (Hey I didn’t want to plague you with updates… although I might have anyway). Lots going on right now — it’s awesome! I think the most challenging thing I’m facing is trying to keep up with the onslaught of opportunities and evaluate […]