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Networking: Step One – Show Up

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Networking.  

Step One – Show Up

 

 

 

 

Step One: Show Up

It sounds simple, yes, but how many times have you been invited to an event and you have every intention to go, and then last minute “something comes up” and you bail?  Probably more often than any of us would like to admit.  Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

Career envy: we’ve all had it, but have we all overcome it?

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Career envy: we’ve all had it, but have we all overcome it?

As someone who battled with this for many years, I can confidently tell you that this type of envy is not something that is easily treated, nor is it easy to identify. You become this person who ends up being a shell of who you “once were”; you wake up one morning and find yourself at the bottom of some deep dark hole and you don’t know how you ended up there…

Let me back up a few years and give you a better understanding of how I ended up where I am today… When I was in high school, my parents encouraged me to pursue whatever career I wanted, but in their experience and very strong opinion, a “useful degree in business” was best. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

 

As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and extreme importance in working hard but also “letting things go”. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized, Up Close & Personal

Maximizing Growth and Delight in Existing Customers and Staff

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This article was recently posted in the Capital Ideas section of the Edmonton Journal. The article includes some great pieces of advice from Edmonton’s entrepreneurs, including some from our very own Sally Banek, CPA, CMA, on how to balance support and growth in existing staff and customers.

Follow the link to read more!

Capital Questions

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Up Close & Personal

How to Share Heartfelt Mentorship: An Essay Inspired by a Journey

Written by: Sally Banek, CPA, CMA, via Linkedin

Two weeks ago, my 19 year old daughter departed on a journey.  Four months of training in Thailand, followed by two more months of missionary work in Cambodia and Laos.  If it were anybody else’s daughter, I’d be thrilled.

“What an amazing adventure!  Do it now, before life gets in your way.”

But it’s not somebody else’s daughter.  Read More…