Category: Business & Entrepreneurs

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

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…

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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…

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Maximizing Growth and Delight in Existing Customers and Staff

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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CPA Annual Chapter Night Out

Last night our Accounting and Finance team went out on the town! Well, technically walked across the street to the Westin Hotel for the, CPA 13th Annual Chapter Night Out. The night is filled with over 300 business professionals, which offers a unique experience to bump our elbows with some of Edmonton’s brightest and most accomplished!…

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The Value of Sales and Service Training

The Value of Sales and Service Training The foundation of our business success is a commitment to performance excellence in all what we do.  The cornerstone to attain this level of excellence for our organization is via training and a commitment to customer service.  The Alberta business market has becoming more and more commoditized, coupled…

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How to be a Leader: 4 Rules of Leadership Greatness

How to be a Great Leader in Good and Tough Times: 4 Rules of Leadership Greatness Over the years watching some leaders struggle, while others thrive, one thing is apparent:  Good leaders are hard to find and the wrong leader can lead to long-term damage. Good leaders attract, retain and surround themselves with top talent, higher…

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40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb

Recently this excellent article from Jeff Haden was borough to our attention and recognized as extremely helpful when it comes to proper grammar! Read through the following and save yourself some embarrassment. 40 Incorrectly Used Words That Can Make You Look Dumb – From Jeff Haden on Linked In While I like to think I know a little…

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5 Reasons why it is hard to hire great people today – via Jeff Zinser

An excellent article worth reading from Jeff Zinser – the owner and founder of Right Recruiting , an executive search firm based in Philadelphia. Right Recruiting’s clientele is comprised of national and local businesses, and Zinser specializes in both contingency and retained search.   5 reasons why it is hard to hire great people today…

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Two Key Ways to Reposition Your Brand to Make More Money

How boosting your actual value and perceived value can help you increase  margins for your business and make more money   Soda sells for $0.67 at the grocery store or $8 at an amusement park. Steaks  are priced from $15 at a casual restaurant to around $35 at a fine dining  establishment.  A cup of…

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