Twenty years and counting

On this day, twenty years ago I opened by first home based business. Well the first venture I really treated as a business. In the time between now and then, I’ve come to realize that my early endeavours in babysitting, pet sitting and household chores could...

Reflections on the Economic Forum

One of the perks of my day job with Community Futures Yellowhead East is the ability to attend events like the 2017 Economic Forum. This event put on by the Whitecourt and District Chamber of Commerce along with several sponsors. This year was my third year in a row...

Facing the Fifteen Dollar an hour challenge

Facing the Fifteen Dollar Per Hour Challenge How Small Business Owners in Alberta Can Deal with Minimum Wage Increases Book CoachingBook Discovery Session Business owners large and small are facing the phasing in of wage increases in Alberta. There are many working...

Winds of Change

Yup! It’s happening again. I’m changing business direction and refining my niche back to small town small business and away from the survivor work that I’ve been involved in over the past three years. While I’ve grown so much on a personal...

In advance of the celebration

In advance of the celebration My youngest turns 14 I am acutely aware, for some reason, this morning that in many cultures my job as a mother would be officially done. Today or on this day in the past two years, depending on the tradition really. My youngest turns 14...