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Cathy Yeomans

Picking the “Right” Client

When starting our business we tend to want to work with anybody who is willing to pay us for our services or products. But as time goes by, you may find that working with the wrong client ends up costing you time, money and possibly a bit of your sanity! Take some time to define […]

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(Français) Choisir le «bon» client

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My top three lessons learned in consulting

So you’re starting a business…Congratulations! Hard work, perseverance and focus will take you a long way. Learning from other entrepreneurs will also help you avoid some pitfalls. Here are three lessons I’ve learned along the way while consulting: 1.   Don’t get involved in office politics. It’s important to draw a line and draw it […]

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Why networking is critical to your business

People do business with people. That’s why it’s important to expand your business circle and connect with people who can help your business whether as a customer, a partner, or even a mentor. Take some time to research business groups, clubs, Chamber of Commerce, related events and other possibilities within your area. Ask to come […]

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Three reasons to learn financial literacy in business

Why would you want to know the financial landscape of your business? Here are three good reasons: Measurable outcomes. What cannot be measured cannot be managed. In other words, if you don’t know what funds are coming in and what funds are going out, then how do you know how well your business is doing? […]

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The pros and cons of working from home

A 2008 Statistics Canada study showed a correlation between working at home and satisfaction with work-life balance however, working from home isn’t for everyone. When it does suit your situation though, it can be almost glorious. Here are some common pros and cons when considering working from home versus working in an office: Pros: Work-life […]

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