I’ve taken a bit of a break from travelling in the last little while focusing rather intently on my new home (Bowen Island) and the developments on my piece of land. So it was great to get back out on the road again. This time with my family (parents and sister) for a much anticipated […]


A little while back I got a letter in the mail. Handwritten and addressed to me. In this day and age of tweets, emails and instant messages, getting a piece of personal mail is a rare and very welcome occurrence! I thought it might be from a friend. But when I looked more closely, I […]


It’s a miserable, raining day here on Bowen Island. It’s dark. It’s gray. My energy has just taken a nose dive and I’m eyeing the couch and that book I’m reading. It doesn’t help that my puppy is in his infamous, lying on his back pose, full on belly exposure and making delightful sleeping noises. […]


If you run Google Adwords PPC ads for your business, you might think to yourself, I wonder how much I am getting from my ads? With the data you get in your Adwords account and your Analytics, you can see website traffic and conversions resulting from the clicks on your ads. But how about any […]


Hope you’ve had a great start to 2016! I don’t know about you, but a new year always fills me with excitement. The promise of what it will bring and renewed motivation and inspiration for getting things done. But enthusiasm can wane, or the stress and overwhelm of running a business can just plain run […]


Hard to believe that 2015 is almost over. Hope that you had a great and exciting year in your small business! Perhaps with the hustle and bustle of being a biz owner, you may have missed some of these posts from the year. That’s where this roundup comes in. Check out the top posts here […]


Twitter features you might not know about

December 7, 2015

Social media channels are always changing. It’s easy for updates to slip through the cracks with busy schedules. Here are a few more recent Twitter updates that you may have missed. Likes instead of favourites Twitter has replaced its “favourite” function with a “like” button. Their goal is to make their service more user friendly. […]

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Small business around the world – Germany, the Czech Republic & Slovakia

November 23, 2015

Taking a step back from it all and traveling in a place unknown is one of my favourite ways to get a fresh perspective on life. Love the challenge of communicating in other languages and experiencing day to day life for different cultures. It’s always an eye (and soul) opening experience, which is why travel […]

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Should I ask for likes on Facebook?

October 8, 2015

As a small business on Facebook, you want more likes and reach for your page. One strategy that you may have noticed in your account is the ability to ask your friends to like your page. Just click on the blue “Promote” button in the right hand corner of your page and select “Invite Your […]

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What images can I use online?

September 10, 2015

There’s no question of the vast importance of images when it come to any business’, big or small, marketing efforts. When it comes to social media, there’s the by-now-no-front-page-news that images increase engagement. Especially since the (once text only) Twitter now has images on display! Beyond social media, using images on your blog helps to […]

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