Business strategy

  • Seven deadly sins of business marketing

    Brand and marketing specialist Jamie Thomas lists the cardinal sins that many business owners commit when it comes to marketing. Take heed or repent at leisure

  • How to boost your productivity in three easy steps

    To truly work effectively today, writes Dermot Crowley, it’s critical to harness the power of technology and to use it in a coordinated way to manage three core aspects of your work – your actions, your inputs and your outcomes

  • Be less boring: Presenting financial content on stage

    Avoid being the speaker who makes the audience’s eyes glaze over and inspires the compilation of mental wish lists. Communications expert Jane Anderson reveals how

  • Engagement: The strategic way to win in business

    Happy staff and front-line customer service representatives translate into happy customers. Richard Maloney reveals how to boost staff morale to increase referrals and improve the bottom line

  • The reinvention of teamwork

    Technology gives us the power to communicate, collaborate and learn across great divides – but ultimately, it remains a tool. The real key to 21st-century business success is teamwork, writes Graham Winter

  • The 10 most common blocks to becoming a remarkable communicator

    How can you become that person who leaves their mark on others through inspirational and memorable conversations? Georgia Murch reveals what to avoid

  • The brutal truth

    Stefan Kazakis explains why you need to be accountable for your business and how you are responsible for getting it back on track

  • Forget the golden rule

    Motivational coach Roger Ellerton makes his case for why you should abandon that guiding principle if only to better figure out client needs

  • Supply is the only answer in BC

    One real estate investor says Vancouver’s tax hike on foreign investors will do little to curb escalating prices

  • Marketing Forces

    Marketing your business effectively is probably the second-most important strategic activity you can undertake after planning your overall strategy. Charles Beelaerts breaks down the challenges