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How to prepare for a business trip

Tomorrow I leave on a four-week long business trip and I haven’t packed my suitcase yet.   When I met my husband in 2003 we knew life will get interesting: I had a business back home in Switzerland but we both agreed we wanted to live together in Canada. The lifestyle we chose still gets me […]

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Searching for the pot of gold

Tomorrow is Saint Patrick’s Day, most of us know it as an Irish holiday, we wear something green and drink a Guinness. But maybe you have also heard of that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?   The story behind this legend sounds magical and involves a leprechaun. As the legend goes, […]

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Do we really need an International Women’s Day?

Yesterday on March 8, 2016 was International Women’s Day. This global day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.   Hmmm …. I am not quite sure what I think about this day. In all honesty, I find it sad that we need an official, international Women’s Day to point out that even […]

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Slowing Down to smell the Roses

This blog post is inspired by my husband in two ways. He is taking me on a 3-day trip this week, a mini-vacation for my birthday. Also, when I was wondering out loud what I want to write about this week he said: “about slowing down and smelling the roses”.   The reason he gave […]

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How a cluttered workspace impacts your energy level

Are you ‘guilty’ of having a cluttered workspace?You are not alone, I hear from a lot of business owners and entrepreneurs that they struggle keeping their desks clear.What is interesting is, that I came across these studies at the Princeton University that suggest that a cluttered workspace means a cluttered brain.Professor Sabine Kastner has been researching […]

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Three Tips to Overcome Fear of Finances

There is a lot of Fear around dealing with Finances, especially business finances. This prevents otherwise smart and capable entrepreneurs from making smart decisions or from making decisions at all.   If you are amongst the small business owners that are stressed out by money, budgets and taxes, then this fear of finances probably existed […]

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4 tips to avoid Cash flow problems

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners face cash flow problems. And all too often, they fail to notice these cash issues in time. According to Dun and Bradstreet, cash flow problems cause 90 percent of small business to fail.   Did you know you can have a profitable business and still run out of cash? […]

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Declutter: 6 ways to tidy up your business

I bet you have heard of Mari Kondo and her #1 New York Times Bestselling Guide The Life-changing Magic of Tidyng-up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. The amazing success this book has shows how much we are in need to declutter our lives these days.   I have been on a clutter clearing […]

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Keeping Records with the help of a Vision Board

How would you feel if keeping records would become an enjoyable task rather than a dreaded one?   How would this change your day to day life as an entrepreneur if you would get inspired and excited every time you organize and file your receipts, bills, and statements?   Unfortunately, for most entrepreneur this is […]

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The Business Finance Pyramid

On my search for a great topic for this weeks blog I came across an interesting article and concept from May 2012 by Bruce Sellery, that he calls “The Priority Pyramid”. He has devised a system that helps you out If you are having troubles setting financial priorities.   It is based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs that […]

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