Up Close & Personal

Seeing is Believing? Or is Believing … Seeing?

on
Tags:  , , 0 comment so far

By Cat Lam, CPA-CMA

Founder of ITsolopreneurs.com

 

“Dad, how many Santa Clauses are there in the world?”

Here’s the backstory. Since I had my 5 yr old, I have been dreading the one day that I have to finally break it to him that Santa isn’t real. Growing up in an immigrant household, there was no concept of Santa Claus. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

Career envy: we’ve all had it, but have we all overcome it?

on
Tags:  , , , , 0 comment so far

Career envy: we’ve all had it, but have we all overcome it?

As someone who battled with this for many years, I can confidently tell you that this type of envy is not something that is easily treated, nor is it easy to identify. You become this person who ends up being a shell of who you “once were”; you wake up one morning and find yourself at the bottom of some deep dark hole and you don’t know how you ended up there…

Let me back up a few years and give you a better understanding of how I ended up where I am today… When I was in high school, my parents encouraged me to pursue whatever career I wanted, but in their experience and very strong opinion, a “useful degree in business” was best. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

The Power of Recharging and the Importance of Balance

 

As a person that loves to be busy I also love my downtime and try to live my life as balanced as I can. This sense of balance just recently came into my life in my early 30’s as I finally saw the value and extreme importance in working hard but also “letting things go”. Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized, Up Close & Personal

Maximizing Growth and Delight in Existing Customers and Staff

on
Tags:  , 0 comment so far

This article was recently posted in the Capital Ideas section of the Edmonton Journal. The article includes some great pieces of advice from Edmonton’s entrepreneurs, including some from our very own Sally Banek, CPA, CMA, on how to balance support and growth in existing staff and customers.

Follow the link to read more!

Capital Questions

capital_ideas2

 

 

Read More…


Up Close & Personal

How to Share Heartfelt Mentorship: An Essay Inspired by a Journey

Written by: Sally Banek, CPA, CMA, via Linkedin

Two weeks ago, my 19 year old daughter departed on a journey.  Four months of training in Thailand, followed by two more months of missionary work in Cambodia and Laos.  If it were anybody else’s daughter, I’d be thrilled.

“What an amazing adventure!  Do it now, before life gets in your way.”

But it’s not somebody else’s daughter.  Read More…


Up Close & Personal

Rack-Ruitment Partners Run for the Cure!

October is National Breast Cancer Month and like most Canadians, many of us at Recruitment Partners have been affected in one way or another by this adverse disease. That’s why each year we lace up our sneakers, put on our Rack-Ruitment Partners t-shirts and pop open our fun box of pink hats, wigs and suspenders to join the crowds for CIBC’s Run for the Cure. Read More…


Uncategorized, Up Close & Personal

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ……

on
0 comment so far

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas ……

A well deserved reward  for a  hard working team!

Four years later and we are hitting our stride. Marketing and recruiting 24/7 has began to build a reputation that we are proud of and one that we have no intention of taking for granted.

But our four days of frozen mojitos, sun, fun, pools, synchronized swimming and tattoos has warranted us to establish our 10 tried and true recruiter core concepts to a successful and regret free vacay! Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Up Close & Personal

The Value of Sales and Service Training

on
0 comment so far

The Value of Sales and Service Training

The foundation of our business success is a commitment to performance excellence in all what we do.  The cornerstone to attain this level of excellence for our organization is via training and a commitment to customer service.  The Alberta business market has becoming more and more commoditized, coupled with a sense of complacency and entitlement (the Alberta advantage?).  Read More…


Up Close & Personal

The Working Mom … “Can we have it all?”

on
Tags:  , 0 comment so far

As a young person, and at the beginning of my career, naïve to anything related to adulthood I would confidently state “Of course not, silly”.  Women take a proud step back to carry, bear and rear little ones…  Heck, at this point in my life I contemplated pregnancy as a way of getting OUT of work!  Read More…


Business & Entrepreneurs, Tips for Job Seekers, Up Close & Personal

How to be a Leader: 4 Rules of Leadership Greatness

on
0 comment so far

How to be a Great Leader in Good and Tough Times:

4 Rules of Leadership Greatness

Over the years watching some leaders struggle, while others thrive, one thing is apparent:  Good leaders are hard to find and the wrong leader can lead to long-term damage.

Good leaders attract, retain and surround themselves with top talent, higher productivity and a competitive edge through both good and challenging times.  Read More…


Page 1 of 3123