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7 signs you have a time management problem

By John Nieuwenburg

Do you never have enough time? Dealing with one urgent issue after another? When was the last time you had an entire weekend off?

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How to improve your productivity with a default diary

By John Nieuwenburg

Taking control over your time is the first step to gain control over your business again. A default diary will help you do that.

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Why it’s worth stepping outside of your comfort zone. Is vulnerability standing in the way of the business you want?

By John Nieuwenburg

One of the most common things standing in the way of my clients reaching out for help earlier in their lives as business owners is vulnerability, specifically a fear of putting themselves in a place of being vulnerable. Vulnerability for many of us feels like a risk, like standing on the sharp edge of a…

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Are you in control of the financial side of your business?

By John Nieuwenburg

As a business coach, I’ve had an opportunity to see behind the scenes in a lot of businesses. One area of concern (and sometimes shame or embarrassment) for a lot of business owners is the financial side. I’ve had owners confide to me things like:  I don’t think I can make payroll next week It…

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is getting a business coach the right step

Is getting a business coach your ticket to freedom?

By John Nieuwenburg

People become business owners so that they can grow to a place where they have the freedom to live the life they want, not so that they can continue to work long hours keeping their business moving forward while their team punches out at 5 o’clock to enjoy happy hour, put in a round of…

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Did the pandemic create your business problems? Or just reveal them?

By John Nieuwenburg

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, small businesses across the globe were forced to either adapt quickly or shut their doors, in some cases for good. It is easy to blame the reaction from governments, pre-existing weak areas in the economy, and the virus itself for the problems and struggles that have taken place over the…

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Recessions, change and whitewater: what it takes to succeed right now

By John Nieuwenburg

Lately, I’ve been frequently referencing a well known Warren Buffett quote: “Only when the tide goes out, do we discover who’s been swimming naked.” But what does it really mean to say this? Let’s dive in. Lots of businesses ride on what I’ll term an ‘artificial bubble’. So when everything’s moving along as usual, the…

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Do you have a plan to reach your revenue and profit goals?

By John Nieuwenburg

Even in the best of times, when the economy is strong and business is booming, you need to have a plan in place for how you are going to reach your revenue and profit goals. And in order to do that you need to understand the relationship between revenue, profit, and the tactics that you…

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Pivoting Your Business To Survive And Thrive

By John Nieuwenburg

For the majority of us, in Canada and the United States at least, it’s now been over a month since we experienced a huge upheaval in our day to day lives due to COVID-19 and social distancing. Our personal and our professional lives were changed significantly and suddenly; we had to learn how to survive.…

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