SMALL BUSINESSES AROUND THE WORLD It’s your time to fly ….…. to fly away from S.A.D. to M.A.D. The world’s economy is still teetering on the edge of the abyss – on the edge of deflation or, even worse, depression. There are hopeful signs emerging in America and in parts of Europe that there might … Continue reading Family Businesses – now is the time for you
We all could be our own “Virginistas” – but first we have to CHOOSE to be so At the cinema last night, I went to watch Nelson Mandela’s film “The long walk to freedom”, but before watching the main film, I was first struck once again by the brilliant Virgin Altantic advert – “Flying in … Continue reading Nelson Mandela and Virgin epitomise what we must all need to achieve
An interesting surprise from Thrifty Car Hire on my return to Calgary Airport Further to my recent postings about the great experience of dealing with Canadian people and businesses, apart from Thrifty Car Hire, I arrived back at Calgary Airport tired after a long icy ride back from Panorama Mountain Village. We handed the car … Continue reading Thrifty Car Hire – What’s going on here?
To Panorama Mountain Village via Sheraton Suites Calgary, Canmore, and Banff A nervously expectant visitor to Canada (Part 2)-& Why Thrifty is not particularly nifty ! Following a great experience of friendly “Canadian Culture” in Vancouver, we headed for The Sheraton Suites Hotel at Eau Claire Calgary, where I previously received the best example of customer … Continue reading A nervously expectant visitor to Canada (part 2) including is Thrifty particularly nifty
Global Speakers Summit Vancouver at Westin Bay Shore Hotel Based on my previous visit to Canada, I was looking forward to this visit in December, first to the Global Speakers Summit,a conference in Vancouver, followed by (part 2) a holiday in Panorama mountain village in the Rockies in British Columbia, via Calgary and Banff. I … Continue reading A nervously expectant visitor to Canada (part 1 )
From Vancouver overlooking the harbour in Westin Bay Shore Hotel – my thoughts about service Canadian style I flew in yesterday from London Heathrow non stop to Vancouver to stay in the hotel Westin Bay Shore overlooking the harbour with its beautiful views, and it made me think about my previous experience of Canada. Both … Continue reading Who will stand out from the crowd in Canada this December
An invitation to Canadians – Who do you know who stands out from the crowd? I am looking forward to visiting friends in Canada in December, when I will be attending the GSS Summit at Vancouver, with Global Speakers from countries around the world I will be writing about my customer service experiences which will … Continue reading Invitation to Canadian businesses – Please join my ‘Crusade against Mediocrity’
The Original Pineapple Man – from Barbados In September I went on holiday with friends to Barbados – a very small island in the caribbean with a delightful laid back population heavily dependent on tourism. As is common with so many holiday destinations around the world – we were regularly pestered by locals trying to … Continue reading Let me introduce you to a brilliant salesman from Barbados
At times like this, even though we are supposedly gradually coming out of our recession, many businesses are quite sensibly looking nervously ahead, trying to be positive, but worried about “the bubble bursting”. I personally believe, and I sincerely hope I am wrong, that Europe (including UK) is still to experience a massive implosion as … Continue reading Are we spending too much time ‘pole vaulting over mouse poo’ ?
Networking is not Net-eating or Net-sitting – it is Net Working Recently I ran another enjoyable session for East Sussex Entrepreneurs at our BBF (Business Builder Forum for Entrepreneurs) at the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. Disappointingly several members had to cancel attendance at the last moment, but a comment at the end of the meeting … Continue reading Networking does not have to be hard work – if you are organised