September 18, 2015
Those of us who live on the southwest coast of British Columbia are very familiar with the yellow and white float planes that come and go from all over the coast.
Click the link below and enjoy. As always, fast forward to about 33 minutes.
August 13, 2015
After taking the summer off I’m back on CFAX 1070 talking about entrepreneurship.
This month we talk about the importance of focus in order to be successful in entrepreneurship. We use examples of how when various entrepreneurs were distracted by buying sports franchises their businesses suffered and in some cases failed.
As always fast forward to about 34 minutes and enjoy!
July 24, 2015
The Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society raises money annually for the BC Cancer Foundation and has been doing so for about six years. Almost $600,000 has been raised over this time with much of that coming from its Lights of Courage campaign.
I was on CFAX this morning talking about Lights of Courage which launches today.
Visit the link below and fast forward to about 51:30 minutes to learn more.
June 30, 2015
I’m not sure about manipulating public policy (in the form of lengthening the holding period for the tax treatment of dividends in the US) to impact investor thinking.
However, the idea of getting investors to think like owners instead of renters makes good sense.
May 1, 2015
On yesterday’s CFAX 1070 segment on entrepreneurship and investing, recent University of Victoria graduate Chris Hildreth pitched me on his new venture.
Top Soil proposes to build a business growing produce on building rooftops all over the Capital Regional District (to start) and selling the fresh product to local restaurants. Victoria hotspot Fiamo has already signed on.
This is a true “triple bottom line” business. Click the link below and listen in (as always fast forward to about 32 minutes) to hear us talk about the most important component of the trip bottom line – profitability.
April 10, 2015
On April 8 University of Victoria student Bhupinder Dulku pitches me on his start-up business http://www.travelmetrics.co.
When hearing an investment pitch for a start-up I look for four topcis to be clearly and succinctly answered:
(1) Describe the market pain.
(2) Describe your solution.
(3) Provide your background and any skills you need to drive the business successfully.
(4) Describe how you’re going to make money and the investment opportunity.
Click the link below and listen in to his pitch and my questions and critique.