What the parties are saying about small business in the Nova Scotia election

As an advocate for small business, job one is getting issues in front of politicians. Prior to this election, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) presented each of the parties in the Nova Scotia election a small business “platform’ outlining key areas our 5,200 members in Nova Scotia have identified as priorities. We sent …

Fall Back Up

This week on Fall Back Up, perhaps one of the most important, yet least talked about issues facing entrepreneurs, their own mental health. I first met Michael DeVenney after he reached out to me to discuss an initiative he is working on called The Mindset Project. The work is about the intersection of entrepreneurship and …

Fall Back Up

This week, I have two more episodes of Fall Back Up for your weekend listening pleasure.   In the first I talk with actor, commentator, motivational speaker, restorative justice specialist and now president of the Professional Speakers Federation, Bill Carr. I’ve known Bill for many years and we cover lots of territory in our conversation, …

Winter is Coming

Nova Scotia’s electoral Game of Thrones is in full swing and while it may lack the dramatic flair of the HBO series, it has one thing in common, winter is coming. Unfortunately, the parties are either unaware of it or are seemingly oblivious to a stark reality. All of the parties have launched their offensives …

Fall Back Up

This week on Fall Back Up, I have two podcasts for you to enjoy with two exceptional people. The intent of this podcast is to is to provide you with engaging and thoughtful insights into Atlantic Canada through conversations with business leaders, innovators and high performers. First up this week, one of Atlantic Canada's digital pioneers. …

Fall Back Up

I’m delighted to announce the launch of my podcast, Fall Back Up. It’s a weird name, I know. The idea is to explore the experiences of business leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and high performers in Atlantic Canada. The idea behind “Fall Back Up” is the exploration of  life's missteps as they relate to individual growth. I’ve …

Nova Scotia’s pre election budget: anger and gratitude

Premier Stephen McNeil must be listening to Tony Robbins. One of the tenets of the motivational speaker’s philosophy is it’s impossible to be angry and grateful at the same time. McNeil’s recent budget leverages the idea in spades. CFIB members have been lobbying for tax relief over the last four years. Finance Minister Randy DeLorey …