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Business grants still available
Contributed - Jun 22, 2021 - Columnists

By Casey Cullen and Hee Young Chung If you haven’t yet heard, there is still Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant funding available. Small and medium size businesses in B.C. can apply for grants up to $30,000, and eligible tourism related businesses can receive an additional $5,000 to $15,000. The Small and Medium Sized Business […]

Always follow Rule of 72
Myrna Selzler Park - Jun 21, 2021 - Columnists

I hate it when I don’t follow my advice—my own really, really good advice. I was about to make a big announcement that would change everyone’s life. In my consulting practice, I recommend the Rule of 72. As a leader, when a big change is being proposed, as much as you can, give people time […]

Entrepreneurs need retirement plan
Contributed - Jun 18, 2021 - Columnists

By Casey Cullen and Hee Young Chung You built a business! You made it a success. And now you are looking for ways to retire. As a business owner there isn’t one straight line to retirement. There is a lot to consider. Not every business owner is lucky enough to sell and sail off into […]

Is it an HR or lawyer issue?
Contributed - Jun 01, 2021 - Columnists

Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill are business lawyers at FH&P Lawyers, serving the B.C. Interior with offices in Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm. They are the hosts of “Law Talk,” a podcast that educates listeners on business matters including whether or not to incorporate, estate planning with a business and all other legal issues businesses […]

Never hurts to play dead
Contributed - May 26, 2021 - Columnists

By Debra Kelly When you’re hanging out with friends and sharing a few Coronas, the conversation can lead to some interesting wildlife stories. Undoubtedly someone will always try and ‘one up’ the other to win the best ‘worst encounter with a bug or animal’ story. We Canadians can tell some great black bear encounters or […]

Don’t let ‘what if’ become ‘if only’
Myrna Selzler Park - May 21, 2021 - Columnists

Have you wondered what your life would be like if you lived with a “what if” philosophy? Would you belt it out with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, windows wide open, or would you look back with more than a few regrets because you lived with an “if only” philosophy? I wonder: • What if […]

Should business build or lease?
Contributed - May 18, 2021 - Columnists

Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill are business lawyers at FH&P Lawyers, serving the B.C. Interior with offices in Kelowna, Penticton and Salmon Arm. They are the hosts of “Law Talk,” a podcast that educates listeners on business matters including whether or not to incorporate, estate planning with a business and all other legal issues businesses […]

Friendship on a cold day
Myrna Selzler Park - Apr 23, 2021 - Columnists

Friendship can keep you warm on the coldest day. The spring wind congealed the cheese in his poutine and blew the dipping sauce for my yam fries off the table and across the gravel patio. Our glutes froze to the concrete picnic tables outside the fast-food restaurant. Two of the three concrete seats were broken, […]

Let life flow around pillars
Myrna Selzler Park - Apr 09, 2021 - Columnists

We are standing at her front door. I am saying goodbye to my friend, who is waiting for surgery for her broken back. She is leaning on the door pillar, trying to stand erect. The cool, winter breeze moves around her. Our conversation has revolved around cosmic 2x4s—you know, the experiences life throws at us […]

The storm of indecision
Myrna Selzler Park - Mar 31, 2021 - Columnists

My head snaps like a flag in the wind as indecisions storm in my mind. • “Should I do this? Or not?” • “Is this the right thing to say or is that?” • “What should I do with my life/have for dinner?” Indecision can sit heavy, like a coming thunderstorm, on our hearts and […]