Family Business Planning

After graduate school my longest tenure, other than my 23 years at Advisa, was with a family owned specialty printer.  It survived my tenure, but went out of business last year.  That company is the impetus of this post. I worked for them for 9 years and loved most of it.  I admired the owner’s ...
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What do you love about your job?

What do you love about your job?   Last week we had a mini strategic planning retreat among our consultants at Advisa.  As is typical for these kinds of things, it had both positive and negative moments and aspects.  One of the most impactful began when Jay Hawreluk, one of our most successful consultants, described ...
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The Beauty of Youth

If I had a dollar for every time a business leader said to me, “Young people just don’t have the work ethic they used to,” I could make a pretty tall stack of bills.  Let me tell you, those leaders all were wrong. Six years ago, Advisa was Bob Wilson & Associates and our average ...
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Blogging at Advisa

We’ve been talking amongst ourselves within ADVISA about blogging for more than a year.  What would it accomplish?  Would it be worth the effort and time? What finally sold us?  We signed a client (Compendium) that was a blogging specialist and wound up hiring one of their employees (BJ McKay).  They first convinced us their ...
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