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By |January 29th, 2014|

I spent many years traveling to New York for work.  I really like the city.  It is vibrant, has some amazing architecture, some of the best theatre productions in the world and a selection of restaurants that are second to none.

When the 911 attacks occurred, like many of you, I was without words and for […]

The Difference is Customer Service

By |January 20th, 2014|

Air Travel & The Weather

I had a recent flight booked for a business trip from Minneapolis Minnesota to Kitchener Ontario, via Chicago.  Flying back into Kitchener is a treat as the airport is small, not crowded, quick with Canada Customs and close to where I live.

 Flying back into Kitchener is a treat as the airport […]

51 minutes is not a lot of time

By |December 2nd, 2013|

51 minutes.  How long is that exactly.  It is roughly the time it takes to watch a 1-hour TV program (while fast forwarding the commercials), it is the length of a class in high school, just over the average commute time for someone in a bedroom community outside of Toronto and it is the average […]

Top 5 Tips for Planning your Vacation

By |November 27th, 2013|

I am an avid traveler.  When I am asked what type of travel I like, I have trouble answering because the experience of travel is something that I live for.  I am fortunate to have a wife of 21 years who loves to travel as much as I do.  I am more fortunate that we […]

Transportation Challenges for the “Sandwich Generation”

By |November 19th, 2013|

With a 16 year old and 18 year old daughter, and an 84 and 85 year old mother and father, I am what you would consider part of the Sandwich Generation.  These are defined as middle-aged people who have to care for their parents, and their children.

My father recently gave up his license.  This was […]

An ‘Old’ Issue Grows New Legs – Managing An Aging Population

By |November 1st, 2013|

You are living under a rock if you aren’t aware that Canada’s population is aging, and that trend is expected to continue at least for the next 25 years.  This will present myriad challenges to us as a society.  Will it put a strain on our income assistance programs, such as Old Age Security?  Of […]

Your Car Has Abandonment Issues – Guaranteed to Make You Rethink How You Travel

By |October 2nd, 2013|

We’re rolling into the cold season, and just like many of your neighbours, friends and family, you have started poking around the many available online travel sites to find a great vacation deal.  Will it be Cuba, maybe the Dominican Republic, or perhaps you will visit the ancient ruins in Mexico.  You’ve probably started to […]

Entrepreneurship and the Role of the Franchise System

By |September 24th, 2013|

Cure the Monday to Friday work blues.  Work for yourself.

Being an independent business operator is not for everyone.

But it certainly is for a lot of people in Canada, as an estimated 2.6 million people are self employed.  That is 7.5% of the total population!  Suffice it to say that this number is drastically underinflated, given […]

A Sip or Two to Change a Life

By |September 19th, 2013|

Thousands of times, every day in North America people make a critical decision, whether or not to drive their vehicle after having a few drinks.  Many believe that they haven’t had enough to drink to warrant making the decision to use another means to get home.  Or perhaps with some, the intoxication level is so […]