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I wrote in past articles how the odds of a business surviving two or more generations are statistically very low.  However, in Borden-Carlton, PEI we have a thriving business that is now on its third generation.  In fact, The Guardian wrote … Continue reading

As many of you are aware, this past summer I have been writing about a diversity of entrepreneurs in Prince Edward Island (PEI).  What I have discovered is that we have some of the most brilliant and hardworking business owners … Continue reading

According to Forbes Magazine, less than one third of family businesses survive the transition from first to second generation ownership. Another 50% do not survive the transition from second to third generation.  That means only 12% of family owned businesses make it to the third generation.

The Dalai Lama commented that what surprises him the most is: So many people sacrifice their health in order to gain money.  Then later in life sacrifice their money to regain their health.

Recently, Barbara Mayhew commented in a blog about the P.E.I. WCB ruling that awarded benefits to a widow after her husband’s death was linked to workplace bullying and harassment.

I am sure many of you have been noticing that PEI is now catching up with the rest of the world and installing more traffic circles or “roundabouts.” I highly commend this move.  These efficient, traffic movers have been used … Continue reading

Being an entrepreneur is not the glamorous life some people believe it is.  Many people only see the end result of someone who has paid the price and made it.  They are not aware of the stress, the risk, the … Continue reading

Years ago I asked a young relative what he wanted to do after he completed his education. His response was: “I want to own my own business”. “That’s great,” I said. “But why?”