Starting and Growing Your Business: Success Now and in the Future

All successful entrepreneurs are forward-looking. So much so that even when entrepreneurs are in the very early stages of starting their business, they are typically actively searching for future ways to improve it, grow it and expand it.

One of the greatest examples of successfully applying this approach is the disciplined and innovative mind behind Verity – Canada’s premiere Women’s networking club.  The club’s founder Mary Aitken began Verity as a stand-alone business where women could meet, network, relax and have fun.

But, Mary, who is a very successful entrepreneur, thoughtfully researched the targeted market and soon found the need to expand Verity to include a world-leading restaurant (George), an enviable spa (Sweetgrass) and most recently, a luxurious hotel (The Ivey).

For BusinessCast #125 — Starting and Growing Your Business, Mary sits down with Robert and me and shares her compelling and exciting story. She also highlights some key lessons relevant for all entrepreneurs. Whether you are starting, honing or expanding your business, Mary provides some practical tips as well as inspires you to keep looking forward — and thereby ensure your success.

Most Popular Podcasts and Blog Entries

Robert and I are always interested to see which BusinessCast podcast topics — and related blog entries — hold most interest for our entrepreneurs. So, we solicit feedback, review our fan email and analyze our listener and readership stats.

Here’s a quick summary of the most popular BusinessCast podcasts and related blog entries from the last few weeks:

How to Make Sense of, and Leverage, Social Media

Blog Entries:

How to Create Incentives that Increase Sales

How to Tackle Entrepreneurs’ Most Common Financial Challenges

How to Build Your Public Profile

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How to Build Business…One-on-One

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Let us know which BusinessCast podcasts and blog entries have been most useful to you.

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